Your personal heritage of culture, spirituality, language and especially food is shared by many. It’s this shared heritage that we celebrate today by recognising, acknowledging, accepting, and embracing the differences.
One of the ways we do this is through the national pastime – Braaing! Heritage Day has also become National Braai Day and we’d like to know the best thing you threw on the braai today?
If you want some great braai ideas, go to SA ex-pat Jeanne Horak-Druiff’s popular foodie website Cook Sister and see her ‘Braai, The Beloved Country’ themed event, encouraging people to post braai recipes.
Last year we suggested Top 5 Gifts for Braai Day, but today we are going to give you a Rooibos Barbecue Sauce recipe from Signal’s Executive Chef Malika van Reenen for you to try at home:
Rooibos Barbecue Sauce
30ml Olive oil
2 large onions finely chopped
6 cloves garlic crushed
5cm fresh ginger finely chopped
1 green chilli finely sliced
250ml pureed tomato
100ml red wine vinegar
150g brown sugar
15ml Dijon mustard
1 orange, grated zest and juice
50ml soy sauce
500ml strong Rooibos tea
Freshly ground black pepper
5ml smoked paprika
Sauté onions for about 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add garlic, ginger and chilli and sauté for another 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to the boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for a few minutes before blending the sauce and straining through fine sieve. Allow to cool completely, store in sealed container and refrigerate until use.
After you’ve tried it – post a comment and let us know how it turned out.