Archive for the South Africa Category

Here’s an old classic braai clip… The South African Braai Etiquette…

Posted in Braai, South Africa on April 4, 2012 by ribshackred

Lamb competition winners

Posted in Braai, Competitions, South Africa, Wine and dine on December 14, 2011 by ribshackred

Congratulations to Sass Jacobs, Deleina Tango and Johan Fourie.
They have each won a whole lamb. Ideal for the holiday braais.
Thanks to everyone who entered and for your amazing response to this competition.
We will run similar exciting competitions for our Facebook fans in the New Year.

Nothing say “Now we braai ” quite like a T-Bone Steak

Posted in Braai, Rib Shack Red, South Africa on November 23, 2011 by ribshackred

Summer time is braai time and nothing say “Now we braai ” quite like a T-Bone Steak. So 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 Big (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.


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Lamb butterfly on the braai

Posted in Braai, Braai Recipes, Food, South Africa on November 8, 2011 by ribshackred

This lamb butterfly recipe is a perfect alternative to the usual garlic and herb flavoured lamb. This can be done on the braai or in the oven…but I prefer the braai.


1 1/2 kg deboned leg of lamb

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


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.

Place on a rack in an oven at 180 Celsius for 40 minutes.

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.



In Honour of National Braai Day…some new SA movie names

Posted in Braai, South Africa on October 19, 2011 by ribshackred

In  Honour of National Braai Day…

Here’s  some new SA movie names:

Star  Wors

Tjop Gun – Grillers in The Mist –

Dead  Poet’s Sosatie – Braai School Musical –

The Beer  Hunter – Eat.Braai.Love –

Lambshank  Redemption –

Charcoal  Zulu – Robochop – Happy Meat – Braai Hard –

Message  in a Skottle – Forrest Rump…

and  Braai the Beloved Country.

Bryce’s Wallabies

Posted in Men, South Africa, Sport, Useless info on October 10, 2011 by ribshackred

The Wallaby team sheet for yesterday’s game

Rugby Made Easy

Posted in Rib Shack Red, South Africa, Sport on September 23, 2011 by ribshackred

Rugby terms and personalities made easy. Warning this may contain extremely dry jokes


National Braai Day Anthem

Posted in Braai, South Africa on September 23, 2011 by ribshackred

Tomorrow is National Braai Day.What are you going to ‘ throw on the braai?

Here is the National Braai Day Anthem

Bakkies Botha jokes

Posted in Men, South Africa, Sport, Useless info on September 19, 2011 by ribshackred

Bakkies Botha is so strong he can tear a page out of Facebook


Bakkies Botha has already been to Mars; that’s why there are no signs of life.


Death once had a near-Bakkies Botha experience.


Bakkies Botha doesn’t need a GPS. Bakkies Botha decides where he is.


Bakkies Botha will never have a heart attack. His heart isn’t nearly foolish enough to attack him.


When Bakkies Botha throws a boomerang it doesn’t dare come back.


Some kids pee their name in snow. Bakkies Botha pees his name in concrete.


Bakkies Botha can tweet from a pay phone.


The Vredefort dome was not created by a meteorite, Bakkies Botha decided to put his foot down.


Wanneer Bakkies melk op sy rice crispies gooi, bly hulle tjoep stil.


Bakkies Botha is so sterk, hy kan ‘n bladsy uit facebook uit skeur.


Bakkies Botha bel nie die verkeerde nommer nie, jy antwoord die verkeerde foon.


Toe Alexander Graham Bell die foon ontwerp het, was daar reeds 3 missed calls van Bakkies Botha af.

Bakkies is Back!

Posted in South Africa, Sport on September 15, 2011 by ribshackred

Bakkies is Back!
Here is an YouTube song for Bakkies.
PS: Who do you think will win a battle of Bakkies Botha vs Chuck Norris?