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5 Must-try Banhoek Chilli Oil Recipes

When it comes to elevating your culinary creations, few condiments can compete with the bold and fiery flair of Banhoek Chilli Oil (BCO). From the early morning breakfast to the late-night dinner, and all the delicious treats in between, BCO is the secret ingredient that can transform any dish, be it sweet or savoury. We’re bringing you the top 5 Banhoek Chilli Oil recipes that are guaranteed to knock your socks off.

BCO Italian Pizza Perfection

BCO Italian Pizza

Picture yourself in a rustic Italian kitchen with the aroma of freshly baked pizza floating through the air. BCO Taste Kitchen’s very own Chef UI-rick has graciously unveiled his Italian pizza recipe, and it’s a game-changer. Fun fact: Banhoek Chilli Oil was inspired by the love for pizza, making it the perfect pairing. So, when you drizzle BCO over your homemade pizza, you’re not just adding heat; you’re adding to the authentic Italian touch.

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Spicy Banhoek Chilli Oil Butterflied Prawns

If you’re looking to elevate your dining experience, look no further. This recipe features butterflied prawns, expertly prepared and infused with the bold flavours of Banhoek Chilli Oil. It’s a celebration of the succulence of head-on prawns, heightened by the spicy kick of the chilli oil. But it’s not just about the heat; it’s about transforming an ordinary dish into something extraordinary.

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Spicy Gypsy Salad Recipe

Sometimes, it’s the dressing that makes a salad captivating. This vegetable salad is as colourful as gypsies, and it’s a busy dish with vibrant colours. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any main course. The dressing, infused with Banhoek Chilli Oil, adds a spicy twist to the entire salad, making it a wonderful starter.

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The BCO Taste Kitchen’s “Turkish Breakfast”

The Turkish Breakfast at The Kitchen is a delightful morning indulgence, and now you can recreate it at home. While not everyone has falafel and hummus on hand, you can still enjoy the experience. The real showstopper here is the Banhoek Chilli Oil. It plays perfectly with the creamy yoghurt and poached eggs, adding that kick that makes this breakfast truly special.

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Banhoek Chilli Oil Pumpkin Soup

As Halloween season approaches and pumpkins become abundant, what better way to utilise them than by making a pumpkin soup? Dive into the ultimate flavour symphony as creamy pumpkin soup dances with a tantalising medley of spices. The addition of Banhoek Chilli Oil adds a depth of flavour and a hint of heat that makes this soup perfect for warming up those chilly evenings.

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Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast or simply looking to spice up your meals, Banhoek Chilli Oil is your secret weapon. From morning to night, these recipes will not only tantalise your taste buds but also leave you craving for more. So, grab your bottle of BCO and go on a foodie journey that’s sure to impress your family and friends.

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Why we can’t resist a slice of pizza (with a spicy twist)

Pizza, the iconic Italian creation, has captured the hearts and appetites of people worldwide for centuries. From its humble beginnings in Naples, Italy, in 1889, to its current status as the most beloved dish globally, pizza’s journey is a tale of culinary delight. Today, over 5 billion pizzas are devoured worldwide every year, with the classic Margherita pizza being the most popular choice.

But did you know that Pizza was part of the origin story of your favourite chilli oil?

That’s right! Inspired by chili oil in Paris, Ken Kinsey-Quick and Adi Meintjes created Banhoek Chilli Oil (BCO) in South Africa to elevate the pizza experience as well as provide the perfect bite of flavour to any dish.

So, what is it about pizza that keeps us coming back for more?

Banhoek and pizza is a match made in heaven

BCO adds a thrilling burst of flavour to your pizza, enhancing every bite with a spicy kick that leaves you craving more. It’s the secret ingredient that transforms a regular pizza into a gourmet delight, taking your taste buds on a thrilling journey.

Variety that satisfies everyone

Another one of the reasons we adore pizza is its incredible variety. Whether you’re a fan of thin or thick crust, a meat lover or a vegetarian, there’s a pizza for every palate. You can even go classic with a simple cheese pizza or get adventurous with toppings like pineapple, banana or chocolate.

It’s an all-day delight

Pizza has no time restrictions. It’s the breakfast of champions, a lunchtime hero, and a dinner superstar. Late-night cravings? Pizza’s got you covered. It’s just as incredible cold, straight from the fridge, as it is hot and fresh out of the oven. It’s the anytime, anywhere food that’s always ready to please.

The ultimate social food

Pizza has a unique way of bringing people together. It’s the centrepiece of parties, game nights, and family gatherings alongside your bottle of Banhoek Chilli Oil. Sharing a pizza is an experience that creates memories and strengthens bonds. Who can say no to a slice while watching the game with friends?

There’s no need for utensils

Pizza is the greatest finger food – no fancy utensils or dinner etiquette is needed. Just pick up a slice and drizzle with your Banhoek Chilli Oil and enjoy!

Pizza is a universal favourite

While pizza has Italian roots, it has evolved into a global phenomenon. You can find unique variations worldwide, from New York’s classic slices to deep-dish wonders of Chicago and exotic toppings of Japan. Much like our Banhoek Chilli Oil, Pizza transcends borders.

