It’s Weekend! Celebrate with a Braai (Barbecue)
First of all, I’d like to congratulate PolkadotCupcake! Congratulations on winning the Case of wine’s from Caroline’s Wine Warehouse! We will be in touch soon!
I woke up this morning with the intention of posting my Chicken Teriyaki recipe with you, but then I saw what a gorgeous day it was in Pretoria and I knew that I just had to post something about braaing (barbecuing). As the Northern Hemisphere is moving into Spring, we are moving into Autumn and even though the days are still lovely, the morning and evenings are getting quite chilly, so I will be spending as much time outdoors as I possibly can and what better way to celebrate the last of Summer than with a braai.
South-Africans love braaing so much, we’ve even made a national holiday out of it (ok, we’ve coupled it with an ACTUAL holiday but most people are more interested in the braaing part). And as you might remember, to celebrate Braai4Heritage last year, I dedicated an entire week to the art of braaing.
I’ve decided to steal some recipes from that week and this is probably my perfect braai meal. There is just nothing as saliva-inducing than smelling Boerewors on the braai and I am instantly jealous when I smell my neighbours braaing.
This meal contains quite a lot of different elements, but together, they make the PERFECT South African braai in my opinion. Enjoy!
For the Spare Ribs:
- Combine all the ingredients and whisk well.
- Pour over the ribs and allow to marinade for at least 30 mins and up to 3/4 hours before braai-ing / barbecuing.
- You could also stick these in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Spread the bread with butter on both sides. Top with the sliced tomato, cheese and onion and season generously.
- Place the sandwiches on a braai grid and ‘toast’ over the fire until the bread is nicely toasted and the cheese is melted.
- Serve warm.
For the Pepper sauce on the steak:
1 tin Evaporated milk
2tbsn cornflour mixed with 100ml milk
2-3tbsn freshly cracked pepper / 2tbsn green peppercorns
Salt to taste
- Combine the evaporated milk and cornflour mix in a small saucepan.
- Allow to come to a simmer and wait for it to thicken.
- Add the pepper and salt and serve.