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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...
Sunday Roast lamb

Sunday Roast lamb...

Roast shoulder of lamb There is nothing more delectable than preparing lamb for friends and family for Sunday lunch. The tanginess of French mustard adds to the unique flavours of this tender and delicious shoulder of lamb (it is very important that the meat is set aside to marinate for 4 hours). If the roast lamb has been frozen, ensure that it is left to thaw overnight and is completely defrosted. What You Need 1 1/2...
Lamb sosaties

Lamb sosaties...

Sosaties Summer is here and a braai is just not quite the same without lamb sosaties. Here is a really fantastic sosatie recipe that you will want to print and keep for your weekend braais. This sosatie recipe uses dried apricots on the skewers but you don’t have to use them, they are just as good without. For me sosaties should not be hot so I use mild curry powder.(makes 8 sosaties) Feel free to double it up. What...
Tender lamb casserole

Tender lamb casserole...

Lamb casserole Folks this lamb casserole is the easiest and most delicious casserole you will ever make. It’s my mothers recipe that has been a regular meal for many years and is so tasty that your family will be asking for it every week at least once. Perhaps it took so long to get the recipe is that the flavour is almost too good for it to be so easy. (4 people) What you need 500-600g lamb braai cops or leg chops...
Indian Kofta recipe

Indian Kofta recipe...

Indian food recipe Kofta Indian style with a rich tomato and yogurt sauce is just so morish your family will be wiping the bowl with whatever Naan bread is left over. Kofta is really a Greek dish but most countries do something like Kofta with various sauces and ingredients like this Kofta on skewers which is a very easy to make recipe that tastes fantastic. This dish is more about the sauce which takes a while and...
Shoulder of lamb supreme

Shoulder of lamb supreme...

slow cooked shoulder of lamb Shoulder of lamb recipes you do not often find. For some reason it’s a lesser used cut of meat that is most often used in curries and the like cubed and off the bone. Well, I tell you this recipe is fantastic, it’s a roast so takes little effort (long roasting time though) and is so tender you will wonder why you have not been roasting shoulder for years. Whatever you do, make...
Pea and mince curry

Pea and mince curry...

Curried mince with peas Peas in curried mince is an dish often made in the Cape but when I came across this North Indian recipe I just had to give it a try and it was truly fantastic, quite different from the Cape Malay style though. Now that you can get frozen peas in supermarkets again it’s well worth giving a try. (for 4 people) What you need 2 onions chopped 2 teaspoons crushed garlic 2 teaspoons chopped fresh...
Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb Rogan Josh...

Lamb rogan josh I had lamb rogan josh at a really well known Indian restaurant in Cape Town a little while back and found a fantastic recipe to reproduce this incredible dish.It has a rich yoghurt sauce that you will need every last piece of roti to soak up. I did not have it with rice, I think most saucy curries are better with roti.  It’s not a quick and easy recipe but so very delicious that it’s worth...
Roast lamb leg

Roast lamb leg...

Roast Lamb Roasting a leg of lamb on the bone is really a very simple and a real crowd pleaser. I did this recipe for 8 people and the total time preparing it was about 45 minutes, a real walk in the park. Be sure to go to a good butcher who will select a nice piece of meat for you. I got this one from the butcher in Benmore Gardens, they have been around for more than 20 years and are great guys with all sorts of advice....
Mutton curry “Kalia”

Mutton curry “Kalia”...

OK folks, this is the real deal that is as good as any lamb or mutton curry you will find in the finest Indian restaurants (or in some of Durbans fine home kitchens). It takes a while to make but is not complicated and lets face it, with the weather as it is right now a little time in the kitchen to make something that is truly memorable is well worth it. It’s called Mutton Kalia or Lamb Kalia if you decide to use...
Mild lamb curry

Mild lamb curry...

Aloo Gosht Mild Lamb curry This is a really fabulous north Indian dish called Aloo Gosht that has all of the subtle spice flavours with only a hint of heat. The gravy is thick and tasty and the potatoes are soft and delicious. It is essential to use the seeds so if you haven’t been to Atlas trading in Cape Town or the Oriental Plaza for your spices yet, now is the time. (for 6 people) What you need 1.5kg leg of...
Lamb cottage pie

Lamb cottage pie...

Cottage pie is comfort food personified and this recipe uses chunks of lamb as opposed to mince which makes it more like a great chunky lamb stew with a baked mash crust. It’s really tasty and a complete meal. (6 people easily) What you need 2kg lamb leg meat cut into smallish chucnks 4 sticks celery roughly chopped 4 carrots roughly chopped 1 onion chopped 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 40g flour 3 cups beef stock 100g...
Recession proof lamb casserole

Recession proof lamb casserole...

Lamb casserole This s a very simple and delicious lamb neck casserole that is surprisingly tasty. You can use neck or braai chops. Both are fairly fatty cuts of meat so trim them slghtly or if you are like me, just use them as is… I’m a sucker for the flavour from fatty meats.( for 4 to 5 people) What you need 6 lamb neck or braai chops 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon ginger powder 1 teaspoon mild curry...

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