Here, for your convenience and viewing pleasure, is an index of all the recipes available on CookSister! Some of the posts are quite long, but
to get to the recipe just scroll right to the bottom if you want to skip the story. I have arranged them according to course (starter, main, etc.) and broadly into fish, meat or vegetables, as well as separate categories for breakfasts, soups, baked goods and drinks – click on a picture below to go directly to the relevant section.
MAIN COURSE – MEAT Beef & Guinness stew Beef & Guinness individual pot pies Beef brisket and BBQ sauce (casserole) potjiekos Beef mince-filled courgettes/zucchini Blindevinken (beef olives) braised in Grimbergen beer Bobotie (South African spiced mince) Boeuf Bourguignon (beef Burgundy) Bunny chow (South African lamb curry in a bread bowl) Butternut and boerewors risotto Chickpea and chorizo stew Chilli con carne (easy) Chilli con carne with a cornbread topping Cottage pie Gammon (smoked pork) steaks baked, on cabbage apple and onions Gammon (smoked pork) steaks, pan fried with spicy caramelised pineapple slices Gem squash stuffed with savoury mince Glazed gammon with a whisky gravy Lamb Stroganoff Lamb breast on rosemary & wholegrain mustard flageolet beans Lamb breast slow-cooked with Moroccan spices on herbed cous cous Lamb crusted with lavender and herbs Lamb shank tagine (Moroccan) with ras el hanout and apricots Lamb sosaties (lamb kebabs) Lancashire hotpot Mutton (or lamb) rack glazed with marmalade and Drambuie Pork & cider hotpot with prunes Pork fillet (tenderloin) glazed with mustard and stuffed with apricots Pork chops with a creamy mustard caper sauce Pork chops with sherried mushrooms Pork chops with a tomato, chorizo and olive relish Pork fillet (tenderloin) stuffed with pear and sage on the barbecue Pork medallions in a creamy chanterelle sauce Pork pibil (Mexican) Rib-eye steak (bone in) cooked sous vide with a pepper sauce Sausage and bean casserole with herb dumplings Sausage and cannellini bean gratin with kale and Parmesan Sausage and fennel risotto (Austrian slow-roast shoulder of pork) Schweinsbraten Sirloin steak with creamy Tasmanian pepper sauce Slow-roast spicy leg of lamb Steak on a blue cheese, spinach & pecan risotto Oxtail stew, twice-cooked Venison pie with dried peaches ( wildsvleispastei) Venison steaks with a red wine, balsamic & shiitake mushroom sauce (traditional South African lamb stew) Waterblommetjie bredie MAIN COURSE – POULTRY Butter and honey-roast chicken Chicken a la King and again here Chicken Biryani Chicken breasts in a mushroom marsala sauce with roasted beets Chicken breasts with tomato and chickpeas on couscous Chicken, broccoli and mustard bake Chicken fajitas in a chipotle, lime & tequila marinade Chicken in a creamy mustard, preserved lemon and rosemary sauce Chicken jalfrezi curry Chicken with tomato, olives and capers Curried chicken salad Duck l’orange Duck breasts sous vide with a charred orange & Cointreau sauce Fennel, spice and cream chicken Feta-filled chicken breasts wrapped in bacon (Indonesian chicken & pineapple rice) Nasi ayam nanas Pheasant, pot roasted with pancetta, apples & a bread gravy Roast duck with pancetta and potatoes Sun-dried tomato, mozzarella and basil chicken breasts Thai green chicken curry (easy) MAIN COURSE – FISH Cod fillets with a pesto and almond crust Cod with a miso glaze a la Nobu Cod loin with a blackened Cajun spice crust and a creamy avocado dressing Fish pie Fish fillets baked with a mustard crust Gurnard, rolled and baked with a mustard cream sauce Gesmoorde snoek (snoek in a tomato onion sauce) Gilthead bream, baked whole with clementines & thyme butter Haddock and Parma ham parcels Kingklip fillet with a crispy herb crust Mackerel (whole) with an orange butter stuffing Mahi-mahi parcels with sweet chilli, ginger and spring onion Moules mariniere Mussels in a green Thai curry broth Pizza fish Portobello mushrooms stuffed with crab Salmon Caesar salad Salmon en croute Salmon fillets baked with beetroot and dill Salmon fillets, pan fried, with a blood orange and beetroot salsa Salmon tournedos with spiced lentils, fig jam and foie gras Salmon (whole) on the barbecue Seabass (whole) stuffed with fennel and olives Seafood paella Smoked haddock with flageolet beans in a creamy mustard