• Dinner,  Home,  Local food,  Recipes

    How to make the most delicious lamb stew

    Lamb stew is perfect for winter. It is also linked to a South African favourite recipe called ‘tamatie bredie’. Read the recipe below to find out how to make the ultimate wintery lamb stew! Who can guess what the secret ingredient is in this lamb stew? Spekboom Spekboom, also called elephant bush, is an incredible succulent plant found in South Africa. This plant is a super plant as it is edible, of course that is why I put it in the stew, healthy – it contains vitamin C – the taste is a bit sour and goes well with tomatoes, and it very good for the environment and the atmosphere.…

  • Bakes,  Chicken,  Dinner,  Home,  Local food,  Lunch,  Recipes

    How to make the best chicken pie

    Are you hungry for a real chicken pie? Chicken pie is always a good idea. Here is an easy recipe for those who are hungry for a real chicken pie. Ingredients Chicken fillets 200 g, cut into small pieces 1 onion, finely chopped Puff Pastry, original 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon Cumin 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 50 g mushrooms, chopped 3 medium carrots, finely chopped 1 sprig rosemary ¾ cup chicken stock 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons cream cheese 1 egg Method Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Heat a medium sized pot on the stove. Add the butter, garlic and…

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    Have you tried to make Bobotie before?

    Bobotie is very popular local dish in south Africa. It’s a fruity mince dish from Southern Africa, for those of you who don’t know. Bobotie is always tasty, but this recipe is especially tasty. It worked out very well even though it was made very fast – we were really hungry! So here it is – a fast and easy but delicious Bobotie recipe with its perfect fruity and sweet flavours. Ingredients garlic clove, chopped 2 small yellow onions 2 carrots, finely chopped 400g beef mince 2 teaspoons madras curry or beef curry 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper half a teaspoon ginger spice half a cup bread…

  • Dinner,  Local food,  Lunch,  Recipes,  Seafood,  Soup

    Thai red curry soup with giant periwinkle

    This soup turned out very tasty indeed! The red curry with the creamy coconut milk and fishy periwinkle taste make for a wonderful starter. Dip a piece of panini bread to soak up the wonderful flavours. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon chopped galangal or ginger half a teaspoon chili flakes 1 tablespoon red curry paste 1 spring onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 tomato/ 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced salt an pepper to taste 1 cup chicken stock one tin coconut milk 2 lemongrass sprigs, finely cut 200 g chopped cooked giant periwinkle (also called allikreukel) (can be replaced by shrimps/prawns) 2 tablespoons fish sauce juice of…

  • Dinner,  Recipes,  Veg

    Roasted Fennel

    Roasted fennel – who would have thought, right? Very tasty roasted on its own or with other veggies. Give it a try! Ingredients A big fennel bulb (I got one from our garden) olive oil salt pepper Method Wash the fennel bulb and cut off/ peel off all unnecessary leaves. Cut the fennel in slices, length-wise from the top down. Put on a oven tray with other veggies (I added some carrots and mushrooms). Sprinkle with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast on 200 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes.

  • potato rösti
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    Potato Rösti recipe

    Potato rösti or hash brown? I don’t know what the difference is. Prepare it as a tasty side dish with meat or as a party bite. I added a cream cheese and parsley as a topping. Ingredients 1 egg half a teaspoon salt half a teaspoon pepper half a cup flour 3 medium peeled potatoes, grated 1 onion, finely chopped cooking oil or butter for frying cream cheese parsley, chopped Method Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Make sure the mixture is not too dry and not too wet either. If it is too wet add a bit more flour to the mixture. Put a frying pan…

  • peanut sauce
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    Thai beef noodles with peanut sauce

    Noodles with peanut sauce! This is such a yummy recipe with lots of taste! This dish is also tasty without meat! Serves 4 people. For the sauce Half a cup or less peanut butter 1 tin coconut milk half a red onion, finely cut 2 garlic cloves One tablespoon brown sugar 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce 4 tablespoons cooking oil Half a cup water Half a teaspoon chili flakes or half a chili For the meat Half a cup water 300 g beef strips A pinch of salt One spring onion 4 sliced carrots ¼ green cabbage, diced Vermicelli or yellow noodles for 3-4 people Extra spices ¼ teaspoon salt…

  • salmon fishcakes
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    Salmon Fishcakes

    So you feel like having some fish tonight but only have a tin of salmon? Here is an easy recipe for you to get your fishy satisfaction. Ingredients 1 tin salmon One onion, cut into pieces One chili, finely cut One clove garlic, cut into pieces Some coriander, finely chopped Salt Pepper Cayenne pepper Lemon juice Some flour – about ¾ cup or less Some milk – about 1/3 cup 2 eggs 1 tomato, sliced Half a cup coconut flakes  Method Fry half a cup coconut flakes in a little bit of oil on very low heat for about a minute. Let cool. Fry the garlic, onion and tomato with…

  • spinach and feta quiche
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    Spinach, Feta & Mushroom Quiche

    Meat-free Mondays or just don’t know what to cook? Here’s a nice veggie recipe for you to try out! This is a no hassle, no crust recipe. Ingredients a cup or more cooked spinach a cup mozzarella or Edam cheese 200 g mushrooms 150 g black pepper feta 4 eggs a cup of milk some salt and pepper one garlic clove a bit of olive oil Method Whisk the eggs and the milk together. In a pan, fry the thinly sliced mushrooms, salt, pepper and some garlic together in a bit of olive oil. Add the cooked spinach and fried mushrooms to the bottom of an oven proof bowl. Sprinkle…

  • Pumpkin fritters
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    Pumpkin Fritters

    A South African favourite! Pumpkin fritters with cinnamon and sugar. Ingredients 1 and a half – 2 cups pumpkin(cut into pieces) 1 egg 1 and a half cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder some salt 1 teaspoon sugar some oil cinnamon and sugar for serving Method Steam the pumpkin and mash it in a mixing bowl. Add the egg, salt, sugar, flour, baking powder and mix until smooth. Add spoonfuls of pumpkin mix into a medium-hot frying pan with some oil. Fry until brown on either side.   Serve hot with cinnamon and sugar.