In VIA’s Jy het ‘n Wenresep! program, three chefs inspire Huisgenoot’s Carmen Niehaus with their mouthwatering home cooked meals. The three qualified chefs cook up a storm in the Jy het ‘n Wenresep! kitchen as they compete against each other for the Wenresep crown. The twist in the tale is that they have to prepare typical home cooked meals and not restaurant style food. There was no shortage of tips and tricks during this episode; Jeanne Pierre Smith from Paarl showed how to make gnocchi with ease. The sautéed vegetables that accompanied the dish made it the winning recipe of the day. Pieter de Jager from Stellenbosch impressed with a formidable trout with a pistachio crust and Izanne Rautenbach prepared a decadent salted caramel cheesecake.
Gnocchi with sautéed vegetables and goat’s milk cheese
Preparation: 20 min
1 hour (potatoes)
10 min (gnocchi)
7 min (vegetables)
PAIRING: Carmien’s Relax Rooibos & Camomile tea with rosehip and hibiscus compliments the earthy aroma of the gnocchi.
This tea has a calming effect and you can drink it before bedtime.
Karens veggie chilli con carne with a twist
On 15 Februarys episode of Jy het n Wenresep! on VIA (DStv channel 147) root vegetables are making headlines. Karen Clarke from Malmesbury impressed Huisgenoot’s Carmen Niehaus with her vegetarian variation on Chilli con Carne recipe which immediately grabbed Carmen Niehaus’s attention. Perfectly balanced, this meal is incredibly easy to throw together and definitely deserved the winning vote. While Johan Zietsman from Strand showed how he prepares food on a large scale when they are on a yacht. Liezel van der Merwe from Stellenbosch turned her mother’s breakfast recipe into a banting friendly one. Karen’s vegetarian dish blew Carmen away and won her recipe a spot in Huisgenoot. Now you can try out her recipe too!
CHILLI CON BAKED SWEET POTATO OR POTATO
Karen dished her beans mixture in a potato bake but in the test kitchen we dished it as a sweet potato bake.
Serves 4 people
Preparation: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 – 40 min
Carmien Tea’s Soothe contains green rooibos, real fennel and anise. The aniseed is delicious with the sweet potato and the fennel compliments the tomato and beans. The tea contains antioxidants, helps with digestion and is antiseptic. It’s a fresh tea which goes hand-in-hand with food.
Amy’s Middle Eastern meatballs
On 8 February’s episode of Jy het ’n Wenresep on VIA (DStv channel 147) Liezl Gouws tried to impress Huisgenoot’s Carmen Niehaus with her hamburger recipe while Anica used her creativity to make a spinach dish from leftovers. Amy’s meatballs with a Middle Eastern twist blew Carmen away and won her recipe a spot in Huisgenoot. Now you can try out her recipe too!
MEATBALLS WITH ONION HUMMUS AND WHOLEWHEAT FLAT BREADS
Enough for 4 – 6 people
Preparation: 30 min
Cooking: 30 min
Susina’s pan-fried trout with green veggies
On 25 January’s episode of Jy het ‘n Wenresep on VIA (DStv channel 147) Maritza made quick vetkoeks with chicken tzatziki, Susina made trout with green veggies and Dave made fruit tarts. Susina’s effort earned her recipe five stars and a place in Huisgenoot. Now you can make this delicious and healthy dish at home.
PANFRIED TROUT WITH GREEN VEGGIES AND LEMONY SALAD DRESSING
Enough for 4 people
Preparation: 15 min
Cooking: 5—7 min (fish) 10 min (blanching)
On 18 January’s episode of Jy het ‘n Wenresep on VIA (DStv channel 147) Carla put a twist on a bobotie recipe while Jané make a creamy spinach-and-blue-cheese soup and Roza made a cabbage dish. Jané’s efforts earned her recipe the coveted Wenresep title. And now you can make it too!
On 11 January’s episode of Jy het ’n Wenresep! Jacques turned a shephard’s pie into a banting dish. Andrea uses ordinary ingredients to make her basil chicken dish while Kirra makes a versatile bulgar risotto. Kirra’s efforts earned her dish the coveted Wenresep title.
Serves: 4 people
Preparation: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time 15 min
Freekeh is a low carb, high fibre ancient young green wheat that is very popular nowadays. It is very easy to prepare, same as rice.
The dressing for this salad is the same as the dipping sauce for the spring rolls and is easy to double-up on.
Preparation time 10 min
Cooking time 10 min