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Top 10 Braai Tips

“Earlier today a journalist asked me for my top 10 braai tips. Considering that I did not have such a list of tips, I sucked them out of my thumb. Here they are: Nothing beats a real wood fire. Gas is Afrikaans for a guest at your braai, not something you braai with. Braaing is the only fat-negative way of cooking food. Even when you steam it, the fat in the food stays behind. When you braai, the fat drips out. Never braai with indigenous wood. Alien vegetation like Rooikrantz…

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Braai Fit For A King – With a putu pap recipe

As a South African, I feel every man should know how to get a great Braai going, from starting the fire to creating great African meals. As we all know a great braai comes from how you pack your coals, we all have a personal preference, Charcoal, Briquettes, or Wood. I am not a follower of gas braai’s the meat is just not the same, so I am a briquettes man, I always try and create 2 or so great pyramids and light the fire lighter at the bottom which…

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Helpful Hints on How to Treat your Meat

• Steaks aren’t just a summertime meal idea.  Try marinating a round sirloin or blade steak and pop on the grill or in the broiler or frying pan for a tender and tasty meal.  For portion control slice before placing on platter on the table. • Making stews is a great way to manage time effectively by cooking more than one meal at a time and freezing extra for a later dinner.   Just add your vegetables when you reheat and then you can vary the types of vegetables to offer…

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Braai Tips

FIREWOOD AND COALS Charcoal is very popular but any wood that produces long-lasting coals is suitable. Rooikrans, Camelthorn, Umbrella-thorn, Sickle-bush, even vine stumps are ideal. Use fire lighters, but never petrol to light a fire. HINTS WHEN BRAAING Beef must be thawed before it is grilled.  Remove the meat from the freezer at least a day before use and leave it to thaw in the refrigerator in its wrapping. Meat should be taken from the fridge at least 30 minutes before grilling. If preferred, brush either the meat or the…

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Jason’s Braai Tips

Here are some more braai tips I found on Jason Bagley’s Blog: “I just had a really awesome Sunday afternoon braai with my girlfriend’s family, and I was thinking I should share some of MY tips to getting a braai just right. The Wood I’ve found 2 types of wood that have a medium burning time but have very long coal heat time. (If that makes sense…). Kameeldooring (also known as camel thorn) and anything that comes from Namibia. Kameeldoring is more expensive than normal wood, but there is a…

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Tips, advice and recipes for a suiwer South African braai

Any South African worth their (braai) salt will tell you that boerewors, rugby and sunny skies are the essentials of a proudly African braai. Add tangy potato salad, a couple of juicy steaks and a group of friends to share it with, and you’ve got a recipe for an irresistibly delicious, fun-filled feast! Think you’ve got the perfect South African braai down pat? Before you slap the sausage on the skottel, make sure you’ve got all the right ingredients for a suiwer South African braai. Continue reading to discover top…

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