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Braai Day – My easy heritage recipes!

Posted on September 22, 2013 by in lamb, rsg

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Braai Day in South Africa falls on 24 September every year and I think more people celebrate Braai Day than Heritage Day which is what it is really called on our calenders. I share with your my easy braai recipes that is as colorful and flavorful as our diverse nation!

Braai Day is sacred business in our beloved country and every respectable South African will offer something to the god of Braai on Tuesday! To me, it does not really matter what we grill, it can be something as simple as a burger or boerewors rolls, it is the togetherness and camaraderie that happens around a fire that I absolutely love! Before I got married, I  sometimes went to our holiday home all on my own during the shorter holidays and was quite comfortable lighting a fire just for myself! Nowadays, I still make a fire every now and then when hubs  is working late, but at least I get tp share  my “burnt offerings” with loved ones!

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For this year’s Braai Day, I want to incorporate the wonderful diverse flavors our of country. Think bobotie, chakalaka, tomato jam and all the old traditional flavors! I want all of those flavors  in my recipes.  Making bobotie on the open fire does not really fit in with the whole idea of Braai Day, so I am making  another plan! I will use all the traditional bobotie spices and make a rub for my lamb chops! Delicious, even if I have to say so myself!

For the pure beef burgers, I can think of nothing else but a chunky chakalaka to bring those burgers to life! Simple flavors, yet the chakalaka will cause an absolute  flavor  explosion in your mouth! The  pork belly kebabs will be served with a tangy, feisty tomato and  chili chutney. The tomato chutney is inspired by the tomato jam my gran used to cook for us! I add fresh ginger and chili for that extra kick of heat!

Bobotie Chops

Bobotie Chops

serves 4 ( 2 chops per person)

Ingredients

8 lamb loin chops

15 ml dry coriander – dry roasted in a pan

15 ml curry powder

5 ml fine dry ginger

5 ml fine cinnamon

5 ml turmeric

5 ml chili powder

30 ml vegetable oil

salt and pepper

Method

Grind the dry coriander in a pestle and mortar and then add all the other dry spices, except the salt and pepper. Add the oil and rub the wet rub into the lamb chops. Braai or grill over hot coals  and season with salt and pepper once during the grilling time. Serve with “stywe pap” and come of the delicious chakalaka!

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Belly pork Kebabs with Tomato Chili Chutney

serves 4

Ingrdients

4 belly pork kebabs ( Ask your butcher to do this for you)

salt and pepper

10 ml dry fennel or coriander

juice of 1 lime

15 ml olive oil

For the Tomato Chili Chutney

500 g baby tomatoes

200 ml sugar

125 ml white wine vinegar

10 ml finely grated fresh ginger

2 ml salt

Method

Rub the pork with the olive oil. Mix the salt, pepper and fennel and rub into the pork. Place on hot coals or a grill and cook until done. During the cooking time, drizzle some lime juice over the pork!

To make the Tomato Chili Chutney

Place all the ingredients  for the chutney in a small pot and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the chutney has a thick syrupy consistency! Serve with the pork kebabs!

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Chakalaka Burgers

serves 4

For the Chakalaka

15 ml olive oil

1 large onion – finely chopped

1 green pepper – finely chopped

2 carrots – coarsely grated

2 big tomatoes – chopped

10 ml red curry paste

salt and pepper

Method

Heat the oil in a pot and saute the onion and green pepper until the onion is soft, but not mushy. Add the carrots and tomato and also the curry paste. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring every now and then to prevent the chakalaka from burning.Season with salt and pepper and serve with pap or on a burger like I will do!

For the burgers

Ingredients

4 beef patties of your choice

salt and pepper

10 ml Mrs Balls Chutney

4 hamburger rolls

fresh lettuce

2 thick slices of cheese

Method

Braai or grill the burgers to your liking and baste with the Mrs Balls’ Chutney. Season with salt and pepper Slice open the hamburger rolls and  place the lettuce and cheese on the bottom half. Place the burger in the cheese and lastly top with the chakalaka and serve with some chunky fries!

To celebrate our rich heritage, I will be spending the day at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards with RSG, talking, eating and enjoying our unique and warm culture. I will be talking specifically about the heritage we leave for our children! What better place to celebrate at than this amazing venue. Guests will be served the Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine!

Leopard’s Leap was conceptualized  at the turn of the century by winemaker and businessman Hein Koegelenberg with the guidance of  his late father in law, Dr Anton Rupert. Following its formidable success as a wine producer, the decision was made to create a home where visitors can get close to the value of the Leopard’s Leap brand and their principal passions….. wine, food , conservation and literature!

