Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Live fire cooking from Namibia



Nothing tastes much better than food cooked over live fire, and in Namibia, probably every meal (not just special occasions) would be cooked that way if possible. At Ultimate Safaris' new 'Under Canvas' camps, guests have the chance to savor a three course meal prepared solely over an open fire.

Here's an example of one of the delectable 'Under Canvas' meals - starry skies and Tafel beer not included (but make your own fun!).

Starter

Gem squash barrels

  1. Take gem squash and chop them in half, removing all pips
  2. Add a splash of Worchester sauce and then fill the gem squash with creamed sweet corn
  3. Top this with some grated cheese and a pinch of cumin
  4. Wrap in foil and place directly on coals, and cook until the sides are soft

Main

Beef Fillet, with vegetable pouch

  1. Marinade whole beef fillet in plain yoghurt, with salt, pepper, lemon juice and onions. Leave to marinade for 3 hours.
  2. Prepare vegetables, chop up seasonal vegetables including potatoes, onions, peppers, baby marrows and butternut.
  3. Take vegetables and wrap in foil, adding crushed garlic, butt, salt and pepper. Cook on coals until vegetables are soft.
  4. Grill off fillet just before serving dinner, grill fillet over medium heat until preferred temperature. Let rest, then slice and serve with vegetables.

Desert

Apple crumble

  1. Crush 3 packets of tennis biscuits until fine, then mix in melted butter.
  2. Use 2/3 of buttery crumbs to line the bottom and side walls of cast iron pot.
  3. Then combine tinned unsweetened pie apples with condensed milk and cinnamon to taste
  4. Place mixture in to pot and cover with remainder of buttery crumbs
  5. Place on coals until warm and serve with custard

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