Perfect partner to Bobotie – Apricot Blatjang

Blatjang, pronounced blud-young, is a condiment traditionally served with bobotie and other meat dishes. It is a cross between fruit chutney and jam.

Ingredients

  • 250g pack ready-to-eat dried apricots
  • 1 red onion , quartered
  • ½ tsp dried crushed chillies
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 50ml white malt vinegar
  • 1 heaped tbsp light muscovado sugar

Method

  • Put the apricots in a bowl and pour over 600ml boiling water.Leave for 30 mins to soak and cool.

  • Tip the apricots and their soaking liquid into a food processor with all the remaining ingredients, then blitz until smooth. Tip into a saucepan, then cover and simmer for 20-25 mins until thick and pulpy.


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