Stywe pap with sheba
Stywe pap with sheba (phutu and relish) was one of our Enkosi Cookathon recipes but we hear the recipe proved a little tricky (sorry, folks). Here, Renée Nesbitt shares her recipe for this classic South African dish. It’s a hit served as an accompaniment to any braai.
Ingredients for the pap (serves 6):
4 cups of water
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
2 ½ cups maize meal
1. Pour the water into a large pot, add the salt and butter and bring to the boil.
2. Slowly pour the maize meal into the pot to form a cone in the centre but don’t stir!
3. Cover with the lid, reduce the heat to low and allow the pap to simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Using a large fork (such as a carving fork), stir it until crumbly and cover again with the lid. Simmer for an hour on low heat.
Ingredients for the relish (serves 6):
2 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, halved and sliced
1 tin tomato purée
600g punnet of baby rosa tomatoes, halved
½ cup of dry white wine
2 tsp Worcester sauce
3 tbsp of chopped fresh herbs (I used 1 tbsp each of oregano, parsley and coriander)
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Heat the olive oil in a small pot or saucepan and fry the onions until translucent.
2. Add all the ingredients to the pot and allow the sauce to simmer for approximately 1 hour.
3. Serve hot with pap and garnish with fresh herbs.
Let us know how you get on and for more braai-inspired recipes, check these out.
Thanks to Karen Grandcourt for the pics.