Afrikaans meat recipes

Brilliant Biltong (Cognac Flavoured) Recipe–Tried & Tested

Brilliant Biltong (Cognac Flavoured) Recipe–Tried & Tested

a flavour that appeals to one, might not be too lekker [Afrikaans. Rub the spices into the meat. Liberally sprinkle (about two thirds of the quantity) of vinegar mix onto the meat and massage the meat for another minute or three
Marinated Venison Kebab Recipe

Marinated Venison Kebab Recipe

Venison meat (“wildsvleis” in the Afrikaans language) is low in fat, high in protein, loaded with vitamins and iron, and full of flavour
Tomato Bredie

Tomato Bredie

Prepare a hearty stew or, as known in Afrikaans, a bredie. Add and brown the meat. Cook for another hour until the meat is tender
The joys of Jordan Day

The joys of Jordan Day

Three different types – warm, delicate mini ciabattas, plump, round vetkoek (a fried dough bread common in Afrikaans cookery – kind of like a savoury doughnut) and chunky seed bread
BOERIE PATTIE from LMM – Product Review

BOERIE PATTIE from LMM – Product Review

BOEREWORS , The name is derived from the Afrikaans words boer (“farmer”) and wors (“sausage”). Like many other forms of sausage, boerewors contains a high proportion of fat and coarsely ground minced meat, and packed in sausage casings

This pie who loved me–A Karoo discovery

An assortment of biltong, dry sausage (Afrikaans – droë wors), jams and other farm produce, as well as sundry arts and crafts are also available

The Old Masters – re-interpreted 69

For the uninitiated, a ‘braai’ is Afrikaans for ‘barbeque’. To another sizeable section of the South African population, today is unofficially known as “National Braai Day” – celebrating our incredibly diverse spectrum of cultures – and during which fires are lit, food is ‘braai-ed’ or roasted over the coals (generally meat, but it can be fish or vegetables – as dictated by our modern society), and in most instances alcoholic beverages are consumed in prodigious quantities
Top Reasons To Visit Swellendam

Top Reasons To Visit Swellendam

The restaurant offers a diverse a la carte menu which is inspired by traditional Afrikaans cuisine, as well as international recipes
A breath of spiced air

A breath of spiced air

Far removed from a one-sauce-fits-all takeaway curry vibe, Marigold’s menu is filled with carefully created fragrant curries, biryanis and meat dishes cooked in a charcoal tandoor, with artfully layered spicing
Green Bean Stew

Green Bean Stew

  In Afrikaans we call it groenboontjiebredie.   Add and brown the meat slightly.   Cook for another hour or until the meat is tender and the potatoes are cooked
Aromatic Beef Pie Recipe

Aromatic Beef Pie Recipe

After a long phone conversation with the friendly butcher at our local PicknPay, I managed to establish that we were talking about the same thing (his English and my non-existent Afrikaans didn’t quite stretch to the right vocab for suet) and I went in to collect it, great curvy lumps of white fat encased in a membrane
Braaing without bending the rules

Braaing without bending the rules

For our overseas friends “braaing” is the Afrikaans word for grilling meat over an open fire, in other words your regular barbecue
*Potjiekos*

*Potjiekos*

In Afrikaans (which stems from Dutch), a potjie is a little pot. Meat, veg and a starch of some sort can be remarkably versatile
What’s so Great about Biltong? (includes recipe)

What’s so Great about Biltong? (includes recipe)

Biltong is a popular South African snack food made from cured meat usually beef, game, or ostrich. It’s so popular among meat-loving South Africans that it’s practically a food group
Sunday Family Lunch

Sunday Family Lunch

Some old Afrikaans words that got me confused. I was actually supposed to stuff the meat with pork fat and not to wrap it in bacon

Battle over bobotie

Claassens added that “the most important Afrikaans writers who were so eager about the contribution of the slaves to boerekos, are busy rewriting their books
Food, Glorious Food!

Food, Glorious Food!

quite be a traditional Afrikaans braai. throw anything into the fire, because "it will spoil the flavor of the meat"