Whenever we braai at my buddy Werner’s house, one thing you can be sure of is that someone is going to ask him to make his famous Mushroom Sauce.
I’ve asked him for the recipe many times before, but he kept refusing… until now. The secret to this sauce is that it’s actually so easy to make, and the key ingredient (packet mushroom sauce) comes right off the shelf. Maybe that’s why he didn’t want to tell anyone… but either way, this sauce is a definite crowd-pleaser.
Enjoy… and feel free to name your first-born after me (or Werner) 🙂
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When Life Hands You Lemons…
Those of you that have been following me on twitter and Facebook might have noticed that I love my prego rolls. In fact as far as on-the-go braai food goes it’s right up there with a boerie roll.
So, when a friend suggested I try make my own chilli/prego sauce… I had to give it a bash.
The sauce itself is actually very simple, you’ll need:
- chilis (depending on the required strength of your Prego Sauce)
- 1/2 an onion
- garlic cloves
- fresh ginger
- 1 tsp paprika
- tin of tomato puree
- Salt & Pepper
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- and the zest of a lemon – fortunately life just handed you one 😉
Mix all the ingredients together, except the sugar, in a blender and blend until it becomes like a paste. Pour the paste and the sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
So I did all of this. However, my lemon was either too big or I got a little excited on the “lemon zest” part and grated half the lemon into the blender. The end result was a prego sauce that is full of promise, but slightly overbearing on the lemon-vibes. #Fail 🙁
I’ve had some cool suggestions on Facebook and Twitter like adding honey (someone even suggested adding more chili to hide the lemon), but I think the best suggestion came from a twitter friend who happens to be a chef (Alan Myburgh), that I might simply need to let it chill out for a day or two. In many recipes lemon can be overbearing and will eventually become more subtle as the sauce rests over time.
So I’ll give it a day or two and let you know how it goes. I also plan some minor tweaks to the recipe, so I’ll do so too and then post the update in the recipe section once I’m done. #WatchThisSpace
Do you have an epic Prego Sauce recipe, or even just some ideas to make mine better? Please share it with us in the comments below, or drop me a mail.
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When chicken lost its vegetable status, I started doing either chicken wings or chicken breasts. Being so fond of chili I started doing a LOT of “hot chicken wings”. Some butchers call them “buffalo wings”, others “spicy wings” and there are many other names, but the gist of it is a spicy (often very hot) chicken wing. If you love your chili as much as I do, then this is one recipe you need to try out.
If you have any of your own ideas, or just want to let me know how your experience of this recipe went… leave a comment in the reply section below or feel free to give me a shout at any time.
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You have not eaten until you’ve eaten a braai pie. I LOVE a fresh pie (not the dodgy garage pies one tends to buy in a drunken state at 3 am) and I LOVE to braai… so how I haven’t come across this in the last how many years of my adult life, I have no idea.
But thanks to a friend of mine, Cara Vosloo, I was introduced to the wonder that is the Braai Pie. The concept is fairly simple: you take puff pastry, fill it with bacon, cheese and other bits and braai it… YUM! I’ll be posting the full recipe with some more pics in the recipe section of the site fairly soon.
Trust me folks when I say: You have to try this one!
Update: I’ve uploaded the full recipe here:
Good luck, and let me know how it goes in the comments below, and please feel free to browse my Braai Recipes for more of my favourite braai time recipes.
Update: SpiceGirl and I recently filmed the making of a Braai Pie, you can check it out over here: Braai Pie Recipe Video
Update: There’s a DESSERT Braai Pie recipe as well!