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BCO Grilled Tiger Prawns with Chilli, Roasted Garlic & Parsley Butter

This recipe brings together the succulence of perfectly grilled tiger prawns with a zesty and aromatic butter sauce. The combination of roasted garlic, spicy chilli, and fresh parsley creates a symphony of flavours that will elevate your seafood experience to new heights. Get ready to savour the delicious fusion of seafood and seasonings in every bite! 🦐🔥


  • 800g prawns
  • 250g butter
  • 35ml Banhoek Chilli Oil 
  • 20ml olive oil
  • 20g parsley ( chopped, without the stems)
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 tsp salt flakes
  • Pinch of crushed black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • Preheat the barbeque
  • Take a piece of aluminium foil and place the garlic bulb on top. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap the garlic bulb up.
  • Place the wrapped garlic bulb onto the barbeque. Ensure to move the coals away from the garlic so it doesn’t burn.
  • Close the barbeque and leave garlic for 20 minutes.
  • Whilst you wait for the garlic, devein the prawns by cutting the prawns on the back from the head to the tail, ensuring you do not cut the prawn straight through.
  • Once veins are removed, rinse them under cold and then pat them dry with a cloth. Then place them in the refrigerator.
  • After 20 minutes, your garlic should be soft, remove the garlic from the barbeque and allow it to cool down.
  • After your garlic has cooled down, remove the flesh from the garlic and place it in a bowl. 
  • Mash up the garlic, ensuring you still keep it chunky.
  • In a small saucepan, add the butter, Banhoek Chilli Oil, parsley, garlic and pinch of black pepper.
  • Place the saucepan onto the barbeque and let the butter melt. Once the butter has melted, squeeze in the lemon juice and stir.
  • Set the saucepan aside and allow the butter mixture to get to room temperature. Once the butter is at room temperature, brush the flesh of the prawns with mixture and leave for 10 minutes. 
  • By this stage the coals should have a perfect temperature for cooking.
  • Place the prawns onto the barbeque, flesh side down and cook for no more than 1 minute.
  •  Turn the prawns around and brush them with the leftover butter recipes. Grill them for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the barbeque, plate and season salt flakes and chilli flakes. You can serve the rest of the butter mixture on the side.
  • For an extra kick of flavour, drizzle over some Banhoek Chilli Oil! 🌶️🔥
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BCO Puttanesca

This vibrant dish is quick and easy to make. With the added drizzle of BCO, this delicious pasta dish is sure to take your tastebuds on a flavourful journey!


  • 150g cooked pasta of your choice
  • 20g anchovies (chopped)
  • 20g onions (chopped)
  • 5g garlic
  • 30ml red wine
  • 20g grated parmesan
  • 50g cherry tomatoes
  • 20ml Banhoek Chilli Oil
  • 3g chilli flakes
  • 20g capers
  • 30g olives
  • 5g parsley
  • 80ml pizza sauce
  • canola (rapeseed) oil


  • Cook your pasta in salted water, until al dente. Drain and set aside to cool.
  • Heat the oil in the pan. Then add the onions, garlic, chilli flakes, cherry tomatoes and capers. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the pizza sauce and cook for about a minute.
  • Pour the red wine into the pan and deglaze the pan.
  • Lastly add the anchovies and cooked pasta. Toss the sauce, ensuring all the pasta is covered.
  • Take the pan off the heat. Sprinkle over the parsley.
  • Serve the pasta with a sprinkle of grated parmesan and drizzle over the Banhoek Chilli Oil for an extra spicy kick! 🌶️
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BCO Falafel Recipe

This easy BCO falafel recipe adds a twist on tradition by incorporating Banhoek Chilli Oil into the mixture, for the perfect bite of flavour! ✨


  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and mashed
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped no stems
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch or 1 tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 
  • 1 tsp Banhoek Chilli Oil


  • In a big bowl, place the mashed chickpeas and all the dry ingredients together. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the parsley and the Banhoek Chilli Oil and mix until combined. Start by making the falafels according to your preferred size.
  • After the falafels are made, place them in the refrigerator for approx. 30 minutes.
  • Deep fry in a pot with enough oil to cover the balls. Fry for 2 minutes, remove your cooked falafels and serve with tzatziki or tahini. drizzle over some Banhoek Chilli Oil for an extra bite of flavour! 🌶️🧆
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Easy One-Pan Meatballs and Sauce

This classic but delicious one-pan meatball and sauce recipe is sure to become a firm family favourite! With tender meatballs simmered in a flavourful tomato sauce, this dish is both satisfying and comforting with a slight BCO kick!