sauce Smoked mackerel, beetroot and potato salad Snoek (whole) on the braai Spicy salmon fillets with a fresh herb salsa Spinach and feta cheese fish fillets Swordfish steaks with a honey-mustard marinade Tomato saffron fish stew with anchovy pesto Tilapia baked whole with flat-leaf parsley and garlic Tuna steaks with a red pepper and satsuma salsa Trout with almonds and samphire Yellowtail and aubergine “sandwiches” MAIN COURSE – VEGETARIAN Broccoli, cherry tomato & Brie tart Butternut squash, feta cheese and rosemary quiche Caprese bread and butter pudding Chanterelle quiche with a wholewheat and thyme crust Cheesy vegetable quesadillas Chickpea, spinach and zucchini curry Courgette and feta terrine with a roasted red pepper coulis Curly kale risotto Eggplant parmesan Mushroom, Mozzarella and chive omelettes Mushroom Stroganoff Paola’s pasta primavera Pea, feta cheese and basil frittata Ratatouille bake with feta cheese Roasted butternut and sage risotto Sage and Parmesan gnocchi in a browned butter and chilli sauce Scrambled egg, feta and olive pita pockets Scrambled eggs with sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan Slow-roast tomato and zucchini pasta Tabbouleh a la Cooksister Three cheese fondue with champagne Vegetable quesadillas Wild garlic risotto Yellow pepper tarte tatin BRAAI (BARBECUE) & SIDE DISHES Beef fillet stuffed with smoked oysters on the braai Braai sarmies Cecil’s lamb sosaties (lamb kebabs) Chakalaka (Southern African barbecue relish) Hasselback potatoes Pork fillet stuffed with pear and sage on the barbecue Pork loin stuffed with Prosciutto and Parmesan Potato & mushroom bake Roasted butternut stuffed with spinach and feta Roosterbrood/Roosterkoek (rolls on the barbecue) Smoked chicken on the BBQ with a curried stuffing Sticky BBQ chicken sundowners Tomato onion relish (“train smash”) and krummelpap Vegetable kebabs on the braai Vegetable potjiekos with a cheesy topping Venison loin wrapped in bacon on the barbecue Whole salmon on the barbecue Whole sea bass on the barbecue Whole snoek on the braai PASTA & RICE Artichoke, lemon and caper risotto Asparagus and smoked salmon pasta Bacon, chicken liver and sherry pasta sauce Beetroot risotto with goat’s cheese and pine nuts Blue cheese, spinach & pecan risotto Broad bean, bacon and mushroom pasta Chanterelle and toasted almond pasta sauce Chicken, pea and pesto pasta Chicken, roasted butternut and feta lasagna Chicken, sun-dried tomato and wholegrain mustard cream sauce Chorizo and broad (fava) bean pasta Cous cous – jewelled with pomegranate & almonds Crab, chilli & rocket pasta Creamy mushroom pesto sauce Fregola Sarda with a tomato, anchovy, olive and chilli sauce Kedgeree Luxury mac ‘n’ cheese pots Nduja, bell pepper & basil risotto Paola’s pasta primavera Papardelle with goat’s cheese, beetroot, rocket and pine nuts Pattypan squash pasta with capers, chilli and Parmesan Prawn & lemon pepper risotto Prawn, mange tout and sake pasta sauce Purple sprouting broccoli, anchovy and Pecorino pasta Ragu Bolognese Sage and Parmesan gnocchi in a browned butter and chilli sauce Salmon tagliatelle Slow-roast tomato and zucchini pasta Spaghetti squash, feta and chilli risotto Spaghetti with chorizo meatballs and a homemade tomato sauce Squid ink pasta with chorizo, basil and baby tomatoes STARTERS & CANAPéS Boerewors mini sausage rolls Boerewors, peppadew & haloumi skewers Broad bean, green bean & mozzarella salad Broad bean and feta crostini Celeriac soup shots with crispy bacon Cheese olives Cheese bites with chile or caraway Chicken liver and cognac pate Chickpea & paprika crostini Feta and chive stuffed peppadews Griddled halloumi cheese with caramelised fennel, shallots and flat-leaf parsley Hummus (homemade) with chakalaka spice Nectarines, roasted and wrapped in Prosciutto Peppadew cheese puffs Pesto palmiers Pissaladiere Red pepper roly-poly skewers Roasted aubergine dip Scrambled egg and caviar toast rounds Smoked salmon pate moulds Smoked salmon-wrapped mackerel pate parcels Smoked scallop and sea-trout pate Smoked snoek pate Sun-dried tomato pesto puff pastry twirls Three cheese terrine Tomato, basil and marinated feta skewers Tomato, olive and basil bruschetta Yellow pepper tarte tatin VEGETABLES Asparagus a la Flamande Boereboontjies (peppery green