What to do when rain spoils the braai

The guests have arrived and you had a braai in mind but the weather is not permitting a braai. What to do now?

The best bet is not to try and fight the elements by asking your guests to stand outside and face the wind and/or rain with you. Go inside and prepare the chops on the stove and enjoy their company.

Here is a great and easy recipe to save your braai social event..

Ingredients
• 1 small spaghetti squash (1.3kg)
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 4 small lamb shoulder chops (about 1kg)
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• salt and black pepper
• 4 scallions or green onions, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup fresh mint, sliced

Directions
1. Cut 2cm from both ends of the squash and cut in half lengthwise. Microwave on a plate, cut-side down, on high until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the lamb with the cumin, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Cook to the desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.
3. Scoop out and discard the squash seeds. With a fork, gently scrape the strands of squash flesh into a bowl. Toss with the scallions, mint, the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Serve with the lamb.

Source: realsimple

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