Ingredients for Meatballs:

  • 500g beef mince 
  • 2 eggs
  • 120g breadcrumbs
  • 10g parsley
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • Salt and black pepper to season

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • 2 cans of tomato puree
  • 1 can of whole peeled tomato (hand crushed) 
  • 500ml beef or vegetable stock
  • 50g tomato paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 dried cloves
  • 10g basil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 40ml Banhoek Chilli Oil
  • 20ml Olive oil
  • 1 packet pasta of choice


  • In a large bowl add the mince, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt, parsley, garlic, black pepper and mix till thoroughly combined. Then portion into small golf ball sized balls and set aside.
  • In a large pan on low heat add the olive oil and Banhoek Chilli Oil add the onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Add the meatballs and brown but don’t burn the onions.
  • Once the meatballs have browned, add the garlic, tomato purée and half of the whole peeled tomato can.
  • Mix the stock, tomato paste and sugar with the other half of the whole peeled tomato and add to the pan.
  • Lastly, add the cloves, black pepper, and a pasta of your choice.
  • Stir everything together, ensuring both the pasta and meatballs are covered with the sauce.
  • Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring constantly to ensure nothing sticks to the pan and catches.
  • After about 25 minutes, once the pasta is cooked, take the pan off of the heat, add the basil and stir it through.

Serve up and garnish with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. For an extra kick of flavour, drizzle over some Banhoek Chilli Oil! 🍝🌶️

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The secret garden: How fynbos infuses Banhoek Chilli Oil with South African heritage

At first glance fynbos is a low-lying, scrubland vegetation that carpets the landscape in olive green and grey tones. It’s easy to miss the beauty of fynbos and you must look closely to appreciate its amazing diversity and, especially in flowering season, its riot of colours.

Stretching from the Cape Peninsula to the Eastern Cape, this area of 90 000km2 is known as the Cape Floral Kingdom – the smallest of the six plant kingdoms but the most rare, diverse and dense. There are nearly 9 000 different plant species, with 69% endemic to the area, meaning you won’t find them anywhere else on the planet.

Despite its size, it’s home to 3% of the world’s plant species and an impressive 20% of the African continent’s, making the area more botanically diverse than the Amazon rainforest. It’s one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hot spots and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fynbos grows in impressive environments that are not particularly nourishing, from sandy soils to limestone cliffs and the slopes of rugged mountains. Apart from their ability to survive in these thin soils, fynbos is also dependent on periodic fire for regeneration.

As far as uses for fynbos, they’re as varied as the species. Medicine, cosmetics, food, wine and gin, these are just some ways the unique floral notes and taste flavours of fynbos are infused into products. But the most famous use is rooibos tea, loved and appreciated around the world.

The earthy fynbos influence is also felt in the Banhoek Valley, in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, where the chillies for Banhoek Chilli Oil are grown, and in the Overberg, home to golden canola fields and our canola (rapeseed) oil.

These unique-tasting ingredients pay homage to the country’s natural heritage and infuse Banhoek Chilli Oil with a depth of flavour that’s captures the spirit of South Africa and is unmatched in the world. 

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Give your festive recipes the perfect bite of flavour

‘Tis the season to indulge in culinary delights, and what better way to elevate your festive feast than with Banhoek Chilli Oil? This holiday season, treat your taste buds to a tantalising journey filled with the perfect balance of sweetness and spice and all things nice.

While we wholeheartedly suggest incorporating Banhoek Chilli Oil into all your cherished holiday dishes, we also invite you to explore our three festive recipes poised to shine as the stars of your Christmas table: Banhoek Chilli Oil Prawn and avocado starter, Banhoek Chilli Oil Christmas Gammon and our Banhoek Chilli Oil Brussels Sprouts and Bacon.

1. Banhoek Chilli Oil Prawn and Avocado Starter

Prawn and Avocado Starter

Elevate your appetiser game with the Banhoek Chilli Oil Prawn and Avocado Starter recipe—a tantalizing combination of succulent prawns, creamy avocados, and the bold flavours of Banhoek Chilli Oil. This mouthwatering dish not only promises a burst of flavours but also adds a touch of sophistication to your culinary repertoire.

Impress your guests with this easy-to-make, yet sophisticated starter that is sure to leave a lasting impression:

2. Banhoek Chilli Oil Christmas Gammon

Banhoek Chilli Oil Gammon

Our Banhoek Chilli Oil Christmas Gammon is more than just a centrepiece – it’s a culinary masterpiece designed to bring joy to your festive celebration. Crafted with care and packed with festive cheer, our Gammon Glaze adds the perfect bite of flavour to your holiday table. This glaze combines richness and sweetness with a kick of spice, creating a symphony of tastes that will have your guests coming back for more.

Discover the secret to the perfect Christmas Gammon here:

3. Banhoek Chilli Oil Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Banhoek Chilli Oil brussel sprouts and bacon

Embark on a culinary adventure with our Banhoek Chilli Oil Brussels Sprouts and Bacon recipe! Immerse yourself in a melody of sweet, salty, and nutty flavours that will leave your senses tingling with joy. This festive dish is a celebration of simplicity and deliciousness, making it the ideal accompaniment to your holiday spread.

Let the festive feasting begin, take a look at our delicious Banhoek Chilli Oil Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Recipe here:

Spread the festive cheer with Banhoek Chilli Oil

At Banhoek Chilli Oil, we believe in uniting people through the joy of food and the perfect bite of flavour. While Banhoek Chilli Oil makes an ideal spicy twist to your gift-giving, our festive recipes are a delightful way to explore your new favourite kitchen essential.

Crafted to make your holiday celebrations memorable, filled with laughter, warmth, and, of course, incredible flavours, let Banhoek Chilli Oil be the secret ingredient to spice up your festive feast and kick-start your holiday season!