The Peppadew® #AwesomeAtchar Challenge. It’s Spicy & You Could Win!

September 16, 2016

Everybody loves a good braai, well I know I do! Braai day is approaching & the Peppadew® #AwesomeAtchar Challenge couldn’t have come at a better time. I love, love, LOVE atchar, seriously, I love the stuff. My dad always mixes atchar into his potato salad & I can’t imagine a braai without that spicy, creamy salad *drool*. I was stoked when the lovely lot over at Peppadew® invited me to take part in their blogger challenge. A few jars of atchar were sent to my kitchen (hoooorah!). The idea was to develop a recipe using the spicy goods, it could either be a starter, a main or a dessert (if another blogger managed to come up with a dessert idea – I salute you). I decided to stick to the braai theme BUT – not everything has to be about meat all of the time. I adore mielies, especially mielies that have been cooked over the coals – they’re sweet & smokey & slightly charred. Delicious.  Throw in some butter & you have a quick & easy starter to feed to guests!

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Now plain butter over a mielie is great, but a flavoured butter – even better. Out of the atchar range (Hot Vegetable Atchar with Piquanté Peppers, Mild Vegetable Atchar with Piquanté Peppers, Hot Mango Atchar with Piquanté Peppers & Hot Mango Atchar with Piquanté Peppers), the Peppadew® Mild Vegetable Atchar with Piquanté Peppers was my favourite. Braai’d mielies. Butter. Atchar. Say hello to my gorgeous Mielies with Lime and Atchar Butter! You can thank me later.

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Obviously the recipe will be down below but first, I want to quickly tell you how you can WIN with the #AwesomeAtchar Challenge (it’s a goodie). To enter the competition & stand a chance to win 1 of 3 x R500 cash prizes and a Peppadew® hamper, simply:

  1. Like the Peppadew South Africa Facebook page.
  2. Cast your vote by commenting on your favourite bloggers’ recipe between the 16th- 21st of September 2016.

Easy, right? Right! So go on, get voting! But first, let me share this DELICIOUS recipe with you…

Braai’d Mielies With Lime & Atchar Butter

Ingredients:

4-6 mielies, with their husks

150g softened butter

½ cup (125ml) Peppadew® Mild Vegetable Atchar

A few sprigs of fresh thyme

A squeeze of fresh lime juice

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

1 Pull the husks of the mielies downwards towards the base. Twist the husks and place in a bowl of cold water (this is to prevent the husks from catching alight).

2 Place the mielies over hot coals, on the braai.

3 Turn the mielies every 2-3 minutes once they have started to soften and have a slight char. Repeat this process until the mielies are completely cooked.

4 Once cooked, remove the mielies from the braai and set aside.

5 In a small bowl, combine the softened butter with the Peppadew® Mild Vegetable Atchar, followed by the fresh thyme leaves, lime juice and season well with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well.

6 Place the mielies on a serving platter and add a dollop of Atchar butter to each mielie. Scatter with additional fresh thyme leaves, just before serving.

Tip: For an added twist, substitute half of the Mild Vegetable Atchar with Peppadew® Mild Mango Atchar.

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img_8807*Post sponsored by Peppadew®. Images styled and shot by Pass The Salt* 

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