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Best Diggedy Dawgs

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12 Frankfurter sausages, slashed 5 or 6 times with a sharp knife 6 rolls 100 g red chillies, seeded and ...

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Jamaican Goat Curry with Baked Bananas and Rice & Peas

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2 Tbsp (30 ml) whole allspice berries 1–2 scotch bonnet chillies (or a milder variety if preferred), finely chopped juice ...

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Pork and Pumpkin Red Curry with a Green Pawpaw Salad

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1 Tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil 1–2 Tbsp (15–30 ml) red curry paste (shop-bought paste is good) 500 g pork ...

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Pea Soup with Fresh Mint

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40 g butter 2 medium onions, peeled and diced 2 T (30 ml) flour 500 g frozen peas 1.5 litres ...

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Borscht

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350 g uncooked, whole beetroot, peeled and cut into small dice 2 large carrots, peeled and diced 1 T (15 ...

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Cream of Cauliflower soup

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50 g butter 2 medium onions, finely chopped 45 ml (3 Tbsp) flour 1 medium sized cauliflower, broken into florets ...

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Sparkling Cosmopolitan

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1 part vodka ½ part Triple Sec ½ part lemon juice Ice Sparkling Raspberry and Cranberry from Sodastream Raspberries to ...

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Desert Island Iced Tea

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Ice 1 part brandy ½ part Peach Schnapps Sparkling Peach Iced Tea from Sodastream 1 granadilla, cut in half Shake ...

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Ruby Grapefruit Mojito

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1 ruby grapefruit, cut into wedges and then halved (save some for the garnish) 1 Tbsp sugar 12 basil leaves ...

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Gin & Tonic with a Twist

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(makes about 10) 1 packet lime jelly 1 stick of lemongrass, bruised half a thumb-sized piece of ginger 1 large ...

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Cheesy Pesto Puff Pastry Swirls

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1 roll shop-bought puff pastry 1/2 jar (65 g) basil pesto 1 C (150 g) grated mozzarella cheese 4 Tbsp ...

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Bread-and-Butter Pickle

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1kg cucumbers, about 8 large ones, thinly sliced 2 onions, thinly sliced ½ cup (125 ml) table salt 4 cups ...

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Apples in Scented Syrup

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6 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced ½ cup (100 g) sugar 6 C (1.5 liters) water 1 vanilla pod ...

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Gem Squash Risotto

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4 gem squash 4 Tbsp (60 ml) olive oil 2 tsp (10 ml) brown sugar Salt, black pepper and grated ...

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Pork with Pears

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4 pork loin chops 2 Packham pears, quartered 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 red onion, quartered 3 bay leaves 1 ...

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Apple-filled Phyllo

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2 baking apples 4 ginger biscuits 8 soft dried apricots, finely chopped zest of one orange zest of one lemon ...

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Moroccan Big Bird

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Marinade: 1 Tbsp ground cumin 1 Tbsp ground coriander 1 Tbsp sweet paprika 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp turmeric ...

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Mexican Tomato Soup

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2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 red chilli, chopped 2 tsp ...

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Lemongrass Salmon

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1 Tbsp chopped lemongrass 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 1 tsp lemon zest 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp rice ...

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Coconut Crème Caramel

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1½ C (375ml) castor sugar 1C (250ml) water 1 x 400ml tin of coconut milk 1C (250ml) cream  ½ C ...

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Cauliflower Fritters

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4C steamed cauliflower 1C (250ml) flour 2 eggs ½C (125ml) grated pecorino cheese 4 Tbsp (60ml) finely chopped parsley 1 ...

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Beef Carbonnade

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1kg stewing beef 1 bottle Darling Native Ale 3 cloves of garlic, lightly crushed 2 bay leaves 3 Tbsp seasoned ...

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Pongrácz Cupcakes with Rasp-berry Frosting and White Chocolate Ganache with Sparkling Sugar

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350 g cake flour, sifted 1½ C (375 ml) castor sugar 1 Tbsp (15 ml) baking powder ½ tsp (2.5 ...

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Kate’s Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

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8 red peppers 3 red onions 4 tomatoes 8 cloves garlic 2 chillies, seeded 3 Tbsp (30 ml) olive oil ...

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Roasted Mushroom, Chorizo and Old Brown Sherry Soup

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2 x 250 g punnets brown mushrooms, quartered 200 g Woolworths Spanish chorizo, skin removed and sliced 3 medium carrots, ...

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Pea Soup with Smoked Pork

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3 medium onions, chopped 60 g butter 1 bunch medium leeks, washed and sliced, including some of the green leaves ...

