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BCO – The Perfect Gift with a Spicy Twist!

As the festive season jingles its way in – let’s talk about the ultimate game-changer in the gift department – Banhoek Chilli Oil (BCO)! This bottle of fiery goodness is not just a gift; it’s a flavour-packed journey waiting to unfold.

Now, the first decision: do you wrap that sleek BCO bottle in festive paper, making it a mystery to unravel, or let it shine unwrapped, showcasing its chilli-infused allure? Whether it’s a hidden surprise or proudly on display, the thrill remains intact. Let’s take a look at the top reasons you should give the gift of Banhoek Chilli Oil this festive season.

  1. Available around the world

What makes BCO a truly global gift is its availability around the world. Regardless of your loved ones’ whereabouts, this spicy companion knows no borders. The unique blend of chilli is an international delight for friends and family alike. We are easily available in the UK, SA,USA, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands.

  • Enhance your dishes with the perfect bite of flavour

BCO transcends the realm of a mere kitchen condiment; it’s a culinary accomplice ready to turn your festive cooking into a symphony of flavours. From traditional feasts to experimental creations, BCO is the secret ingredient that elevates every dish into a celebration of taste.

  • The perfect gift for everyone

Consider those tricky recipients – colleagues, teachers, or that family member who’s a bit hard to read. Banhoek Chilli Oil emerges as the answer, catering to diverse palates and delivering a fiery kick. Versatile and bold, it’s the perfect bite of flavour for those who savour the thrill of spicy delights.

  • The perfect table condiment

And let’s talk about the heart of the holiday season – the food. BCO isn’t here to steal the spotlight from your favourite dishes; it’s here to enhance them. Imagine your cherished festive classics with an added zing – a gift that doesn’t just sit on the shelf; it becomes an experience in every bite.

  • Add a spicy twist to all your festive favourites

For all the food enthusiasts, BCO is your kitchen’s secret weapon. It harmonises with a variety of dishes, from comforting stews to sizzling grills. Gift your go-to recipes the flavour boost they deserve, making BCO the unsung hero of your culinary adventures.

This festive season, share the joy of flavour with Banhoek Chilli Oil – because a well-seasoned celebration is a gift in itself. In a world where gifts often fade, BCO stands out, leaving a spicy imprint on every palate it touches. As the fiery oil transcends borders, it brings people together in a shared experience of taste and tradition. So, unwrap the excitement, savour the adventure, and let Banhoek Chilli Oil be the highlight of your festive season. After all, when it comes to gifts, the best ones leave a lasting flavour.

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Banhoek Chilli Oil Christmas gammon

Banhoek Chilli Oil Gammon

Treat your tastebuds and elevate your holiday celebration with our BanhoekChilli oil Christmas gammon. The perfect festive meal!

Ingredients:

2.5kg gammon

160 ml pineapple juice 

80 ml lemon juice 

160 ml orange juice 

100g sugar

3x whole Star anise

3x bay leaves

5X whole cloves 

100g honey 

15ml Banhoek Chilli Oil 

Method:

In a large pot, bring water to the boil. Add the gammon (in its bag) and simmer for 2 hours(turn the gammon over halfway through for the last hour).

Leave the gammon in the water until the water cools to a lukewarm temperature. 

Add all the liquids and spices to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes (be careful not to burn the glaze). Remove the gammon from the bag and score the fat on the gammon about 1cm deep. Place the gammon on a roasting rack in an oven-proof tray. Glaze the gammon then roast for 10 minutes at 160°C. Glaze again, rotate the tray and roast for another 10 minutes. Glaze for the final time and roast for 30 minutes. Carve into thin slices and enjoy!

If you love Banhoek Chilli Oil as much as we do, drizzle a dash over your meat for the perfect bite of flavour.

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Banhoek Chilli Oil brussel sprouts and bacon

Banhoek Chilli Oil brussel sprouts and bacon

Take your tastebuds on a culinary journey with the perfect combination of sweet, salty and nutty in this Banhoek Chilli oil, brussels sprouts and bacon recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a meal that is both flavourful and delicious!

