Dijon and thyme lamb marinade

Posted in Braai Recipes on July 8, 2014 by ribshackred

Rib Shack Red SAAdd a bit of bite to your lamb chops with this stunning marinade. Great for the braai and with a glass of Rib Shack Red.



  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 4 thyme sprigs or 1tbsn dried
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste



This marinade is enough for 12 lamb chops.
Combine all the ingredients and marinate the lamb chops for up to 4 hours.
Wipe off the marinade before braai-ing.

Source: food24

Slow-roasted braai-infused lamb

Posted in Braai Recipes on May 8, 2014 by ribshackred

Rib Shack RedTreat your mother this weekend, with a delicious slow-roasted braai-infused lamb recipe. Braai your way into her heart and enjoy with a glass of Rib Shack Red.


4 T extra virgin olive oil
1.5kg–2kg leg of lamb
Maldon salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
30 g thyme


Cooking instructions: 

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Rub olive oil all over the lamb and then season with salt and pepper. Top with thyme and drizzle lemon juice over, then cover tightly with a lid.

Roast for 20 minutes per 500g for rare-cooked meat, 30 minutes for medium-cooked meat and 40 minutes for well-done meat.

Remove and place on a hot grid over warm coals to crisp.

Place the lemon peel on top, then remove the lamb from the grill and allow it to rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Decant the fat from the pan juices, keeping the reserved juice warm to serve on the side.


Read more… tastemag


Rump steak with garlic butter recipe  

Posted in Braai Recipes on April 30, 2014 by ribshackred

Rib Shack RedLighting up the fire this week, well here’s a quick and easy rump steak with garlic butter recipe. Try it with a glass of Rib Shack Red and some great times.

Ingredients (per person)

50–100 g steak (this is a snack) salt and pepper
1 roll or tube of garlic butter

1.    Make a very hot fire.
2.    Take the steak out the fridge and bring it to room temperature 20 minutes before the braai. If there’s a lot of blood or juice in the packaging when you remove the steak, wash the meat under cold water and pat it dry with a paper towel.
3.    There is no need for any spice or marinade before you put the meat onto the fire.
4.    Braai the steaks on very hot coals for 6-8 minutes in total. Turn the meat between one and three times in total, and make sure both sides have faced downwards roughly the same length of time. Use a watch to time this.
5.    Remove the steaks from the grid and place them on the cutting board.
6.    Let them rest for a few minutes and then slice into strips. Try to slice at a 45-degree angle as this allows you to cut across the grain of the meat an additional time.
7.    Pile the strips on a serving platter or in a mixing bowl and grind salt and pepper over the meat to taste.
8.    Drop teaspoon-sized pieces of butter all over the meat. The butter will melt into the meat and add to the taste.
9.    Serve immediately to everyone standing around the fire.

Source: houseandleisure

Leg of Lamb Potjie

Posted in Braai Recipes on April 16, 2014 by ribshackred

Rib Shack RedThe long weekend calls for a potjie! Here’s a fantastic leg of lamb potjie recipe. Great with company and a glass of Rib Shack Red.



2 kg leg of lamb
250g bacon, cubed
300g baby carrots, peeled
8 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
300g brussell sprouts
15ml ground coriander
15ml brown sugar
1 bottle dry red wine
30ml butter
3ml dried rosemary
250ml sour cream
150g dried peaches
Salt and pepper to taste
15ml apricot jam
15ml cake flour


Trim all the fat off the leg.  Make small cuts in the leg with a knife and stretch these cuts by pushing a finger in each cut.  Fill each cut with the cubed bacon.  Rub the leg well with the coriander and the brown sugar.  Marinade the leg in the wine overnight.  Melt the butter in the potjie while the fire is still burning and brown the leg slightly on all sides.  Add the rosemary and 50ml of the wine marinade.  Cover with the lid and allow the pot to simmer for at least 1.5 hours or until the leg is half done.  Ensure that the coals are not too hot and turn the leg regularly adding some more wine marinade and not more than half of the sour cream.  Add the dried fruit, cover with the lid and allow the potjie to simmer for 30 minutes.  Layer the veggies as they appear in the recipe and season with the salt and pepper.  Add the remaining sour cream, cover with the lid and allow the potjie to simmer for a further hour.  When the leg is done, add the jam, cover with the lid and wait until the jam has melted.

The potjie is now ready to be served.  Remove the leg and carve it in slices.  Add the flour to the sauce and stir until ready.

Source: perfectbraai



Irish Lamb or Beef Stew

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2014 by ribshackred

Rib Shack RedIf you’re in the mood for a mouth-watering dinner idea, look no further. Here’s a great Irish Stew recipe, perfect to delight guests and with a glass of Rib Shack Red.


1 Cup of Rib Shack Red
1 garlic clove, minced
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried whole thyme
3 lbs lamb (can substitute lean beef for stewing)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 (10 ounce) cans beef broth, undiluted
6 carrots, cut into 2-inch, slices
12 small boiling onions
6 medium potatoes, peeled and halved


1 Combine first 6 ingredients.
2 Pour over meat in a shallow dish.
3 Cover and refrigerate for at least 6-8 hours.
4 Drain meat, reserving marinade.
5 Discard bay leaves.
6 Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; brown meat in oil.
7 Add consomme and reserved marinade; bring to a boil.
8 Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
9 Add carrots, onions, and potatoes; cover and cook another 30 minutes.

Source: Food.com

On a scale of blue rare to well done, where do you fall?

Posted in Braai on February 20, 2014 by ribshackred

Rib Shack Red Steak

Some poetry for the Tuesday:

Posted in Braai on February 18, 2014 by ribshackred

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I love steak and chops too!

Rib Shack Red

My Valentine!

Posted in Braai on February 13, 2014 by ribshackred

Rib Shack Red


Posted in Braai on February 12, 2014 by ribshackred

I don’t like corny quotes, but if I had to pick one, it would be:

‘If I had to choose between loving you and breathing, I would use my last breath to say… Nou gaan ons braai!’

Rib Shack Red

Just stumbled upon this great quote…

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2014 by ribshackred

‘I came, I saw, I braaied.’

– Julius Caesar

Rib Shack Red