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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by 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.

Enjoy and keep those fires burning.
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by 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 post by 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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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:30 am

:hmz: in this rainy weather having a Braai or a Picnic at the picnic spots maybe a bit wet. I guess cooking a stew on the two-plate hotplate of the Rondawels is in order during such weather 8). Those camping will perhaps cook their stew on the plates in the camp kitchen :hmz: And taking sandwiches and a flask of coffee on drives. At least the coffee in the mug will not spill whilst driving on the tar roads as the gravel roads are out of bounds.
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by alan541 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:09 am

we always pack 100 % beef burgers

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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by tent dweller » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:43 pm

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.[/quote]

This be most definitely be on my December 2014 menu, sounds delicious :D :D How would I core an apple without "destroying" it? :doh:
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by tent dweller » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:52 pm

MATTHYS wrote:Use an apple corer, TD ? :wink:

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That makes sense :lol: :lol: which I suppose can be bought at a shop that sells apples cores :lol: :lol:
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by isinkwe » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:36 pm

Crested Val wrote: so we only have a tin of beans left............methinks we must pay the shop a quick visit!! :lol: :lol:

Get some potatoes and put the compression pips(baked beans) on and then try something like

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always a winner :D
Isn't it just amazing how potatoes give us fries and vodka? :D The rest of the vegetables should get their act together :rtm:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ? :hmz:

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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:40 pm

:clap:
Elsa could probably do that with her corn and cream cheese too, Isinkwe 8)
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by SAGecko » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:35 pm

Just stumbled into this thread (was feeling hungry in the office, so the food thing caught my eye :roll: )

Kruger food is a really simple thing for us. Sure we do the chockies and the chips as snacks, but there are a few things that define our "Kruger Eating Plan".

The stuff we cannot do without:

Brekkie phase 1:
1) Amarula Coffee. :lotsocoffee: If I had to do a Kruger trip without this, I, well, lets just say it has never, and will never happen.
2) Ouma Muesli Rusks
We have these things as we're driving through the camp gates when they open.

Brekkie phase 2 (Stopped at a waterhole or somesuch place):
1) Amarula Coffee :shock:
2) Hard Boiled Eggs made by my good lady the evening before. I can recommend this heartily :k
3) Lemon Creams
4) Amarula Coffee :big_eyes:

We don't eat much when we're driving around but we do like to crack a coolie or two, or maybe a bitterly cold frosty (Windhoek is my particular friend) when we're parked off at a viewsite. Chips, peanuts yada, yada.

Lunch:
We usually eat this at about 12:30 or so and it always consists of cold chicken boerie and cold braaied chicken thighs (we make extra every night for the next days lunch). Rolls, Cheese, Marmite, stuff like that. Windhoek

Mid afternoon Snacktime while slouching on the stoep:
Peanuts, Windhoek :thumbs_up:

Afternoon Drive Chow:
Peanuts, Windhoek :thumbs_up:

Braai...... We only braai ...... We're the doff okes you see with the umbrellas and the tea tray flapping like crazy Maribou's at the grey, muddy ashes of the Kruger Shop Logs that the unseasonal torrential rain has doused like a candle under Vic Falls.

But we like it.

And every evening meal is pretty mush the same thing :D . It's kind of comforting knowing that we don't have to give any thought to it.

We do:

Chicken Boerie
Chicken Thighs
A can or two of Musical Fruit,
Sweetcorn,
and of course Asparagus (which has a strange effect on the loo...... :hmz: ).
Lots of Fanta Pineapple or Pine Nut to wash it down with.

Sleep, repeat.

Aaaaahhhh!!! :pray:

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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by RobertT » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:36 am

When we go for extended periods, missus cannot do red meat every night. So we make pasta sauce which we freeze and we then have gnocchi and spaghetti some nights. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Secrets to a great braai?

Unread post by figjam » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:26 pm

The secret to a great braai, would be a good pair of tongs, a bag of dry hard wood, good company and a cold one.
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Re: What is on your Kruger menu?

Unread post by Guzz » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:17 am

I'm gonna pull this topic out of the woodwork again.... :twisted:

We go to Kruger for 7 nights every year, usually in August. And every time I put together the same menu.

1st Night:

Braai packs, salad and garlic bread
Breakfast will be a bacon egg and toast fry-up at a picnic spot.

2nd Night

Smoked/roast chicken, with baked potatoes (wrapped in foil on the coals) and some veg. Usually boiled carrots or baby marrows.
Breakfast will be leftover chicken & mayo jaffels. (also at a pcnic spot)

3rd Night

Spare ribs & chips
Breakfast is usually eaten en-route to the next camp.

4th Night (New camp)

Fillet steak, salad & garlic bread or sweet potatoes on the coals
Breakfast is a creamy bacon, onion & chicken liver fry-up, on toast.

5th Night

Hot Durban curry & rice!
Breakfast - leftover curry jaffels

6th Night

Crumbed Pork Chops and mash, with a veg side
Breakfast - Bacon & egg fry up

7th Night

Final night braai. Usually a braai pack with salad again, or whatever is still in the freezer!
Breakfast is eaten on the way home....

During the midday break at the camp, we usually eat whatever is leftover from the previous nights braai, or snack on biscuits, cheeses, gherkins, mussles etc.

Lots and lots of biltong is consumed while driving! LOTS!!! 8)

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Re: Secrets to a great braai?

Unread post by Porridge » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:54 am

ctm7943 wrote:From reading this post it seems I should go with charcoal, & also purchase a fire starter and fuel.
Boerwars or steak for meat, plus salad.

Do the utinsels listed with the accomodations includes something that I can use for braiing? :pray:

I have read that there is a SPAR & PicknPay in Melane.

Have I missed anything to have a simple/easy braii for 1?


Hi ctm7943,

Firelighters (fire starter) are all you need to get charcoal burning. The box contains a white, polystyrene-like material which is used to get your fire going. Don't use the whole box though, as you'll still be waiting for the flames to die down somewhere around breakfast. You break off a section and tuck it under the charcoal (a box should be good for at least 5 braais) and then light the firelighter itself. Once the charcoal has burnt through and has subsided to a good cooking temperature (a good rule of thumb is being able to hold your hand over the coals at the level your meat will be at without burning yourself for a count of 3) you can go ahead. Be liberal with spicing your meat before braaing too, and various pre-mixed braai spices and marinades are readily available in the stores. Of course, a few cold ones during this ritual goes without saying ...

Don't discount lamb chops either. They are freely available in all grocery stores as well as the camp shops, and are also immensely cheaper than buying them in America as well as much larger. Delicious and quick to cook!!

The chalets do have braai tongs, but a fork works just as well as long as you're quick with the turning of the meat. There are stores in Malalane for your stay in BnD, and Komatipoort is just outside the gate at CB. I would recommend finding the local butcher in each town as your meat quality will be miles better then pre-packaged, store bought meat.

Don't deny youirself the primal pleasure of buying a bag of wood and placing pieces on the coals after you're finished cooking. Having a proper fire going while eating is just about obligatory 8) Have a blast, and enjoy your braai!!

Now I'm very, very hungry ...
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Re: Secrets to a great braai?

Unread post by ctm7943 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:26 pm

I just read on a Kruger Face book page about a :Braii in a box".
It looks like something I would like to try, does anyone know where I can get one of these?


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