Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Friday, December 27, 2013

South African Sosaties

We are always looking for new braai recipes, especially when heading towards Kruger or the Kalahari.
Just shortly before we left this year we found a recipe for South African Sosaties by AfroFood TV 
and it sounded delicious.
So we gave it a try while at Mata Mata.....
It's a bit elaborate and you need time to let the meat marinade overnight, but it's well worth it!

Ingredients (for 4 persons)

2 Lbs Lamb Cubes (we used beef instead)
2 tablespoons Curry Powder
3 Bay Leaves
150g dried Apricots
2 teaspoon mashed Garlic (we used Garlic Salt)
2 tablespoons brown Sugar
2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
6 tablespoons Apricot Jam
Salt to taste
2 sliced red Onions
1 quartered Onion
Black Pepper
Oil for frying


Half the red Onions and slice them thinly.
Fry them until they are tender and slightly brown.
Now mix the garlic, brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar, Apricot jam and some salt, for the marinade.
Marinate the meat and place it in the fridge overnight.
Soak the Apricots in lukewarm water until they a tender.
Now assemble the skewers with the marinated meat, Apricots and quartered Onion. Starting with a piece of meat and ending with one as well.

Now braai the skewers.
Meanwhile place the marinade in a pan, cook it for about 5-7 minutes over medium heat, until you get a nice thick chutney.
Now serve together with the Sosaties...

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