Mozzarella-Stuffed Chilli Poppers with Mayo Salsa

Everyone has their personal favourite chilli popper, right? There’s battered, crumbed or baked in crunchy tortilla, they can be  filled with mozzarella, cream cheese or a combo of the two. And some have bacon! Either inside or wrapped around. The possibilities are endless, and that’s before we even get to the different dipping options. But…

Seared Tuna with Chilli & Ginger

Seared tuna is a really quick and easy dish to make. The sesame seeds give a lovely flavour and crunch (not to mention the visual appeal) and it’s great as a main served with rice or as a fancy starter, with a few squares per individual side plate. Just make sure you have fresh, sashimi quality tuna, as…

Ostrich Steak with Peri Peri Sauce

Director Billy Wilder was right: Some Like It Hot. I love chilli, spices, curry – anything that has a heat to it, the hotter the better. I have a bottle of chilli sauce (Bushman’s ‘Hot az Hell’) in my kitchen cupboard at all times, just in case. But not wasabi or peppermints – those are just…

Honey Chilli Chicken

  My mother used to make a lot of Asian food when we were growing up. Apparently there were next-to-no Asian restaurants in Cape Town (and I’m guessing South Africa) in the 80’s, so Asian ingredients and supplies were hard to come by. But after we returned from a year living in Hawaii, she was…

Grilled Baby Marrow, Ricotta and Chilli Salad

It took me a looong time to get into salads. And by ‘get into’ I mean ‘eat at all’. I think I ate salad voluntarily for the first time in my mid-twenties. Now I’m a lot more grown up, obviously, but my fear of The Lettuce Leaf still lurks just beneath the surface. And raw…