Ina Paarman | Minced Beef and Vegetable Pies
We have given you 2 traditional South African options. (1) Illustrated Top and bottom pastry pies. These use more pastry and have less filling but are easy to eat out of hand. (2) Mini pot pies are baked in individual containers. They don't use a lot of pastry and have a generous amount of filling. Needs a spoon for eating. Both options will freeze really well.
Ina Paarman | Haddock in Cheese Sauce
A recipe with many uses. It is delicious at breakfast time, lovely for lunch with a nice salad and fresh bread and ideal for a Sunday evening light supper. Our photographer raved about it!
Ina Paarman | Beetroot Salad with Orange and Pomegranate
Long life salads are the ideal travel companions on a camping trip. By adding the fresh orange and pomegranate just before serving you create a fresh deep red salad that sparkles like a box of jewels. It makes sense to cook a couple of bunches of beetroot at one time and make a fridge salad that you can use over a few meals.
Ina Paarman | Caramelised Pearl Onions with Sweet Chilli Chutney
I just love this technique of cooking onions by rolling them in a hot frying pan. The balsamic vinegar gives excellent colour and flavour depth. Delicious with both braaied and cold meats.
Ina Paarman | Mini Herbed Yorkshire Puddings
The secret of perfect yorkies lies in the way it is baked. A very hot oven is needed and the Beef Stock with a little oil in the base of the muffin pans emulate the traditional browning left in the pan after roasting beef. It is also essential to pour the batter into a very hot muffin pan and to prick them when baked.
Ina Paarman | Coleslaw with Sour Cream Dressing
Unsalted cabbage leaches moisture, which makes coleslaw watery after standing. Salted cabbage has already shed its moisture and makes for coleslaw that is tender but not watery.
Ina Paarman | Sautéed Baby Potatoes with Bacon
Cut the potatoes in half, cover them with boiling water to which you add the turmeric. Boil rapidly (lid on) for 10-12 minutes until potatoes test just done. Drain and season with Potato Spice, can be done ahead of time. Add a little oil to a non stick pan and stir fry the bacon until …
Ina Paarman | Roast Potatoes Concertina Style
Adjust oven rack to middle position. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Peel the potatoes. Slice on the diagonal at 5mm intervals but not all the way through. Mash the butter and Liquid Stock together. Fan out the cut potatoes as wide as possible and spread butter between each space. Oil an ovenproof dish with a …
Ina Paarman | Roasted Aubergine Slices
This to me is the ultimate way to preserve aubergines when they are fresh and at their best. I use the baked aubergine slices at breakfast time with bacon and eggs. Cubed and mixed in with sautéed mushrooms, they are delicious stirred into pasta, the slices are great to top grilled steak or chicken breasts and of course they make a very good salad