Cape Malay cooking queen Fatima Sydow is back with another cookbook filled with deliciousness and flavour. It is home cooking that’s good for the soul.
The humble chicken gets a standing ovation in this delectable dish of sweet and tangy flavours, crispy chicken skin and juicy tender meat.
TIP Serve with rice and a fresh, green
If you want a rich and decadent prawn dish, look no further. The creamy, tangy and mildly spicy sauce is filled with the flavours of the ocean.
TIP Serve the chaat on special
occasions or as a starter when you have guests over for dinner.
SLOW-COOKED BEEF BRISKET
Beef brisket is an inexpensive boneless cut of meat that’s full of flavour and often cured or smoked.
TIP If you don’t have an ovenproof pot
with a lid, transfer the meat and onion mixture to a deep oven pan, pour over
the water and cover tightly with foil.
Its rich, dark, orange-red colour entices you and the aromas fill the entire house. One by one the family appear with plates in hand. Let’s eat!
TIP The sweet and sour notes of this
dish can be adjusted to your taste.
CHICKEN WING CURRY
When my mom made chicken curry, I would book the wings and make sure I told everyone in the house to not dish them for themselves, because they had my name on them.
TIP Adding salt to the onions while
frying helps to remove the moisture from the onions so they fry faster.
The fundamental rules about food are to use what’s available where you are, what you can afford and what you prefer. Once you know this, you are free to create any dish you like.
TIP For a more complete meal, add 3
cubed potatoes that have been deep-fried until soft and golden brown. Stir them
through the rice before garnishing with the coriander and chives.
THIS IS AN EDITED EXTRACT FROM FATIMA SYDOW COOKS BY FATIMA SYDOW. PUBLISHED BY HUMAN & ROUSSEAU. PHOTOGRAPHY: HENK HATTINGH. RETAIL PRICE: R360
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