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Jan 8, 2010 07:17 AM

Braai Time

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. 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

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

    2. 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

        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

          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

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

            1. re: bushwickgirl

              yup, Afrikaans but used by everyone there.