Author International Hotel School   |  June 14, 2017

our IHS Johannesburg  campus has a number of Open days throughout the year, where prospective students and parents are welcome to come along and get a taste of the IHS experience. It is here where our IHS Culinary students make wonderful culinary treats for all the attendees and they are extremely fortunate to get to work with a great South African Brand,  Mediterranean Delicacies. The market leader in the production of dips and specialized products in South Africa. Mediterranean Delicacies offers an exclusive and extensive range of authentic Mediterranean-style food products. Their range includes dips & pates, olives & olive oil, pickles, meze products, pesto’s, cheeses and fresh pastries as well as value added seafood products. Their market includes retail stores, foodservice & hospitality clients throughout South Africa. We are extremely proud of our students creations this Open day,  take a look at their mouth-watering Steak and Cous Cous Salad Recipe.

Seared Steak::

200 g Sirloin Steak

Mediterranean Delicacies Basil Pesto

Mediterranean Cous Cous Salad::

100 g Cous Cous

50 g Butternut

50 g Red Onion

50 g Green Pepper

20 g Mediterranean Delicacies Danish Feta

50 g Cherry Tomato

200 ml Chicken/Beef/Vegetable Stock (pre-made)

Mediterranean Delicacies Cavi-Art (Red/Black Seaweed)


Place Cous Cous into a mixing bowl, cover with stock of choice. Do not forget to keep an eye your Cous Cous, it will absorb large amounts of liquid and can become soggy.Cook the Vegetables to al dente

Boil / roast the butternut.
Pan-fry Onion and Pepper.
Quarter the tomatoes and pan fry or leave raw if preferred.

Heat a heavy base frying pan to a medium heat. Season the steak with salt, pepper and basil pesto to create a crust. Sear each side and cook to preferred temperature (Rare – Well done). Set aside and allow to rest.Assemble Cous Cous salad by adding the desired ingredient ratio.Plate up and enjoy!

Mediterranean Delicacies products available from your local superstores. 


Please refer to the below website for their complete catalogue.