Toll Ass Mo & Mome’s Fav Valentine’s Day Meal


Celeb couple Mongezi and Mome say they spend less time slaving in the kitchen by using simple ingredients.  We chat to them about all things food and they share their favourite romantic recipe.


Mongezi, do you remember the first meal you cooked?

Tjo, I think wors, pap and tomato gravy.

Tell us about your cooking style Mome?

It’s simple but full of different flavours.

Mongezi, do you really cook for Mome for special occasions like Valentine’s Day?

I know you don’t trust me, but I do. I’m romantic.

What’s your biggest weakness Mome?

I cannot resist chocolate. 

Check out their lamb chops and couscous recipe below and be inspired

Lamb chops recipes

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  • 45ml olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 45ml marmalade jam
  • 30ml soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 lamb chops, trimmed
  • Couscous
  • 3 cups couscous, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ½ cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 cups canned chick peas, drained
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a bowl, combine oil, garlic, marmalade, soya, rosemary and seasonings. Soak lamb chops in mixture for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Meantime, heat butter, add onions and garlic. Cook until soft. Add curry powder. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Once cool, add cucumber, beans and basil leaves. Season well.
  4. Heat frying pan, grill chops for 8-10 minutes each side. Serve with couscous.