I have submitted my fourth dish for the Pick n Pay Freshlyblogged competition yesterday. The competition really brings out my creativity and I am having a lot of fun testing recipes and creating dishes with the given ingredients. All the participants’ entries are really wonderful and I think the judges are really having a hard time to decide who should be eliminated.
I would like to thank everyone that has voted for me thus far in the competition. I appreciate your support and loyalty so much.
Since the start of the competition I have decided to try and create something that is not very obvious with the given ingredients. In the first challenge the ingredients were perfect for making a vegetable spring roll, but I opted for a vegetable soup under a phyllo blanket. The second challenge’s ingredients were perfect for a beef and vegetable soup with dumplings, but I made a beef and vegetable pie with poached pears on the side.
For the third challenge, (the one that you can currently vote for) we were given Drostdy-Hof red wine, ostrich sausages, PnP mixed dried fruit, mealie meal, PnP chutney and waterblommetjies. Most participants could not find waterblommetjies and could use green beans instead. These are typical South-African ingredients. My first thought was to make meatballs or hamburger patties. What would you have made with these ingredients?
In the end I decided to make an ostrich and green bean pie. The pie crust was made with the maize meal. It was a wonderful rustic dish and perfect to serve on a cold winter’s day. The ostrich sausages were cooked on the fire and it provided a wonderful smokey flavour to the dish. Most importantly I added Drostdy-Hof claret to the filling at the beginning and this lifted this dish to something delicious and very flavourful.
For the recipe, please visit the Freshlyblogged website.
If you like this recipe I will be very grateful if you would vote for it!