Spit braai is a form of braaing that consists of grilling/ cooking a large piece of meat (an entire animal) on a rotating grill which evenly rotates over heat.
Spit braai’s are very popular in South Africa especially when planning a family gathering or chill out session with a lot of people. They are generally a great idea for any event, whether you are preparing to host a casual event such as a family reunion, office braai or perhaps you are preparing to host a formal event such as a wedding, spit braai’s are ideal when catering to many guest because they are versatile and also cater for people with special dietary needs.
You can spit braai anything, from pork, lamb, Chicken, beef or turkey! If its meat, spit braai it alongside your favourite vegetables and serve your guest with tasteful, tender meat!
Get your braai going!
Getting a great braai going is as simple as fire, meat, and great company! Now that you know how to start your own fire, here are some great ways to get your braai going.
Always prepare your fire before your guest arrive!
There is nothing like attending a braai during a social, not having have eaten anything all day and having to wait for food, it’s absolutely frustrating. Make sure your fire is ready when guests arrive
Try marinate your meat hours before guests arrive.
Give your meat time to soak in the marinade and seasoning. This will help enrich the meats flavor and tenderize the meat.
Lamb, Beef, and Pork:
(Steaks, Chops) 2 to 4 hours
(Beef Flank Steak) 2 hours to overnight
(Whole Roast) 4 to 6 hours (or overnight)
(Brisket) 24 hours
(Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless) 2 hours to overnight
(Chicken Thighs, boneless, skinless ) 2 hours to overnight
(Duck Breast, boneless, skinless) 2 hours to overnight
Offer your guest light snacks and soft drinks as they arrive.