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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 […]

Feature Stories, General


Introduction Some of the world’s classic dishes are named after the pot or pan they are cooked in. Such dishes include Paella, Tagine, Sač, Cataplana, Pancake and Nabemono. The latter originated in Japan and refers to ‘all things cooked in a nabe’ (pot). One famous version hereof is chanko nabe […]

Offal, Recipes

Sautéed oryx liver

Sautéed oryx liver is a classic hunter’s lunch. Liver is considered a special delicacy just about everywhere in Namibia. Whether it is grilled over glowing embers or fried in a pan, liver should not be over-cooked or else it will be struggle to eat. This very simple recipe is ideal […]

Crayfish from Namibia
Recipes, Shellfish

Crayfish Bisque

Who does not like crayfish bisque? Namibian Crayfish or West Coast rock lobsters (Jasus lalandii) is indigenous to Namibia and the West coast of southern Africa. It is a highly sought after ingredient. Most of the national catch is exported, therefore it is a difficult ingredient to source. Recreational harvesting […]

Meat, Recipes

Lamb shank pie

Lamb shank pie is real farmers food. It is the Namibian equivalent of shepherd’s pie. The southern regions of Namibia produce world class lamb and mutton and it is common practise for many Namibians to buy their lamb and mutton directly from farmers. Lamb shanks are delicious when cooked until […]

Grains, nuts and Cereals, Ingredients, Recipes

Eefukwa or Bambara Groundnuts with Tomato Sauce and Creamy Polenta

Eefukwa or Bambara Groundnuts (Vigna subterraneacan) is an indigenous African legume that originated in parts of West Africa. Local communal farmers cultivate Eefukwa, as the Bambara groundnut is called locally, in Northern Namibia. It is a complete food that contains fat, protein and carbohydrate and is intercropped with cereal crops. […]