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Culinary Bobotie

Discussion in 'The Burrow' started by Darth_Revan, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Darth_Revan

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    Bobotie (Buh-BOO-tee) is a really delicious, mild-to-medium spice dish originating in South Africa. Basically, it's curried beef and banana. It's a baked curry, although part of the preparation needs to be done on the stove. It pairs nicely with long grain Basmati rice.

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    You can do it in individual dishes like pictured if you like, or in a large baking dish or a Dutch oven, it's up to you. In any case, the visual is roughly the same.

    Recipe:

    Prep time - 35 minutes
    Cook time - 40 minutes

    Ingredients (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE IN US CUSTOMARY):
     1 lb. ground beef
     2 large onions, chopped
     2 large bananas, sliced
     2 slices of white bread
     1 cup of 2% milk
     1 large egg
     4 Bay leaves
     ½ cup golden raisins
     2 tbsp mango chutney
     2 tbsp curry powder
     1 tbsp Lea & Perrin’s Worcestershire Sauce
     2 tbsp sugar
     1 tbsp red wine vinegar
     Dash each of salt and pepper

    Method:
    1. Preheat the oven to 400° F / 205° C / Gas Mark 6.
    2. Soak the bread slices in half of the milk (½ cup) in a cereal bowl.
    3. Brown the ground beef and drain off the fat. Remove from the pan and keep in a large mixing bowl for later.
    4. Sauté the onions in a bit of olive oil. Cook until fully translucent, but not browned.
    5. Add the onions to the bowl with the beef. Then add the bread, raisins, chutney, bay leaves and banana. Mix well, but carefully.
    6. In a small measuring cup, combine the curry powder, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and vinegar. Add to the large bowl and stir in.
    7. Sprinkle in a dash of salt and pepper. Stir again.
    8. Spoon into a large Pyrex baking dish. The Bobotie should be about 3 inches deep.
    9. Beat the egg into the remaining ½ cup of milk. Pour over the top of the baking dish.
    10. Bake in the oven for approximately 40 minutes.

    Edit: Serve with rice, feeds between 4 and 6 people, depending on portion size.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
  2. Oment

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    It's late, and I'm stupid, but this serves how many?
     
  3. Darth_Revan

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    Sorry. Added.
     
  4. KHAAAAAAAN!!

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    As good as that looks... is it sweet? I despise sweet curries, and just eyeballing the amount of sugar, mango chutney, raisins, and banana here has me preemptively gagging.
     
  5. Darth_Revan

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    @KHAAAAAAAN!! : It's a little bit sweet because of the fruit, and also a bit sharp, with the Worcestershire and curry.

    You can easily modify the recipe to your liking by reducing the added sugar and increasing the curry to get a hotter flavor profile.