A fun dish to add to the braai menu which is particularly suitable for the…
Traditional Bobotie is South Africa’s national dish and consists of a curry flavoured minced meat, topped off with an egg and milk based layer. Our Ostrich Bobotie is not only a healthy meal, but beautifully demonstrates the fusion of cultures in South Africa with a colourful and fragrant result.
- 500g Klein Karoo Ostrich Mince
- 1 Slice white bread
- 250ml Milk
- 1 Onion, chopped
- ½ Apple, grated
- 40g Butter
- 20ml Curry powder
- ½ Teaspoon turmeric
- 2 Tablespoons fruit chutney
- ¼ Cup almonds, chopped
- ¼ Cup raisins
- 15ml Lemon juice
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 200ml Cream
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Bay leaves
- Soak the bread in the milk.
- Grease an ovenproof dish and set the oven to 180 °C.
- Lightly brown the ostrich mince in a hot pan with a little olive oil.
- Cook the onion and apple slowly in the butter until soft but not colored.
- Add the turmeric and curry powder and cook for one minute.
- Mix the apple and onion with the meat, chutney, almonds, raisins and lemon juice.
- Drain and mash bread and reserve milk.
- Fork the bread into the meat.
- Season with salt and pepper, pile into the dish.
- Meanwhile, mix the eggs with the reserved milk and cream.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour this over the meat mixture, place the bay leaves on top.
- Stand dish in a larger pan of water (this is important to prevent drying out) and bake, uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until the custard has set and browned.
Serve with rice, tomato sambal, and fennel salad.
Recipe: Chef Jodi-Ann Pearton