5 STAR COUNTRY HOUSE VILLA AND GOURMET GETAWAY

Smoked Trout Fishcakes with Pea and Watercress Salad

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These delicious smoked trout fishcakes use locally sourced, sustainable smoked trout from Dullstrom and are delicious for a light lunch or dinner throughout the year! This is one of our signature dishes here at umSisi House and often appears on our menu. It is one of those crowd pleasers that never lets you down! FOR […]

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Ultimate Steak Sandwich

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We’ve been trying to perfect the ultimate steak sandwich for years! But we have to give credit where credit is due and the recipe below is quite simply outstanding! It was created by Gordon Ramsey, but this should not put you off! Make the spicy tomato relish the day before as it takes longer to […]

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Seared Turmeric Chicken with Hummus, Peppers and Greens

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Eventhough we have been living in South Africa for over twenty years, we have never forgotten Jamie Oliver and follow him from afar! We particularly enjoy this recipe for seared turmeric chicken as it is packed with vitamins, super healthy, pretty speedy to prep and perfect for two. Jamie suggests a cooking time of 30 […]

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Creamy Hummus

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Lightly flavoured with tahini, this classic hummus recipe is creamy-smooth. For a more full-bodied flavour in your hummus, increase the tahini by up to 2 cups. Stir the tahini well before measuring – it separates when it sits. 3 cups cooked chickpeas in brine ⅓ cup lemon juice 1 clove garlic ½ cup tahini METHOD: […]

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Spicy Dahl with Rice and Flatbreads

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There are many spicy dahl recipes out there and knowing which one to pick can be overwhelming. So we have done the work for you! After 20 years of cooking different spicy dahls from all regions of India, we have settled on this super quick recipe that in our opinion is unbeatable. Made with pantry […]

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Lockdown Lessons in Free-Range Eggs

Free-Range Chickens

For many years now, we have dreamt of having our own free-range eggs to serve guests for breakfast at umSisi House. But the obstacles seemed overwhelming when looking at the pros and cons of safeguarding laying hens in the African bush. When we bought umSisi House back in 2009, we inherited a 200 square-metre chicken […]

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Fasolia (Middle-Eastern Spiced Kidney Beans)

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As our lastest blog on Lockdown Lessons in Free-Range Eggs reveals, we are planning an umSisi House favourite breakfast recipe of spiced kidney beans to celebrate the first free-range eggs laid at umSisi House. This is a quick and simple recipe that is bursting with flavour and crying out for a perfectly poached egg. It […]

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Shredded Roast Chicken Curry

Shredded Roast Chicken Curry with garlic naan and cucumber raita

This Pichi Potta shredded roast chicken curry recipe is a wonderful and tasty use for left-over roast chicken. Perfect for a midweek curry night. And ready in 30 minutes! This is one of our favourite dishes and best served with home-made garlic naan and a cucumber raita. 500g left-over shredded roast chicken (either fresh or […]

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Lessons from the Wilderness on Food Management at Home

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Become a zero food waste hero and master of food management at home by practicing these tips that we have learnt from running mobile gourmet safaris throughout southern Africa and hosting our guests at our private country house villa. The journey to opening the doors of umSisi House near Kruger National Park, a decade ago […]

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