Peace and Blessings be with you.
We had just passed through an incredible weather phenomenon that only happens in Cape Town during winter. Its Called the Berg wind, which if my memories of high school geography serves me correct is when a high pressure system over the escarpment is found in conjunction with a low pressure over the Cape Coast, resulting in a warm wind blowing from inland, bathing the MOther city in a bubble of summer days and nights, confusing even the bees!
this blog however is about a week before then, when the Cape of Storms earned its name.
On that particular day I was responsible for the dinner menu, which consisted of a ‘tomatoey’ Lamb stew.
My normal approach to cooking is look in the cupboard and see what jumps out at you, the same goes for the fridge,so there was nothing out of the ordinary this time around. Perhaps that was premature, dark molasses I don’t think make for a conventional stew recipe I think.
Then, as I am unabashedly carnivorous the beautiful lamb neck!
Now the meat gets braised with the golden crispy onions, and when sufficiently sealed add the tomatoes.
The other ingredients I added at the onion stage was a dash of Coriander, and some parsley with the tomatoes, then when the tomatoes were cooked into a rich broth.
My wife said is was delicious, I agreed with her, and it was , as these things normally are, better the next morning !