Big 5 Sightings 13 to 19 October 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a Burrowing Scorpion attacking a Millipede on game drive.

Millipede and Scorpion - Louis Liversage

Millipede and Scorpion – Louis Liversage

Monday, 13 October 2014
(27ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, still feeding on his impala kill east of Ingwe Pan
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, resting on MM Boundary
  • Bahuti, the male leopard, moving south from Wessels/Hoffmans cutline
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Big Dam Link South
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Rhino Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MM Boundary
  • Moya, the female leopard’s cub resting at Big Dam
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Puff Adder Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Nyati Road

 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
(24ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about forty elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Magic Willy open area
  • Tingana, the male leopard, hunting impala’s at Nyati Bamba Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, resting with her two cubs on Marikeng Drive
  • Moya, the female leopard, moving east from Big Dam
  • Twenty five buffalo bulls feeding at Treehouse Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding south of Baboon Pan
  • Mvula, the male leopard, chasing Thandi, the female leopard away from his kill south of Ingwe Pan

 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
(29ºC, 8mm)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Our Southern Boundary
  • Thandi, the female leopard’s cub playing at their den on Mabonzo Shortcut
  • Bahuti, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill north of Treehouse Pan
  • Two Matimba male lions moving south from Treehouse Pan

 

Buffalo bulls - Louis Liversage

Buffalo bulls – Louis Liversage

Thursday, 16 October 2014
(28ºC, 28mm)

  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on A-main
  • Bahuti, the male leopard, still feeding on his impala kill east of Treehouse Pan
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Big Dam
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Airport Link Road
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Rhino Ring West
  • Another breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Seepline Road

 

Friday, 17 October 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on A-main
  • Thandi, the female leopard, resting with her two cubs at their den on Mabonzo Shortcut
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Serengeti Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls moving east from Our Western Boundary
  • One elephant bull feeding on Grasscut Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, drinking water at Matundaluka Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Matundaluka Pan

 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

(27ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MM Boundary
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Mamba open area
  • Thirty buffalo bulls feeding on Safari access
  • Inkenyeni, the female leopard, moving north with her two cubs on Gowrie Main
  • Eight buffalo bulls feeding on Hawk Eagle Road

 

Bahuti, the male leopard - Louis Liversage

Bahuti, the male leopard – Louis Liversage

Sunday, 19 October 2014

(28ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, mating with Shadow, the female leopard, south of Rhino Ring North
  • Thandi, the female leopard, resting at her den on Mabonzo Shortcut
  • Twenty buffalo bulls resting at Leeukuil
  • Anderson, the male leopard, moving west from Leeukuil Pan
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on MM Boundary
  • One bull elephant feeding on Safari airstrip
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Big 5 Sightings 06 to 12 October 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see a big bull elephant feeding on Safari airstrip.

Big elephant bull -  Dawie Jacobs

Big elephant bull – Dawie Jacobs

Monday, 6 October 2014

(26ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Safari airstrip
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from Pungwe Pan
  • One buffalo bull feeding at Treehouse Pan
  • Mvula, the male leopard, resting east of Chitwa airstrip
  • One elephant bull feeding at Serengeti Pan
  • One elephant bull feeding at Warthog Tusk
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on MMM South

 

 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

(31ºC)

  • One elephant bull drinking water at Big Dam
  • Eight buffalo bulls moving south from EP delivery Road
  • Moya’s young male cub resting on Our Southern Boundary
  • Thandi, the female leopard, moving west from Kubu Crossing
  • Bahuti, the male leopard, resting at Baboon Pan
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding at Old Bushcamp

 

 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

(40ºC)

  • Quarintine, the male leopard, resting at Baboon Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, hunting impalas west of Pommies Pan
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on MMM North
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Stompie Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Delta South
  • Thandi, the female leopard, lost her duiker kill to a hyena south of Misi Mati
Southern white-faced owl - Dawie Jacobs

Southern white-faced owl – Dawie Jacobs

 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

(28ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from Saseka Road
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffalos moving east from Simbambili Dam
  • One elephant bull feeding on Tjololo Road
  • Bahuti, the young male leopard, moving north from Djuma Dam
  • Kwatile, the male leopard, with her cub feeding on a bushbuck kill

 

 

Friday, 10 October 2014

(19ºC, 1.8mm)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, hunting and killing a grey duiker on Safari Donga South
  • A breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Another breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding at Knobthorn open area
  • One elephant bull drinking water at Safari driveway
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding on Hornbill Road

