When I started the blog one of the first recipes featured was Amarhewu/Mageu. Honestly speaking I had no idea how it was prepared. I relied on the advice of knowledgeable people around me. One of those people was a good friend, Pasi, a navy officer from Gugulethu.Pasi is a good friend of mine and a strong township woman. The woman can talk, she is really not stingy with information. I asked her to cook a sheep head for me and being the good friend she obliged.
Personally, I’ve never cooked sheep head before but from my experience of watching people cook it, it’s always been boiled until soft and sticky.
A couple of years ago, a friend and I visited an Afrikaner guy and he offered us a sheep head prepared in an oven. It was delicious. We downed it with a red wine.
Pasi cooked her sheep head using both methods and served it with pap, cabbage and gravy. If you get to try out the recipe, please enjoy! It was prepared with so much love and dedication!
Pasi’s Sheep Head Recipe
1 sheep head
Salt/ stock powder or cube
Oil for rubbing