All the meat you can eat in 6 lip-smacking recipes

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With her new cookbook, food scientist and top cookery author Annelien Pienaar provides the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about meat – from cuts to cooking methods. Here are some of her lip-smacking recipes

Curry and coconut pork kebabs

If you prefer a meat dish with a bite, these Tabasco-flavoured kebabs are just the thing for you.

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Curry and coconut pork kebabs


Whole lamb shanks with red-wine pan sauce

This dish is a labour of love and requires time and patience, but your guests will talk about their amazing meal for years to come. Use a good red wine with fruity notes to avoid a bitter aftertaste. Cranberry juice is a wonderful alternative to red wine.

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Whole lamb shanks with red-wine pan sauce


Stuffed free-range chicken

Once a month we enjoy a stuffed chicken for Sunday lunch, served with a tasty sauce. At the end of the meal, nothing remains but the bones.

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Stuffed free-range chicken


Pulled lamb (Denningvleis)

We grew up in a community of different nationalities. Accompanying my mother on her rounds to deliver goods, I was introduced to pulled meat, or denningvleis, made by a Dutch family. They also marinated their meat, usually from an older animal, for two days in real buttermilk (not the soured product we buy in the shops).

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Pulled lamb (denningvleis)

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There are many ways to enjoy this spicy meat: with a Waldorf salad on an open sandwich, with couscous or with mealie rice.


Short ribs in honey marinade

This is the food I prepare for the kids when we go picnicking at the river.

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Short ribs in honey marinade


Hamburger patties

With this recipe you can make hamburger patties of different flavours. Try different taste combinations. I’m partial to peri-peri (very peri is my favourite!) and like using the red curry paste to taste.

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Hamburger patties

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This recipe can be multiplied easily – the patties can be frozen and stored in an airtight container for up to six months.

 

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