 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

(25ºC, 1mm)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Seepline Road
  • Lamula, the male leopard, moving east from Big Dam
  • Mvula, the male leopard, chasing impalas on Annete’s/Wessels cutline
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants moving south from Mfezi open area
  • Another breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Kuala Bear Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Hawk Eagle
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants feeding on Seepline
  • Moya, the female leopard’s cub, moving north from Leopard Drift
  • Thandi, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Delta North
  • Thandi, the female leopard’s cub, playing at her den on Mabonzo Shortcut
Thandi, the female leopard, carrying an impala carcass - Dawie Jacobs

Thandi, the female leopard, carrying an impala carcass – Dawie Jacobs

 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

(36ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, on his bushbuck kill east of Ingwe Pan
  • Thandi, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill with her two cubs at her den on Mabonzo Shortcut
  • Five buffalo bulls feeding at Big Dam
  • A breeding herd of about thirty elephants feeding on Our Western Boundary
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Jack’s Pan
  • Another breeding herd of about ten elephants drinking water at EP open area
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Big 5 Sightings 29 September to 05 October 2014

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Mvula, the male leopard, with an impala kill on Oom Corrie’s Loop.

Mvula, the male leopard, on an impala kill - Jonathan Vogel

Mvula, the male leopard, on an impala kill – Jonathan Vogel

Monday, 29 September 2014

(26ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride on a juvenile giraffe kill close to Tamboti Crossing
  • A pack of about 16 wild dogs resting at Safari Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on EP/Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes feeding on Horseshoe open area
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Madash Road
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting at Zimba Bridge
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Tingana, the male leopard, resting on MMM South

 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014
(31ºC)

  • Mvula, the male leopard, with an impala kill on Oom Corrie’s Loop
  • The Breakaway lion pride resting on EP Old Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding on Gowrie Main
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding close to EP/Manyeleti Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding at Simbambili Dam
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on EP driveway
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants drinking water at Leeukuil

 

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
(27ºC)

  • The Breakaway lion pride feeding on a wildebeest kill on EP airstrip
  • Thandi, the female leopard, and her cubs playing at the den on Mabonzo Shortcut
  • Kwatile, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on an impala kill at Ingwe Pan
  • Three buffalo bulls resting at Rhino Pan
  • Tingana, the male leopard, on an impala kill at Shirley’s Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants moving east on EP/Safari cutline

 

Breakaway lion pride - Jonathan Vogel

Breakaway lion pride – Jonathan Vogel

Thursday, 02 October 2014
(24ºC)

  • Quarantine, the male leopard, feeding on a dead hippo east of Chitwa airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding at Red Dam
  • Thandi, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs resting at the den on Mabonzo shortcut
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding at Shirley’s Crossing
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Parallel Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on New Kid Road

 

Friday, 03 October 2014

(23ºC)

  • Kurula, the female leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Little Gowrie driveway
  • Thandi, the female leopard, resting close to the den on Mabonzo shortcut
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Safari driveway
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, moving east from Serengeti Pan
  • Two elephant bulls feeding at Treehouse Pan
  • Bahuti, the male leopard, eating a piece of hippo skin close to Nyala Crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding close to Chitwa Dam

 

Saturday, 04 October 2014

(23ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 200 buffaloes moving south from Pungwe Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Black Mane Road
  • Bahuti, the young male leopard, drinking water at Annett’s Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Pump track

 

Buffalo bulls - Jonathan Vogel

Buffalo bulls – Jonathan Vogel

Sunday, 05 October 2014

(25ºC)

  • Nsele, the female leopard and her 2 cubs feeding on an impala kill close to Picanini Utah Pan
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on the northern firebreak of Picanini Utah
  • Bahuti, the young male leopard, resting on Annett’s Driveway
  • A breeding herd of about 300-400 buffaloes drinking water at Annett’s Dam
  • Lamula, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on our Southern boundary
  • Thirty buffalo bulls feeding close to Solar Panel Pan

 

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Rangers Report September 2014

At last spring has arrived and all the trees are getting beautiful and colourful flowers and new, green leaves. This month really felt like we were in heaven with the incredible and mind blowing sightings that we experienced. It was really like a beautiful puzzle, each piece just fitting perfectly together. This month a lot of the migrating birds like Yellow billed kites, Steppe eagles, Wahlberg’s eagles, Purple rollers and many more came back for the summer. We were very fortunate with the wildlife, as we had great cheetah sightings once again. The mother cheetah that we see regularly has two sub adult cubs with her. As the cubs get bigger, mum has to hunt more to feed them all. They should be close to 18 months now and it will not be long before she kicks them out to fend for themselves. We also had very nice hyena sightings around the lodge and at night we went to sleep with the distinctive call of the hyena, accompanying us into dreamland. The weather has definitely taken on the feel of summer. Our average temperature for this month was 32°C and we are now just waiting patiently for the first drop of summer rains.

