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Snoek
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Snoek
Snoek, a fierce fish found in the sea off Cape Town is the staple diet and source of income for many Malay fisherman on the peninsula. It is pronounced “snook”…
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Smoorvis
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Smoorvis
Smoorvis (Braised fish) is a dish of Malay origin made with salted fish, usually snoek, as well as onions, tomatoes, red chillies and potatoes. Salting fish…
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Sheeptail Fat
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Sheeptail Fat
Sheeptail Fat - the rendered fat from the tail of the Cape or Afrikander sheep, which was much sought after by settlers from the 18th century onwards. The soft…
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Samoosas
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Samoosas
Samoosa (pronounced suh-moo-suh) - A small, spicy, triangular-shaped pie that has been deep-fried in oil. Made by the Indian and Malay communities, samoosas…
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Rooibos Tea
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea (roy-borss - Red Bush) unique to South Africa, is produced from the slender stemmed shrub, Asplanthus linaris, found growing wild in the Cedarberg…
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Prawns
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Prawns
Most prawns have a narrow, tapering body, under which the tail is curled. When raw, they are bluey-grey or, in the case of the smaller varieties, almost…
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Potjiekos
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Potjiekos
Typically South African, potjiekos (poy-kee-kawse) is friendly, leisurely food slowly simmered in a cast-iron pot for maximum flavour. It is thought to have…
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Potbrood/Pot Bread
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Potbrood/Pot Bread
Potbrood is enjoying a popular revival and is excellent served at a braai or with potjiekos. In days gone by, most bread was baked in an outside oven or…
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Perlemoen
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Perlemoen
Perlemoen, also commonly called abalone (a-buh-LOH-nee), ear-shell, in Guernsey ormer (Fr. ormier, for oreille de mer), awabi in Japan, muttonfish in…
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Ostrich
Posted 19-10-2009 in South African Cuisine
Ostrich
Ostrich meat is a red meat, low in cholesterol, fat and calories, yet relatively high in proteins. It is regarded as the Healthy Choice by red meat eaters…
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