The Culinaria Colection, available exclusively at the Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards is a celebration of the harmony in which food and wine compliment one another! The collection comprises a Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a  Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine!.

I will be pairing these wines with some delicious food from Nina’s Kitchen in the next 6 weeks.

There is also an opportunity for two people to win!

–  A complete collection of Culinaria wines in a beautiful wooden crate!

or

–  A  Culinaria tasting for 4 people!

How awesome is that!

To win one of these awesome prizes, simply write down the 6 wines in the Culinaria Collection in the comments below!

Competition ends 1 November

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53 Responses to “Braai Day – My easy heritage recipes!”

  1. Andre du Toit 23 September 2013 at 7:28 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

    • Annekie 23 September 2013 at 1:52 pm #

      Four Cousins Natural Red Sweet

  2. Adrian 23 September 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend,Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend,Shiraz Grenache blend,Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend,Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling,Muscat de Frontignan

  3. Flee 23 September 2013 at 10:16 am #

    OOOhhh Nina, the man would cry for those pork belly Kebab’s, On the short list for tomorrow… Yummy
    Answers…Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend,
    Thanks Mills

  4. Rentia Smal 23 September 2013 at 10:37 am #

    collection comprises a 1)Chenin Blanc 2)Grenache Blanc blend, 3)Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a 4)Shiraz Grenache Blend, 5)Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a  6)Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine.

    Love what Leopard’s Leap stand for: wine,food,conservation and literature!

  5. Ida Pretorius 23 September 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Culinaria Brut Methode Cap classique
    2012Culinaria Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc
    Culinaria Muscat de Frontignan
    2012 Culinaria pinot Noir Chardonnay
    2010 culinaria Grand Vin
    2010 Culinaria Shiraz Grenache

  6. Natalie 23 September 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Me pls 😉
    Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend,

  7. Lindsay 23 September 2013 at 11:53 am #

    The collection comprises a Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine!.

  8. Annekie 23 September 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Answer: Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

  9. Annekie 23 September 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    The Bobotie chops will be a winner tomorrow on my braai – a real heritage winner !

  10. Ambelene Freemantle 23 September 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    Hi Nina I believe these wines are the most wonderful wines, I saw the range at Fooddiction on Saturday, here are the names of the wines.
    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

  11. Tania Horne 23 September 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc Blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay Blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style Blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine.

  12. helene v Niekerk 23 September 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Sal heerlik wees…

  13. fran visser 23 September 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend

  14. catherine hermans 23 September 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Yay… That is my niche… They have a Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend ( I m not a white wine drinker but have heard it has just the right dryness of a chenin), Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend (lovely colour not too red just “the right shade of red”, a Shiraz Grenache blend (known as a womens wine), Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend (that is my best and very close to a French Bordeaux), Méthode Cap Classique champagne-style sparkling wine (very soft on the pallet with the bubbles on top).Muscat de Frontignan natural sweet wine(lovely desert wine… some like it as aperitif wine with snacks…)Tomorrow I braai 5cm (no not my famous pork chops…) T bones with sauce de Paris and a garlic butter. For the kids my famous Lasagne Potjie… Enjoy

  15. Rachel Vos 23 September 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend,a Shiraz Grenache Blend,Grand Vin Bordaux-style Blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne Style Sparkling Wine

  16. Zaida 23 September 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    I am def trying those bobotie chops!
    Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, Shiraz Grenache blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine.

  17. Anida van der Spuy 23 September 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    I love wine, and my husband is a great lover of good wine. The Culinaria wine collection sound great and will taste perfect on the tongue as it sounds on the ear. The range comprises of the following: Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc Blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay Blend, Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand vin Bordeaux-style blend, Method Cap Classique Champangne Style Sparkling Wine.

    • Anida van der Spuy 23 September 2013 at 7:42 pm #

      Forgot to say that I am definately going to be braaing the “bobotie chops” for Braai day!!

  18. Lourens Venter 26 September 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend, Méthode Cap Classique champagne-style sparkling wine, Muscat de Frontignan natural sweet wine

  19. Elsabè 26 September 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

  20. Alma Dionisio 27 September 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Many happies Nina and treasure that man!
    Shiraz Grenache Blend
    Chenin Blanc
    Pinot Noir Chardonnay Blend
    Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine
    The bobotie chops looks yummy! Come on summer, we have a new recipe to try on the braai!

  21. Dorothy 27 September 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Answers…Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend

  22. Dorothy 27 September 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Thanks for sharing your recipes

  23. Sonet Green 27 September 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Question, the Tomato Chilli Chutney, what is the chilli quantity?

