Oxtail actually comes from the tail of beef cattle. At one time, oxtails actually did come from oxen, and eating them is just a part of nose-to-tail eating so common among Eastern European cooks. Today, oxtails are considered gourmet fare. The same is true of pork belly, once relegated to the sausage grinder.
There is a reason why we enjoy spicy food in winter – it keeps us warm! But according to various Dr Googles, adding some spice to your diet has more benefits: it can be anti-inflammatory and good for your heart, it suppresses your appetite (whoop! whoop!) and it boosts your metabolism (double bonus!).
When the weather’s warm and the sun is shining, a lighter Sunday lunch is in order. Get a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids from this divine salmon dish. While it might sound ideal to cook the fat out of a fish, remember that the omega 3 fatty acids found in high concentrations in salmon are extremely healthy, and contribute to salmon’s great texture and flavour.
Cheese and bacon make the heart beat faster, no doubt! Not necessarily in a healthy way, but hey, everyone deserves a cheat day every now and again, right?
One of the reasons I am so fond of this curry is because it reminds me of a beef dish my late father used to make. It was made with blade beef, which was prepared the night before, lightly salted but generously seasoned with freshly ground black pepper and slow cooked, not a single minute rushed. Such care was always taken when he cooked beef, to ensure that the meat was tender and would literally just fall off the bone. But no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to recreate it the way he did! However, I drew on his adoration and love of beef with this recipe instead and my heritage as a meat-loving South African!
Keen to try your hand at a warm wholesome dish made with love in the comfort of your own home? Why not try this delightful The Table Bay hotel-inspired recipe that you can easily prepare with family or friends. Make your grocery list, get out your cooking pots and casserole dish, heat up the stove and get ready to take your cooking skills to the next level in just nine easy steps, by making a lamb shank, with barley risotto and butternut.