After a detoxing period, read my blog on Sport Fasting, I normally get inspired to make make new recipes. This Bobotie is originally from South Africa, where I ate it a couple of times. The origin of the Bobotie comes from the Dutch who brought the spices from Indonesia to South Africa. Now you can buy ready meals of Bobotie in the supermarket, but when you know me, I try to make it myself. I added green beans; to increase the vegetable and reduce the meat proportion. You can make yellow rice as a side dish, which I left out, to reduce my carbs in the evening. I was positively surprised by the well balanced flavor of this dinner dish which brought me back to South Africa; are you enjoying with me!?
What do you need for Bobotie for four ?
- 1,5 hour of your time (of which ±35 min oven time)
- Frying pan
- Steel pan
- Ovenproof dish (±30 x 20 x 6 cm)
- Beef minced (lean): 500 gr
- Green beans: 500 gr
- Eggs: 3 biological preferably
- Milk: 250 ml
- White union: 2, chopped
- Garlic: 3 cloves, chopped fine
- Bread: 2 slices, remove crust and cut in small cubes
- Apple: 1, chopped
- Lemon: juice of half of a lemon
- Olive oil: 3 tablespoons
- Mango chutney: 1 tablespoon
- Dried apricots: 8 pieces, cut in small slices
- Curry: 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric: 1 teaspoon
- Cumin: 1 teaspoon
- Paprika powder: 1 teaspoon
- Ground ginger: 1 teaspoon
- Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
- Bay leaves: 3 pieces
- Almond flakes: 2 tablespoons
- Salt & Pepper
How to make it?
Start by heating up the oven at 180°. Pour 100 ml of milk over the bread cubes and set aside to soak. Clean the green beans and cook them for about 10 min, till they are semi-cooked, they will cook further in the frying pan and oven. Meanwhile, fry the onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil, stirring regularly for ±7 mins until they are soft and starting to color. Then add the all the herbs and spices, except the bay leaves, and fry them to release the flavor. Than add the beef and stir well, crushing the mince into fine grains until it changes color.
Pour off the green beans and add them in the frying pan with the meat. Squeeze the milk from the bread, then crumble into the meat mixture until well blended. Then stir the mango chutney, lemon juice, apple, apricots, almond flakes and salt and pepper, through the mixture. Stir a bit longer and then turn off the heat.
Tip: Cook some yellow rice; rice with turmeric and some raisins as a side dish.
Grease the oven dish and press the mixture down well and till smooth on top. Now whisk the 3 eggs and remainder of the milk (150ml) in a bowl and pour over the meat substance. At least put the 3 bay leaves on top of the dish and put the it in the oven and leave it there for ±35 minutes; till the egg top is getting hard.
Tip: Serve with some additional mango chutney on the side.
Geniet jou ete!!