Heritage Day on September 24 recognises and celebrates the cultural wealth of our nation. As South Africans we celebrate the day by remembering the heritage of the many diverse cultures that make up the population of South Africa.
Various events are staged throughout the country to commemorate this day, and of course we won’t be the exception. We will be hosting a fabulous day of deliciousness at the Cape Quarter Square, 27 Somerset Rd, Green Point, on the Tuesday.
The teams taking part in what will be a braai competition have been tasked with braaing a Duck Father Duck on a Weber Gas Braai. The teams have to create a marinade that will fall in love with the duck, or rather make the duck fall in love with the marinade. They will be judged on their marinade. There will also be a SASKO braai broodtjie competition. (I sincerely hope to see more than toasted cheese and tomato on the day.)
Heritage Day is a wonderful family day opportunity and hopefully many, many families will be spending it around a fire cooking something amazing and having a wonderful time together.
I have a few rubs and marinades to share with you to use on the day.
Makes enough for 12 chicken thighs.
1/2 cup Olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 ground white pepper
1 tablespoon ground Cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cloves crushed garlic
2 tablespoons grated onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
250ml apple juice
Place all the ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
While it is still hot throw it over the raw chicken and marinate overnight in a sealed container.
I was so excited to discover onion and garlic powder at Atlas Trading in Wale Street the other day; it gives wonderful depth to a spice rub.
3 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons smoked paprika
Tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon ground white pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cumin
Mix the ingredients together well.
Rub into your meat 5 minutes before you cook it.
Lamb wet rub
Makes enough for 8 loin chops.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon zest
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
Mix all the ingredients together and rub onto your lamb chops.