JAN BRAAI FAMILY MUSTARD

Sauces

This is a real family recipe, from my own family. My grandfather used to make this mustard, which we had with any and all braaied meat, but to my mind it goes best with steak and pork chops or pork ribs,

SAGO PUDDING

Dessert, Recipes

Sago pudding is like my brother and sisters; something that I grew up with and that both my mother and my father love. The starchy white sago grains are made from a paste that comes from the sago palm, which grows in tropical places like the East Indies. But never fear – sago pudding is an authentic South African ending ...

BRAAI FREEDOM FIGHTER BURGER

Beef

The Braai Freedom Fighter does not play games. It’s a robust burger with little interest in debate and it dominates your plate.

CHAKALAKA BURGER

Beef, Recipes

Chakalaka is the original South African spicy relish. It goes well with braaied meat and equally well with fresh bread. Make your own and naturally this comes together very well on a burger. Round it off with sour cream and take a bow. Ingredients 500 g lean beef mince (or 4 high-quality hamburger patties) 4 hamburger rolls olive oil 1 ...

KLEIN KAROO CHICKEN BURGER

Chicken, Recipes

KLEIN KAROO CHICKEN BURGER This one started out while on holiday in an ancient and massive villa, almost but not quite a castle, on a hilltop overlooking the countryside of Umbria in Italy. On that occasion, the sauce was served with veal but back home, the sauce found its true home on chicken. We call it the Klein Karoo Chicken ...

THE STOUT BEER BURGER

Beef, Recipes

To experience the joy of this flavour combination, you can travel all the way to Ireland, sit in a pub and order a pie. Or you could simply head to your nearest South African fire and have a braai! Ingredients 500 g lean beef mince  4 hamburger rolls butter or olive oil 1 onion (sliced) 1 punnet mushrooms (chopped) 1 ...

ROGAN JOSH BEEF BURGER

Beef, Recipes

When I make potjie, it’s not always a half-day job. I do believe that you can also focus your efforts on making life as much fun and hassle-free as possible. And so my original Rogan Josh Curry Potjie recipe does not involve knuckles, necks or any other tough cut of stewing meat but rather, deboned bite-sized chunks of lamb meat, ...

MADAGASCAN PEPPERCORN BURGER

Beef, Recipes

This one, as the name suggests, comes from the island in the Indian Ocean where I’ve had the privilege of spending some quality time. On this very unique part of earth, in both the more formal food markets, as well as at street vendor stalls, you can find a variety of repurposed bottles and jars, filled to the brim with ...

THE MULE CHICKEN BURGER

Chicken, Recipes

The Mule is not so much a chicken burger as it is a braai cocktail. As all of you who have spent a decent amount of time in any great cocktail bars around the world will realise, I quite clearly based the flavour combination of the Mule on the classic cocktail by the same name. As you will see, it ...

PORK NECK BURGERS WITH YAKITORI SAUCE

Pork, Recipes

Pork neck steaks are a great choice for the braai as they are generally quite tender and have fantastic marbling, with the small bits of fat keeping the meat juicy during the braai while at the same time, imparting flavour to the meat.  Your first choice for meat here is pork neck steaks and not pork neck chops, as the ...