Ok ladies; we are definitely going to have the day off. The boys are lighting the fire and they are cooking lunch or dinner on this national braai day. Now having said we are going to have the day off, we still have to shop for the meat. Good news is the Championship Boerewors is out and its really delicious, we will have to supply salads and snacks to nibble while the men get the meat cooked, but its ok, it’s worth it to have half the day to relax while the boys sweat at the fire, with a nice icy cold Castle Larger in one hand and a pair of tongs in the other. But we must not forget what the day is really about, we should be reflecting and celebrating our heritage and the diversity of our traditions and cultures, and the people that make up the population of South Africa , never to forget our heroes and our history, it belongs to us all.
Marinated Steak Sosaties
- 1 cup Onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup Lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Mustard, prepared
- 1 medium sized Sirloin steak, cut in cubes
- 1 large Green pepper, cut in pieces
- 2 medium Onions, quartered
- 2 medium Tomatoes, quartered
Braai onion in oil and remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and mustard – pour over meat and vegetables. Cover and marinate overnight in refrigerator.
Remove meat and vegetables from marinade, reserving marinade. Alternate meat and vegetables on skewers.
Braai kebabs 5 minutes on each side over coals, brushing frequently with marinade.
Meat lovers don’t have to have all the fun on Braai Day. Give the braai pie a try.
- 45 ml butter
- 15 ml all-purpose flour
- 250 g spinach
- 150 g feta cheese
- 115 g (half a tub) cream cheese
- 3 ml nutmeg
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 x 250g roll of ready-to-roll puff pastry
Chop and sauté the onion over a medium heat until soft.
Sprinkle the flour over the onions and add the spinach, allowing it to wilt. The flour should help absorb the extra liquid from the spinach.
Crumble in the feta and stir in the cream cheese and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper.
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface.
Add the filling onto half of the pastry, leaving the edges open.
Fold the pastry and press the edges together to stop any of the ingredients falling out of the sides.
Place the pie on a braaing grid and bake on the coals until the pastry is golden on both sides.
Garlic Cheddar Bacon Beer Bread
A traditional South African braai is not complete without garlic bread on the side. Instead of buying it, attempt this recipe that is sure to leave your guests wanting more.
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 340 ml Castle Lite
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup bacon (chopped)
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1/4 cup butter (melted)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, gently stir together the flour, sugar, and beer until it was combined. Then gently stir in the cheese, bacon, garlic powder, and parsley.
Pour the batter into a greased bread pan.
Pour the melted butter on top of the batter.
Cook for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean. Let the bread cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Recipes supplied by South African Breweries