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OF MEAT AND MEN

OF MEAT AND MEN

FIRE, FOOD, FRIENDSHIP AND A LOT OF FUN!

 

From prehistoric campfire to modern barbecue – Man has always loved the open fire and cooking meat! There is something deeply ingrained in human nature that makes us love a good barbecue even before the likes of Weber, Broil King (and embarrassingly my first Cadac Skottel )came along!

 

The ‘fire’ is arguably one of the most important discoveries mankind has ever made, Its kept us safe from predators, alive, nourished and from freezing to death. The campfire became the centre of life and the foundation for social gatherings where our hunting forefathers would bring back fresh kills and roast them while the community gathered around for warmth and to share their stories.

 

As a SAFA, I can deeply connect with man’s discovery of fire having spent most weekends around a grill paying homage to this survival act of cooking that has evolved worldwide into what we now call the barbecue, braai, barbie, asado and churrasco – a casual social gathering and an excuse to kick back and enjoy laid-back living at its best.

 

There’s something instinctual about a man, his meat and fire, and whilst the cooking tackle may have changed and a backyard braai is no longer a source of survival (although you haven’t seen my kids when they’re hungry!!) our historic connection with fire and food remains strong. You only have to get guys around a fire with a few beers and we instinctively (and shamefully) go back to behaving like cavemen! We still tend to split up into our respective packs with the ladies chin wagging in the kitchen over a bottle of wine or two prepping salads and side dishes whereas the man of the house, tongs in hand will congregate with his mates around the fire to cook, sprout backyard philosophy and debate the finer art of grilling!!

 

Disclaimer: Yes we thank the organisers, shoppers and salad makers. But ladies let’s be honest, the tong-master results are the highlight!

 

Having grown up around a ‘braai’ my vote is definitely the authentic flavour of wood and coal but for convenience you can’t beat gas. Over the years I’ve used both and cooked everything from a simple banger and burger to a Full English Fry Up, Canadian Pancakes, Mussels, Crayfish and even a Christmas Turkey, knee deep in snow (me not the turkey)!

The Sun, Sizzle, Smell and Social aspect are an unbeatable combination and always make for a great time. Casual dining and large gatherings are a big part of The Boathouse so with Spring around the corner, it’s time to fire up the grill and take the party outside for our first Crew BBQ bash of the season at the end of March hosted by .

 

Looking forward to having you back this this year as we’re all about making the most of our location and cooking more outdoors with a new menu from our resident Tong Master featuring some delicious smoked and seafood dishes.  So keep up with what’s coming up and join us for some fire, food, friendship and a lot of fun!

 

Check our website or Facebook and see you soon ….It’s going to be a great summer!

 

 

 


 

Mac’s Must-Have Condiment!.

 

No cookout is complete without the right sauce salads, sides, dips and marinades. In my world sauce is King – Here’s one of my favourites: a classic sweet and tangy, easy to make BBQ sauce you can use with everything.

 

  • 1 1⁄ 2 cups  ketchup
  • 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup white vinegar
  • 1⁄2 cup honey
  • 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper

 

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well. Slather over ribs, chicken, burgers, pork or steak! Feeling a little adventurous you can throw in a shot of bourbon. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cap’n Mac1eye’s Must-Have Condiment!

 

No braai is quite right without the right salads, rubs, marinades, snacks and sauces  In my world sauce is King, here’s one of my favourites – a classic sweet and tangy, easy to make BBQ sauce you can use with everything.

 

  • 1 1⁄ 2 cups  ketchup
  • 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup white vinegar
  • 1⁄2 cup honey
  • 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper

 

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well. Slather over ribs, chicken, burgers, pork or steak! Feeling a little adventurous throw in a shot of bourbon. Enjoy

 

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