Gourmet Braai Mielies

Mielies are always a winning side dish at any braai. Try these decadent braai mielies with a dollop of something creamy, crispy & herby.


6 mielies (with the husks)

1 tub of plain cream cheese

1 tbsp (15ml) chopped fresh dill

4 tbsp (60ml) pomegranate rubies

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

7 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped, fried crisp


  • Pull the husks back from the mielies and twist at the base. Remove any fibres from the mielie kernels and place on a grid, on the braai, over hot coals.
  • Turn the mielies regularly until cooked through and slightly charred and remove from the braai.
  • In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, fresh dill, pomegranate and season well with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Top the mielies with the cream cheese just before serving and scatter with crispy bacon.

Recipe source: Passthesalt.co.za