How To Cook Samp With Cremora
South Africans love their traditional dishes and just like pap, samp is a staple food in many households. Samp is a popular dish made from dried corn kernels that have been stamped and chopped. It can be served as a side dish or as a main meal on its own. There are different ways to prepare samp, but one of the tastiest and easiest ways is to cook samp with cremora.
Gather Your Ingredients
Before we get started, you will need to gather the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of samp
- 4 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of curry powder
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs
- 1 cup of Cremora
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preparing the Samp
Place the samp in a large bowl and wash it thoroughly to remove any dirt, stones or debris. Rinse the samp a few times with cold water and let it soak in clean water for about an hour or so.
Drain the water and transfer the samp to a large pot. Add 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat and let the samp simmer for about 2 hours or until it is tender. Add more water if needed and stir occasionally.
Preparing the Cremora Sauce
- Heat the butter and vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft and translucent.
- Add the minced garlic, curry powder, paprika and mixed herbs to the saucepan and stir. Cook the mixture for about 2 minutes.
- Add 1 cup of Cremora to the saucepan and whisk thoroughly to combine all the ingredients together. Keep stirring the mixture for about 3-4 minutes until it thickens and forms a creamy sauce.
- Once the samp is cooked and tender, remove it from the heat and drain any excess water. Transfer the samp to a serving dish and pour the creamy Cremora sauce over the samp.
- Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste and stir the samp and sauce together to combine all the flavors.
- Your delicious Samp with Cremora is now ready to serve. You can enjoy it as a side dish or a main meal on its own.
Samp with Cremora is a hearty and delicious meal that is perfect for any occasion. The creamy Cremora sauce adds a unique texture and flavor to the dish that compliments the soft, chewy texture of the samp. This recipe is easy to follow, and the ingredients are readily available, making it a great go-to meal if you're in a rush or want to prepare a tasty meal for your family or friends.