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Grilling Recipes – Braai4heritage Day

Posted on September 23, 2009 by in lamb

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Pack out your grilling recipes, summer is here and what better way to celebrate this than to have a whole day dedicated to this age old South African tradition. On Thursday 24 September, it is Braai4 heritage Day here in South Africa….and this is what their website says:

Braai4heritageis an initiative that calls all South Africans to actively celebrate their common heritage by braaing on Heritage Day, 24 September. After all, braaing is a deep-rooted tradition in South Africa that cuts across all demographic groups.” The word “braai” (pronounced – Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈbrɑe.flæɪs], English: /ˈbraɪfleɪs/) is Afrikaans for barbecue, grilling, outdoor roasting generally cooking that is done on an open fire. Grilling, braaing or having a barbecue is a social event and although I have had many grilling sessions on my own before I married, sharing this tradition with friends and family is just the best. Here in South Africa you are often invited to a “bring-and-braai” which means everyone brings what they want to eat and we share a lovely meal.
We will be traveling on Thursday so I prepared our Braai4heritage meal last night and this is what we had!

Grilled lamb chops and boerewors

For my lamb chops I use a simple marinade of lemon, olive oil, mint and garlic. The “Boerewors” you might remember from previous posts.

Pork twisters

…and never forget the ultimate “braai broodjie” or Grilled sandwich.

A grilled sandwich in our house means good bread ( in this case potato bread), tomato, onion and cheese…and just because I can, I added some rocket. If you need any more recipes, just drop me a line and I will be happy to assist.

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22 Responses to “Grilling Recipes – Braai4heritage Day”

  1. The Woman 23 September 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    Just in time for Heritage Day! We are having a braai tomorrow and I just might make those braaibroodjies of yours – they look mouthwatering.

  2. ♥peachkins♥ 23 September 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    I haven't tried lamb chops and I wanted to eat them the other day but hubby doesn't want to eat in that Persian Restaurant..

  3. Juno 23 September 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Oh, my goodness, those lamb tjoppies look delicious Nina. I am definitely going to buy some for tomorrow's braai!

  4. That Girl 23 September 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Happy early heritage day!

  5. Elra 23 September 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    What a delicious food to celebrate "Heritage Day" Nina!

  6. Helene 23 September 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    Oh my that grilled sandwich looks to die fo.

  7. Junglefrog 23 September 2009 at 11:02 pm #

    I love those south african words, that are so similar to the Dutch ones, but somehow have a little more flair to it… We actually have a 'braai' here as well, which is based on the south african one. Skuttelbraai they also call it sometimes! The meat looks delicious!

  8. Jeanne 24 September 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    Mmmm, we have some lamb chops in the fridge and the sun is shining brightly… I sense a braai coming on tonight! Posting my braai post later today 🙂

  9. elly 24 September 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    Yum! Looks great and look at those perfect grill marks on the sandwich!

  10. Pam 24 September 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    Your pictures always leave my mouth watering Nina. Mmm.

  11. My Carolina Kitchen 24 September 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    Gorgeous pictures Nina. We love lamb chops at our house and can always go for a good looking sandwich such as yours.

  12. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen 24 September 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    All of these dishes look delicious!

  13. Veggie Belly 24 September 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    your pictures are so gorgeous!

  14. Jan 25 September 2009 at 11:59 am #

    Such fantastic pictures! I want to eat all of it!!

  15. noobcook 25 September 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    everything looks so delicious & comforting here. I love those grill marks on the bread 🙂

  16. Anonymous 25 September 2009 at 7:53 pm #

    Love the grill sandwich…looks delicious and healthy…yummie!

  17. Juliana 25 September 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Oh! All the dishes look so delicious…specially the sandwich, love the simplicity of it…nice pictures as well 🙂

  18. Emily 25 September 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    What a feast! Holy cow, I mean, look at that sandwich! Yum.

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  20. Peabody 27 September 2009 at 1:39 am #

    Pork Twisters…yum!

  21. Peter M 6 October 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    Nina, this post should be called "Mastery in Meat". No room for veggies here!

  22. glamah16 30 October 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    You make grilling look so elegant.

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