Saturday, October 24, 2009

food in south africa

People have asked me what have I been eating. That's a great question! Some recipes I've made with local flavor:

tinned fish with tomato
2 servings

1 can pilchards (approx 6oz in size) [sardines, but they dont' call them that here]
1 onion, small dice
1 can tomato (approx 14 oz in size)
olive oil

brown onion in oil in pot. add tomato, simmer on medium heat until water cooks out (approx 20 min.). pull out bones from fish, flake and add to pan. serve with bread. yum

bogobe (pup)
1 serving

1/4-more maize meal (this is pretty much masa harina, or finely ground cornmeal)
1 c water

boil water. add pinch salt. add maize meal slowly, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. stir in more meal if you like it thicker. turn down to simmer, cover. after 20 min or so, stir. cook a few more minutes, then take off the lid. eat with whatever you like, such as beans, vegetables, fish. i usually eat this with steamed green beans, the tinned fish or some lentils.

more later!


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