Monday, November 21, 2011

Lekker (delicious) Bobotie Recipe

Bobotie is a South African dish that has many versions, this is an excellent one and oh so tasty, so here is another and a Keeper!

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 large onions, chopped
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons chutney
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon apricot jam
1 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 bananas, sliced
1 Tablespoon curry powder
2 slices bread (white or wheat), soaked in water, then squeeze out the water before adding to mixture.

Brown ground beef, remove from pan and set aside. Leave a little oil in pan and brown onions. Return meat to pan with onions, add tomatoes, simmer for 5 minutes or so, add, brown sugar, turmeric, salt, pepper, chutney, lemon juice, apricot jam, Worcestershire sauce and bananas. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add curry powder and bread mix well and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes. Spoon mixture into greased 8 x 11 baking pan, top with custard topping below.

Custard topping:
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 large eggs
1 Tablespoon brandy
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 bay leaves

Stick bay leaves in meat mixture:
Whisk together all left over ingredients, pour slowly over top of meat mixture.

Bake 50-60 minutes.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Pork Chops in Mustard Cream Sauce

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Large onion sliced
4-5 Pork Chops (bone in)
4-Tablespoons brandy or bourbon
2 Tablespoons Dijon stone ground mustard (or any mustard you like)
1/2 Pint whipping cream (here again you can add more or less as you like)

Saute onion in olive oil until golden brown (or as desired), remove from pan and set aside.
Fry pork chops until cooked through, remove from pan and set aside.
deglaze pan with** brandy or bourbon, add mustard and cook for about a minute, then add whipping cream and simmer till it begins to thicken, remove from heat.

To serve:
Top pork chops with onions and pour the sauce over all, enjoy!

These go nicely with a baked sweet potato, a spoonful of shoestring beets on the side and a tossed salad.

**be careful when deglazing pan not to splash brandy or bourbon over the sides of the pan, it will ignite! I know because... well trust me I know :-)