• 250g Kerrygold Original Irish Butter
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander or parsley, finely chopped
  • 1-2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small clove of garlic, crushed
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 8 ears of corn


Recipe by: Vanessa Vermaak (@my_homemade_kitchen_za)

For the Spiced Butter

1. Ensure that the butter has softened to room temperature, preferably overnight (do not melt).

2. Chop the butter into small pieces and add to a mixing bowl with all the other ingredients (adjust the spice level to your taste).

3. Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, mix until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

4. Place the mixture onto a piece of plastic or wax wrap and roll tightly into a sausage shape.

5. Place in the fridge until ready to use (at least two hours).

For the Grilled Corn on the Cob / Braaied Mielies

1. Place the corn into a pot of salted boiling water and gently boil for around 10 - 15 minutes.

2. Drain and set aside until the fire is ready.

3. Place half the butter into a microwave-safe bowl and melt for a few seconds.

4. Place the corn/mielies onto a grid over the coals and baste regularly with the melted spiced butter, turning them every few minutes.

5. Grill for around 10 minutes until they have some colour all around, then remove and serve with another slice of spiced butter.

Notes: the butter is super versatile and lasts in the fridge for quite some time. It also works wonderfully as a marinade or a rub on meat or fish or adds wonderful flavour to roast veggies or potatoes.

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