What meats are typically braaied (grilled on an open fire) in South Africa?

Meat on Grill

Meat: Lamb Chops, Steak, Pork Chops, Kebabs,

Chicken: Drumsticks, Wings, Breasts, Kebabs

Sausages: Pork, Chicken, Boerewors:  Coarsely minced beef – sometimes combined with minced pork, lamb or both – spiced with coriander seed, black pepper, nutmeg, cloves and allspice

Typical Braai Platter

A typical braai platter in South Africa

It is important to note that venison (game meat) is seldom braaied (barbecued) in South Africa as it’s best to cook or stew to make it tender. South Africans will not surprise you by not announcing what meats are being braaied. Normally a selection and a spread is offered, allowing you a variety from which to choose.

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