Thursday, 21 July 2011

Pap sous and wors

Pap and sous

Pap and sous, is loved by millions of South Africans. It consists mainly of maize meal, water and salt although other ingredients can be added if desired. Best enjoyed with boerewors and accompanied with a tomato and onion relish (sous). A tasty treat for any braai lover.
Ingredients for Mielie Pap:

500 ml water
1 tsp salt
3 cups maize meal
(There are many online shops in the UK selling maize meal, Iwiza or mielie pap. A quick search on Google will help you locate a supplier and purchase this vital ingredient before your World Cup braai event)
Boil the water in a large pot, add the salt, then add the maize meal slowly. Mix well until the mixture has a smooth consistency, stirring continuously. Turn down the heat, cover and simmer for around 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. You should finish up with a stiff porridge which you will not be able to stir.
Ingredients for the Tomato and Onion relish (sous):

3 onions chopped
3 tomatoes chopped
250 ml tomato sauce
80 ml vinegar
80 ml Worcestershire sauce
30 ml sugar
125 ml water
1/2 tsp dry English mustard powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Saut the onions and tomatoes till tender. Add the rest of the ingredients to the mix and cook for around 10 minutes. Add a little cornflour to the mixture if necessary to create a suitable thickness of consistency.
Dish out the cooked pap - which should now be of a fairly stiff consistency. If it is too runny, add more maize meal and allow to cook for longer. You need to achieve a consistency similar to a stiff rice pudding. Pour the sous over the pap. Grab some meat and salads for your plate, sit down in the sun and enjoy!!