June 16, 2010 in Uncategorized
With all the soccer going on and the food of the different countries being featured everywhere, even non-soccer types like us have found the games fun and the food fabulous!
So when I was faced with beef mince for supper the other night (never my favourite meat, people) I got all inspired by the exotic flavourings going around. Here’s my multi-cultural (Moroccan? Greek? Egyptian?) offering to the pot…….
450 grs steak mince
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tsps dried mixed herbs (fresh would probably be better)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp ground ginger
1 jumbo egg
- Mix together all the ingredients, blending very well
- Form the mince into meatballs around skewers
- Grill until nicely browned
Serve with grilled strips of aubergine, cous cous and peas.
- For the aubergine, wash and cut a fresh large aubergine into strips, salt, and set aside for a few minutes. Rinse, dry and lay on the grill pan, brush well with olive oil, and grill along with the meatballs.
- For the cous cous, heat a little olive oil with a spoonful of butter in a pot, add a cup of dry cous cous, and fry for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, add a cup of hot chicken stock, and allow to stand for 3 minutes. Turn the heat back on to low, and fluff the cous cous to loosen the grains, steam gently for a minute or two.
Hope you are all having a wonderful public holiday. I have been looking after my little grandson JJ since last night, and am watching The Little Mermaid at the moment :) My son and daughter-in-law are expecting another little baby in February, so my joys are being multiplied. JJ is getting a brother or sister!
Looking forward to a braai later, thinking of lovely ideas for a marinade for steak.
Enjoy the soccer tonight, hope Bafana Bafana do well, and have a wonderful evening, everyone!