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Proudly South African Recipes

08 September 2014
Image courtesy of NoMU

Image courtesy of NoMU

In September, we celebrate Heritage Day, which is more commonly referred to as National Braai Day these days. We decided to team up with the amazing NoMU this month to bring you some lovely recipes that are proudly South African in honour of our heritage.

NoMU started out very small and was established by Tracy in 2000. Today it has grown into a household name and has a dedicated team to bring you their top quality products such as rubs, spices, baking kits and much more. Out of the 5 recipes below, 3 of them are from NoMU.

BBQ Chicken Wings

Recipe from NoMU

What’s a braai without some good, crispy chicken wings? Take a look at how you can use NoMU rubs to make this dish even tastier!

  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • NoMU Cajun, Smokey Peri-peri or BBQ Rub
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • NoMU Sea Salt
  1. Rub the rub of your choice all over the chicken wings until they are covered.
  2. Leave them in the fridge for an hour or more.
  3. Add some olive oil and rub again.
  4. Soak some House of York skewers in water and thread the chicken wings onto them.
  5. Cook over medium hot coals until the chicken is ready.
  6. Serve with NoMU Sea Salt.

Mielie Pap

Recipe from Fabulous Food Recipes

Mielie pap is a traditional South African dish and is great to serve as a side dish at a braai!

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup maize meal
  • 1 tbsp butter
  1. Bring the water and salt to the boil.
  2. Once boiling, put the stove to a lower heat and add the butter and maize meal to the pot. Mix it all together.
  3. Leave to cook over low heat for about 30 minutes and serve hot.
  4. For a different taste, try add NoMU’s African Rub to your pap.

Stokbrood with BoerieImage courtesy of NoMU

Recipe from NoMU

Of course, if you’re a grown and bred South African, you should know that there is hardly ever a braai that doesn’t consist of delicious boerewors. NoMU has a recipe for some fresh stokbrood to complement your boerie.

  • 500g cake flour - 1 tsp NoMU Sea Salt
  • 10g instant yeast - 60g butter, melted and cooled
  • 125ml buttermilk - 160ml warm water
  • Boerewors, good quality - House of York skewers, soaked in water
  1. Put the flour, salt and yeast into a bowl of an electric mixer.
  2. Add the butter to the bowl and mix it into the flour.
  3. Add buttermilk and water and mix until it forms a stiff dough.
  4. Knead the dough until it is firm and smooth.
  5. Cover the kneaded dough and leave in room temperature for an hour and a half.
  6. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin and divide the dough into 8 portions and roll each portion until it is about 25cm long.
  7. Wrap each dough portion around a skewer and place over coals until they’re cooked on the inside and grilled on the outside.
  8. Remove the stick and fill the hole with a piece of yummy boerewors!

Bunny Chow

Recipe from Food24

This is a traditional dish for South Africans who love their food to have a bit of a bite to it.

  • Dash of oil - 2 potatoes, small cubes
  • 1 onion, chopped - 2 carrots, chopped
  • Pinch of curry powder - ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp chilli powder - 1 tsp salt
  • 500g boneless lamb/mutton - ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped - 1 loaf fresh white bread
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped - 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes - 1 punnet coriander leaves
  1. In a potjie, heat the oil and fry the onion. Add the curry and chilli powder and fry until the pan is sticky.
  2. Add meat, garlic and ginger and fry.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, sugar, salt and pepper and stir it all together.
  4. Allow the mixture to simmer for a good half an hour.
  5. Cook uncovered for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
  6. Cut the bread loaf into quarters and cut out the centre of each piece.
  7. Fill the holes with curry and the sauce.
  8. Serve your bunny chow with some fresh coriander leaves.

Bread and Butter PuddingImage courtesy of NoMU

Recipe from NoMU

If you’re looking for the perfect dessert this Heritage Day, look no further than South Africa’s decadent bread and butter pudding. NoMU has the yummiest recipe to try and it’s super easy too!

  • 10 slices white bread - 60g softened butter
  • 50g raisins (optional) - 3 eggs
  • 500ml milk - 30g brown sugar
  • 60g NoMU Sweet Rub - 4 pumps NoMU Vanilla Paste
  • Zest of 1 orange - 50g flaked almonds
  • NoMU Sweet Rub, for sprinkling
  1. Remove the bread crusts and butter the bread. Cut the slices in half so that they form triangles.
  2. Layer the bread in a House of York loaf pan and add the raisins.
  3. Mix the eggs, milk, sugar, NoMU Sweet Rub, orange zest and NoMU Vanilla Paste together. Pour the mixture over the bread.
  4. Sprinkle the flaked almonds and the NoMU Sweet Rub over the top.
  5. Leave it standing for about 30 minutes so that the mixture can soak properly into the bread.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 1 hour at 180ºC.

There you have it! Some tantalising meal ideas for you to make this Heritage Day. Will you be making any of these delicious meals? Let us know, we would love to hear from you.

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