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Mongolian beef - originally a Taiwanese recipe - is the easiest way to have a flavourful and delicious restaurant-style dinner at home and take about 30 minutes to make. Ingredients: Soy sauce Dark brown sugar Garlic Ginger Vegetable or sesame oil Onions Chilli flakes (if you would like to make it spicy) Instructions: • Slice the flank steak across the grain then mix with cornstarch and set aside • In a large pan, fry the beef in hot oil until crispy • In a wok, mix all the ingredients for the sauce and cook until thickened • Add the beef to the sauce mixture, stir to combine and add the onions • Serve with white or brown rice
Ingredients: Prawns & Waldorf • 6 tbsp mayonnaise • 1 lemon • Pinch of salt • Pinch of ground black pepper • 2 sweet apples (cored & chopped) • 200g pineapples (chopped) • 1 cup thinly sliced celery, onions, carrots & a 1/2 tbsp of butter (white mirepoix) • 1 cup walnuts (slightly toasted) • 4 prawns (king prawns in a shell) Ingredients: Balsamic Reduction • 2 cups balsamic vinegar • 1/2 cup brown sugar Ingredients: Cocktail Sauce • 8dl mayonnaise • 1/2 tbsp tomato ketchup • 10g tomato paste • 1/2 orange • Pinch of salt • Pinch of cayenne pepper • 1-2 drops tabasco sauce • 1dl of fresh cream, whipped • 1/2dl of any Brandy of your choice Instructions: Prawns & Waldorf • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, salt, pepper, then stir in the apples, celery, walnuts & pineapples. • Cut the lemon in half and add to a pot of boiling water. • Add the prawns, mirepoix, and let it cook (unvocered) for 10-12 minutes. • Pour the contents of the pot while using a skimmer, into a bowl of cold water. • Peel & devein the prawns. • Keep them cool in a container, until ready to serve. Instructions: Cocktail Sauce • Add all the ingredients (except for the cream) into a bowl of mayoinnaise. Mix thouroughly, taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. • Finally, fold in the whipped cream to make a smooth sauce. Instructions: Balsamic Reduction • Mix the balsamic vinegar with brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved. • Bring to boil for a minute of two, then lower the heat & simmer until the glaze is reduced by half. After 15-20 min, the glaze should coat the back of spoon. Presentation • Place a ring mold at the centre of plate, then place the apples slices around the ring. • Place a table spoon of waldorf salad into the ring. • Place a piece of prawn, seasoned with pepper and cocktail sauce, on top of the salad. • Remove the ring mold and place a celery/parsley stem on top, then add black olives and croutons. • Spread the balsamic reduction around the plated dish. • Serve when chilled. ~Bon Appétit~
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serving: 1 person Ingredients: • 200 grams molo lamb chops • 1 tablespoon cooking oil • Fresh rosemary • 2 cloves garlic (crushed) • Black pepper (crushed) • Salt (pinch) • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter • 1 medium onion (finely chopped) • 2 garlic cloves (finely Chopped) • 20 ml cooking cream Directions: 1. Season the chops with salt, crushed black pepper and cooking oil. Set it aside for the marinade to infuse. 2. On a medium sized pan, put the 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, add some chopped onions then the garlic. Add the traditional vegetables, cream, then season to taste. 3. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees as you sear the chops. 4. In a large pan on high heat, add the cooking oil and sear the steak. Keep turning it until it browns evenly. Add the 2 crushed garlic gloves and the fresh rosemary. Cook for a while then add a tablespoon of butter. Use the gravy of butter and the juice from the chops for basting, then add a little cream. 5. Finally, put the chops in the heated oven for a few minutes depending on your preference in terms of doneness. 6. Once cooked to your liking, remove from the oven while still juicy. 7. Plate/present the chops on top of the vegetables or on the side. 8. Serve with Ugali (brown or white) by placing it next to the chops then garnish with tomato wedges. 9. Finally use the gravy on the pan as a sauce. ~Bon Appétit~
Amarula Cheesecake: Country of origin: South Africa And for our last 'Recipes for an African Christmas' dish, we focus on yet another South African favourite - Amarula cheesecake. It's a simple yet rich and creamy dessert which will always have your guests begging for more. Here's how to prepare it: For chapatti: Ingredients: • 200 grams digestive biscuits (about 13 biscuits) • 100 grams butter, melted • 200 ml whipping cream (very cold) • 200 ml Amarula cream liqueur • 4 teaspoon gelatine powder • 500 grams cream cheese, softened to room temperature • 130 grams caster sugar • 30 grams dark chocolate, melted Directions: • In a mixing bowl, crush the biscuits and add the melted butter. Mix the two until it is pliable. • Press the mixture into 10 whiskey glasses and then pop them into the freezer. • Whip the cream into stiff peaks (but don’t go too far otherwise it'll be buttery). • Open the Amarula and give it a taste test. Mix the Amarula and the gelatine in a bowl and leave it to stand for 3 minutes, then place the bowl into a pan of boiling water and heat the mixture until all the gelatine has dissolved. • Beat the sugar and cream cheese until it gets light and fluffy. • Strain the gelatine and liqueur mixture into the cream cheese and sugar mixture, and mix together gently then fold in the whipped cream. • Take your bases out the freezer and spoon on the cheesecake adding it until the glasses are about 2 thirds full. • Refrigerate for a minimum of 5 hours or overnight if possible, so as to let the gelatine set. • Top the glasses of with fruit, cookies or chocolate.
