And the 300th post goes to……..Sizzle Sizzle!
I’m totally loving the new Championship Boerewors ad (see feature video), more especially the radio ads. By the looks of it, I’m not the only one.
See what others are saying on twitter…
— S'ptjo_M_T (@Sea_Pea_Where) October 10, 2014
— Michelle Heslop (@MichelleHeslop1) October 10, 2014
That checkers radio ad is about to be my favorite thing right now. To ridiculous to ignore #sizzlesizzle
— the GavaMeant (@10daigava) October 20, 2014
The Championship Boerewors campaign represents what I believe in, it brings the people of our country together. It has been an honour to be part of the campaign. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Throughout the competition we have seen South Africans from different parts of the country enter their boerewors recipes.
There’s entertainment for every member of the family at the judging events. If you’ve never been to one, make sure you attend next time. Have a look at some pictures from the KwaZulu Natal provincials here
Some of the contestants ask for feedback after the judging session but unfortunately judges cant remember the numbers and they don’t know the person behind the number. I jotted down some tips for those who want to enter next year:
- Work on your recipe several times until you are happy with the end results. The amount of work you put in must be worth the prizes.
- Record all the changes you make to your recipe and the outcomes. It is always good to have something to go back to and to make sure you don’t repeat changes you’ve already made.
- Get your family and friends involved, make them your tasting panel and let them give you feedback.
- Do bench-marking with the current winning Championship Boerewors as well as other good quality boerewors on the market. Always look at the ingredient declaration on the labels to get an idea of what goes into a product and the percentages give you an idea of how much. Make it a point that your recipe is better!
- Taste your recipe raw and after it has been cooked. Why am I saying that? Boerewors is judged raw and if it tastes good you might get good points. At the same time it must deliver to its promise after it has been cooked. Make sure it tastes good.
- As much as you may want to be innovative, make sure your ingredients don’t alter the colour of the end product. Remember you are making boerewors and it has to have the characteristic appearance, texture and taste.
- When you and your taste panel are happy with the final results, make sure you work on your cooking (braaiing) time. There’s nothing worse than having a great boerewors recipe and then kill it all by over-cooking it at the competition. Practice, practice, practice!
- Be patient and persistent. If you’ve entered this year, then go work on your recipe again and enter next year. The 2014 winner is a perfect example that persistence pays off. Apparently he’s been entering and got lucky the fourth time around.
- If you already have a great recipe, enter it. Don’t deprive the country of an opportunity to enjoy your creation. More than that, don’t deprive yourself on an opportunity to have your product sold at major retail stores!
- Last but not least, if you want enter next year, start working on your recipe now!
That’s all from me. Good luck! I’ve prepared a boerewors and chakalaka pita recipe, it is delicious. Hope you try it. Enjoy!
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Boerewors and Chakalaka Pita
30ml (2Tbsp) canola oil
1 onion, chopped
½ red pepper, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
1 red chilli, chopped
1 big carrot, coarsely grated
2 cloves of garlic, minced
15ml (1Tbsp) medium curry powder
3 small tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 chicken stock cube
30ml (2Tbsp) tomato paste
15ml (1Tbsp) red wine vinegar (optional)
30ml (2Tbsp) hot chutney
15ml (1Tbsp) fresh parsley
freshly milled black pepper, to taste
500g boerewors, braaied
- In a saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion, peppers, chilli, carrot and garlic for 3 minutes, stirring continuously.
- Add curry powder, tomatoes, stock cube, tomato paste, vinegar, chutney, parsley. Season with pepper and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. Set aside.
- Heat pita bread according to instructions on the packet.
- Split open and fill with chakalaka and boerewors.