We’ve been trying out the Nature’s Farms products for a few weeks now and I have to say I am IN LOVE with their packaging. It is clean, colourful and just screams “buy me, buy me.”
It doesn’t hurt that the products are really yummy too! Once Gemma started feeling better she scoffed a whole bag of their black forest biscuits on her own and I have had to resort to taking the shortbread biscuits to work to even get one for myself!
I’ve used the pasta a few times and I even made an old favourite that my Dad used to love eating last week Sunday – pap, booerewors and spicy sauce. I used to make maize meal a lot growing up and I have to say this one cooks up so nicely and is smooth and just all round delicious!
BUT my savory challenge dish was actually a Bobotie inspired dish… I love bobotie but my family are not so keen on it so I took my usual recipe and gave it a bit of a twist… If you want to try it out here goes:
Bobotie Inspired Spicy Pasta Dish
¾ bag Natures Farms pasta shells
1 Egg per plate served
Splash Olive oil
500 grams Extra Lean Beef mince
2tsp Fresh green chilli’s
2tsp Fresh ginger
Handful Fresh coriander
2 tbsp Apricot jam
Small tin Tomato paste
60ml Mrs Balls Hot Chutney
30ml Worcester sauce
2 handfuls Seedless raisins
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chop onions and saute with garlic in olive oil
Add cumin and salt & pepper
Add mince bit by bit and fry until browned
Add tomato paste, ginger, chilli’s, apricot jam, chutney, Worcester sauce and fry on low heat (I added some light white wine to my sauce, again not necessary but you might want to add some water to have the sauce a bit less thick if you wish)
Boil water for pasta shells and cook until al dente – I added the 5ml of turmeric to the water to colour the pasta shells yellow but this is not necessary
Boil water and cook eggs until hard boiled (approximately 8 minutes)
Add raisins to the mince sauce and fry for a further 2 minutes
Plate pasta on the side of your plate, cover in mince sauce, and slice boiled eggs and place on top of the mince sauce, sprinkle with fresh coriander to taste
SERVE & ENJOY!
I have had the BEST FUN with this challenge – thank you to GWK Group and #NaturesFarms for asking me to take part.
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