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Japie se Gunsteling recipe I dedicate to my dad. I know how much he loves Japie Se Gunsteling dessert. When I went to visit I made bobotie as the main course with Japie Se Gunsteling as dessert. It is a baked orange pudding and is really great, also for me who isn't so keen on fruit-type desserts this is something to re-consider to eat. And I actually enjoyed it myself. Japie Se Gunsteling is a very popular Afrikaans dessert and goes back a few generations. Use the best fresh oranges for this Japie Se Gunsteling recipe and you will taste the difference. The orange zest add some taste as well. I also used to make this lovely dessert in winter time as it is a baked pudding. Add your homemade vanilla ice-cream or cream to it. Or a dollop of cream. With custard or just as it is. The choice is yours. I used to dish it in a lovely bowl and present it in a simple way. Especially the older men from the Hugenote Gedenkschool Trustee Board enjoyed when I pulled out some older Afrikaans menu's. You can let it bake until it is light brown on top (this depends on your oven as welll. As I have a gas oven it tend to bake longer than a electrical oven. So for all those foreigners overseas, if you are married to a South - African spouse, you must certainly make this lovely Japie Se Gunsteling although I doubt your name is Japie too!
My recipe of Venison Pie used to be a favourite among the guest I have cooked for in my Chef Career. And now with the winter month moving closer to us here in South Africa I would like share my Venison Pie recipe with you. I am sure you will enjoy this delicious winter pie a lot. During my time at Augusta Kleinbosch Guest Farm– sadly burnt down and not operating as a Guest Farm anymore – I used to make this a lot for the locals and the international guests. Our international guests loved to explore other dishes, like for instance kudu, eland, gemsbok, and springbok dishes.It is your choice which venison you prefer, but from my experience Kudu or Springbok meat works best. With the crackling fire in the background, the chimney smoking and your hungry family, this could definitely become a new favourite in the house! If you would like to try out another South African traditional dish, Bobotie with Yellow Rice is a good suggestion.
Prawn salad is really delicious. A wonderful starter idea for a restaurant's Valentine's Day Menu. Prawns I would say is nowadays almost also a delicatessen. Here in South Africa, it is definitely not a cheap type of seafood anymore, but still such a lovely seafood. If you are in the price class and are able to afford to buy prawns, make this delicious Prawn salad recipe. For chefs at an upmarket restaurant, this is also a lovely idea to place on the menu. Prawns are really marvellous, if you don't eat prawns, I can tell you seriously miss out! Prawns are also a very good source of protein. And this is why you should consider eating it even more. You can make Thai prawn soup, prawns with pasta or noodles and even a prawn curry. With this prawn salad, you can enjoy this salad dressing that comes with it, or enjoy my Prawn Cocktail recipe, also visible on my blog underneath ‘Sauces and salsas’ www.smokingchimney.com. This is again a very basic salad, add a few more ingredients and it will be turned into a lovely seafood prawn salad. In this prawn salad recipe, I once again prefer using Robertson’s Fish Spice, a lovely spice. As a tip: Be careful not to overpower the prawns with too much spice as it will overkill the prawns and also it will be too salty.
Green bean stew is a very popular casserole dish for winter seasons. On cold, rainy days nothing is better than a lovely stew or a delicious soup. Even here in South Africa, we love making these types of meals such as tomato stew on white rice or bobotie with yellow rice. With the green bean stew you can you use lamb meat or beef meat. It is absolutely your choice. I prefer beef, as I am not personally a lover of lamb meat. The potatoes in this stew absolutely make this stew, a stew isn’t a stew without some potatoes in it. If you are on one of those diet meals where you can have no potaotes - sorry you will be for sure be missing out. A delicious meal served on a bed of white rice.