smoor, adjective and & noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, from smoor to stew, smother.
A. adjective smoored. Usually in the collocations smoorfish or smoorvis /-fəs/ [Afrikaans, vis fish], a traditional Malay dish containing gently braised fish, also smoorsnoek /-snuk/ [Afrikaans, snoek see snoek noun], this dish, made from snoek (see snoek noun sense 1, 2, and 3).
1902 H.J. Duckitt Hilda’s Diary of Cape Hsekeeper 65I am often asked for the recipe for smoorfish, so I will write down once for all the way we ourselves do it.
a1905 H.J. Duckitt Hildegonda Duckitt’s Bk of Recipes (1966) 45Smoorvis, an old Malay speciality, is an excellent dish for luncheon. Tomatoes, if in season, may be added to it.
1979 Heard & Faull Our Best Trad. Recipes 22Smoorvis or gesmoorde vis, the traditional Voortrekker recipe probably came from the East with the Malays.
1979 Snyman & Klarie Free from Sea 116Smoorvis...This delicious dish is traditionally made with smoked snoek but any dry, smoked fish could be used.
1984 Fair Lady 18 Apr. 201Lunch with the family (smoorsnoek, salad, ice cream and fruit, white wine).
1985 A. Tredgold Bay between Mountains 101Whatever other food may be available on the coast, fish has remained the favourite, particularly smoorvis.
1988 F. Williams Cape Malay Cookbk 34Serve with Smoor tomato and onion and mashed potato.
1989 Weekend Post 14 Oct. 6Dried salted snoek is used for the traditional smoorsnoek, which originated along the West Coast.
B. noun A braised dish; a stew. Also with distinguishing epithet, as snoek smoor (cf. smoorsnoek at sense A).
1941 Fouché & Currey Hsecraft for Primary Schools 8Snoek Smoor. Dried snoek, 2 or 3 onions, 1 chilli, water for boiling, 1 oz. fat, boiled rice.
1950 H. Gerber Cape Cookery 75Snoek Smoor with Sugar Beans (Malay). Proceed as indicated for snoek smoor, but add, instead of potatoes, presoaked and parboiled sugar beans.
1984 Flying Springbok May 31The cuisine of this restaurant is..enriched by indigenous Cape dishes such as babotie, pickled fish, the aromatic bredies and smoors of the Cape Malays.
smoored. Usually in the collocations smoorfish or smoorvis-fəs, vis fish, a traditional Malay dish containing gently braised fish, also smoorsnoek-snuk, snoek see snoeknoun, this dish, made from snoek (see snoeknoun1, 2, and 3).
A braised dish; a stew. Also with distinguishing epithet, as snoek smoor (cf. smoorsnoek at A).
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