Thursday, September 24, 2009

National Braai Day

As Boing pointed out in her comment on yesterday's Heritage Day post, today is also Braai Day. A braai (or barbeque) is a traditional South African pastime. It is so part of South Africans that some group decided to celebrate Braai Day on Heritage Day as it is a intricate part of our heritage. So to celebrate Braai Day, we braai'd this afternoon. And went all out. Hey, whats the use celebrating something half hearted?
So from left to right: Boerewors (farmer style sausage), Skilpaatjies (or Karoo Oysters, which is minced lamb's liver wrapped in fat), Sirloin steak, Lamb chops, Lamb ribs and pieces of Lamb flank. The Braai broodjie (toasted sandwich made on the coals with tomato, onion, cheese and chutney) followed as soon as the meat came off. I am stuffed with left overs for tomorrow.

9 comments:

  1. One of the things that struck me when I saw this photo is how much more health-conscious we have become in Canada! All that meat, and no vegetables???

    I know, I know, this is exactly the way we used to braai in SA, but our ways have changed so much in the last 7 years. We bbq'd a lot in the summer (sometimes daily!), but pretty much all the time we would do one meat, a salad and some veggies. It was nice to find new ways to do different types of veggies on the grill (think dill butter new potatoes, bacon-wrapped asparagus and the like).

    And yes, we still make braai broodtjies, even here in Canada!

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  2. I eat some of them now. I'm from a city and an island with many links to south africa. Many people from here go to your country at many years ago to find a better way to leave. Today my island have evolved and it's very different.
    I like your photos and blog. I will follow it.
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    regards,
    Paulo Camacho

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  3. Ah, I can smell that wonderful braai smell all the way in California. Thanks for the delicious memories of SA!

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  4. this is so delicious! this picture actually made me hungry..

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  5. I just want to add (for Rochelle sake *wink*) that we did have salad with it. LOL.

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  6. Is that an indoor braai.People here in the uk cant believe you have indoor barbies.(Braais).They dont know what they are missing.

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  7. Looks lekker! Are skilpaatjies something new?? I saw them for the first time when I was in PE last month.

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  8. Yesterday in PE it was a beautiful day, SA won the cricket and the air was full of the smell of braai's - it was very easy to be Proudly South African!!

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  9. Delicious photo! Looks yummy . . .

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