Ingredients

300g brussels sprouts (rinse and cut in half)

100g streaky bacon (cut in pieces)

1/3 Cup Walnuts (roughly chopped)

2Tbsp Honey

2Tbsp Parsley (chopped)

1Tbsp Balsamic vinegar

10ml Banhoek Chilli oil

50g Salted butter

Few grinds of black pepper

Pinch of dried chilli

Salt to taste

Method

Put a medium size pot on the stove with salted water and bring to a boil. Blanch brussels sprouts for 2 minutes and transfer to a bowl of cold water to delay the cooking process.

In a smoking hot pan, toast the walnuts. Once toasted remove and set aside.

Wipe the pan, add bacon and fry until crispy. Transfer bacon to a separate dish and add sprouts to the same pan with the remaining bacon fat.

Cook the sprouts to a chard green finish, then add butter, Banhoek Chilli Oil, balsamic vinegar and honey. Cook on a high/heat flame for about 2 minutes, then add bacon, nuts, chopped parsley and dried chilli. Season to taste, serve and enjoy!

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Pip Ratcliffe’s Spicy Spaghetti with Black Olives and Capers

Pip Ratcliffe is a mom of two from the UK with a bunch of dogs, cats, and even some chickens! When she’s not busy taking care of her adorable brood, she’s whipping up delicious meals in her kitchen. One of her absolute favourites is the Spicy Spaghetti with Black Olives and Capers. It’s a real crowd-pleaser that’s super quick and easy to make. Whether you’re cooking for a big gathering or just craving a comforting weeknight dinner, this recipe has got you covered. With its tasty combo of savoury Kalamata olives, tangy capers, and a hint of fiery Banhoek Chilli Oil, it’s guaranteed to leave your taste buds dancing. So why not give it a try?

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp Banhoek Chilli Oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced 

400g cherry tomatoes, halved

55g pitted Kalamata olives, torn in half

20g baby capers

Salt

15g parsley, roughly chopped

500g dried pasta 

2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste 

120g Greek-style yoghurt

Method 

  1. Put the Banhoek Chilli Oil into a large sauté pan, for which you have a lid, and place on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and fry for 8 minutes, stirring every once in a while, until soft and caramelised. Add tomatoes, olives, capers and ½ teaspoon of salt and continue to fry for 3–4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes start to break down. Add 200ml of water and stir through. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the lid of the sauce and continue to cook for 4–5 minutes, until the sauce is thick and rich. Stir in 10g of the parsley and set aside.
  2. Fill a large pot with plenty of salted water and place on a high heat. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook according to the packet instructions, until al dente. Drain well.
  3. Return the pasta to the pan along with the sun-dried tomato paste and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Mix well, then divide between four shallow bowls. Serve hot, with a spoonful of yoghurt and a final sprinkle of parsley.

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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.

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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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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.

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4 Ways to use Banhoek Chilli Oil

For many people, the Banhoek Chilli Oil (BCO) love affair starts when they drizzle it on their favourite pizza. But it’s as delicious as it is versatile, meaning you can add it to any dish – from savoury to sweet and anything in between. The only limit is your culinary imagination!

It’s up to you how you use BCO, but here are a few ideas to get you started:

DRIZZLE: A versatile condiment for every occasion  

BCO is as comfortable drizzled on a pizza as it is on oysters. It has a remarkable ability to enhance the flavour of any dish – without burning your tongue or overpowering the dish. Elevate your plating and enjoyment of your meal by delicately drizzling this rose-hued chili oil over a poached egg breakfast, a light sashimi lunch, a hearty truffle pasta and more! Whether you’re a meat eater, vegetarian or follow Halaal or Kosher diets, BCO will be the subtle star of the show.

MARINADE: Adding layers of flavour

Add a depth of flavour to meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables by letting them soak up a BCO marinade. Oils are the perfect base for marinades, so all that’s left is to add in your favourite spices and aromatics, such as fresh herbs, citrus zest, garlic and soy sauce. Coat your meat or vegetables generously before roasting or grilling and marinate for at least three hours or preferably overnight to soak up the spicy goodness. The marinade will result in a dish that’s both tender and tantalising, while BCO pairs with the smokiness of the grill to impart a rich and complete flavour.

