This weekend I had the privilege of shooting for the Proe TV show airing later this month.
To me, cooking for dear ones and sharing tips and skills with everyone warms my heart.
I went scratching in my fridge and got out a bietjie of alles, and put together a party platter gou gou.
Making a platter is the perfect way to clear out all the leftovers, especially at month end.
The star of the platter was my little beef kebabs that I made with a few burger patties (see recipe below).
To those of you who are familiar with the Proe Cooking Show on Cape Town TV, you know how special it is.
The Proe team consists of Abidah Dixon Mohamed, Mark Lashmar, Elsie Botes-Lashmar, Ebrahim Mohamed, and they feature various cooks from communities all around Kaapstad.
Abidah says: “I love outydse kosse like cabbage, wortels en ertjies, sny boontjies, sago food and kerrie.”
This community show gives our people the opportunity to showcase their talents and also aids in giving them self-confidence as a home cook.
It also offers a platform for small home-based businesses to reach a broader audience.
The multi-talented Abidah produces and presents her own cooking show, and is also a radio presenter and an actress.
This grandmother from Elsies River is passionately and consistently involved in community upliftment and feeding projects.
This week I am sharing Abidah’s favourite recipes for you to enjoy.
To find out more about how to get involved or to help fund Proe, contact [email protected].
For more recipes or baking and cooking inspiration, visit my website www.sprinklesandspice.co.za or visit my social media platforms @sprinklesandspicect or Sprinkles and Spice by Farzana Kumandan.
Love, Your Cooksister
Stamp mielies and Boentjies Soup
Recipe Credit by Abidah Dixon Mohamed
2 Litres water
1 large onions
500grams stamp mielies
500grams sugar beans
2 tablespoons oil
Meat of your choice
2 Chilli beef cubes
1 packet chilli beef and green pepper soup
Salt & Pepper to taste
Boil the stamp mielies, oil and onion in the water for half an hour on high.
Lower the heat, then add the sugar beans and cook until both beans are almost soft. Add the meat.
When the soup and meat are soft, make a water past with the chilli beef and green pepper soup.
Add it to the pot with 2 chilli beef cubes, salt, black and white pepper to taste.
Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer till its completely done and enjoy.
Air fried Scones
Recipe Credit by Faiza Landers
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp sugar
Mix the dry ingredients together, add and rub in the butter, resulting it to resemble bread crumbs.
Whisk the egg with the milk, and add it to the dry ingredients.
Mix until well combined.
Roll and press out with a cutter of your choice.
Brush with extra egg and air fry on a 180degrees for 9min or oven bake for 12 minutes
Oven Baked Snoek
Recipe Credit by Zerina Taliep
1 whole snoek cut into pieces
1 tablespoon Lemon pepper
2-3 sliced Onions
2-3 sliced Tomatoes
2-3 sliced Green peppers
*Home made Garlic Butter
Clean, drain and cut the snoek then oil the fish with olive oil and sprinkle with some lemon pepper.
Add slices of onions, green peppers and tomatoes on top
Sprinkle with more lemon pepper then
cover it with foil and bake for 25 minutes
Remove the foil, add garlic butter and let the fish brown and serve
Ingredients for Zerina’s Garlic Butter
500gr soft Butter
Fresh garlic to taste
2 Tbsp aromat
2 Tbsp thyme
2 Tbsp basil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Finely chopped fresh parsley
Method for Zarina’s the Garlic Butter
Beat the 2 eggs into the butter and add a generous amount of fine fresh garlic to taste.
Beat until light and frothy. Add the aromat and herbs and beat well with an electric beater.
Add fresh chopped parsley your butter and mix well.
Use on rolls and bake until rolls are golden brown or add it savoury rice or on fried fish and seafood.
Recipe Credit by Saarah Majiet
2 Bags tortilla chips
1 Block grated cheese
1 Red onion
1 Can of corn drained
250ml Sour cream
Add the tortilla chips in an oven safe dish, then add the grated cheese on top and pop it into the oven until the cheese is melts.
Chop up the onion and tomato then add it on top sparingly and half of your corn.
In a separate bowl add the avocados and mash it up with some salt, pepper and lime juice.
Add your Avo mixture to the middle of your nachos dish then sprinkle the chopped coriander, some lime juice, the jalapeño's and lastly squeeze over sour cream and enjoy!
Quick Mince Kebabs
By Farzana Kumandan @sprinklesandspicect
4 plain beef patties
1 heaped ginger and garlic
1 large, big grated onion
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
2 chopped green chillies
½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
½ cup finely chopped fresh coriander
Mix all ingredients together by hand until well combined.
Make little kebab shapes and place on a baking tray, lined with baking paper and oven bake for 20 minutes on 180 degrees or air fry for 10-12 minutes for 180 degrees.
Smoked Chicken Wrap
Recipe Credit Holy Mouly
Ingredients for Tortilla Wrap
2 cups of cake flour
3 ¼ cup water
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
Method for Tortilla Wrap
Mix all ingredients together to form a soft dough
Knead for 10 to 12 minutes and split into 8 equal portions
Make balls, roll out and fry in a non-stick pan
Ingredients for the Filling
Handful of chopped lettuce leaves
Few strands of the thinly sliced red onion
Sliced green pepper
Cubed cucumber pieces
Wedged cocktail tomatoes
3 to 4 slithers of Avo
Sliced or cubed smoked chicken breast
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Peri Peri Garlic Sauce
Place the chopped lettuce leaves in centre of pan-fried wrap
Add peppers, tomato, cucumber, red onion, pineapple, sliced Avo to the wrap
Grind pinch of Himalayan Sea salt over ingredients and black peppercorns
Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice over and sprinkle the feta cheese
Add sliced/cubed chicken and top with Peri Peri and Garlic Sauce Over
Recipe Credit by KitchenSaam
700g wings cut into wingless
A dash of olive oil or oil of choice
3 heaped teaspoons of your favourite chicken spice
For the chicken spice, I use a combination of chicken braai, Portuguese, lemon and herb and garlic spice mix this in equal parts in jar and use as needed.
Coat and rub the wings and make sure everything is well coated.
Bake for 20-25 mins in your air fryer at 180 degrees
If you do not have an air fryer pack the winglets next to each other in a baking tray and bake in the oven for 30 minutes on 180 degrees.