Braai Day – Recipe

 
 

Henrico Grobbelaar, Executive Chef, at The Twelve Apostles shares with us his favourite thing to make whilst celebrating Braai Day (Heritage Day). Homemade Spareribs Basting Sauce Ingredients: 85 ml Sauce, Hoisin 50 ml Sauce, Tomato 65 ml Sauce, Soy 45 ml Sherry, Old Brow 2 ea Garlic, Cloves Finely Chopped 30 ml Sugar, Brown 2.5

 

21st September 2012

The Twelve Apostles Hotel

Henrico Grobbelaar, Executive Chef, at The Twelve Apostles shares with us his favourite thing to make whilst celebrating Braai Day (Heritage Day).

Homemade Spareribs Basting Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 85 ml Sauce, Hoisin
  • 50 ml Sauce, Tomato
  • 65 ml Sauce, Soy
  • 45 ml Sherry, Old Brow
  • 2 ea Garlic, Cloves Finely Chopped
  • 30 ml Sugar, Brown
  • 2.5 ml Spice, Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 1 kg Sparerib

Method:

  1. Whisk together the hoisin, tomato, soy and the Old Brown sherry.
  2. Add the brown sugar and whisk till the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Mix in the Chinese five spice and the crushed garlic.
  4.  Cover the basting and set aside for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Add the spare ribs to the basting sauce and cover.
  6. Marinate the spare rib for 15 minutes in the basting sauce at room temperature.
  7. Braai for 25 minutes turning regular.
  8. Keep basting the ribs with the remainder of the basting sauce after each turn.

“It is better to have burnt and lost, then never to have braaied at all” – William Shakespeare

And don’t forget to take a moment as you enjoy your food, to reflect on the real reason behind this South African holiday, Heritage Day: who you are, where you’ve come from and where you are heading to!

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