COOK: Infusing dishes with depth and complexity

The cooking uses of BCO are endless. Add a splash to your pan before you stir-fry your choice of protein or veggies, let it add a subtle heat note to a simmering pot of vegetable stew or a rich chicken noodle soup, toss it with quick-blanched veggies to add a burst of flavour, douse your prawns in BCO before frying them or even add them to your nana’s famous chocolate brownie recipe. The spicy complexity of BCO will infuse your ingredients with irresistible flavour, adding an unexpected layer of complexity and transforming a simple dish into a flavour-packed masterpiece.

SAUCE: The heartbeat of flavour

A sauce can turn any dish into a memorable one. Elevate sauces, dips and dressings with a dash of BCO and create a versatile symphony of flavours. Blend it into vinaigrettes to add a delightful heat to your salads, splash it into simmering pasta sauces to create a new flavour profile, and combine it with a dipping sauce that complements everything from crusty bread to succulent dumplings.

Whether you’re creating a Sunday family dinner, impressing your guests or cooking for one, let BCO be your culinary companion. With its consistent heat and high versatility, it opens up a delightful world of possibilities in the kitchen. Drizzle, marinate, cook or use it as a sauce – and elevate the simplest dish with the perfect bite of flavour.

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Exploring the health benefits of Banhoek Chilli Oil

Are you ready to ignite your taste buds and supercharge your well-being? Look no further than Banhoek Chilli Oil, locally grown, sun-dried, and hand-crushed chilli-infused canola oil that promises to take your culinary experience to new heights. Not only does this fiery delight add a kick to your favourite dishes, but it also packs a powerful punch of essential nutrients that can significantly benefit your health. Let’s dive into the nutritional wonders of Banhoek Chilli Oil!

The Fiery Goodness of Chillies

Chillies are more than just a spice; they are a powerhouse of essential vitamins and minerals. Banhoek Chilli Oil derives its fiery essence from carefully selected locally grown chilli peppers. These chillies are not only responsible for the tantalising heat but also contribute to a range of health benefits. Chillies are known for their high content of capsaicin, which gives them their spicy heat. Capsaicin has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, aid in digestion, and even help boost metabolism.

Abundance of Vitamins A, B, C, and E

Banhoek Chilli Oil is an excellent source of vitamins, all of which are essential for maintaining a healthy body. Vitamin A promotes good vision, supports the immune system, and maintains healthy skin. The B vitamins play a vital role in energy metabolism, nerve function, and cognitive health. Vitamin C is well-known for its immune-boosting properties and as an antioxidant that helps combat oxidative stress. Vitamin E is essential for healthy skin, hair, and immune function.

Nutrient-Rich Canola (rapeseed) Oil

The base of Banhoek Chilli Oil is made from non-GMO canola oil, which is renowned for its nutritional profile. This golden oil is cholesterol-free, low in saturated fats, and abundant in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Canola oil contributes additional vitamins, particularly E and K. Vitamin E serves as a potent antioxidant that protects cells from damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and maintaining bone health.

Halaal, Kosher, and Vegan Certified

Apart from our oil’s nutritional excellence, it is also proudly certified as halaal, kosher and vegan. This means that individuals following specific dietary requirements or preferences can savour the delightful flavour and health benefits without any concerns. The certification ensures that the production process adheres to the respective guidelines, providing consumers with a trustworthy and inclusive product.

The best part about Banhoek Chilli Oil is its versatility in the kitchen. Whether you’re cooking up a storm or simply drizzling it over your favourite dishes, this chilli-infused oil can elevate any meal.

So, if you’re looking to spice up your well-being and tantalise your taste buds simultaneously, Banhoek Chilli Oil is your ideal companion. It certainly is a delightful way to introduce a burst of flavour and nutrition into your life.