Salayexe drinking water by Morné Fouché

Salayexe drinking water by Morné Fouché

Leopards

We had a fantastic time with the different leopards and they had a few surprises in store for us as well. Salayexe is still looking great and she is expanding her territory further to the west and more to the south. To the west lies the territory of her daughter Nsele. To the south is her niece Moya’s territory. Both these young females know not to take on Salayexe at this stage, as she is still in her prime. Now that Salayexe is expanding her territory, it makes me wonder if she’s not maybe pregnant again. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that all will go well this time. We followed Salayexe one whole morning, as she was stalking a little steenbuck. It took her a long time to get into the right spot, where she had the wind in her favour. It all happened so fast and without warning, as she ran in with lightning speed. It was amazing to witness her skill in making a kill. Thandi gave us a pleasant surprise when she moved her cubs to a new den. It was really nice to see how she moves the cubs, by carrying them so gently in her mouth. She will move them again and again, until she feels satisfied that the cubs are safe. Thandi’s little cubs are so relaxed with us being around them, but we are still keeping it to a one vehicle sighting, as we do not want to put any unnecessary strain on the cubs. Kwatile and her cub were also out and about and they are really looking great. Kwatile’s cub is still very skittish, but we can see some improvement. It will take time, but I hope he will come around. Moya was seen a few times, but only for a day or so, before moving south again. She still comes in to mark the northern boundary of her territory, but she gets a lot of pressure from her aunt, Salayexe. Moya’s sub adult son is an epic little leopard and his hunting skills are remarkable, as he kills male impalas that are much bigger than him. When he makes a kill, it is not long before his father, Lamula, shows up and steels it from him. Although he loses a lot of his kills to hyenas or his father, it does not stop him from making another one. We saw him the one day with two grey duiker kills in one tree. Maybe he thought that dad could take one and then he would be able to keep the other one! He is not a very big leopard yet, but keep an eye on this little guy, as he is a legend in the making! Bahuti, the young male leopard, is growing up very fast and we saw him smelling branches and scent marking on them. Unfortunately the young male leopard can’t stay in the area and has to move on, as his father will push him out. Lamula is still as relaxed and laidback as always and every time we see him he has a huge belly, compliments of his son. We do see Anderson more and more in our area and around the lodge, which is good. At night he is much more relaxed than what he is during the day. I can still remember the time when he came into the area for the first time; he was not comfortable with the vehicles at all. Tingana is still looking good and there is still bad blood between Tingana and Anderson, both males are still not giving way. Tingana is also staying more around the lodge to try and keep the persistent Anderson at bay. At this stage only time will tell what will happen in the near future with these two heavyweights. Tingana is also pushing more south into Lamula’s territory and Lamula is also not backing off.

Lions

Tsalala female lion by Louis Liversage

Tsalala female lion by Louis Liversage

What a treat we had with the old familiar lions and also the not so familiar. There were three young male lions that came through our area and then decided to stay for a few days, before leaving again. We found out that these guys were pushed out by two big males after a pride takeover. They are really beautiful young males and it would be nice to see them again. Three of the four big Majingi male lions also came in and killed an old buffalo bull, they feasted on and off for three days. The morning of the fourth day we were quite surprised to see that the Majingi males are gone and the Tsalala females are feasting on the remains. The Tsalala pride is always a welcome site and it was so nice to see that the sub adult lioness is still with the pride and really looking good. The four cubs had a ball on and around the carcass, playing more than eating. There is one little female and three males born out of the litter. The young female was continuously bullied by her brothers. The Styx pride is spending a lot more time in the south of the reserve, but do come into our area from time to time. They had a run-in with one of the other prides in the area and the one sub adult male was beaten up badly and separated from the rest of the pride. These two young males need each other if they want to become dominant pride males and successfully sire cubs. The three cubs are also looking good and I know it is too early to say, but things are looking really good for their future. We were very fortunate to see the Nkuhuma lion pride, accompanied by one of the powerful Matimba male lions. The Nkuhuma pride made sure that we we entertained in all aspects of the game. We saw the Nkuhuma male again after he disappeared for so long. We found out that he was exploring through the whole Sabi Sand Wildtuin, which is understandable as he is also looking for his own females and territory. We also saw the Breakaway pride along with one Majingi male lion on a buffalo kill. The bride is in top shape and the cubs are really getting big now. The manes on the male cubs are getting bigger and with their mohawks they are looking like rock stars.