beans with potato) Broad beans with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil ( foul mudammas) Broad beans with Spanish ham ( habas con jamon) Brussels sprout gratin Brussels sprouts sauteed with shallots & garlic Brussels sprouts sauteed with caramelised garlic, lemon and chilli Brussels sprouts sautéed with ‘Nduja sausage and preserved lemons Brussels sprouts, shredded with pine nuts and pancetta Butternut squash bake Butternut and beetroot roasted with rosemary Cauliflower steaks Clapshot (traditional Scottish potato and yellow turnip mash) Corn, roasted with lime and chilli butter Carrots roasted with cumin and caraway Curly kale with wholegrain mustard Curly kale sauteed with garlic and Parmesan Gem squash with a cheesy, spicy creamed sweetcorn filling (stewed sweet potatoes) Gestoofde soetpatats Green tomato & apple chutney Green tomato salsa verde Hasselback potatoes Mediterranean vegetable and cheese terrine Jerusalem artichoke & potato gratin Pak choi with peppadews Potato & mushroom bake Radishes, glazed, on garlicky radish greens Ratatouille bake with feta cheese Roasted butternut squash stuffed with spinach and feta Roasted corn with lime & chilli butter Roasted green beans with red onion and almonds Rozenhof creamy gem squash Rumbledthumps (traditional Scottish mashed potato and cabbage) Runner bean and feta cheese gratin Samphire Sauteed Brussels sprouts with shallots & garlic Savoy cabbage, courgette and runner bean stir-fry Sherried mushrooms Slow-roasted tomatoes in olive oil Spaghetti squash roasted with thyme and sage Spring greens with blue cheese Stuffed black mushrooms Turnips and radishes (baby), braised Vegetable potjiekos with a cheesy topping Wrinkled potatotes with green salsa ( papas arugadas con mojo verde) Yellow pepper tarte tatin SALAD Blackberry & Prosciutto salad Brocolli and toasted seed salad Broad bean, green bean & mozzarella salad Butternut, feta and pinenut salad Carpaccio of zucchini Carrot & coriander salad Celeriac remoulade Char-grilled asparagus, zucchini, tomato and halloumi salad Chickpea salad with tomatoes, basil and feta Cilantro, cucumber and tomato salad Confetti rice salad Cured ham and roast fig salad Farro and roasted vegetable salad Fennel and blood orange salad with toasted pistachios Grilled goat’s cheese and pear salad with cranberries and pine nuts Grilled salmon Caesar salad Lentil, radish and flat-leaf parsley salad Marinated mushrooms Nasturtium leaf salad Nectarine and coriander leaf salsa Pattypan squash with a cheesy bacon stuffing Pomegranate, fennel, pear and rocket salad Potato salad with apple and thyme Potato salad with chive flowers Roasted potato salad Salade folle (salad with foie gras) Salade Nicoise a la Cooksister Seven-layer salad Smoked mackerel, beetroot and potato salad Spinach, chorizo, baby potato & sous vide poached egg salad Spinach, sun-dried tomato, feta and toasted seed salad Vegetable kebabs Watermelon, feta, olive & basil salad Zucchini blossoms, stuffed and fried SOUP Borscht (beetroot soup) Butternut squash soup Cauliflower (roasted) soup with garam masala Carrot and cumin soup Celeriac soup shots with crispy bacon Chicken noodle soup Cream of asparagus soup Cream of celery soup Cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup Cream of mushroom soup Cullen skink (Scottish smoked haddock and potato soup) French onion soup with Comté cheese toasts Leek & potato soup Moroccan Harira New England clam chowder Red lentil soup with harissa spice croutons Red lentil & roasted red pepper soup Roasted carrot and coriander soup Roasted pumpkin soup with coconut milk and Thai spices Roasted root vegetable soup Runner bean soup Smoked haddock and leek chowder Smoked salmon and dill chowder Split pea soup, Dutch ( erwentensoep or snert) Sweetcorn, chicken & chipotle soup Tomato & marmalade soup Warm avocado soup with biltong BREAKFAST & BRUNCH Asparagus, anchovy, lemon & caper quiche Bacon, mushroom, zucchini and peppadew frittata Bacon, spinach & feta quiche Biltong, blue cheese and peppadew quiche Broad bean, cheese and ham tart Butternut squash, feta cheese and rosemary quiche Featherbed eggs Kedgeree Mirabelle and ginger jam Roast gammon and caramelised shallot quiche Pea, feta cheese and basil frittata Poached eggs, spinach, mushroom & Boursin