Braaing blues?… Busted!

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Aweh! Beers are back, summer is coming and seeing your mates is officially legal again…that means, it’s braai time!

Bored with the basic boerie, brisket and traditional tjops? Eish, we are!

Don’t get us wrong, few things in life can compare to a juicy, sizzlin’ worsie straight from the flames, but why not up your braai game a bit?

Add a little fuel to the fire and spice things up on your Weber with these baller recipes that are guaranteed to take your braai-cred to the next level.

Trust us, these heavenly hunger busters were created by the man who has eaten from the fire for 365 days straight, both on the North and South of the equator. Meet local braai master extraordinaire, Mat Hartley.  Check it out…

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Rolled Braai Broodjie

No fire indaba is complete without the trusty braai broodjie. We’ve asked Mat to share his take on the traditional crispy, crunchy, cheesy must-have…and the result is, well, ayoba!

These little guys are perfect for a bush breakfast braai while watching the sunrise or snack on them as a starter, cold beer in hand, to warm up your mates’ taste buds.  

Ingredients

  • Mrs Balls (this is the magic stuff)
  • Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Bread (white or brown)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Then just add what makes your braai broodjie special 

Method

  1. Roll each piece of bread flat with a rolling pin (you might get some strange looks, but this is a must).
  2. Throw some of Mrs Balls in the mix – don’t be shy! 
  3. Add the pre-braai’d bacon.
  4. Lay the cheese.
  5. Add some salt and pepper.
  6. Roll it all together and skewer with toothpicks.

Braai Time

  1. Throw on medium heat.
  2. Turn often, and wait for the bread to toast to your perfection. 
  3. Take off the braai, slice in half and tuck in! 
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Wrapped Pork Fillet with Honey & Mustard 

Pork fillet is part of the royal family of meaty goodness. Mat Hartley turns this red meat favourite into an outdoor, culinary experience with this easy, flippin’ fantastic recipe that will wow your brothers and their baes right out of their slops!

Make sure to use a kettle braai for this one. Don’t have one? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Check out our Braai Stuff 101 must-haves. 

Ingredients

  • Pork Fillet
  • 1 Pack of Streaky bacon (12 slices)
  • Mustard
  • Honey
  • Dried Apricots
  • Lemon (grated peel)

Method

  1. Slice the pork fillet down the centre (lengthways and not all the way through).
  2. Soak the apricots in honey and then place in the fillet.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together.
  4. Place all 12 pieces of bacon flat on a board.
  5. Brush the bacon with the mixture.
  6. Place the fillet on the bacon and brush the remaining mixture on.
  7. Using a knife (check out our Miyabi range), pick up each bacon piece and wrap the fillet.

Braai Time

  • Use IGNITE 3 + 1 charcoal
  • Place on indirect heat and close the lid.
  • Leave for 35-40 minutes, serve and enjoy. 


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