Try out this sumptuous Impala dish!
If you’ve got a good game butchery near you, and would like to try something hearty as much as it is distinctively African a dish, challenge yourself to the preparation of a this Chef Zinzi signature rustic dish: Pan Sealed impala sirloin with fondant potato, avocado puree, pan fried cherry tomatoes and sautéed vegetables.
Travel Essence caught up with Zinzile Yvette Masiye, Chef and curator of @Eatoutvicfalls who is no stranger to preparing dishes that invoke the spirit of Safari territory
Because it’s designed to be easy prep and according to one’s taste, this is what you’ll need to get your dish hashed out:
1 200g impala steak
30mls red wine
20ml soy sauce
1 clove garlic
20mls balsamic vinegar
1 sprig oregano
Marinate the impala steak in the above listed ingredients
For the fondant potato
1 medium sized potato
1 clove garlic
Pinch of salt and pepper
Water to cover half the potato
6 cherry tomatoes
Cut your potato into rectangles, then in a saucepan, add your butter, garlic, a pinch of salt and water. Cover with a lid, checking that the potato softens as the water reduces.
Gradually add more water if needed. When the water reduces, turn the potato rectangles until they start to turn golden brown.
For your tomatoes, cut all 6 cherry tomatoes in half and add them to a pan.
Add a sprinkle of brown sugar, 20mls balsamic vinegar, 10g coriander, 1pinch salt and pepper and allow to reduce and for the balsamic to thicken
Top, tail and cut cauliflower and broccoli into florettes (about three of each)
Blanch them in boiling water for 1 minute
Refresh them in ice cold water
Season and toss them in 20ml olive oil just before you serve them
To make your avocado puree
Mash 1 avocado
Add 1 clove crushed garlic
Add a pinch of salt and pepper
Add 2tbsp lemon juice
Add a dash of green Tabasco sauce to taste
Add chopped coriander
To cook the impala steak:
Add olive oil to a hot pan
Add the marinated meat
Add a sprig of oregano
Turn on each side, basting while it cooks until you reach your desired degree
Set aside and allow the venison to rest while you plate the other elements
There it is folks! – a hearty meal from Chef Zinzi of @eatoutvicfalls. Do connect with her or check out more of her safari-inspired recipes on her Instagram page.