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Posted on:September 16, 2021

We’ve given this popular Zimbabwe dish a bit of a twist.
Try our Tsowa Safari Island Peri Peri Crocodile Skewers with a Coriander & Peanut Pesto


500g crocodile meat
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ a teaspoon crushed birds eye chilli
salt & pepper
1 clove of crushed garlic

  • Cube the crocodile meat into 1.5cm pieces
  • Whisk the marinade ingredients together and mix with the crocodile
  • Marinate in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours 
  • Once marinated skewer the cubes of crocodile


50g Coriander – washed and dried
½ clove garlic
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons grated parmesan
2 tablespoons toasted peanuts 
2 inches of salt

  • Blend the above pesto ingredients together
  • Once blended, add the lemon juice and stir 

To cook the crocodile – heat a cast iron grill pan until smoking hot, grill the skewers for just over a minute on all 4 sides until lightly golden brown, serve with a light salad and the coriander and peanut pesto for dipping

Another option is to have this delicious and popular Zimbabwean dish cooked by our professional chefs at Tsowa Safari Island and served to you in a beautiful safari island setting. All this while you sip on a glass of fine wine after an exciting day on safari in the Zambezi National Park or after exploring the wonders of the magnificent Victoria Falls.


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