The Search For Namibian Cuisine Part 3: Dishes

By Christie Keulder Is there a truly Namibian dish? One coherent collection of ingredients, prepared in combination and in a manner that most agree to as the best or the most appropriate, that we all enjoy frequently with loved ones and strangers alike, and that would stand out anywhere in the world to represent our…

Sauteed Lamb Chops with Sauce Vierge and Ovihakautu

The Story – Otjihakautu – Forgotten food   Ingredients: 8 Cut about 2.5 cm thick Lamb rib chops Salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup Clarified butter 8 Asparagus 1 large Tomato, Skin and seeds removed and quartered 2 tablespoon Basil leaves, finely shredded 1/2 Clove Garlic, Very finely sliced 1/2…

Devilled kidneys with Omajova

Story – The Devil’s Kidney’s Ingredients: 4 Lamb kidneys 200 grams Omajova 2 tablespoons Plain flour 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon Mustard powder 80 milliliters Cream 1 Spring Onion, White part only – chopped 1 clove Garlic, Finely chopped 60 grams Butter 2 tablespoons Parsely 100 milliliters Milk Salt and pepper for seasoning Directions:…

The devil’s kidney’s – A new Challenge

The recipe – Devilled kidney’s I have set myself a challenge. For the next few weeks I am going to cook with only the cheapest of proteins. No more beef fillet or sirloin or rump. Even oxtail and tongue are no longer cheap, so I’ll give them a miss too. Believe it or not, it…

Braised Shoulder of Goat

The story Ingredients: 1 Shoulder of goat, Bone in 1/4 cup Olive oil 3 Heads of garlic, Cut in half 2 Onions, Peeled and cut in quarters 1 Lime, Cut in half 3 stalks Celery, Roughly chopped 6 cm Fresh ginger, Peeled and sliced 3 Chillies, Whole and pricked with a sharp knife 10 sprigs…

Leg of lamb, whole

The story Ingredients: 1 Leg of Lamb, Whole, trimmed if you like 8 to 10 Cloves Garlic, Peeled and sliced in half 5 Spring Onion, Cut in half 5 small sprigs Fresh Rosemary 5 small sprigs Fresh Thyme 5 Peppadews, Cut in half 175 milliliters Oyster sauce Juice of 2 limes (or lemons) Juice of…

Rack of lamb

The story Ingredients:  Two racks of lamb (about three to four cutlets each), Ask the butcher to “french” it for you 1 Egg, Lightly beaten 1 tablespoon Rosemary, finely chopped 1 tablespoon Thyme, finely chopped ½ cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated ½ cup Bread crumbs Salt Black pepper Confit tomatoes 12 Cherry Tomatoes, Cut in…