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Friday, July 19, 2013

Ostrich bobotie and tiobe cakes~

Traditional South African fare~<i> for the bobotie~ 30ml olive oil 2 onions thinly sliced 2 cloves of crushed garlic 2 tsp Raja Mild curry 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 1 tsp turmeric juice of 2 lemons 2 T worcestor sauce 1 T chuctney 1 T tomato paste 100ml sultanas finely chopped apple 3 slices white bread soaked in a cup of milk 500ml Good Red wine (Merlot) 300ml milk 2 kk ostrich mince salt and pepper to taste 1 T sugar 3 eggs beaten fresh bay or lemon leaves Preheat the oven to 180deg C Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onions and garlic and fry until golden. Add the curry powder, ginger , tumeric. Add the lemon juice, worcestor sauce, chuctney, sugar and sultanas and bring to the boil. Soak the bread in the milk as above and squeeze out reserving the milk. Mix the bread and ostrich mince into the spice mixture in the frying pan. Season to taste. Add the red wine and simmer until the mixture is cooked. Spoon into greased oven dish. Beat the eggs and milk together, season with salt and pepper. Pout the mixture carefully over the top of the meat mixture...I pour over the back of a spoon. Press the bay leaf into the topping. Bake in a water bathh for 30minutes. >
For the Tiobe cakes~ 750ml vegetable stock, please try the new improved Knorr stock pots! 250ml green beans (blanched and diagonally sliced) 1 cup cooked mealies (tinned or fresh) salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 cup cashews (chopped) 500ml maize meal (mealie meal)..(you could use polenta as a replacement) Bring the stock to the boil in a saucepan and add the beans and mealies. As soon as these are cooked, add the nuts and the mealie meal and stir well. Cover and boil for 15 -20 minutes. Stir thorougly. Pat out onto a baking tray covered with baking paper. Refridgerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into squares. Oil a steak skillet and grill on both sides. Serve with a relish or in this case with the bobotie!
Ready to be refridgerated!
Beauty and appeal of Africa are the great unspoilt vistas, vast landscapes and its wildlife.... Good different food styles go hand in hand with this! I trust you will try this....
Bon Weekend!

1 comment:

  1. It's so nice to learn about different cuisines Shel..I can tell you are in winter mode:)
    I bought some wool so will be knitting when my fall arrives..wish I knew how to make something else apart from a neck warmer:)

    Love that it hides and protects our necks thought..What a pretty color you are working with