With Heritage Day upon us, you no doubt want to host the perfect Heritage Day braai. After all, braaing is one of South Africa’s favourite pastimes. It is a wonderful way to reconnect with friends and family and meet new people as well.
Heritage Day braais are arguably the biggest and best braais of the year. They signal not only a celebration of South Africa’s unique culture and cuisine but also the start of the summer period, where braaing will become a regular activity for most of us over the coming months.
With that in mind, let us take a look at how you can host the ultimate Heritage Day braai so that your family and friends will be talking about it over the next few months and will want to come back next year to do it again.
It’s All About The Sauces & The Marinades
Braai meat is delicious, no doubt. However, everything tastes better when paired with the appropriate sauce. Therefore, meat marinades and sauces are an indispensable part of a good braai. There is nothing worse than having to eat dry meat at a braai because the host has no sauces.
If you really want to impress your guests and make sure they enjoy their food to the maximum, you should have a wide range of sauces and marinades at your disposal for them to choose from. These sauces and marinades should range from sweet and sticky, to vinegary and tart, to creamy, spicy and everything in between.
In short, you can never have too many flavours and options on hand. At the very least, you should certainly have at least something good to go with fish, pork, chicken, and beef.
This month, you can find the perfect addition for your Braai, the Nou Gaan Ons Braai braai pack, available in regular and hot.
Did We Mention The Sides?
While braaing typically centres on the meat, a fantastic braai has fantastic sides. Side dishes such as potato bakes, salads, braai broodjies and various other vegetable dishes are all indispensable parts of a good braai.
If you want to host of brilliant braai, you should make sure that your sides are planned well in advance and that they are made in such a way that you can simply pop them in the oven just before the meat is ready, or otherwise have them prepared beforehand so that you are not stuck in the kitchen while all your guests are enjoying the braai outside.
On that note, you should also remember the importance of great snacks. To enjoy a braai to the maximum, one should have an array of snacks available while the braai heats up and the meat is cooked. Such snacks typically include cheese and crackers, biltong and chips with dip.
To get the perfect sauces and marinades for your Heritage Day braai, contact Catercorp or find our brands in various retail outlets.