Elephants

Elephants drinking water by Louis Liversage

Elephants drinking water by Louis Liversage

We had some unbelievable elephant sightings this month. We saw nice big herds and we were very lucky to see a baby elephant that was only a few days old, at most. This little guy was not only struggling to keep up over the rough terrain, but also had a hard time learning to use his trunk. At a stage he was so frustrated with his trunk that he stepped on it, then hit mom on the leg with it and finally he thought it would be a good idea to drown it… Well, I think all of you know that the drowning part did not go down as he had planned, but in the end this little rascal kept us entertained for quite some time. There was also a lot of action around the waterhole in front of the lodge. We had elephant sightings on the webcam on most days. The big bulls also came out to play and we saw some spectacular males. There were no real big tuskers, but they were quite big in body size. Sometimes you would find a few young males walking with the big boys. The big males will teach them and keep them in line.

Buffaloes

Buffalo cows by Morné Fouché

Buffalo cows by Morné Fouché

We were so spoiled with all the great buffalo sightings this last month. There was also lots of interaction between buffaloes and lions this month. We had a few big herds that moved in and out of our area, but these herds never stay very long, as food is scarce. Besides the big breeding herds, we also had several great sightings of a bachelor herd of twenty bulls, walking together. Normally the lions would target the bachelor herds or the old dagga boys, before taking on a big herd. This month we saw the Styx pride and the Nkuhuma pride each hunting and killing young buffaloes from a big herd. We followed the Nkuhuma pride around the one afternoon when they came across an old male buffalo. It did not take very long for the lions to get into position and then the hunt was on. After almost an hour of being constantly attacked by the lions, the buffalo summoned his last bit of strength for one last fight. The buffalo shook the lions off his back, swung around and charged with every last ounce of strength that was left in him. The old male managed to get himself into a small waterhole, where he stayed for a few minutes. During the fight, the old boy lost his tail – a small price to pay in the end. To our astonishment we saw the buffalo bull again the following morning, bloody and bruised, but grazing as if nothing ever happened. The buffalo is the most dangerous prey species for lions and it takes a lot for a pride to bring down a big male buffalo. This one lived to tell the tale.

Special sighting

The special sighting of the month was Thandi and her small cubs. It is always nice to see small bundles of fur and what is even more amazing, is to see how gentle she is with the little ones.

Did you know?

Due to undeveloped eyes, termite workers and soldiers are blind.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s report, see you out on game drive soon!

Morné Fouché

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Manager’s Report September 2014

Wild Photo of the Month

by Robert and Jose Kok-Cluistra, The Netherlands

by Robert and Jose Kok-Cluistra, The Netherlands

Spring is in the air and the landscape is slowly changing. Some of the trees around camp are showing off new, small green leaves and before we know it, the whole bush will be transformed into a green oasis. Now that the sun is rising earlier and setting later, we have changed the game drive times to depart earlier in the mornings and later in the afternoons. With the temperatures slowly rising, it is no longer necessary for heaters in the evenings and we have been enjoying pleasant nights in the boma, around the log fire. We had a few hot days and it will not be too long before our guests will be spending their days next to the pool, with a refreshing drink. For those of you visiting us during the next few months, please remember to bring along your sunscreen. If you do forget, our curio shop also stocks sunscreen. This summer is going to be a hot one!

Swallows

Swallows

One of the amazing things about living in the bush is to see new offspring arriving and growing up. We currently have a baby bushbuck in camp and what a little miracle she is. It is also that time of the year when birds are nesting. We are very fortunate to have a swallow’s nest under the roof, right next to the window in our reception area. We were so happy to see that the nest had some residents again. As last year, they are raising three little youngsters. We have been keeping a close eye on them since they hatched. It is amazing to see how fast they grow and how the parents are both very involved in raising them. During the day, the parents are out and about, returning often with food for their three musketeers. When they return to the nest, you can see the excitement as the little heads bob up and down, waiting for a bite. At sunset, mom and dad return to the nest and all five of them snuggle up together for a good night’s rest. Soon, the youngsters will be big enough to leave the nest and we will wave them goodbye, as they head off to explore their beautiful surroundings.

