Recipes for Stamp of Chenin

Thai Spiced Fish Cakes with a Cucumber dipping Sauce

• White Firm Fish
• Minced Ginger
• Hint of deseeded fresh chilli
• Two Table spoons of chopped fresh Corriander/Ciallantro
• Squeeze of Lime Juice
• Salt & Pepper to taste

Blend all together
Make Small rounds
Pan fry in light olive oil until golden

• Cucumber
• Yoghurt
• Fresh Mint
• Garlic

Peel & Deseed cucumber
Blend with Yoghurt & Mint (quantities to your taste)
Serve Immediately
Garnish with Coriander and lime wedges

Kingklip with Herb & Cheese Crust

• Kingklip with Herb & Cheese Crust
• 4 x 220g firm white fish steaks
• salt & black pepper
• Olive oil
• 1 Tomato concasse (tomato puree)
• 200g Herb Crust (bread crumb/butter/fresh herbs)

• Fish Stock reduced
• Penny White added & Reduced
• Cream added and reduced
• Chopped Chives for Garnish

Season Fish and pan fry 30 sec on hot grill each side
Place in oven and spread 5ml layer of Tomato Concasse on each steak and top with herb crust
Bake in oven for 12 – 15 min
Then under the grill to gratinate and then serve with sauce

Gnocchi with Blue Cheese Wine Sauce (serves 6)


• 1kg gnocchi

Bring a big pot of water with 5ml salt to a rapid boil. Cook the gnocchi in batches of about 250g a time. They will float to the top when cooked – scoop out with a slotted spoon and continue with the next batch.

• 1 onion finely chopped
• 2 cloves garlic crushed
• 50g butter
• 125ml white wine
• 250ml cream
• 100g blue cheese

Gently fry the onion and garlic in the butter until translucent.
Add the wine and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the cream and simmer to reduce to half the original amount. Crumble the blue cheese into the sauce.
Serve with a green salad.

This sauce is also delicious with grilled fish or chicken or other pasta.

Recipes for Blueish Black

Trio of Crème Brulee

This recipe makes 30 x 3 portions.

• 13 egg yolks
• 100g sugar (normally 300g but with cheese brulees it is reduced)
• 1 ltr Fresh cream
• 3 different cheeses
(We like camembert with rind in, Gorgonzola and Guyure.)

Melt (infuse) cream with one of the cheeses.
Whisk together egg yolks and sugar to a runny consistency.
Once cheese is totally melted into cream, add it to the sugar and egg mixture.
Use 100ml ramekins to make 10.
Pour in dishes.
Put dishes in Bain marie and cook in oven at 180 for 1hour.

Repeat for each cheese.

Dark Chocolate Parfait

• 350g castor sugar
• 9 egg yolks
• 1L cream
• 200g grated high quality chocolate (you can choose dark or white) broken into pieces

Whip cream until stiff (chill in fridge until use).
Whisk eggs and sugar together.
Make sabayon over double boiler.
Add chocolate and whisk it in, it will melt at this point so keep mixing.
Take off heat and leave to cool for 2/3 min.
Pour In Small moulds (Darile) that have a cling film lining.
Set overnight in freezer.

Serve on flat plate with brandy choc sauce, choc shavings and a fresh berry.

Recipes for Bulls Eye Cabernet

Fillet with Strawberry Wine Sauce


• 900g beef or venison fillet (Serves 6)
• Half an onion – grated
• 2 cloves Garlic – crushed
• 60ml Soya sauce
• 125ml oil
• 60ml lemon juice

Marinade overnight.
Bring to room temperature before cooking.
Either braai or roast in hot oven (220˚C).
If roasting, first fry in butter to brown and sear the outside.
Roast for 15 -20 minutes for rare, 25-38 for medium.
Leave the meat to rest for 15 minutes before carving.

• 50g butter
• 1 finely chopped onion
• Sprig of thyme and rosemary
• 500ml good red wine
• 250ml beef stock
• 125ml strawberry jam
• 10ml cornflour

Gently fry the onions and herbs in butter.
Add the stock and reduce slightly.
Add the red wine and reduce for 6 minutes.
Add the strawberry jam and cook gently for 10 minutes.
Strain the sauce and reduce for another 5 minutes.
Stir the cornflour into 60ml cold water and gently stir into the sauce to thicken it.

Serve with potato and sweet potato wedges and a green salad or steamed green vegetables.