Hey, hey, hey, it’s braai day!

We are not ashamed to call the Heritage Day holiday Braai Day and neither should you be – after all our diverse South African culture has the wood burning fire in common. And at least once a year we can make a day of it and celebrate hard.

Unlike every other weekend braai, the 24th of September this year calls for taking the humble braai to the next level. Want to do something amazing on the braai that will knock the socks off your in-laws? We’ve got you covered.

Add Smoke

The thing that makes cooking on a wood burning fire different to any other type of cooking is the delicious smoky flavour it gives the food. Try our My Butchers Block Smoking Planks and add a unique smoke flavour to any meat and even vegetables. Popular smoke flavours are classic Cedar (great for pork), Oak (for beef and game) Cherry (awesome for homemade chilli poppers) and Maple (perfect for chicken). For just R149, you will be well on your way of taking your braai to the next level. Mixed flavour packs available.

Here’s our 3 course Braai Day feast menu – just for you!


Smoked Camembert with Figs and Pecan Nuts


Sticky Pork Recipe

Using the Cherry smoking plank, you can easily make more-ish sticky pork chops. 

And what’s a braai without a braai broodjie?

Although the classic Mrs. Balls, cheese, onion and tomato is not to be sniffed at, you can also try something new.



S’mores cones

We found this quick and easy recipe on Center Cut cook’s website (see link above). Basically you stuff waffle cones with marshmallows and broken up chocolate, cover with foil and braai.

Salad to make the wife happy

Strawberries are in season, so combine: Strawberries, sliced biltong, feta and rocket leaves with a light vinaigrette dressing makes for a light palate refreshing salad.

My Butchers Block also supplies the best quality butchers blocks, artisan and steak boards >>> shop now.

Have a lekker braai day!

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