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Cape Malay Kebabs   HT  MC  BBQ  South Africa  30mins plus marinating


South African Name:    Sosaties 



Serves 4     Hot  Meat  Beef  Pork  Main Course  Barbecue  S. African  Dairy Free  Eggless




1 tbsp Oil

2 Onions

300ml/10fl.oz.. Water

2 teasp Curry Powder

1 teasp Ground Turmeric

1 teasp Sugar

2 teasp Cornflour

4 tbsp Malt Vinegar

2 tbsp Apricot Jam

Salt and Pepper

5 Lemon Leaves, crushed

450g/1lb Lean Beef, cut into 5cm/2-inch cubes

450g/1lb Lean Pork, cut into 5cm/2-inch cubes




1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and sauté until soft and transparent.


2. Add the water curry powder, turmeric, cornflour, sugar, salt, vinegar and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.


3. Remove from heat, add the lemon leaves and allow to cool completely.


4. Place the meat in a shallow dish and pour the cooled sauce over the top. Cover with clingfilm and leave to marinate for at least 12 hours but up to 48 hours, turning it a few times during the marinating period.


5. When ready to cook, thread the meat onto skewers (reserving the marinade) and cook over hot coals or under a hot grill for 15-20 minutes turning from time to time, until browned on all sides and cooked through.


6. Meanwhile, transfer the remaining marinade to a saucepan and cook, stirring, for a few minutes until heated through.  Serve the sauce with the kebabs.




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Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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