This weekend is Heritage Day! And with it comes the air infused with unity and celebration. It’s a day when South Africans of all backgrounds come together to revel in our country’s unique tapestry of culture, race, and heritage.
One of the most delightful ways to commemorate this occasion is by sharing great food. And what better way to do so than by cooking up a trio of exceptional dishes that embody the spirit of diversity and togetherness? Let’s fire up the gas and embark on a culinary journey with these delectable recipes that pay homage to tradition and innovation.
Gori Mas Braai Chicken
Cooking with gas on the braai comes alive with a touch of cultural exchange in this mouthwatering Braai Chicken recipe. Imagine succulent chicken pieces marinated to perfection, combining the earthy notes of Gori Mas orange pepper spice with the delightful subtleties of white cocoa Lebanese marinade. This dish bridges the gap between old and new, honouring the braai tradition while infusing it with unique, international flavours.
- 1 whole chicken, skin-on
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
- ¼ lemon, freshly squeezed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Gori Mas orange pepper spice
- 3 tablespoons white cocoa Lebanese marinade
Clean and wash the chicken thoroughly. Then, in a pot, combine the olive oil, crushed garlic, lemon juice, salt, Gori Mas orange pepper spice, and white cocoa Lebanese marinade.
Place the chicken in the pot and thoroughly coat it with the marinade. Steam the chicken by adding water to the pot while cooking. Once marinated and steamed, transfer the chicken to a braai (BBQ) stand.
Grill the chicken until perfectly charred and cooked through while basting it with the white cocoa Lebanese marinade at intervals. Finally, remove from the grill and serve, bringing a delightful fusion of flavours to your Heritage Day feast!
Milk Tart Jaffles
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Heritage Day isn’t complete without a taste of nostalgia, and Milktart Jaffles effortlessly capture the essence of tradition and innovation. These delightful treats feature a comforting blend of childhood memories and culinary creativity. Imagine crispy slices of white bread sandwiching a velvety milk tart filling, a beloved South African classic transformed into a handheld delight.
- 4 slices of white bread, buttered
- Milk tart filling (cooled)
- 2 eggs
- 125 ml sugar
- 500 ml milk
- 30 ml butter
- 30 ml corn flour
- 20 ml flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 125 ml castor sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Start by heating the milk in a saucepan, then mix eggs, sugar, butter, corn flour, flour, salt, and vanilla essence in a bowl. Whisk in with the milk and cook on medium heat until thick. Allow to cool.
Preheat a jaffle iron on a gas burner and spray with non-stick spray. Once satisfied, place a slice of buttered bread in the jaffle iron, add a spoonful of milk tart filling, and cover with another slice.
Toast until golden and crispy, creating the perfect blend of textures.
Roll the jaffle in a mixture of castor sugar and cinnamon while still warm, adding an extra layer of sweetness and warmth to your Heritage Day celebration.
Haughty Beef Stew
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For those seeking a heartier option, the Haughty Beef Stew presents a symphony of flavours that resonate with warmth and comfort. As the name suggests, this stew embodies pride and boldness, combining succulent beef with aromatic spices to create a dish that stands out on any table.
- 1.2 kg beef, cubed
- 2 onions, diced
- 2 celery stalks, including tops
- 4 carrots
- 2 tablespoons toasted and ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons toasted and ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 125 ml ginger
- 6 cloves garlic, mashed
- 300 ml tomato puree
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 chillies (optional)
- Bunch of fresh coriander
- 1-litre liquid beef stock
Marinate beef with salt and pepper, letting it sit for an hour. In a pot, combine oil, onions, carrots, and celery. Sauté until onions are translucent. Add the marinated beef and spices and mix well!
Blend ginger, garlic, tomato puree, and optional chillies. Add to the pot; cover and simmer for 2 hours, adding water as needed. After 2 hours, uncover and cook for an additional hour to reduce the liquid.
Add fresh coriander and adjust the seasoning to taste, creating a rich and hearty beef stew that embodies the flavours of South African heritage.
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