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A stew of Dinner Divas, a Divo and a competition on RSG

Posted on October 31, 2012 by in Dinner Divas, lamb

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A stew , according to Wikipedia, is ” a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served  in the resultant gravy.”

To be in a stew is to be bothered or upset about something or someone, says The Free Dictionary. You can also get yourself in a stew to worry about something and heaven forbid that you would be left alone to stew in your own juices!  Luckily the stew I’m referring to is Waterblommetjie bredie or stew and is as South African as Madiba and Tant Koek se Hoenderhaan. Waterblommetjie bredie is  Afrikaans for “Small water flower stew”. It is made with meat such as lamb and the Waterblommetjies or better known as the Cape pondweed and is truly a South African heritage dish!


Stew

Barry Gerber, or better know to us as Potjie, from What’s Cooking, cooked this delicious stew in his  elimination round in Dinner Divas against the feisty Anel Potgieter from Lifeisazoobiscuit. In this episode Barry also made Pumpkin cakes and Corn bread.

Dinner Divas is a series of 13 episodes where ” stunning, passionate, dedicated food bloggers cook and blog for a panel of expert foodies and online marketing maestros for the title of the Ultimate Dinner Diva 2012. The show airs on Saturday mornings at 8.30 on SABC 2.

This Thursday morning (1 November) on RSG, I will be chatting to Barry as well as Michelle Coleman of the production company Two Blondes and a Redhead Filming about Dinner Divas and Barry’s experience. Barry will also share his recipe for Waterblommetjie bredie with us!

Stew

Waterblommetjie Bredie with Apricots ( from I love Cooking)

  • 1 kg lamb shanks
  • 1.5 kg waterblommetjies
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 x 410 g can Rhodes Apricots, drained
  • Sasko Cake Flour, to dust meat
  • 4 to 5 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 1 lemon’s zest
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 to 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper

Dust the meat with the cake flour. Heat a little oil in a pressure cooker, and brown the meat in batches. Do not add too much meat at a once, otherwise it will start to stew. When all the meat is browned remove from pot and set aside.

Sauté the chopped onions for about 5 min then add the garlic.  When the onions are soft, add the meat and flavor with salt, pepper, coriander and Worchestire sauce.  Add the water to deglaze, then seal the pressure cooker, and cook for about 20 minutes.

Release the pressure valve and once the pressure is released, remove the lid and add half of the waterblommetjies, put the lid back on and seal by closing the pressure valve. Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes.

Once again, release the pressure, remove the lid, add the apricots, potatoes and the remaining waterblommetjies. Replace the lid, but do not close the pressure valve, we want to cook at a much lower heat from now on (The Waterblommetjie Bredie can also be transferred to a casserole dish at this stage).  Cook the stew until the potatoes and the last of the waterblommetjies are soft. About 5 minutes before serving, add the lemon zest to give the dish some life.

Serve with rice and my Pumpkin Cakes and Corn Bread.
Serves 4 – 6

This week you have a change to win with Nina’s Kitchen and I love Cooking.

For a whopping R500 cash and a brand new Kook en Geniet or Cook and Enjoy, simply write down the letters of the two bloggers that will fight it out in Episode 4 this coming Saturday! For example your answer will be “7 and 8”) Also add your email address so that we can get hold of you.

1. Barry Gerber

2. Sue Green

3. Thuli Gogela

4. Kristy Snell

5. Janice Tripepi

 

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26 Responses to “A stew of Dinner Divas, a Divo and a competition on RSG”

  1. Megan Perrow 31 October 2012 at 6:52 am #

    3 & 5

  2. Gerdie van Zyl 31 October 2012 at 8:01 am #

    3 and 5

  3. Maida 31 October 2012 at 8:35 am #

    3 and 5.

  4. Wilana van der Merwe 31 October 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    3 and 5

  5. Cathy Archer 1 November 2012 at 10:12 am #

    3 and 5

  6. Sonja Dreyer 1 November 2012 at 10:16 am #

    3&5

  7. Chantelle (JustMe) 1 November 2012 at 10:16 am #

    3 & 5 🙂 I cannot wait!!

  8. Tami 1 November 2012 at 10:27 am #

    3&5. Thuli and Janice 🙂

  9. Hildegardt 1 November 2012 at 10:35 am #

    3 & 5

  10. Nicola Meyer 1 November 2012 at 10:55 am #

    3 & 5

  11. Nina Du Plessis 1 November 2012 at 11:35 am #

    3 & 5 (:

  12. Marlene Beyers 1 November 2012 at 11:56 am #

    3&5

  13. Tiana 1 November 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    3&5

  14. Jennifer 1 November 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Delicious!

  15. NATASHA 1 November 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    3&5

  16. Hettie Prinsloo 1 November 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    3 and 5

  17. Hanlie 1 November 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    3 and 5

  18. Hannie Botha 1 November 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    3 and 5

  19. Gina 1 November 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    3 and 5

  20. Gene Brand 2 November 2012 at 9:00 am #

    3 & 5

  21. Bonney 2 November 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    3 and 5

  22. Marlene Vermeulen 3 and 5 3 November 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Love the recipes of Nina!!!

  23. Anne-Marie Ungerer 4 November 2012 at 6:32 am #

    3&5

  24. Elsa du Plessis 15 November 2012 at 9:48 am #

    3 and 5

  25. Arina Marais 15 November 2012 at 11:44 am #

    3 & 5

  26. Marinda claassens 17 November 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    3&5


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