So next time you’re enjoying a hot, cheesy, and customised pizza, don’t forget to add that perfect bite of flavour with BCO to make for an unforgettable culinary delight.

Grab your bottle of Banhoek Chilli Oil here

View our famous Pizza recipe here.

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Banhoek Chilli Oil Pumpkin Soup

Banhoek Chilli Oil Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients:

  • +-1.2 kg whole pumpkin (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped
  • 400 g potato (peeled and cubed)
  • 20 ml Banhoek Chilli Oil
  • 50 g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sauvignon blanc
  • 1 cup stock (veg/chicken/beef)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 250 ml pouring cream

Method:

  • Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  • Place pumpkin skin side up in a big enough oven tray and add water (about 1cm), cover with foil and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • While you’re waiting, cut the onion and garlic and set aside.
  • Peel and cube the potato and place in water.
  • Take a big enough pot, add the Banhoek Chilli Oil, butter and sauté onions and garlic on low heat until translucent.
  • Add the wine, let the alcohol cook off.
  • Add the stock and potato and simmer until potato is completely soft.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Pumpkin: After 40 minutes, take a fork and pierce the skin of the pumpkin. If there is no resistance, pumpkin is completely cooked. With a spoon, remove all the flesh and add to the pot with potato.
  • Add all the spices and cream and cook for another 5 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Blend till smooth
  • Serve and enjoy with freshly baked bread, toasted bread, croutons or even toasted crushed hazelnuts.

Optional variations:

You can add protein (bacon, chicken or beef)

Vegan substitutes:

Swap cream for extra veg stock or milk alternative

Swap butter for coconut oil, rapeseed oil etc.

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BCO Italian Pizza Perfection

BCO Italian Pizza

BCO Taste Kitchen’s very own Chef Ul-rick graciously unveils his Italian pizza recipe.

Dough Ingredients

  • 805grams Flour
  • 25grams Salt
  • 1gram Active yeast
  • 440ml Water
  • 5ml Olive oil/ or Banhoek Chilli Oil

Equipment

  • Countertop mixer with dough hook attachment
  • Water jug
  • Pizza paddle
  • If you do not have these equipment requirements, no problem! Just knead the dough by hand. 

Method

  1. Dissolve the yeast in the water and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, and salt and mix on a low speed for 10 seconds.
  3. Increase the speed of the mixer to medium, and slowly add the water and yeast mixture. Let the mixer run for 10 minutes. If, during this time, you see flour at the bottom of the bowl, stop the mixer and knead the dough by hand to incorporate the flour.
  4. Oil a big enough bowl for your dough. Place the dough ball in the bowl. Tightly cover it with plastic wrap and rest for 20 minutes. After the dough has rested, portion it into 260 grams per portion and place it in a big enough tray covered for a minimum of 12 hours in the fridge but preferred 24 hours.
  5. Dough balls are ready to shape and add your favourite toppings.
  6. Cook your pizza in a hot oven
  7. Drizzle with some Banhoek Chilli Oil for the perfect bite of flavour and enjoy!
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Spicy Banhoek Chilli Oil Butterflied Prawns

Recipe Courtesy of Captain Haddock Seafood Market

Elevate your dining experience with a tantalizing dish featuring butterflied prawns, expertly prepared and infused with the bold flavours of Banhoek Chilli Oil. This recipe celebrates the succulence of head-on prawns, heightened by the spicy kick of the chili oil, while steering clear of the ordinary.

Ingredients:

•             500g butterflied prawns, head-on and deveined

•             2 tablespoons Banhoek Chilli Oil

•             1 teaspoon paprika

•             1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

•             1 teaspoon ground cumin

•             1 teaspoon smoked paprika

•             Salt and pepper to taste

•             Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish)

•             Lemon wedges (for serving)

Instructions:

  • Create the Flavors:

In a bowl, combine the Banhoek Chilli Oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well to create a harmonious marinade that embodies depth and spice.

  • Infuse the Prawns:

Place the butterflied prawns in a large zip-top bag or shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the prawns, ensuring they are generously coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, letting the flavours meld.

  • Heat Things Up:

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat or warm up a skillet over medium-high heat. If using a grill, lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking.

  • Grill to Perfection:

Once the cooking surface is ready, carefully lay the marinated prawns onto it. Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side, until the prawns transform into a beautiful pink hue and their opulent texture shines through. Exercise caution to avoid overcooking.

  • Plate and Garnish:

Transfer the cooked prawns to a serving platter. For an extra burst of flavour, drizzle any remaining marinade over the prawns.

Sprinkle the dish with chopped cilantro leaves to introduce a touch of freshness and visual appeal.

  • A Tangy Twist:

Accompany the dish with lemon wedges on the side. Squeezing some lemon juice over the prawns will offer a delightful zing that complements the richness of the prawns and the fiery Banhoek Chilli Oil.

  • Savour and Enjoy:

Indulge in the captivating fusion of meticulously prepared butterflied prawns and the bold, spicy notes of Banhoek Chilli Oil. The symphony of flavours will awaken your palate and leave you craving more of this extraordinary culinary experience.

This recipe showcases the exceptional synergy of premium prawns and the robust heat of Banhoek Chilli Oil, delivering a dish that transcends the ordinary and delivers an unforgettable sensory journey.