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Boontjie Sop (Bean Soup)

Boontjie Sop (Bean Soup)

We call this STEWP as it should be nice and thick so your spoon can stand up in it . Wonderful on a cold night. It is a traditional South African…

Peter Brown
Jul 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
17643 views
Traditional Cape (South African) fish cake

Traditional Cape (South African) fish cake

Fish cakes are very much a Cape food and most white fish is suitable for fish cakes although I remember my…

Peter Brown
May 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
9326 views
Spicy Shrimp Moroccan Style

Spicy Shrimp Moroccan Style

These prawns are absolutely fantastic. Every time I make them I marvel at the density and depth of the flavors. I typically leave the Cayenne…

John Spottiswood
Sep 2008
Advanced
18 votes
38810 views
SWAHILI KUKU

SWAHILI KUKU

Kenyans love chicken. After living in Kenya for a while I have fallen in love for this particular dish because of the very basic ingredients being…

Anita Mary Amalor
Sep 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
70855 views
Fried Rice Bowl from Madagascar

Fried Rice Bowl from Madagascar

Everyone loves fried rice, and its very popular in Madagascar.

Rachael Johnson
Feb 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
13149 views
Senegalese Fish Yassa

Senegalese Fish Yassa

I've been a huge fan of Moroccan food for a while, and have begun to expand my horizons into the foods of other African countries. This is the…

John Spottiswood
May 2013
Advanced
4 votes
7386 views
PERI/PERI OIL

PERI/PERI OIL

In South Africa we tend to use a lot of Peri/Peri oil, I believe it originates from the old African Portuguese Colonies of Mozambique and Angola.…

Peter Brown
Oct 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
9416 views
Cumin Rice

Cumin Rice

This rice is a delicious mix of cumin and cinnamon. It provides a nice, slightly sweet flavor, that is a perfect complement to any middle eastern…

Joyce Leung
Jun 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
20694 views
Harira Soup

Harira Soup

This is the traditional soup served at sunset to break the daily fast observed during the 30 days of Ramadan. Recipes vary from family to family…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2009
Advanced
6 votes
24147 views
Moroccan Fish Soup

Moroccan Fish Soup

This is a flavorful, spicy soup that happens to be Moroccan but will remind you of fish soups found from Spain to Russia. It is a classic! Serves…

John Spottiswood
Feb 2008
Advanced
4 votes
23574 views
Pepper-crusted ostrich fillet

Pepper-crusted ostrich fillet

you can substitute with beef fillet–it also work well with the bite of pepper and the tangy ginger-lemon sauce. Fillet is a lovely meat to use…

Peter Brown
Mar 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
8573 views
Lamb Meatball and Fava Bean Tagine / Morocco

Lamb Meatball and Fava Bean Tagine / Morocco

This is truly a hand-crafted meal - it takes time. I know that only the most devoted will make this. But it…

Amos Miller
Jun 2011
Professional
5 votes
14518 views
Butternut Bredie

Butternut Bredie

A Bredie in South Africa is a stew. This recipe comes from Tannie Evita (Auntie Evita) a afrikaans lady portrayed by the comedian Pieter Dirk Uys .…

Peter Brown
Sep 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
6955 views
Fresh Fruit Plate

Fresh Fruit Plate

Fresh Fruit Plate

CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY
Aug 2010
Professional
1 vote
10609 views
Jollof Rice (a Nigerian party pillaf)

Jollof Rice (a Nigerian party pillaf)

This is basically rice in red capsicum (or bell pepper) and tomato sauce. Lots of onions, thyme and curry.…

Kike Nkana
May 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
15223 views