Butternut and chicken soup
Under R85 • Serves 6 • Preparation: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes
• 30ml butter
• 1 small onion, finely chopped
• 30ml flour
• 1L chicken stock
• 1kg cubed butternut, steamed or boiled
• 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
• 250ml cream
• pinch of chilli flakes
• 30ml chopped parsley
1 Melt the butter in a saucepan and slowly sauté the onions until glossy. Stir in the flour and fry for another minute. Gradually beat in the stock to prevent lumps from forming. Stir in the butternut and simmer for about 10 minutes. Purée with a stick blender.
2 Stir in the chicken, cream, chilli flakes and parsley and simmer until heated through and the soup has reached the desired consistency. Finally, season with salt and pepper.
Tip Instead of just using butternut, you can use a mixture of sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots and butternut. I simply steam the pumpkin in the microwave to reduce the cooking time, but you can also cook it in the stock.
Pork neck and spicy rice
Under R110 • Serves 4 • Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes
• 10ml each oil and butter
• 300g boneless pork neck or ribeye steaks, cut into 1.5cm cubes
• 5ml ground cumin
• pinch each of cinnamon, cloves and chilli powder
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