What’s an Easter long-weekend without a braai? Let us share some tips to help you impress your friends, family and other guests around the braai. From picking your wood to lighting the fire with ease and making sure your meat is ready to be served – we’ve got you covered.
Plan your braai
For a big braai, put the chicken on first at the edge of the fire, then place the boerewors and chops around the centre before placing your steak on last in the centre of your grill.
You can’t sidestep the side dishes:
Sure, Braaing is all about the glory of grilling up some meat – but it certainly won’t be complete without traditional braaibroodjies, creamy potato salad or exciting twists on old favourites like pap bites with chakalaka. Fill your table the real South African way this Easter with our recipes!
Cut a large onion in half and rub over the grid with your tongs if you don’t have time for a thorough cleaning session.
Create a braai playlist. Whether it’s radio hits or a list of the classics, a great braai deserves great music.
Arrange enough chairs around the braai for all your guests. No one wants to be left standing around at a party.
If you can hold your hand over a braai for 5 seconds, it’s time for steaks, 7 seconds for boerie, and 10 for chicken!
Instead of throwing away old teabags, dry them out, put them in a jar, cover with methylated spirits, allow the liquid to soak into the bags and then place between the briquettes or coals. The result: instant flames.
Don’t forget the drinks! A top braairite tip is preparing all your favourite drinks ahead of the time. Don’t forget the drinks! A top braairite tip is preparing all your favourite drinks ahead of the time. Don’t forget the drinks! A top braairite tip is preparing all your favourite drinks ahead of the time.
Whether it’s buttering rolls or prepping sauces, perfect braais require perfect prep.
No braai is complete without a treat. Whether ice cream or a South African classic, be sure to prep dessert!