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Braaiing is our national pastime and Jan Braai our unofficial braai ambassador. To give you a “taste” of his latest cookbook, he’s sharing a few of the recipes from the book.
Super citrus chicken
The smoky flavour of the chicken begs for a mielie on the grid or a fresh salsa of chopped pineapple and mint leaves.
Make your own feta
Once you find what you need and try our recipe, you will never buy feta from the shops again.
When a guy is cooking for his mates, he wants two things: deliciousness and minimal effort. These six recipes will work a treat on a boys’ weekend away, or at home around the braai. Tuck in!
1 tortilla, 4 clever ideas
If the nearest freshly-baked goodies are a few days’ drive away, tortillas are a great alternative. Children also like lending a hand “building” their own tortillas.
Spicy chicken wings
Ditch the peanuts and chips – these chicken wings are so much better to snack on around the braai.
Fill up the cookie tins
One of the main ingredients in a proper holiday is rusks and biscuit tins filled with goodies. These four recipes are easy to prepare and far more delicious than shop-bought bakes.
A perfect midnight snack after a night out on the town
Tequila chicken roll
That’s right! Go dig out that bottle of Olmeca from New Year’s Eve.
Sticky pork & fried rice
We’ve yet to meet a man who doesn’t love this dish.
Cook book review: Voetspore 2
Aletta Lintvelt cooks 3 recipes from Voetspore 2 plus you can win the book.
If you bought the prawns fresh on the beach, remember to remove the vein before cooking.
This is the tastiest mutton curry in a potjie. Remember the secret to tender meat is to cook it slowly over a low heat.
10 tips for buying biltong
The world is a messed-up place right now. Luckily there’s biltong. In the interest of good taste, nation building and peace, buy some. But do it right.
Soup as a main course? A packet of bacon says yes!
Pulled beef on a roll
Juicy beef, slowly cooked outdoors. What more could a man want?
Have the school fair in the bush!
Pancakes are great food for the bush, because you can freeze them beforehand in a flat plastic container and take them along. Once you’re at your destination, you can defrost them quickly and rustle up a sauce or filling for dinner.
Smoky garlic marrowbones
This recipe will work a treat on a boys’ weekend away, or at home around the braai. Tuck in!
Something sweet for stargazing
When the stars are at their brightest and a cold wind starts blowing, brew a pot of coffee and bring out these crunchy biscuits. The Italians call them biscotti, but actually they’re just biscuits that were baked twice so they’re as dry as rusks. These biscuits last a long time.
Macaroni & cheese fritters
These fritters are crisp on the outside with a cheesy, gooey centre.
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