What is the best meat to braai?

Here are some of the best cuts to use for braai meat:

  • Lamb chops. A firm favourite known for its lovely aroma and unique taste.
  • Steak. A good thick cut of T-bone, Sirloin, Fillet or Rump make for a delicious steak.
  • Boerewors.
  • Chicken.

How do South Africans say barbecue?

South African braai
What is a South African braai? A braai is South Africa’s answer to the barbecue – but it’s so much more than that. It’s a special South African feast that can last for hours, and there are plenty of rules and etiquette around a classic braai. The most important part of a braai is the fire.

Why is braai meat unhealthy?

High-heat grilling can convert proteins found in red meat, pork, poultry and fish into heterocyclic amines (HCAs). These chemicals have been linked to breast, stomach, prostate and colon cancer.

Is eating braai meat healthy?

Is it healthy to braai meat? Whenever fat drips onto your braai causing excess smoke, the smoke can transfer cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to your meat. Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) – which are also linked to cancer – also form when food is cooked at high temperatures.

What makes a good braai?

Wood: a wood fire makes the best braai because it imparts the most flavour and is just more fun. It’s great for a lengthy social get-together or a boys’ weekend.

What goes on the braai first?

Braai meat should have a specific order of appearance. Chicken takes the longest to cook, steak takes the shortest, so always put chicken on the braai first, and steak on last. Between the two, you can throw on the wors, chops, sosaties and whatever else you’re braaiing.

Who invented braai?

Even though we all have that one uncle who claims to have invented the braai tradition; it goes further back than we think. The first beings to catch and control fire where the original South African settlers that inhabited Gauteng’s Cradle of Humankind. They started cooking up a storm 1000’s of years ago.

What’s the difference between a barbecue and a braai?

The main difference between a braai and a BBQ has to be the fire. A braai just isn’t considered a braai if cooked on a gas grill. The fire also remains lit for the duration of the braai, even after the food’s been cooked. Guests will gather around the fire after eating and spend the rest of the day or evening there.

How do you make a braai healthy?

Top picks for braai snacks:

  1. Raw, unsalted nuts.
  2. Game or lean biltong.
  3. Lightly salted popcorn.
  4. Spicy baked chickpeas.
  5. Homemade kale chips or store-bought beetroot and butternut chips.
  6. Freshly sliced veggie sticks with hummus, guacamole or cottage cheese.

Is wors a red meat?

Our processed meat looks significantly different to processed meats found in other countries, i.e. in most viennas, polonies and even fresh wors, the main ingredient is often not derived from red meat, but vegetable proteins and mechanically deboned chicken.

How do you make braai meat tender?

The pineapple juice and balsamic vinegar are slightly acidic and this is what softens and tenderizes the meat. The “acid” helps break down the meat structure. Any acidic fruit juice or liquid will do, even lemon juice works well. Its very natural and makes the meat taste wonderful.

How do you make braai meat moist?

Here’s a clever hack from US MasterChef judge Graham Elliot to keep your burger patties from cooking too dry: “Make your patties, then put a small ice cube in the centre. The ice keeps the meat moist as you grill it and prevents it from drying out.”