SMOKED SNOEK & WATERBLOMMETJIE TART

About as South African a combination as one can get, seasonal waterblommetjies and West Coast smoked snoek make for a deliciously patriotic partnership in a robust lunchtime tart. The buds of aquatically growing Aponogeton distachyos (predominant here in the Western Cape) are harvested in the wintertime and early spring, cleaned and cooked into a stew with lamb … Continue Reading

SEARED SQUID, BLOOD ORANGE & FENNEL SALAD

Making the most of seasonal blood oranges, this zesty recipe combines different textural ingredients to produce a light and flavourful supper salad that is robust enough to serve on its own. Part two in a series of recipes I developed for La Motte, this fresh take on surf & turf pairs baby squid tubes and … Continue Reading

PRAWN & FETA SPANAKOPITA

Better, best, butter! By far my favourite fat, butter features in most of my recipes – like this one for Prawn & Feta Spanakopita. A twist on the Greek favourite from my cookbook, this recipe adds plump prawns over and above the classic combination of spinach and creamy crumbly feta. Delicate phyllo pastry is thoroughly basted … Continue Reading

SOUTH AFRICAN PICKLED FISH

An Easter staple, little beats traditional South African pickled fish, especially when it’s made using sustainably caught Cape hake. This recipe embraces fragrant Cape Malay spices to create a zingy pickle that’s delicious as part of an al fresco lunch.  MSC-certified Cape hake is ideal for making this dish, as its firm flesh and subtle … Continue Reading

HERBED HAKE POLPETTE WITH DILL YOGHURT AND HOMEMADE PICKLES

Fish for tonight, and for tomorrow. I’m extremely honoured to announce that I’m part of the Marine Stewardship Council’s Ocean Cookbook – a collaboration between 18 award-winning chefs and 18 sustainable fishers from around the world, united in the belief that sustainable fishing is a must if we are to protect our oceans. Shot by acclaimed photographer … Continue Reading