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Carrot and Red Lentil Soup with a hint of Cumin

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2–3 Tbsp (30–45 ml) black cumin seeds peanut oil 1 onion, finely chopped sprinkling of dried chilli flakes 650 g ...

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Biltong, White Bean and Avocado Soup

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2 tsp (10 ml) butter 2 tsp (10 ml) olive oil 1 large onion, chopped pinch of dried chilli flakes ...

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Tiger Prawns in Pongrácz Tempura with Ginger, Lime and Raspberry Sauce

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1 egg white 75 g cake flour, plus extra ½ C (125 ml) Pongrácz Rosé Cap Classique ½ C ice ...

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Fresh Mussels with Onions, Tomato, Garlic and Parsley served with Toasted Ciabatta topped with Garlic Aioli

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3 kg mussels, in the shells 8 C (2 litres) water just over 1½ C (350 ml) white wine 6 ...

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Home-made Mayonnaise

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1 egg 1 Tbsp (15 ml) sugar 2 Tbsp (30 ml) vinegar 1 tsp (5 ml) mustard powder ½ tsp ...

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Layered Aubergine, Red Pepper, Mozzarella Cheese and Basil Salad with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

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4 medium aubergines 1¼ C (300 ml) olive oil 4 red peppers 1–2 packets Simonsberg or Portobello mozzarella cheese 1 ...

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Layered Aubergine, Red Pepper, Mozzarella Cheese and Basil Salad with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

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4 medium aubergines 1¼ C (300 ml) olive oil 4 red peppers 1–2 packets Simonsberg or Portobello mozzarella cheese 1 ...

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Ricotta Gnocchi in Quick Pomodoro Sauce with Wilted Rocket

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150 ml self-raising flour 200 ml cake flour 250 g ricotta cheese 3 extra-large egg yolks 40 g Parmesan cheese, ...

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Sherry Marinated Boerewors Morsels on a Skewer

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1/2 kg best quality boerewors 1 C  (250 ml) port or sherry Prick the skin of the boerewors several times ...

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Rustic Pork Sausage Rolls

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6 large coarse-ground pork sausages 1 large handful chopped chives 1 tsp (5 ml) smoked paprika 1 small clove garlic, ...

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Pork, Apple and Sage Pie

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.2 kg cubed pork, dusted with flour 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 3 cm cubes 1 ...

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Pork, Sage, Prune and Onion Kebabs with a Sticky Honey-and-Mustard Marinade

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1 kg pork steaks, cut into large chunks 20 large sage leaves 1 packet (250 g) seedless prunes 1 large ...

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Pork Burgers with Sage and Maple Sauce

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1 kg pork mince 12 large sage leaves, finely chopped 1 large clove garlic, crushed 8 spring onions, finely chopped ...

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Barbecued Belly of Pork with Cape spices, honey & whisky

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2 kg piece of pork belly (skin removed) 8 bay leaves, snipped 2 tsp (10 ml) Maldon salt 1 Tbs ...

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Lamb and Turkish Apricot Kebabs on Rosemary Skewers with Tzatziki-style Marinade

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8 x 20 cm sprigs fresh rosemary, to use as skewers 1 kg cubed lamb leg meat 1 packet (250 ...

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North Indian Lamb Curry

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1.5–2 kg lamb leg steaks, cut into large cubes 2 Tbsp (30 ml) olive oil 3 Tbsp (45 ml) Tandoori ...

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Crown Roast of Lamb with Sausage Stuffing and Rosemary Pongrácz Cap Classique Jus

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2 racks of lamb with a minimum of 6 cutlets (ask your butcher to tie them together to form a ...

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Moroccan Lamb Burgers

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good-quality braai marinade, for basting 4 pita breads (plain or wholewheat) olive oil, for drizzling 1 kg lamb mince 2 ...

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Roast potatoes with Garlic & Rosemary

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60 g butter 2 x garlic heads 2 x fresh rosemary sprigs,  leaves removed 4 T vegetable oil 2 T ...

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Potato Pears

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Large potatoes (1 large potato per pear) Salt Pepper 1 tsp (5 ml) butter per potato Sunflower oil 1 egg, ...

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Creamy Mushrooms on Grilled Ciabatta Bread with Rocket

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1 ciabatta bread, plain or olive 100 g butter 3 punnets (250 g each) mushrooms, halved (I used button mushrooms ...

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Thai Green Vegetable Curry

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2 packets (30 g each) coriander 1 packet (30 g) basil ½ packet (15 g) mint 2 stems lemon grass ...

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Ciabatta, Mozzarella and Tomato Kebabs

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1 ciabatta, cut into 5-cm chunks 1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil 2 Tbsp (30 ml) basil pesto (store bought ...

