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Re: usefull alternative

Unread postby Weltenman » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:32 am

Hi Tracytas,

I agree with MM about the pasta, if you are lazy to make the pasta sauce, buy one from the bottle. The tomato based sauces are nice to eat and relatively good on the waistline as well (depending how much cheese you add to your pasta... :) ). The other advantage of that is you do not have to keep the items cold all the time. The pasta and the sauce can be easily transported and save space in your cooler bags for the cold stuff...
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Re: usefull alternative

Unread postby RobertT » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:42 pm

Good advice, just wont seem right for me to eat pasta in the park. :lol:

You could do variety, like steak one night, lamb chops next, then kebabs next, t-bone next etc

Save lot of space for more ice to keep steaks cold if you leave vegetables at home, they do take up a lot of space and you can't cram them together like steaks etc otherwise they bruise and become yuck. :roll:

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Re: usefull alternative

Unread postby ndloti » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:07 pm

My menu is chops or sosaties , I vary it with parsley & onion / spek / cheese wors .
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Re: usefull alternative

Unread postby Micetta » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:18 pm

Tracy, have a look here, as far as I remember there are quite a few details about bush braais!

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Re: usefull alternative

Unread postby Perks. » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:15 pm

For us Pretorianers, if you've had enough of meat and want something vegetarian, eat chicken! :twisted:


We seldom braai every evening, we alternate with...

- Chicken or Mince Mate - very easy to prepare, uses one pot, can be done on a Cadac or at communal kitchens
- Toasted sandwiches - we always take our sandwich toaster, it's quick, and any leftovers make great in-car snacks
- (Mentioned already) Pasta and Sauce - the All Joy sauces in jars go for around R20 and are very tasty
- Cold meats / cheese on rolls. Add some beetroot from a jar and some pickled goods, and you have a meal for a king. And being in the continental style, it doesn't leave you dik and bloated.
- Pre-cooked / pre-packaged lasagne, macaroni cheese or cottage pie - provided you know you're going to have a microwave handy
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:59 pm

We braai most nights, and there is always wors on the menu with either thick juicy beef steak, texan pork steaks, sosasties, or ribs.

Some nights we go traditional with pap and sous, and sometimes we do mealies and/or baked potatoes and/or baked butternut in the fire. Although Poms, we never do salad!! :whistle:

We usually have one meal in a restaurant to ring the changes.

In December I had been reading the potjie thread so tried a "pretend" potjie, cooked on the hotplate in one of the cast iron pots provided by SANparks in the self catering units. It was lekker, even though not an authentic potjie!! Put mushrooms in the bottom of the pot as they don't ever seem to burn!!! :whistle:
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:21 am

On our first night we usually take a tub of chicken livers and marinate them for a hour or two in some wine or port, wrap bacon around them and braai them on sosatie sticks over the coals until crispy to “line the stomach” for a sundowner or two :thumbs_up:
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread postby Bomsevrou » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:03 pm

We also mostly braai and another favorite is to bake whole onions (in foil) in coals as well as sweet potato, especially the yellow ones.

On our last visit I prepared roast vegetables in tinfoil roasting tin roasted it until half done at home and then finished it off in Kruger on the coals.

For our October visit my Son and Daughter-Law will be joining us. She is now a vegetarian and I desperately need some vegetarian dishes that is easy to prepare on the braai. Any suggestions?
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread postby wachinda » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:58 am

Time to start planning Kruger menu. Fireside cooking without braaing every night. Maybe a fire made lasagne . What else do you make on the fire besides braaing
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread postby tent dweller » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:52 pm

We make a fire every night but do not always braai, I have a flat bottomed cast iron pot and when we do not want to have a braai, I make mince and pasta, or I make a stew with chicken breasts, baby potatoes, sliced fresh carrots, while that is simmering in the pot my daughter and I go to the communal kitchen to prepare some rice on the stove. Some nights we might have savoury biscuits, cheese, tinned mussels and slices of tomato
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread postby coisjvr » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:55 am

Hi all.

We will braai most nights (steak, ribs, chops, chicken etc.) and alter that with potjie (chicken curry).

One of our biggest attraction to KNP is the evening braai and fellowship around the fire, we don't have that every day in the city. When buying meat for our KNP trip I go all in and buy the best and largest portions I can get.

Weather permitted we will make a fire every night.

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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread postby Mars » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:41 pm

Our menu is almost the same as many people's here. We got a whole chicken one night, took some of that peri peri castle marinade from the park shop and some tabasco served with beet slaai and a ''braai brooitjie''. one night we also made a beer bread with ready mix over the fire and mixed some green peppers, bacon and cheese in.

Most mornings we stop at a picnic spot and get a gas braai, do our bacon and then take bread and throw a few eggs on them with salt and eat them with strawberry jam and the bacon on top.

We also make fire almost every night, nothing like the smell of wood fire, and the animal sounds of kruger in the background at night...

The rest is biltong snacks taken from our shop:)and simba chips , some box pasta for lunch and dinners again: one or another boxed salad with baked beans and sweet corn mielies and different meat every night

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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread postby Albert » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:48 pm

A good red wine.

And sometimes we eat as well.
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread postby gwgrant » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:00 am

For breakfast we do a fry up: bacon, eggs, mushrooms, banana, toast
We braai every night and what we braai varies: boerewors, chops, steak etc...

A great dessert: core a red apple, insert two blocks of Cadbury caramel chocolate, wrap it up in tin foil, place directly onto the coals and rotate until the apple is soft, remove the foil and place in a bowl and pour Ultramel custard over it.

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