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Braai Time

bigfellow Jan 8, 2010 07:17 AM

I live in Montreal now and it is supposed to be -24 C (-11 F) by tomorrow morning. Today it is -8C (17F) plus windchill. Being the perverse B*stard that I am. I'm thinking that it is time to get some friends over late this afternoon and have a braai in the dark. We can eat inside.

Any suggestions for a cold weather braai?

The photo is of my last cold weather braai.

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  1. Cherylptw RE: bigfellow Jan 8, 2010 08:25 AM

    No suggestions; only comments: You're crazy to go out in that weather to cook on a grill!! That said, I'm sure anything you cook will be delicious! Have fun!

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    1. re: Cherylptw
      bushwickgirl RE: Cherylptw Jan 8, 2010 08:38 AM

      Ditto, stay in and be warm. That kind of chill is dangerous, skin-wise, even for tough Canadian types. Wear your balaclava.

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      bigfellow RE: bigfellow Jan 8, 2010 10:45 PM

      I had 4 friends over for a cold weather braai tonight. Instaed of the traditional boerewors we went a different route.
      We grilled a couple of small caribou roasts along with kababs of mushrooms and onions. Potatoes were baked and veg grilled. For veg we went with baby bok choy, tomato halves, asparagus and carrot chunks. We marinated the caribou in a maple syrup/juniper berry concoction that we later made a reduction out of for a sauce.
      For a sweet we grilled assorted fruits (pineapple, grapefruit, oranges and apples with cinnamon).
      We also killed more than a few bottles of wine.

      Music was by motown.

      It was lekker. But cooking was cold cooking.

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      1. re: bigfellow
        bushwickgirl RE: bigfellow Jan 9, 2010 02:27 AM

        You're a tougher soul than I am, bigfellow.
        Ok, define lekker and boerewors.
        What does caribou taste like?
        Sounds like you had great fun.
        Warmer weather is coming soon.

        1. re: bushwickgirl
          bigfellow RE: bushwickgirl Jan 9, 2010 02:36 AM

          Lekker = Good South African slang
          Boerewors= direct translation is a farmers sausage. It's a sausage that is very popular in South Africa and it is a fixture at Braai's.
          Caribou to me tastes like a cross between beef and venison. But it does get flavoured by the marinade. It is very lean.

          To understand a braai please watch the following:


          1. re: bigfellow
            bushwickgirl RE: bigfellow Jan 9, 2010 03:35 AM

            Thanks, I thought it was something South African, sounds vaguely like Boer.

            1. re: bushwickgirl
              bigfellow RE: bushwickgirl Jan 9, 2010 04:05 AM

              yup, Afrikaans but used by everyone there.

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