  24. Karin du Preez 29 September 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

  25. Rinie Smit 3 October 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

  26. Rinie Smit 3 October 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

    • Rinie Smit 3 October 2013 at 9:52 am #

      I do not understand what you mean by ‘your comment is awaiting moderation’.

      • nerinatimm 3 October 2013 at 11:28 am #

        Rinie, dit is maar net om die spammers uit te hou, ek lees die kommentaar en dan post ek dit!!

  27. Vee 3 October 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Culinaria Brut MéTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE
    Culinaria Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc
    Culinaria Pinot Noir Chardonnay
    Culinaria Grand Vin
    Culinaria Shiraz Grenache
    Muscat de Frontignan

  28. Anja Kloppers 3 October 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

  29. Bobby de Groot 3 October 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    • Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend
    • Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend
    • Shiraz Grenache Blend
    • Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend
    • Brut Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine
    • Muscat de Frontignan natural sweet wine

  30. CHARMAINE STRANGE 4 October 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    . CHENIN BLANC GRENACHE BLEND
    . SHIRAZ GRENACHE BLEND
    . PINOT NOIR CHARDONNA BLEND
    . MUSCAT DE FRONTIGAN NATURAL SWEET
    . GRAND VIN BORDEAUX- STYLE BLEND
    . BRUT METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE CHAMPAGNE STYLE SPARKLING WINE

    • CHARMAINE STRANGE 4 October 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      Thank you for the opportunity to enter this great competition! i wish we could all win!
      GOODLUCK FOR US ALL

  31. Zirkie 5 October 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    Die braai resepte klink uitstekend, en hoe maak jy my nou honger so laat op ‘n Saterdagaand! (Jou fotos is, soos altyd, pragtig!)

  32. Ron OD 8 October 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine!.

  33. Jenny Warner 8 October 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc Blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay Blend, Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand vin Bordeaux-style blend, Method Cap Classique Champangne Style Sparkling Wine

  34. heinstirred 10 October 2013 at 8:50 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend,
    Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend,
    Shiraz Grenache blend,
    Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend,
    Méthode Cap Classique champagne-style sparkling wine.
    Muscat de Frontignan

  35. Santie Snyman 10 October 2013 at 9:44 am #

    CULINARIA BRUT MÉTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE; 2012 CULINARIA CHENIN BLANC GRENACHE BLANC; 2012 CULINARIA PINOT NOIR CHARDONNAY; 2010 CULINARIA GRAND VIN; 2010 CULINARIA SHIRAZ GRENACHE; CULINARIA MUSCAT DE FRONTIGNAN

  36. Rusty 10 October 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, Shiraz Grenache blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

    • Rusty 10 October 2013 at 10:54 am #

      Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, Shiraz Grenache blend, Grand Vin-Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

  37. Jennifer 10 October 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend,
    Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend,
    Shiraz Grenache Blend,
    Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend,
    Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

  38. Ken Hill 13 October 2013 at 8:43 am #

    CULINARIA BRUT MÉTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE, 2012 CULINARIA CHENIN BLANC GRENACHE BLANC,2012 CULINARIA PINOT NOIR CHARDONNAY, 2010 CULINARIA GRAND VIN,2010 CULINARIA SHIRAZ GRENACHE, CULINARIA MUSCAT DE FRONTIGNAN,

  39. Oana Catinas 14 October 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend, Muscat de Frontignan, Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Méthode Cap Classique champagne-style sparkling wine, Shiraz Grenache blend and Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend. :}

  40. Garry Frasca 15 October 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend,a Shiraz Grenache Blend,Grand Vin Bordaux-style Blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne Style Sparkling Wine

  41. Adele du Du Toit 16 October 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    The collection comprises a Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine!.

  42. Sandra 17 October 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend

  43. Erica Louw 18 October 2013 at 7:55 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend, a Shiraz Grenache Blend, Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne style Sparkling wine

  44. Lezel 25 October 2013 at 10:45 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend,
    Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend,
    Shiraz Grenache blend,
    Grand Vin Bordeaux-style blend,
    Méthode Cap Classique champagne-style sparkling wine.
    Muscat de Frontignan

  45. andrew 14 March 2015 at 11:25 am #

    Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc blend, Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend,a Shiraz Grenache Blend,Grand Vin Bordaux-style Blend and a Methode Cap Classique Champagne Style Sparkling Wine

  46. Nollie du Plessis 25 September 2016 at 8:35 am #

    Bobotie chops is n wenner,heerlik

    • nerinatimm 28 September 2016 at 8:11 am #

      Wonderlike nuus!


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