Gourmet Braai Mielies: Dill, Cream Cheese & Crispy Bacon.

October 31, 2016

Summertime & the living is easy! Well, you should make your life as easy as possible in this heat. Make those mielies on the braai even yummier with a dollop of something creamy, crispy & herby. Marsel Roothman & I shot this gorgeous spread for The Pretty Blog – say hello to EASY & ridiculously delicious side dishes for your next braai. Hello Summer, Hello Yum!

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This is what I used & how I did it…

(Serves 6)

6 mielies (with the husks)

1 tub of plain cream cheese

1 tbsp (15ml) chopped fresh dill

4 tbsp (60ml) pomegranate rubies

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

7 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped, fried crisp

1 Pull the husks back from the mielies and twist at the base. Remove any fibres from the mielie kernels and place on a grid, on the braai, over hot coals.

2 Turn the mielies regularly until cooked through and slightly charred and remove from the braai.

3 In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, fresh dill, pomegranate and season well with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

4 Top the mielies with the cream cheese just before serving and scatter with crispy bacon.

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*Originally shot & styled for The Pretty Blog*

Happy Braai Days x

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