Pelau is a beloved Caribbean and West Indian dish that combines rice and pigeon peas with succulent chicken and an array of flavorful ingredients. This hearty and aromatic one-pot meal is perfect for sharing with friends and family, and it captures the essence of Caribbean culinary traditions.
Zigni, a savoury and aromatic Eritrean and Ethiopian stew, stands as a testament to the rich culinary traditions of the region. This hearty dish is renowned for its bold flavors and captivating aroma, a true representation of East African cuisine.
Waterblommetjiebredie is a traditional South African stew made with waterblommetjies, which are small water lily flowers found in freshwater ponds and marshes. The dish originated in the Western Cape region of South Africa and is known for its unique and earthy flavors.
Indulge in a comforting meal with this easy recipe featuring cabbage and corned beef, served alongside roasted potatoes. It’s the ideal hearty dish to warm you up on a chilly winter’s evening. Corned Beef and Cabbage is a timeless pairing of tender corned beef, flavorful cabbage, and delicious potatoes, traditionally enjoyed in Irish and American cuisines, especially during festive occasions like St. Patrick’s Day.
During my visit to Aveiro in Portugal a few years ago, I had the pleasure of tasting the most delectable beef cheeks I have ever had! The unforgettable taste of that dish stayed with me, and I have always had the desire to replicate it. Therefore, I present to you my version of Portuguese beef cheeks served on a bed of creamy polenta.
I recently got my hands on wild boar and seeing that cider and sage are commonly used with pork, I decided to improvise and use an apple and beer with a browned sage sauce instead to contribute to the rustic flavours and image of the wild boar.
This is an extremely easy recipe which can be prepared in minutes. The original recipe uses skinless chicken breasts, but I opted for pork fillet. Don’t be shy with the sage and serve with your starch of choice.
I recently got some very impressive sheep tails i.e. skaapstertjies from a friend in Loeriesfontein, a small village in the Northern Cape situated in the Hantam region. This area is renowned for its sheep farming and its hospitality.
Ragù is an Italian meat-based sauce normally served with pasta. For the meat, I chose duck breasts and as for the pasta, I decided on pappardelle which is a large, very broad and flat pasta. The “ruggedness” of the pappardelle goes very well with the peasant-style ragù. To spruce things up a bit, I added aubergine and fava (broad) beans.
Bourbon chicken is a bit of Cajun and Chinese cuisines mixed together. There are quite a variety of recipes for bourbon (or whiskey) chicken, but my aim was simplicity and a short preparation time as well as a good sauce with a hearty starch.