Look for corn that has brown tufts at the top of the cob. Pull off all the outer leaves and threads, then trim the base and wash the corn if necessary.
Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook for 15 – 20 minutes. Drain and serve.
Boil the sweetcorn for 5-10 minutes. Drain and carefully cut in half. Brush the sweetcorn with a little oil if you wish and then cook on the griddle for 10 minutes, turning often.
Place the entire sweetcorn on the rack set above the coals. Cook for 20- 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
Mash together 50g lightly salted butter with 1 tbsp chopped parsley and 1 finely chopped chilli. Season with black pepper and serve on steaming hot sweetcorn.