August, 2011

  1. The best Lamb Stew ever

    August 16, 2011 by

    Here is the recipe more or less

    1. Bring lamb casserole chops to room temperature
    2. Oven on 160
    3. Chop 1/2 Red Onion  and 1/2 brown onion and brown (can just be brown)
    4. Add spices: Curry powder( small tsp), bit off cinnamon and turmeric (can also add cumin and coriander)
    5. Remove from casserole
    6. Sprinkle lamb with onion salt, garlic powder, turmeric and Ina Paarman Garlic & Herb (optional)
    7. Dust with flower
    8. Brown
    9. Add onions back
    10. Add Spanish fortified wine (sherry or red wine) – evaporate
    11. Tomato paste, half or pot
    12. Chicken stock, 250ml
    13. Oxtail Soup Powder , 1/4 sachet mix with a bit of hot water
    14. Add big chunks of carrots and potato (this can be added half way through )
    15. Oven for 2-3 hours on 160
    16. Add 1/4 cabbage chopped 30 min before finish

    Serve with greens and a bit of rice to suck the sauce up.

  2. “Healthy” Beskuit (Gesondheidsbeskuit) – ½ Recipe

    August 15, 2011 by

    Lekker beskuit vir almal om te proe!

    Only healthy if you use light margarine not butter. This is a half recipe. I use two loaf tins to bake.

    Oven on 180°C


    Add below together:

    • Self-raising Flour, 500g
    • Digestive Bran, 2 ½ cups (Wheat Bran)
    • Salt, 3.5ml
    • Sunflower seeds, 1 cup – toasted slowly in pan
    • Pecan nuts ( or walnuts) , ½ cup  – crushed a bit

    Melt below together:

    • Butter (or Sunshine Light Margarine), 250g
    • Brown Sugar (sticky dark type makes less sweet), 1 cup  – Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar

    Then add and mix:

    • Olive Oil, ¼ cups
    • Buttermilk, 250ml

    Add all the above ingredients together.

    Push into cake pan/loaf tin.  Slice carefully to desire beskuit size before you add to oven (use plastic tool on non-stick tins!). This makes it easier to cut once baked.

    Bake for 40-45min on 180°C

    Take out and pack out on baking tray. Fan bake on 100C for 4-5 hours (can leave the door ajar slightly if oven too hot). Take out when hard and dry.

    Beskuit can be frozen if you wish to be so silly. Good for when you double this recipe.

  3. Prawn Curry Paste (more or less)

    August 15, 2011 by

    I used Chicken but it is supposed to be prawns.

    Curry Paste

    • Lemon Grass
    • Tomato Paste, heaped tsp
    • Char-grilled Peppers, 4 small ones in jar
    • Coriander, bunch
    • Chilli, 1
    • Garlic, 2 cloves
    • Ginger, 2cm cube
    • Kaffir Lime Leaves, 4
    • Olive Oil, 2 tbsp
    • Soy Sauce, 2 tbsp
    • Fish Sauce, 1 tsp
    • Sesame Oil, 1tsp

    Add above in blender and mix well.

    Brown chicken and then add paste.

    • Sugar Snap Peas
    • Coconut Milk

    Add something green like frozen greens. Add coconut milk and simmer for a few minutes (not boiling)

    Serve with cooked rice (Jamie did an awesome Jasmine rice with a Jasmine flower in) and cucumber salad.

    Cucumber Salad

    • Ginger, 1-2cm chunk finely grated
    • Sesame Oil, 1 tsp
    • Olive Oil, 2 tsp
    • Lime Juice, 1
    • Lime Zest
    • Soy Sauce, 1-2 tsp

    Mix above and taste – change till just right

    • Chilli, how brave are you?
    • Coriander
    • Cucumber – Sliced lengthways with potato peeler (excludes middle seeded area)

    Add dressing to salad just before serving.