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Project Steak Braai

Posted in Braai, Braai Recipes, Food, Rib Shack Red, South Africa on August 24, 2011 by ribshackred

Rib Shack is the wine sponsor for this great charity initiative:

Project Steak Braai – In Aid of

The idea is to have a great meal and am awesome time while doing your bit for charity.

The crux of the matter is that for the same price you normally pay for a meal, you can feed a large number of underprivileged children, please read more about it on the link above.

Read more about this event


Win a Barrel Braai

Posted in Competitions, Rib Shack Red on August 10, 2011 by ribshackred

Fantastic Competition for our Facebook fans.

Win a Barrel Braai worth R900. To enter click

Best of luck!

Cure for anxious Bok supporter- Focus on the braai- Lamb(ie) chops with a (Gerhard) Mostert Sauce

Posted in Braai, Braai Recipes, Rib Shack Red, South Africa, Sport, Wine, Wine and dine on July 29, 2011 by ribshackred

Will it be “like lambs to the slaughter” in Sheep Country? Or Will Lambie kick some kiwi bud?

This weekend is the world’s best rugby team against South Africa’s second best rugby team. It is a daunting prospect so my solution is; focus on the braai not the game.

So what to braai with the big game?

Lamb(ie) chops with a (Gerhard) Mostert Sauce



Great lamb chops with Dijon mustard and garlic, along with herbs.

  • 4 to 6 large rib or loin chops
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • garlic powder
  • freshly ground pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • Dijon mustard
  • wheat bran or plain bread
  • non-stick cooking spray

Method: Braai it your way!

Recommended Wine– RSR for sure!


A Fantastic Lamb Potjie

Posted in Braai, Braai Recipes, Food, Rib Shack Red on July 19, 2011 by ribshackred

There is no denying that a potjie is a great social event and while it is great for those chilly winter days, it can be enjoyed on any day of the year.

Here is a great recipe ad a few tips.


800g lamb
2 onions, chopped
5 carrots, sliced
1 bunch green beens, cut in half
10 patti pans
250g mushrooms (1 punnet)
10 baby potatoes, peeled
3 mielies, each mielie cut in 3 pieces
salt and pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy black pot and fry the meat and onions until brown. Season to taste while frying.
  2. Add enough water to cover the meat (and a touch of red wine if you prefer), lower the heat and let the meat simmer for about 60-90 minutes (until tender).
  3. Add the potatoes and mielies (and any other veggies that take a long time to cook).
  4. Make a mix of mushroom and brown onion sauce, add a bit of chutney and add this to the pot (just enough to cover the meat). Close the lid and leave to simmer.
  5. When the first set of veggies are halfway done, add the green beans, patti pans and mushrooms – arrange these in layers over the other veggies. Add a bit of salt and more sauce if necessary.
  6. Serve with rice or samp.

3 Potjie secrets:

  1. Don’t stir the pot. Ever. You are allowed to move things around ever so slightly but never stir!
  2. Always make sure there is enough liquid at the bottom of the pot – just enough to cover the meat.
  3. There is a difference between a potjie and a stew – don’t mix everything together, it shouldn’t look like a stew once you’re done! The meat etc. should be at the bottom with the veggies in layers – steamed to perfection. The veggies should be soft but still firm.


A big steak for the Father’s Day braai

Posted in Braai, Braai Recipes, Food, Rib Shack Red, South Africa on June 17, 2011 by ribshackred

On Father’s Day is time to bring out the big steaks for the braai. The bigger the better and I would go for thick- sliced T-Bone Steaks with a Garlic butter sauce.


  • 4 Man-size (700g+) T-Bone steaks- cut 4cm thick
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 stick of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs. vinegar
  • Hot sauce to taste

Direction – sauce

In a small sauce pan add your butter, onions and garlic – saute till they are translucent.

Add the vinegar, Worcestershire and hot sauce – bring to a simmer.

Braai Method

Braai it your way



Super Rugby Tickets – The winners

Posted in Competitions, Rib Shack Red, South Africa, Sport, Super 15 on June 10, 2011 by ribshackred

Congratulation to Alex McDonald and Tanya van Schalkwyk.

They are the lucky winners of the Super Rugby tickets.

Alex is going to the Bulls vs Sharks at Loftus  and Tanya is going to the Cheetahs vs Stormers game in Bloem.

Enjoy the game!

Thanks for all the entries. You guys/fans are the best!

Have a 5* weekend!

Super 15: Winner week 3

Posted in Competitions, Rib Shack Red, South Africa, Sport on March 7, 2011 by ribshackred

Congratulations to Robert Koning.
He is the 3nd winner in our Super 15 Facebook competition as his score was the closest.
Enjoy the wine Robert!