Sweetcorn? On a cod?! – JD, 4
This week we were sent some ‘Sweetcorn Bites’ to review. They’re simply fresh sweetcorn chopped into 1.5 inch wide pieces, so you just open the bag, add a tablespoon of water and microwave for 4 minutes.
Once he got his head round the idea, JD thought chewing sweetcorn off the core was great fun, but it’s worth noting that at £2.49, you’re paying a convenience premium of around 50p on the price of two fresh, whole cobs. That said, they’re genuinely very sweet and tasty, which isn’t always the case with supermarket own brand produce.
To give them a real road test, we also tried roasting them (as suggested on the packet) and thus was born this recipe for lazy roasted vegetables.
Ok, it won’t win any awards for originality but it’s quick to prep, it’s tasty and, given the convenience, it’s not too pricey for a family of four.
- 2 carrots
- 1 415G bag of Tesco Chopped Butternut And Sweet Potatoes (or you could buy and chop your own)
- 1 bag of Sweetcorn Bites (or two fresh corn on the cobs, chopped into 1.5 inch pieces)
- 1 red onion
- Half a bulb of garlic
- 2.5 tsbp vegetable oil
- 1.5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Large pinch of sea salt
- Generous covering of milled pepper
- Peel a red onion, chop roughly and add to the tray
- Peel the carrots, slice into chunks and par boil with the sweet potato and butternut squash, drain and add to the roasting tray
- Add the sweetcorn
- Add the garlic cloves – you don’t need to peel them
- Add the oil, vinegar, herbs and seasoning and give it a good mix
- Put it in the oven at a high heat for an hour or until the veg are tender (I like them with a bit of bite)
- Remove the garlic before serving or squeeze them out of their skins and serve them too
Disclosure: I was provided with some sweetcorn bites for review. No payment was received and all posts are 100% honest.