Potjiekos - In South Africa, potjiekos literally translated "small pot food", is a stew prepared outdoors. It is traditionally cooked in a round, cast iron, three-legged pot, the potjie. The recipe includes meat, vegetables, starches like rice or potatoes, all slow-cooked with Dutch-Malay spices, the distinctive spicing of South Africa's early culinary melting pot. Other common ingredients include fruits and flour-based products like pasta. Potjiekos originated with the Voortrekkers.
Namibian Potjiekos Recipe: A potjie is fantastic for any safari you go on, it is a very social occasion with everyone helping out with the preparation of the meat and vegetables and then sitting around the fire as it bubbles away. This is a great recipe for when you are in Namibia, or just chilling out on the back porch at home.
One of winter's most loved dishes, lamb shanks fill the house with their delicious aroma as they bubble away to their falling-off-the-bone best. Here's a collection of our favourite shank recipes, from the simplest to the spice-infused, that are all sure to warm you up and chase any winter blues away.