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Crisp eisbein

Crisp eisbein...

Crisp Eisbein This is the easiest way to cook eisbein. It removes some of the fat, cooks it through and you have control over the crackling and the crackling is what it is all about after all 🙂 Ever since I had eisbein at a restaurant near the Randburg magistrates court, I have tried to get that same tenderness in the meat and the crisp crackling and think this eisbein recipe is pretty close. Update 2017: I have been...
Butterfly lamb

Butterfly lamb...

This is a great lamb recipe that can be done on the braai or in the oven and is a really nice change from the usual garlic and herb flavored lamb. Do it for your next braai, you won’t regret it and serve it with the potato bake. This is enough for 4-6 people. If you do it on the braai you will want to squeeze a lemon or two over the lamb while cooking  but it is really important lo let it rest after removing from...
Fathers day Lunch

Fathers day Lunch...

Fathers day Dads seldom need more than to be shown that you appreciate them and what better way than to spend a little time preparing a few of his favorite meals. Spoil the Dads this weekend with a hearty lunch and a dessert that will have him singing your praises and looking forward to next year. Here are a few ideas that are really simple but will show him that you have put in the effort to make something special. Always...
Boerewors the traditional way

Boerewors the traditional way...

Sometimes only a boerewors roll will satisfy the hunger! If you have ever been driving around and racked your brain for the location of that guy making boerie rolls outside the supermarket or the butcher in the middle of the day and have traveled about 10km to find one, then you know you are a born and bred South African! The rest of you may not quite understand the simple pleasure of biting down on a boerewors roll but...
Mamas Lasagna Recipe

Mamas Lasagna Recipe...

Mamas Lasagna recipe Every now and then a recipe comes along that you just have to print and keep, bookmark or do whatever you need to so that you do not lose it and this old fashioned Lasagna recipe is one of those easy recipes. Don’t be put off by the number of ingredients, you will have most of them in your cupboard. There is no low fat low salt this or that, it’s from a great friend of mine whose grandmother...
Sticky Pork Ribs

Sticky Pork Ribs...

Ribs are an absolute favourite of mine. To me nothing compares to ribs that have great flavour and tender enough to fall off the bone when you bite down. These ribs have all the elements that make a great rib. It is sticky, chewy, sweet and sour with a hint of the orient. The flavours come out even stronger if the ribs are left overnight in the sticky marinade. This recipe serves 4-6 and takes 1 hour in the oven. What...
Ginger beer braised pork belly with crunchy crackling

Ginger beer braised pork belly with crunchy crackl...

I don’t often cook Pork but this recipe is so easy and so tasty I made it twice last week to feed the masses. If you need something that doesn’t use a lot of pots and have no time to spend in the kitchen then this is the one for you. The whole preparation takes less than 5 minutes and then you forget about it for 3-4 hours. A lot of the fat dissolves when cooking, I was amazed at how little was left. This will feed...
Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs

Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs...

Beef short ribs are the ideal replacement for lamb shanks. Not only are they so tasty they are also quite affordable. Don’t be put off by the sinew and fat in the cut; they disappear when cooked in the wine and stock. The end result being a tender mouth watering dish that your friends and family will be talking about for a long time. What you need Olive oil 6 Thick cut short ribs (1.2 – 1.5 kg) 1 Large head of...
Roast Prime Rib on the bone

Roast Prime Rib on the bone...

Prime Rib on the Bone I have recently moved into a new place and had a few friends over for dinner so decided a good roast was in order and what surprised me was the price of prime rib on the bone at under R60/kg. I used 1.8kg which was plenty for the 5 of us and it was so incredibly tasty it is something I will be doing over and again. (for 4-6 people) Anyway, the dinner was a real hit, Prime rib roast, melanzane (they...
Mediterranean Pork and Chorico dinner

Mediterranean Pork and Chorico dinner...

Delicious Spicy Pork with Chorico This Mediterranean style stew was really fantastic and you could use any spicy sausage if you don’t have chorico, even a good pork sausage would do the trick, just add a little paprika into the mix. It has plenty of sauce and the crushed grilled potatoes are the perfect  side dish to pick up the sauce. Really, if you like pork and a bit of spice in your food, you are going to love...
Winter recipes

Winter recipes...

Winter is such a great time to stay in and create some of those recipes that fill your home with mouth watering smells so I have put together a few ideas for you. Winter Meat Recipes Stews and bredies are must do meals for winter and the lasagna is another of those proper comfort foods that hits the mark every time. These are just a few of my favourites, so be sure to browse around in the Beef recipes, Lamb recipes or...
Mixed mince meatloaf

Mixed mince meatloaf...

Mixed mince meat loaf The mixture of pork and beef with a hint of sage in this meatloaf recipe is something quite marvelous. I am a big fan of meatloaf, it’s cheap, makes a great easy dinner and is fantastic on sandwiches. It’s really important to use extra lean mince especially with the pork and to keep it nice and moist either put a bowl of water in the oven when cooking it or put the loaf tin in a roasting...
Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole...

Toad in the hole Don’t let the few ingredients fool you on this Toad in the hole recipe, it is fantastic. The batter will rise and rise and you will be tempted to open the oven, but resist and you will be rewarded with a puffed up Yorkshire pud that is hard to beat. If the areas below the sausages are a little wet don’t fret, this is exactly what you are meant to have. (for 3-4 people) What you need 6-8 pork/beef...
Perfect Brunch

Perfect Brunch...

Brunch recipe When you have had a busy weekend with friends and family and have all sorts of leftovers, or if you just want something a little different for breakfast or brunch, try this fantastic recipe. It is full of flavour, is inexpensive and can easily be adapted to what you have in the fridge. The only thing I will recommend that yoyu make sure you add is some fresh basil. If you don;t have fresh basil, go out to...

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