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!
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.
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:
- Like the Peppadew South Africa Facebook page.
- 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
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
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.