Veggies on the braai
Some say that veggies should be cooked in the kitchen, but these recipes make for great sides and are all cooked over a flame.
Great flavours and charred onions make these a winner.
White onions (½ – 1 per person)
Blue cheese (or your favourite cheese)
Bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp
To prepare the onions, peel and chop off the top and bottom. Cut a circle in the middle of the onion with a knife from the top down, making sure to leave a base of onion and not go right through. Set aside to grill. In a bowl, mix together blue cheese, bacon, pepper, thyme leaves and a bit of olive oil. Grill the onions on the braai until they are nicely charred, top and bottom. Remove and place on a sheet of tinfoil. Stu the blue cheese and bacon mixture into each cavity and wrap the tinfoil into parcels. Replace on a medium braai and cook for 25 minutes
Sweet and tasty.
Wrap the carrots in a slice of bacon. (If you choose bigger carrots, boil them in water for 5 – 7 minutes before wrapping them.) Place them on a medium grill, turning occasionally, until the carrots are soft and the bacon crisp. Just before serving brush the bacon with maple syrup and cook for a few more minutes.
A touch of chilli and loads of herbs makes this a tasty side.
Zucchini, sliced (1 per person)
Handful oregano, chopped
Handful basil leaves, chopped
Handful parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper
Dash of olive oil
Parmesan cheese, grated
Make a tinfoil parcel and add all the ingredients, finishing with the grated Parmesan. Close the parcel and place on the grill on a medium heat for 10 – 15 minutes
A simple yet tasty side.
Salt and pepper
Make a tinfoil parcel, add the mushrooms and pats of butter, and season well with salt and pepper. Close the parcel and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes, or until soft.