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"This is a Mozambican specialty and one of the foods that changed my life in terms of African cuisine," says Duncan Welgemoed. "The best spot to get a prego roll in South Africa is the Radium Beerhall. It's run by my godfather, Manny, and is the oldest pub in Jo'burg. The meats are grilled out the back by Mozambican staff and are still done the same way today as they were 30 years ago." Start this recipe a day ahead to marinate the beef.

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Green salad with vinaigrette

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"To me, eating raw things is integral to any good meal, especially during a barbecue in summer," says Rene Redzepi. "You can do it with oysters on the half-shell with a bit of lemon juice, or something like this sauce. It's a perfect start - rich, fresh, creamy, with the crunch from the raw vegetables and a lot of acidity from the parsley, vinegar, and all these things that give brightness."

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Grilled salsiccia with agrodolce sauce


Make sure you use a quality Italian pork sausage (and one that has a bit of chilli in it, too). The flavours will work perfectly with this sweet and sour tomato sauce.

You'll need

50 ml red wine vinegar 2 tbsp currants 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 400 gm canned cherry tomatoes ½ tsp brown sugar 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted 4 spicy pork Italian sausages (about 400gm)

Method

  • 01
  • Combine vinegar and currants in a small non-reactive bowl and set aside until currants are plump (10-15 minutes).
  • 02
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, add half the oil, all the onion and all the garlic and stir occasionally until soft (7-10 minutes). Add tomato and stir occasionally until thick (5-7 minutes). Add sugar, pine nuts, currants and vinegar, stir, season to taste and set aside.
  • 03
  • Heat remaining olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add sausage and turn occasionally until golden and cooked through (7-10 minutes). Remove from heat, slice thickly and serve immediately with sauce.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

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May 2009

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