Muffins recipes

National dish of Namibia

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  • Independence: 12. 3. 1990
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Official language: English
  • Population: 2 100 000
  • Area: 825 418 km2
  • International code: NA
  • Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD)
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Cuisine in Namibia is interesting and varied. In the south part of Namibia the most frequent component is the corn. The corn is used in preparing the bread which is generally served with shellfish, in season or tomato-based sauces. The most common meat type used in the southern cuisine is fish and Chicken, schnitzel, plus good, fresh seafood, but we can also find goat, Beef and bush rat. As for vegetables the most popular are rice, beans, tomatoes and couscous due to the fact that the climate in Namibia is hot and dry. It's very simple to find fruits in this country principally oranges, bananas, mandarin oranges, pineapples, kiwi, avocado, peanuts. Namibia is known all over Africa for its exotic dishes and its exotic ingredients which offer an exclusive taste. Beans and rice is a popular dish served as appetizer in west part of Namibia. Namibian meat is characterized by top position locally produced Beef and mutton, animal protein including ostrich, zebra, Game Birds, and seafood such as kabeljou, rock lobster and oysters. Outdoor cooking is part of the Namibian way of life. The traditional braaivleis which is meat barbecue is a delicious meal, as is potjiekos, a hot stew of meat, Chicken or fish cooked over an open fire in a cast-iron, three-legged pot.

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