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Shisa nyama and chakalaka hot enough for the Bree St Belle

A shisa nyama style braai is all about the spice, the meat and the chakalaka — and lots of it. It’s one of the easiest and most tasty things to do on the braai and lucky for you, we’ve got a go-to guide right here. It pairs brilliantly with the crisp, refreshing flavours of the Bree Street Belle, which will soothe the spicy bite with each swig.

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Ingredients:

The meat:
6 pieces of beef chuck steak, sliced thinly
2 Tbsp NoMU BBQ spice
2 Tbsp NoMU peri-peri spice
A splash of oil to coat the meat

The marinade:
3 Tbsp tomato sauce
3 Tbsp chutney
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp sriracha (add more if you like it hot)
½ cup Smack! Bree Street Belle
½ cup Coke

The chakalaka:
A splash of oil for frying
1 Tbsp curry masala
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 Tbsp butter
½ a small red cabbage, shredded
1 cup plum tomatoes, diced
½ a red pepper, chopped
½ a yellow pepper, chopped
½ a green pepper, chopped
1 large carrot, grated
1 tin baked beans

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Method:

1. Give the meat a generous coating of the spice mix then toss it in oil and set it aside until you are ready to braai.

2. For the marinade, mix the ingredients in a small pot to combine then bring to a boil and let it cool.

3. Fry your onions until they start to brown. Throw in the garlic, curry masala and butter and fry for a minute until fragrant. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on a medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

4. Brush the meat with marinade and braai the meat over seriously hot coals for about 3-4 minutes per side while turning often. Re-apply the marinade with every turn. Serve the meat with the chakalaka and dig in. Bonus points are awarded for not using cutlery.

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Have you ever had shisa nyama? Tell us what you think and what you’d pair it with.

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