Worsjuweel (Sausage Gem)
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.thecreativepot.net/2009/10/worsjuweel-sausage-gem.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Say it with me now: Vhawrrs-you-viel ah-seh-bleef ('Worsjuweel asseblief'). There. Now you can ask for this dish in Afrikaans and any South African will be happy to oblige. Of course you would have to thank them by saying by-a dun-key ('baie dankie') afterwards, otherwise they might not be so hospitable next time. Just joking, we South Africans are a super friendly bunch!
Language lesson aside though, this dish transports me straight back into my mother's kitchen. My mom likes to sew (and does so beautifully), but views cooking as somewhat of a necessary evil. The least effort something requires, the better. My mom doesn't mind waiting for something to cook in the oven say, but would prefer the hands-on time to be minimal. Oh and of course, if only one dish gets dirtied, that's even better.
This recipe ticks all those boxes and whaddaya know, is pretty darn tasty too! Full of South African flavour - boerewors, Mrs Balls chutney and the use of fruit in a savoury dish. I seem to recall the recipe being one of those my mom clipped from Die Huisgenoot (the definitive South African magazine if you ever happen across it), but I can't be entirely sure as it's been in her recipe clip collection for ages.
Definitely try this, and I defy you not to step away a convert.