South African Meat Pie (Bobotie)
One of South Africa's best-known dishes, this lamb meatloaf/frittata hybrid is flavored with golden raisins, curry powder, and tamarind; set in an egg custard.
This would be a hot contender for South Africa's national dish! The recipe was selected for an international recipe book published in 1951 by the United Nations Organisation. Bobotie is a Cape-Malay creation, and they spice it up even more with cumin, coriander and cloves. A similar dish was known in Europe in the middle ages after the Crusaders had brought turmeric from the East. When our first Dutch settlers arrived, Holland was largely influenced by Italian cooks, and a favorite dish was…
This South African original is similar to meatloaf, but so much better. A slightly sweet curry flavors ground beef with a milk and egg custard on top. It's delicious!
Bobotie, from the Cape Recipe - Food.com
There are as many variations for bobotie as there are cooks. The only secret is to find you own favourite amount and mix of spices! Other than widely believed, bobotie did not come with the slaves from Indonesia, but was actually brought from Holland by founding father Jan van Riebeeck in 1652. Why then the spices, so typical of Indonesian and Sri Lankan cooking? Because through the Dutch East India Company which sailed round the Cape of Good Hope, the Netherlands had a lively spice trade…
Bobotie - My Easy Cooking
As I go through all your different posts each day, I realize that many of you try to stick to recipes within your culture and that made me think that I also have an obligation to show you some recipes that are authentic here in South Africa. Our food heritage have so many influences for […]
Taste of Africa - Recipes
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Animal Kingdom and Bobotie (South African Spiced Meat Casserole) - Tara's Multicultural Table
Today, I am posting a recap of Animal Kingdom and a recipe for Bobotie (South African Spiced Meat Casserole). Here are previous posts from our Orlando trip: Epcot, Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom, Universal Orlando Part 1, and Legoland Florida. We started the day with breakfast at the Tusker House. Our reservation time was set for...Read More