Cape Malay Curry Mince

Cape Malay Curry Mince is a great example of South Africa’s remarkably diverse cuisine, as befits a country of its size and scope.  One of South Africa‚Äôs oldest population groups are known as the Cape Malay, originally comprised of peoples brought from various parts of the East Indies to the Cape Colony by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century, as slaves and indentured servants. With historical cultural references tracing back to Indonesia, China, India and other parts of southeast and southern Asia combined with food stuffs native to South Africa, Cape Malay cuisine is particularly memorable, ranging from starters through to desserts. Savory and sweet elements are often combined in many of its recipes.  South African Cape Malay Curry Mince is in its simplest essence a ground beef curry; however, its subtle mix of seasonings will beguile you and make it so much more.  Start with Sicilian Orange Salad for an unusual but great meal. Try it and enjoy!

Cape Malay Curry Mince

Prep Time: 15 minutes, Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes. Serves 6.

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Beef Stew with a French Accent

Beef Stew with a French Accent is savory and hearty.  Jolie Laide (“Pretty Ugly” in French or “beautiful despite its looks”) in appearance, its complex flavors belie its humble, everyday ingredients and its ease of preparation.  The onion and garlic provide a flavor base for the beef and the thyme and bay leaves add subtle herbal seasoning notes, complementing the black pepper. Dry red wine and water are the braising medium while the green beans and potatoes complete the triumvirate of the body elements of the stew along with the beef.  Finally, the Dijon mustard stirred into the red wine and coating flour, pulls the stew together and deepens the flavorful finish of the stew.  Add a starter of Wilted Arugula Salad and pair it all with a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon wine. All in all, Beef Stew with a French Accent is a wonderful dish for cold winter evenings.

Beef Stew with a French Accent

Prep Time: 50 minutes, Total Time: 3 hours, Serves 4 to 6

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