- 4 cobs chibage (mealies)
- Salt for tasting
A point to note about this oven grilling recipe; you will better enjoy your mealies if you serve them immediately after grilling them whilst still hot. This is a somewhat subtle disadvantage of using the oven to grill chibage. It appears your cobs will get so easily dehydrated in trying to get a fine balance between a good grill tan and having it soft. This causes the cobs to rapidly become hard the longer they are left to cool after serving.
- Get your maize cobs ready.
- Strip off the leaves being careful to remove the silk – hairs 🙂
- Put in your oven and grill at 180 degrees/350 F/ gas mark 6 for 1 hr turning your cobs half way through the grilling ( at 30 min) to get an even tan.
- Your grilled mealies are ready to serve!
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Great! You might need to have a glass of water next to you as you enjoy your oven grilled chibage 🙂 That’s just how this snack is enjoyed in Zimbabwe. I will also be sending out my next recipe as I always do by email. This is a good way to keep abreast of developments at ZimboKitchen even when you are unable to come to the site. I invite you to sign-up to my newsletter so that you are alerted whenever I publish a new recipe. You may sign-up here. Thanks for reading this recipe, I appreciate your comment below.