Archive for May, 2012

Chutney chicken wings

Posted in Braai Recipes on May 31, 2012 by ribshackred

One can never go wrong with good ol’ chicken wings on the braai. Here’s a great recipe to try this weekend. Enjoy with a glass of Rib Shack Red.


  • 10 chicken wings, trim the pinions/tips off
  • 1/2cupmrs balls peach chutney
  • 1/4cupmayo
  • 30mlolive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

In a bowl, combine the chutney, mayo, oil and pepper together.

Add the chicken wings, make sure they are well coated.

Arrange onto a non-stick baking tray and roast for 45 minutes until golden and sticky.

Serve on a platter with samoosas and sweet chilli dip.


A midweek JFK braai quote…

Posted in Braai on May 30, 2012 by ribshackred

‘Ask not what your braaier can do for youask what you can do for your braaier.’

Favourite words

Posted in Braai, Wine on May 24, 2012 by ribshackred

Wine – my favourite 4 letter word and braai – my favourite 5 letter word.

Bacon and mushroom potjiekos

Posted in Braai, Braai Recipes on May 23, 2012 by ribshackred

Here’s a great potjiekos recipe for the weekend. Nothing says weekend like a potjie, good friends and a glass of Rib Shack Red.



1 kg Carrots
1 kg Baby potatoes
1.5 kg Green Beans
1 kg mushrooms (sliced)
2 Onions (sliced)
500g tomatoes (skinned and chopped)
4 kg Chuck  (cut into cubes)
750 g Bacon – rinds removed
50 ml Chopped Parsley


Cut bacon into pieces and fry in potjie until crisp. Add onion and mushrooms and sauté until onion is transparent. Remove from potjie and set aside. Add oil to potjie, add meat gradually and brown. Layer the meat, onion and mushrooms mixture, carrots, potatoes and beans in the potjie. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and place tomatoes on top. Cover with lid and simmer slowly for 1 ½ – 2 hours or until meat is tender. Enjoy with rice.


Quote of the day…

Posted in Braai on May 22, 2012 by ribshackred

Speaking words of wisdom, let it braai, let it braai.

Here are some great braai tips for grilling that perfect steak….

Posted in Braai on May 17, 2012 by ribshackred

Famous Braai Quotes…

Posted in Braai on May 16, 2012 by ribshackred

‘Ich bin ein Braaier’ – JFK andHow many roads must a man walk down before they call him a braaier’ – Bob Dylan.

Butterfly Lamb

Posted in Braai, Food on May 10, 2012 by ribshackred

Here’s a Mother’s Day Braai recipe. Changing thing up from the usual garlic and herb flavoured lamb. So treat the woman in your life with a great braai.


3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
2 teaspoons chicken stock powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 1/2 kg deboned leg of lamb3 tablespoons honey



Mix all of the marinade ingredients together and microwave for about 1 minute to dissolve the honey.

Place the lamb in a dish and cover with the marinade, turning to coat all over. Cover with cling film and let it marinade overnight. 24 hours in the marinade is better, so prepare on Saturday for your Sunday lunch.

Braai over medium/low coals until done (also about 40 minutes)

Remember to let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. This will ensure that the juices do not run out and leave the meat dry.


Braai Apron

Posted in Braai on May 9, 2012 by ribshackred

This braai apron has all the gadgets to braai anytime, anywhere and anyhow. What do you think?

Opening a wine bottle DIY style.

Posted in Wine on May 8, 2012 by ribshackred

I’m definitely a cork screw kind of guy, cause sometimes you must be very creative to uncork a bottle of wine. What do you think of this guy’s MacGyver plan to open a bottle?