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Beetroot, Blue Cheese, Caramelised Onion and Baby Greens Sandwich

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4–6 beetroot Olive oil, for frying 4 onions, sliced Sea salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 ...

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Asparagus with a Ginger Glaze

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36 large spears green asparagus, peeled using a vegetable peeler (avoid damaging the tips) 2/5 C (100 ml) sparkling wine ...

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Roast Beef, Horseradish Cream and Watercress Sandwich

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500 g beef fillet 5ml freshly ground black pepper, plus extra to taste 1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil 1 ...

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Oxtail in a Thick Gravy

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2 kgs oxtail seasoned flour 4 Tbsp (60 ml) vegetable oil 8 medium onions, coarsely chopped 8 carrots, peeled and ...

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Dagwood Burger

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1 kg lean beef mince 4 spring onions, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste good-quality braai marinade, for basting ...

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Beef and Mushroom Cobbler

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  180 g self-raising flour 1 tsp (5 ml) salt 6 Tbsp (90 ml) cold butter, cubed 100 g Cheddar ...

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Egg Curry in Creamy Coconut Gravy

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1 quill of cinnamon 3 whole cloves 2 green cardamom pods 1 tsp (5 ml) black cumin seeds 2 bay ...

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Creamy Meringue Roulade with Fresh Fruit

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4 jumbo egg whites, at room temperature 4/5 C (200 ml) castor sugar icing sugar, for sprinkling 1 tsp (5 ...

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ROSES, FIGS AND PINOT NOIR

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The great thing about these is that they can be made up to a week in advance and stored in ...

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Pongratz Jellies

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33/5 C (900 ml) water zest and juice of 2 large lemons 175 g castor sugar 4 x 11 g ...

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Croissant Pudding with Caramel Custard

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4 stale croissants 1 C (200 g) sugar 4 Tbsp (60 ml) water 1 C (250 ml) cream 2 Tbsp ...

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Chocolate Tart with Fresh Berries

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200 g packet Bakers Nuttikrust biscuits (caramel oat biscuits) 60 g butter, melted 225 g dark chocolate (use the best ...

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Shortbread

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250 g butter, cut into chunks and allowed to soften 3 C (420 g) flour 6 Tbsp (52.5 g) cornflour ...

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Ginger snaps with white-wine-and-ginger-poached-pears

FAITHFUL GINGER SNAPS

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250 g unsalted butter 1 C brown sugar 1 large egg 2 C (500 g) syrup 8 C all-purpose flour ...

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Garlicky Marinated Halloumi Cheese with a Roasted Tomato Quinoa Salad

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100g quinoa 400g cherry tomatoes 3 small cucumbers, unpeeled and diced in approx. 2cm pieces 1 small red onion, thinly sliced ...

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Spatchcocked chicken with buttermilk marinade

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1  large free-range chicken, spatchcocked Sea  salt and freshly milled black pepper 1 tsp (5 ml) garam masala 1 C ...

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Butter Chicken

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5-cm piece fresh root ginger, crushed to a paste 2 cloves garlic, crushed to a paste 2 Tbsp (30 ml) ...

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Rustic Crumbed Chicken Burger Stuffed with Cranberry and Brie

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good-quality sesame burger buns olive oil for drizzling Burgers 4 large chicken breast fillets salt and pepper to taste 1 ...

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Chicken and Chorizo Sandwich with Mustard Mayo

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1 egg 1 Tbsp (15 ml) vinegar 2 tsp (10 ml) mustard (a mixture of wholegrain and Dijon) 1 C ...

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Chicken, Bacon and Red Onion Kebabs with a Smoked Paprika-and-Lemon Marinade

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8 chicken breasts, each cut into 4 large pieces 1 packet (250 g) streaky bacon 1 red onion, cut into ...

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Garlicky Marinated Halloumi Cheese with a Roasted Tomato Quinoa Salad

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100g quinoa 400g cherry tomatoes 3 small cucumbers, unpeeled and diced in approx. 2cm pieces 1 small red onion, thinly sliced ...

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Roast Chicken, Bacon and Tarragon Cream Pie

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1 free range chicken 2 large onions, cut into eighths 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 pkt (250 g) streaky bacon, ...

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Braai Bread

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1 bag of dough ( from Spar or Checkers bakery ) 2 tomatoes, chopped 6 x 3 mm slices of ...

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Boerewors Braai Bread

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1 bag of dough ( from Spar or Checkers bakery ) 2 tomatoes, chopped 6 x 3 mm slices of ...

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