Herby sourdough mozzarella braai toastie

Friday, 29 September 2017|Nibbles|Tags: , |

Braai Day was a damp squib at M&M. Grey clouds and chilly winds don’t exactly make me want to reach for the charcoal. A fire was made to be sure – in my teeny Victorian fireplace in the lounge. By the second glass of red, I was no longer minding so much about missing out. Summer is around the corner […]

5-spice pork spare ribs

Tuesday, 4 April 2017|Dinner|Tags: , |

Pork spare ribs – they have to be one of my ultimate braai time treats, but only if they are done right. That means they are melt-in-the-mouth, fall-off-the-bone soft, yet smokey and charred at the same time.

The secret to getting it right? An initial cook followed by a super hot bit of braai love at the end. Now you can […]

Rosemary lamb chops with green olive salsa verde

Tuesday, 18 October 2016|Dinner|Tags: , |

Salsa verde, or as the French call it sauce verte, sounds very fancy. It is. But in a good way – fancy on the tongue, easy on the prep. Because salsa verde or sauce vert simply means a green sauce. Recipes differ wildly, but they all have one thing in common – loads of fresh herbs. To give backbone to […]

Tequila chicken flattie (Pollo Asado, my way)

Thursday, 8 September 2016|Dinner|Tags: , , |

The humble chicken is revered in Mexico. Not ever having been there, I didn’t really know this. Until I did some research recently for a job involving, well chicken. It’s massively popular street food over there with gigantic street barbeques laden with whole chickens in double-digit numbers dotted about the place. The Mexicans call it Pollo Asado. Recipes differ wildly […]

Chakalaka, a must-make South African braai classic

Monday, 23 May 2016|Basic recipes|Tags: , |

Chakalaka – it’s as fun to say as it is to eat. Now if you’re a halfway self-respecting South African, you’ll know what this is. But for the benefit of my readers in farflung places, it can best be described as an African relish, eaten most especially with ‘pap’ (kinda like polenta) and meat at a ‘braai’ (barbeque). Chakalaka recipes […]

Sesame roast beef

Friday, 29 January 2016|Dinner|Tags: , |

I was threatened with divorce towards the end of last year – 25 times. Turns out I have more male readers than I realised and pretty much none of them found my festive season bias toward all things sweet particularly pleasing. I admit it’s been a while since I’ve done a big old hunk of meat. So this roast beef […]