Curried Sheep Tripe with Samp & Spinach

South Africa’s rich heritage shows in many ways- the diversity of people you meet day-to-day, the bright and colourful swirl of languages around you, and the vibrant beauty of our art. But there’s one place that heritage truly shines- and that’s in the kitchen! The overwhelming variety of dishes, tastes and cultures wrapped up in our cuisine is remarkable- and it’s that same spirit of delectable diversity that Food at Louisvale hopes to embrace.

With that in mind, your pioneers of Chardonnay in South Africa have another delectable treat lined up for you today. Using an unusual cut, possibly one seen as ‘cheaper’ to buy, to make a fragrant, delicious dish is common throughout many South African Cuisines, and this dish perfectly showcases how a little love can transform any ingredient into a culinary superstar.

What you’ll need for this dish:

  • 2kg Sheep Tripe (afval), cleaned & cut into strips
  • 250ml Vinegar
  • 15ml Salt
  • 5ml Coarse black pepper
  • 125ml Apricot jam
  • 30ml Fresh ginger
  • 2 Whole star anise
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 5ml Cumin seeds
  • 5ml Chilli powder (or 1 Whole Red Chilli)
  • 10ml Turmeric
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 2 Large potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes

How to make this dish sizzle:

Using a large pot, add the tripe, vinegar, salt and pepper. Carefully pour in just enough water to cover everything. Because we’re using only a minimum of water, you’ll need to top this up a few times during the cooking process. Simmer for around 2 hours, ensuring the meat is soft and succulent. It’s the perfect chance for a glass or two of your favourite Louisvale wines! Add the other ingredients to the pot, including potatoes, and allow to cook for a further 30 minutes. Grab a spoon and give it a taste! If you’d like a little extra sweetness, add some extra apricot jam. If a tarter taste is more your style, add a spoonful of lemon juice.

This tasty, truly South African dish is delicious served with sauteed spinach and samp. If you decide to give this delicious recipe a whirl, please do share a picture on Instagram with us by tagging us in your picture so we can see your creation!