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BRAAI PIZZA WITH CARROTS, SWEET POTATOES, BUTTERNUT & PECAN NUTS

We are a nation that loves to braai, so here is our braai lunch table spread!

BRAAI PIZZA WITH CARROTS, SWEET POTATOES, BUTTERNUT & PECAN NUTS

We are a nation that loves to braai, so here is our braai lunch table spread!

BRAAI PIZZA WITH CARROTS, SWEET POTATOES, BUTTERNUT & PECAN NUTS

We are a nation that loves to braai, so here is our braai lunch table spread!

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

How many people does it serve?

This should be an easy question to answer, but in South Africa, it’s complicated, due to our colourful multi-cultural rainbow nation.

  1. In an Anglo Saxon household, each pizza/meal should feed between 4 to 6 guests.
  2. In a Mediterranean, Ethnic or African home it could feed as little as 1 to 3 people for a single meal as food needs to be experienced in large quantities.
  3. If you’re of Scandinavian extraction, each meal could last you a month!

Then we need to look at your emotional state, as that is a determining factor when dealing with quantities.

  1. Have you had a terrible day with your boss?
  2. Did you fight with your spouse?
  3. Are your kids driving you insane?
  4. Is your wi-fi slower than the Groot Trek?
  5. Is the lockdown getting to you?
  6. Did that hot guy from the gym eventually whatsapp you?
  7. How are you doing with those skinny jeans?
  8. Is your mother-in law doing what mother-in laws do?
  9. What season of Game of Thrones are you watching?

All these contributing factors could influence the amount you will choose to eat; Ranging from “just a slice/bite” to “call in the kitchen Calvary we’re going down babies”!

FOR THIS QUICK RECIPE YOU WILL NEED

SHOPPING LIST

  • 2 x classic spare rib & bacon pizza this recipe uses 2 pizzas
  • 10 to 15 x carrots (the thin small ones, easier to bake on the braai)
  • 10 to 15 x small cubes of butternut, not thick
  • 10 to 15 x cubes sweet potatoes
  • Pecan nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Pepper
  • Fresh thyme

QUANTITIES OF INGREDIENTS

  • 2 x classic spare rib & bacon pizza this recipe uses 2 pizzas
  • 10 to 15 x carrots (the thin small ones, easier to bake on the braai)
  • 10 to 15 x small cubes of butternut, not thick
  • 10 to 15 x cubes sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup x pecan nuts
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • A drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 x flat teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pepper to taste
  • Fresh thyme for garnishing

METHOD

  1. Get your braai ready. If you are using coals, when you braai your meat, at the same time you can braai the veggies but NOT THE PIZZA!
  2. You will need a medium size oven dish that you don’t mind placing on the braai.
  3. In the oven tray/dish, place your carrots, butternut and sweet potatoes. Make sure that whatever variation of these 3 veggies you use, make sure they are sliced or cut into small bite size chunks, otherwise they will take longer to braai.
  4. Then add your pecan nuts over the veggies and drizzle with 4 tablespoons of olive oil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Mix thoroughly until all the veggies are coated in the olive oil, balsamic honey dressing.
  5. And onto the braai it goes for 40 to 45 minutes. You can also cover the tray in foil if your braai doesn’t have a lid.
  6. Once the veggies are done, you can keep them warm on the braai or in your oven warmer.
  7. Ensure that the coals are not as hot as they would be to braai the meat, and at this point place your pizzas on the braai. If the coals are too hot your pizza will burn and resemble a very large taco. So on the braai it goes for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Bring out all your dishes onto the lunch table and start eating!

An afternoon around the braai, eating, laughing and sharing! The perfect antidote to the madness that is our world right now!

 

 

 

 

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