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South Africa 2015 - Recipes

Pumpkin potjie: Pumpkin stew

Serves 4

1 mutton rib, sawn into portions
4 onions, chopped
10 baby potatoes
1 medium green pumpkin (‘boerpampoen’, but hubbard squash works well too)
1 cup soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp ground cinnamon
25 ml dried mixed herbs
1 shake gravy powder

Curried cabbage and liver
45 ml oil
500 g lamb's liver
1 large onion, chopped
750 ml cabbage, finely chopped
3 potatoes, peeled, diced and boiled
3 garlic cloves, crushed
15 ml curry powder
15 ml ground paprika
salt to taste

1. Brown the mutton and onions in a warm, greased pot until the juice runs from the meat.
2. Pack the potatoes on top, then add the peeled, cubed pumpkin.
3. Add the soy sauce. (Sometimes, if I get hold of a big pumpkin, I place half of it in the pot, hollow side down.)
4. Leave to simmer till the potatoes are done.
5. Add salt, cinnamon, herbs and gravy powder.
6. Stir and serve with rice.

South Africa 2015 - Recipes

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