Salayexe with her kill by Morné Fouché

Salayexe with her kill by Morné Fouché

This month, some changes were made to the bar’s interior appearance. We have a brand new set of bar chairs and some lovely new scatter cushions, decorating the couches. The warm red and brown shades have given it a total new, fresh look. Another project at the lodge is the repairs being done to the decks in front of the bar and dining room area. These decks have been in place for the past 11 years, but as with any natural building materials, they needed some replacement after many years of traffic moving over them, as well as constant exposure to the African sun and rain. When replacing fixtures in a public area, timing is extremely important to prevent any disturbance to our guests. The contractors did an amazing job replacing the planks in only a few days. They worked during game drive times, when there were no guests at the lodge to ensure no noise during the day. The newly replaced area is looking very good. Next up on our upgrading list is new dining room furniture. It is going to look stunning!

One never knows what each new day will bring in the bush, but we are always trying to be prepared for the unexpected. On the 18th of this month, we started our day as every other day, but by around 11:00 am, a dark cloud was hanging over our lodge. One of our biggest nightmares came to life when we realized there was an aggressive veld fire in our area. The fire started on one of the neighbouring properties and before we could hope that it was just a bad dream, flames were spreading and moving fast, with winds gusting in all directions. Luckily we are always prepared for a possible fire during this time of the year, when the fuel load of the grass is big and extremely dry. So we quickly got our fire fighting gear ready and the teams spread out – fighting the fire from various angles. Around midnight we were still mopping the area to ensure that the fire did not flame up again during the night. What a long day it was! A large piece of bush burned down, an estimated 5000 ha, but thanks to all the assistance and teamwork from the lodges, there were no injuries or damage to any lodges or buildings. As far as we could see, there were also no animals hurt during the blaze. Thank you to each and everyone who assisted on that hot day (42 °C). It just goes to show what a good team we are part of. Although unplanned fires are never welcomed, it is good for certain areas to burn, in order to get rid of old plant matter and to return natural components back into the soil. At the moment there is a large black carpet where we used to have winter bush. It will not be long before we see new green grass covering the entire section. This will come at a perfect time, as the animals will have lots of food spread over a large area. We would also like to thank our neighbours in the east, for giving us extra traversing areas while we await the first summer rains. From there, Mother Nature would transform the area.

Trapcam photo - saddle billed stork

Trapcam photo – saddle billed stork

Last month, we got some interesting pictures from the trapcam. This month we decided to place the trapcam at Leeukuil pan again, but on a different spot. We got the most amazing picture of a saddle billed stork. We often see these birds at the waterhole on the open area, but it is the first time we have been able to get such a close-up shot.

At Elephant Plains we are always celebrating birthdays, almost one every week. There were four ladies who celebrated their birthdays at the lodge this month. Linky, who celebrated her birthday on the 5th is one of the ladies who make sure all the Rondavels are spotless. She is a very humble person and always has the sweetest smile. Saphia celebrated her birthday on the 11th. Her friendly face is mostly hidden in the kitchen, where she is one of our cooks. Onnie had her birthday on the 16th. Onnie is one of our waitresses, always ready to attend to your needs with a permanent smile. Last one on the list for September was Louise who celebrated her special day on the 30th. Louise is the smile you see all around the lodge. Louise joined our team in June this year and I hope she enjoyed her first birthday at Elephant Plains. To all our readers who celebrated their birthdays during September, we hope you also had a fantastic day, filled with happiness and laughter!

This month, chef Reimond is sharing the recipe for one of our plated meat options. Stuffed Trout is a very popular choice amongst our guests. Try this easy recipe and you will find out why.

Stuffed Trout

Stuffed Trout

Stuffed Trout

Ingredients

1 Trout Fish
1 tsp Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp Breadcrumbs
Pinch Thyme
Pinch Rosemary
Pinch Salt & Pepper
Pinch Oregano

Mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, thyme, rosemary and oregano. Open the trout (butterfly). Put the stuffing into the open trout belly. Place the prepared trout on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 180°C. As soon as the trout flesh becomes flaky and easily removed from the bone, the fish is cooked. Serve with tartar sauce, vegetables, salad and starch of your choice.

Serve and enjoy!

All the best till next month
Tersia Fouché

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