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Blacvk mussels
Feature Stories, Ingredients, Shellfish


Introduction For most Namibians, access to fresh mussels and other seafood is extremely limited and highly dependent on the ability to self-harvest. Fresh seafood is also very expensive compared to other proteins available in retail stores. Namibia’s lucrative seafood industry exports most local seafood but recreational harvesting is allowed for […]

Smashed sweet potatoes
Recipes, Vegetables

Smashed sweet potatoes

This smashed sweet potatoes recipe add a delicious twist to what is already a supreme ingredient. Garlic butter and a handful of parmesan cheese take the humble sweet potato to new heights. Delicious food does not come easier. Boil some sweet potatoes then lightly flatten them with a fork. Pour […]

Melktert ice cream
Dairy, Recipes

Melktert ice cream

This melktert ice cream is an unorthodox way to present the flavours of this iconic dish. Melktert ice cream combines the warm notes of spices with the coldness of the ice cream for something familiar yet unique. Melktert is the Afrikaans word for “milk tart” and consists of a sweet […]

Fresh Namibian Oysters
Recipes, Shellfish

Oysters with mango salsa

Frozen oysters should not be overlooked. This recipe that combines oysters with mango is proof of how good they can be. The oysters are only lightly cooked, which improves their texture. The mango adds sweetness and freshness whilst the onions add a little crunch. The chilli adds heat. The addition […]

Recipes, Shellfish

Deep-fried oyster sandwich

The New Orleans po’boy is a classic deep-fried oyster sandwich. It is most likely a variation of the famous “oyster loaves”. These deep-fried oysters on French loaves were popular in the city way back during the late 1800s already. The exact origin of the name po’boy is uncertain but one […]