Chilli Coriander Butter

Making compound butters is so simple, and all it takes is imagination. Today’s flavour combination is a chilli coriander butter. This was used to fry freshly caught fish which I served with a remoulade.

Pistachio Remoulade, Horseradish Cream, Chilli Coriander Butter
Pistachio Remoulade, Horseradish Cream, Chilli Coriander Butter
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The day we got back from The Netherlands last year I completed an online application for a new passport. I knew there would be a penalty for applying early. But I wanted a long term Schengen Visa and my current passport was only valid for another 10 months. After completing the forms online I saw that the penalty was R400 but decided it would be worth it. However, the long queue at Home Affairs, and the 8 weeks delay, changed my mind. Six months to the day that my passport was still valid I created a new application. And the penalty was still charged. I was not too happy, but now I had no choice as we are going overseas in June. Just as I was about to complete the process, the website went down. The following morning I came into work early and started again.

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I decided to cancel the application I was busy with and created a new one. And I am so glad that I did this as the penalty was no longer there. So I have learnt to wait one day more in future. The website stayed live long enough for me to submit the form, and make the payment. Which was really quite simple after reading their instructions. All that was left for me to do was get the application confirmation which is barcoded. And take myself off to Home Affairs to have my fingerprints taken and submit my photographs. The form would also need signing in front of an official. I decided to apply for my smart ID at the same time which would mean no more carrying around my ID book. Can you apply for your new passport online? And if so, is the process simple?

Pistachio Remoulade, Horseradish Cream, Chilli Coriander Butter


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Chilli Coriander Butter

Add more chilli if you like your food spicy
Recipe Category: Condiments
Makes enough for: 1 batch compound butter
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 85 g salted butter cut into large cubes
  • 10 g coriander
  • 1 red serenade chilli, seeded and thinly sliced


  • Place the butter, coriander and chilli into a blender and blitz until combined
  • Tip onto cling film and roll into a sausage shape
  • Refrigerate until firm and use as needed
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13 thoughts on “Chilli Coriander Butter

  1. I Love coriander so I’m sure I’d enjoy your compound butter. And this post is so ironic because we spent 4 hours and $600 renewing/getting new passports for our children. Luckily , Tom and I still have ours but still, the shock of the price is real! I truly believe that was the hardest 4 hours of my life, haha. We printed off all the paperwork online and filled it out and of course, when we got there, that was outdated paperwork and we had to start afresh. Filling out paperwork for 4 children and all the details needed including the interview process. I was nearly in tears leaving!

  2. Hi Tandy, I must be honest your commentary about passports made me grumpy. I cannot apply for my mother’s passport on-line because she wasn’t born in South Africa. I can apply for mine on-line though and I also wasn’t born in South Africa. I can’t apply for Michael’s passport either because he is a minor. This means I have to take them both to Home Affairs which is a magnificent waste of time for busy people. It is at times like this I really dislike living in a third world country. I can renew our British passports in 10 days after applying on-line with no trouble whatsoever.

    1. You can now book appointments at certain branches. My mom says that Home Affairs in Wynberg is usually quiet on a Friday. When I did my application I saw there was a feature to apply for someone else. Is that not applicable for a minor? The wait will be the same regardless of whether you have filled in the forms online or not. My suggestion is that you download the form to save time at the Department. They were very efficient given the limited resources. BTW, how does the UK handle your biometrics?

  3. Your experience reminds me of changing our address when we renewed our auto registration. The new address didn’t take right away so they wanted me to pay a bigger fee for being in the city that we had left. I ended up canceling too. Apparently the address change processes overnight since all was well the next day. But I might have had to drive 3 hours to resolve it otherwise.

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