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 The latest offering from Sony Entertainment Television takes the form of Chef Race : UK vs US.  Two teams of chefs face a culinary challenge on the road - with no money, credit cards, hotels, cars or food, 16 chefs have to out-cook and out-create each other in different cities each week. Episodes air on Sony Entertainment Television (DStv channel 127) on Sundays,  at 8:30pm. To celebrate the start of this series, together with Sony, I am giving away Sony MDR – XB200 Extra Bass Headphones (worth R499) to one reader.

 As the winning recipe was for Tongue, Liver and Crispy Heart Soft Tacos with Nopales Salsa and Sweet Corn Fritters (recipe below) to enter, head on over to my Facebook page - click 'like' and comment on the wall, letting me know what the strangest thing is you've eaten. Simple. Winner announced on the Facebook page on Friday, 28 March.

PS if the thought of heart, liver and tongue excites you -please catch an episode of Hannibal - one of my absolute favourite series at the moment.

Tongue, Liver and Crispy Heart Soft Tacos with Nopales Salsa and Sweet Corn Fritter

Made by Team U.K. Chefs Sophie & Mark in their winning Checkpoint Challenge  

Recipe from Episode 2

Serves 4


400g of prepped bison or beef heart (diced)
400g bison liver (two thick escalopes)
400g of bison tongue (prepped and cut into very thin strips) 

For Spice Mix for offal: 
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp chili flakes
1 tsp of chipotle sauce
1tsp oregano
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp olive oil
2 nopales leaves, cleaned of all spikes
1 tomato
1 red onion
1 jalepeno chili
juice of 2 limes
small handful of fresh coriander
salt and pepper 

For Sweetcorn Fritters 
300g fresh sweetcorn cut from 2 ears of corn
small handful of fresh coriander, chopped
1 red chili, diced
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 egg
100g flour
100ml beer
sea salt and pepper 

Firstly dice the heart and add into a pan with a teaspoon of the spice mix and some stock,
braise for 20 minutes (longer if at home, but we only had a short time!) until tender.

Take a frying pan season and pan fry the heart slices until golden brown, you want them
quite crispy. Heart normally takes a lot of cooking.

Take the liver and add a spoonful of spice mix and oil, stir and leave the liver slices in there
to marinate for 25 minutes.

To make the salsa cut the nopales into strips and blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes then
refresh. Dice into 1cm dice, then dice the tomato and red onion and mix together.

Finely chop the chili and the coriander leaves then mix in with the lime juice and the 

To make the sweetcorn fritters cut the sweetcorn off the ears and into a bowl. In a separate
bowl mix the eggs, four, chili, herbs and beer together, then add the sweetcorn and mix
Heat up a frying pan and add a tablespoon of oil, then spoon a dessert spoon amount in to
the pan to make mini pancakes. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown
and cooked throughout.

Then heat up a separate frying pan and pay fry the liver for  few minutes on each side,
depending on how thick the slices are. You want to keep it pick inside. Then cut it into strips.

Finally warm up some soft flour tortillas and add two per plate, fill each tortilla with some
liver strips, heart chunks and finely shred the tongue to go on top.

Then spoon some salsa on the side and add a couple of sweetcorn fritters. erve with lime
wedges and extra chillies.

Images supplied by Sony


  1. The strangest thing I've eaten while traveling was the flowers from a yucca plant, which can be boiled and then dipped in eggs and fried...a very different and interesting taste!

  2. Iv tried fried baby crabs and little tiny fish less than 2cm in Thailand..just could not do the crickets and worms!



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