Salt and pepper are thought to be the only seasoning you need for meat. However, we all know that additional spices and seasoning can take your meat to a new, tasty level. Seasoning can also be a personal preference. Some braai-masters are often unsure how to season meat to everyone’s liking. Meat seasoning is important in creating a delicious meal, but it can be tricky to know which spices to use. We’ve got the tips on meat spices and seasoning that will take the guesswork out of your next braai, including some scrumptious recipes that the whole family will enjoy.
How To Add Seasoning Flavour To Braai Meat?
At What’s For Dinner, we often get asked how to season meat. What is too much and what is too little? We always recommend a sprinkling of your seasoning and spices when it comes to meat and that generally refers to about two tablespoons of seasoning for every 200g – 250g of meat. But it’s not an exact science, so if you like your flavours a bit stronger, you can add more.
If you want to make your braai meat taste better, you ideally want to season as you go. Start with a light sprinkling of salt, pepper and a seasoning or spice mix. Then season braai meat with your spices continually as you cook. Follow these five tips for more.
The 5 Seasoning Tips To Use When You Are Doing A Braai
#1 – Taste As You Go
Taste the meat you're preparing throughout the braai process. Start by lightly seasoning the meat before cooking it. Then begin cooking it and taste it in small pieces as you go, season to taste as you are cooking it. By tasting it, you will know when the seasoning is just right, or if you need a little more.
#2 – Know Your Spices
As a cook or braai master, it’s a good idea to learn the difference between seasoning spices. Some are smokier with hints of paprika, some are tangier with hints of chilli. Know your meat seasoning brands and learn when to use them. If your meat needs a little tenderising, add Robertsons Meat Tenderiser to the meat first and leave overnight before seasoning with anything else.
#3 – Use Fresh Herbs Along The Way
Even though we love mixed seasoning and spices – they are both delicious and time-saving – we also love using fresh herbs in the braai mix too. Finely chop a range of herbs from your garden like rosemary, oregano, thyme, and mint and learn which types of meat they pair best with.
#4 – Never Underestimate The Power of Garlic & Onion
Garlic and onion are two vegetable spices that pair well with absolutely every type of meat. We recommend the Robertsons Garlic Salt for meat & onions are great for seasoning when doing a braai.
#5 – Don’t Forget Pepper
Pepper is a great spice to add a boost to most meats including beef, chicken or pork. Be sure you always add a generous amount of both salt and pepper when braaiing your meat to enhance the depth of the meat flavour.
What Seasoning Would Be Great to Enhance The flavour of Braai Meat?
If you’re going to be braaiing a juicy fillet steak or some lamb chops this weekend, you really can’t go wrong with Robertsons Steak and Chops Spice. This heart spice and seasoning blend pairs wonderfully with most red meats and can even be added to curries and stews too.We are in love with these two seasoning blends from Robertsons too. They will take your meat to the flavour extreme, and your guests will rave about the flavour. We’ve chosen these two great recipes to try using these masterful seasoning blends.
Grilled Ribeye Steak This recipe is so easy that you only need two ingredients for the seasoning – butter and Robertson’s Braai & Grill Spice. Enough said!
Smoky Pork Ribs When you mix Robertsons Traditional Braai Mix with a beer stout, you get fall-off-the-bone ribs that your guests will die for.
Why You Should Use Robertsons Seasoning For Your Next Braai
We highly recommend Robertson's for the best meat seasoning spices and blends. They offer expert blends that pair beautifully with meats of all kinds, transforming your braai into a flavour-filled fiesta.
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