Chapati Nachos & Mango Kachumbari Country of origin: Kenya This is possibly the simplest but most tasty dish we've covered so far. A delicacy in Kenya and certainly in other parts of the world. Here's how to prepare it: For chapatti: Ingredients: • 450g/1 lb wholemeal plain flour • 1 tsp salt • 250ml/9 fl oz cold water • Butter for spreading, optional Directions: • Set aside 200g/7 oz of the flour and reserve for shaping the chapatis. • Place the remaining flour and salt in a deep bowl. Fill another bowl with the cold water. • Add the water to the bowl of flour, a little at a time, kneading as you go, until you have a soft, elastic dough. The longer you knead the dough the softer the chapattis will be. • Sprinkle a little of the reserved flour onto a flat surface or board. • Divide the dough into eight pieces and shape each piece into a ball. • Flatten the balls slightly, then place one onto the floured board. • Roll it out into a flat disc-like shape, approximately 15cm (6 inches) in diameter, flouring the board when necessary. • Heat a griddle or a shallow frying pan. Lay the chapatti on the griddle or pan and cook for about 20-30 seconds or until the surface is bubbling. • Turn it over with tongs and cook the other side for 10-15 seconds. As soon as brown spots appear on the underside, the chapati is done. • Repeat with the other seven balls, using the remaining flour to roll them out. Stack them up as they are cooked. • Between two chapatis, sprinkle some grated cheese and chop into triangular shapes. Repeat this step until all the chapatis are done.
Sosatie Country of origin: Botswana Sosatie is a traditional dish from Botswana, that is cooked on skewers. The marinated, cubed meat usually is skewered and barbecued shish-kebab style. It is also quite common in South Africa. Here's how to prepare it: Ingredients: • 2.5 kg lamb shoulder, boned, skin removed, trimmed, cut into 3 cm cubes • 500 g (3⅓ cups) large dried apricots • 3onions, cut into 3cm wedges Marinade: • 110 g (⅓ cup) apricot jam • 80 ml (⅓ cup) white wine vinegar • 55 g (¼ cup) brown sugar • 3 bay leaves • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped • 2 tsp ground turmeric • 40 g (⅓ cup) curry powder Directions: • To make marinade, combine all ingredients in a large bowl. • Transfer one-quarter of the marinade to a small bowl and set it aside. • Add lamb pieces to the remaining marinade and toss to coat. Refrigerate overnight. • Soak apricots in hot water for about 30 minutes or until plump. Drain and set aside. • Thread 4 lamb pieces alternately onto each skewer with 3 apricots and 3 onion wedges. • Heat a barbecue or chargrill plate to medium. • Cook the skewers, brushing with them with the reserved marinade and turning them occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. (If unable to find good apricot, you may use a semi-ripe mango instead)
Mahamri Country of origin: Kenya Mahamri - An authentic snack which originated from the Swahili regions of Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Ingredients: • 3 cups plain flour • 1 cup coconut milk powder • ¾ cup warm milk • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom • 1 tablespoon instant yeast • ¼ cup warm water • ½ cup sugar • Oil for deep frying Directions: • Mix the yeast, a pinch of sugar, a pinch of plain flour and the ¼ cup of warm water. Leave the yeast to rise (the addition of sugar and flour helps in the rising process). • Knead the flour, sugar, cardamom, coconut powder, warm milk and yeast mixture to form a smooth dough. • Let the dough rest in a warm place – preferably overnight or until double in size (the dough could rise in a few hours if you live in a warm climate). • Divide dough into 8 balls. • Roll each ball into a 6 inch circle and cut into quarters. • Pour the oil in a deep frying pan on medium heat. The oil should be hot enough when you start frying the dough. • Dropthree to four triangles into the hot oil. If the oil is hot enough the dough will quickly float to the top and puff up. • Turn the mahamri as soon as it is a light brown and turn. • Cook the other side for another minute or so and remove from the deep fryer with a slated spoon. The doughnuts should be a light golden brown.
Harira Soup Country of origin: Morocco Harira is a Moroccan soup, popularly used at a starter during Ramadan but is also eaten as a light snack, on its own. Ingredients: • 250 g meat (lamb, beef or chicken), chopped into cubes • 3 tbs cooking oil • 1 bunch cilantro, ¼ cup when finely chopped • 1 bunch parsley, ¼ cup when finely chopped • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped • 1 large onion, minced or grated • 1 handful dry chic peas, soaked overnight and peeled • 1 tsp ground cinnamon • 1 tbs ground ginger • 1 ½ tsp black pepper • 1 tbs salt • ½ tsp turmeric • 6 large tomatoes (pureed) • 2 tbs dry lentils (washed) • 3 tbs tomato paste mixed with 1 cup of water • 100g uncooked vermicelli • 1 cup flour Directions: • Pour the oil in a large pressure cooker and add meat. • Cook the meat at medium heat while stirring until all the sides are brown. • Add the cilantro, parsley, celery, onion, chick peas, tomatoes, and spices. Stir in 3 cups of water. • Tightly cover and turn up the heat until the correct pressure is achieved. • Reduce the heat to medium after about 10 minutes and continue cooking for 20 to 30 minutes. • Reduce the heat completely and relieve pressure. • Remove the lid and add lentils, tomato paste mixture and 2 litres of water. • Cover and turn up the heat until the correct pressure is achieved. Reduce heat to medium after a 10 minutes and continue cooking for 45 minutes. • Relieve pressure and add the vermicelli. Simmer while uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes. • While the soup is cooking, make a thickener by mixing together the 1 cup of flour with 2 cups of water. Set the mixture aside, and stir or whisk it occasionally. The flour will eventually blend with the water. If the mixture is not smooth when you're ready to use it, pass it through a sieve to remove the balls. Bring the soup to a full simmer. • Slowly (and in a thin stream) pour in the flour mixture. • Stir constantly and keep the soup simmering so the flour doesn’t stick to the bottom. • Serve as is or topped with a few croutons and enjoy.