toasts Pepper and mushroom frittata Scrambled egg, feta and olive pita pockets Scrambled eggs with sun-dried tomato and Parmesan Smoked salmon eggs Benedict Smoked salmon-wrapped mackerel pate parcels DESSERT Apple and blackberry crisp Apple and sage tarte tatin Apple caramel self-saucing pudding Apricot clafoutis Apricot & pistachio galette Asynpoeding (vinegar pudding) Baked Alaska with Cointreau and marmalade Baked “volcanic” apples Bar-One hot chocolate sauce Best hot chocolate sauce in the world Blueberry Eton mess Caramelised nectarines and cherries Cherry clafoutis Cherry dumplings ( knedle wisniowe) Cherry millefeuille Cherry Pavlova “shots” Chocolate, blackberry and almond torte Chocolate cherry puddings (self-saucing) Chocolate chestnut fondant Chocolate orange gelato Chocolate orange trifle in a glass Christmas pudding semi freddo with cinnamon crumbs and a brandy sauce Clementine & rum individual upside-down cakes Cranberry and pear upside down cake Cranberry ginger caramel pudding (self-saucing) (Cape brandy pudding with dates) Dadelpoeding Dark chocolate and orange pots Dark chocolate mousse Deep-fried Mars Bar Don Pedro Elderberry & nectarine crisp Eton mess Figs, honey roasted with Greek yoghurt Fig (poached in rose syrup) and pomegranate pavlova Figs (roasted with balsamic vinegar) with pine nuts Flourless chocolate cake Ginger pannacotta with a lime syrup Individual berry meringue pots Individual dried apricot upside-down cakes Individual chocolate fondant puddings Individual strawberry crisps Gingery baked nectarines Kaiserschmarr’n (shredded Austrian pancakes) Lemon and Limoncello granita Lemon brulée, easy Marmalade bread & butter pudding Mini pistachio tarts Mirabelle plum and cardamom fool Mirabelle plum and Cognac clafoutis Nectarine & ginger tarte tatin Nectarines, grilled with a saffron & lavender syrup Nectarine & plum galette Passion fruit mini-pavlovas Peach, almond and ginger cobbler Peach and cardamom clafoutis Pears roasted in spiced red wine Peppermint Crisp fridge tart Plums, roasted and glazed Pomegranate pavlova “shots” Raspberry meringue pots Rhubarb, cranberry and ginger fool Rhubarb crumble Rhubarb & ginger clafoutis Roasted strawberries Rooibos tea, dried fruit and muesli “pie” Ruby grapefruit & Campari granita (sweet cinnamon dumplings) Souskluitjies Spiced pear, apple & pistachio crisp Spiced pear, blackberry and pistachio crisp Spiced poached pears Spicy plum crumble Strawberry and rhubarb upside down cake Strawberry carpaccio with balsamic drizzle and toasted pistachios Summer fruit terrine Summer pudding Tiramisu White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake BAKING Banana choc-chip muffins Banana walnut muffins, low-fat Black treacle scones Blueberry muffins Bread – quick wholewheat with feta, spring onions & za’atar Brown bread – quick and easy Brownies – chocolate mint chip Brownies – chocolate peanut butter chip Cherry plum (mirabelle) and coconut muffins Chocolate crunchies Chocolate oat and sesame cookies Chocolate & orange cake (flourless) Chocolate, prune and Armagnac cake Clementine and cranberry upside-down cake Cranberry, apple and bran muffins Cranberry and pear upside down cake Cranberry & pistachio choc chip cookies Cranberry, orange and pecan nut muffins Dark chocolate & fresh raspberry cupcakes Double peanut butter cookies Gingerbread cookies Ham, cheese and paprika muffins Lemon meringue “baked Alaska” petit fours Lemon shortbread fingers Mamma’s scones Melktert (milk tart) Nigella’s cherry Bakewell slices Oat and cherry muffins Orange and pine-nut cookies Pansyshell cookies Pear, oat & maple spiced muffins Pears roasted in red wine Peppadew and parmesan muffins Persimmon cake with gingerbread spice Rhubarb and pear muffins Raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting Rhubarb and white chocolate baked cheesecake South African (spiced wine cookies) soetkoekies Spiced pumpkin (or butternut squash) muffins Strawberry carpaccio with pistachios and a smoked balsamic reduction Sweet potato muffins Triple ginger cake Zucchini, peppadew and feta cheese bread SWEETS Amarula cream truffles Chocolate-caramel fudge truffles with fleur de sel Chocolate orange truffles DRINKS Rassecco (prosecco & raspberry vodka cocktail) Sloe gin (homemade) and Sloe Lovin’ cocktails