Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

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Hi all;

Years ago (c. 1982-1987) I had reason to spend a few years in Houston,
TX. There was a restaurant there (far west side, on Hwy. 6) called
"Mike's Kitchen" that served South African style bbq, mostly marinated
beef or lamb kabobs skewered with dried apricots and bay leaves, and
grilled. They called them "sosaties" on the menu, as I recall.
Verrrrrry tasty vittles, with side dishes and a salad bar with stuff
I'd never heard of but liked (e.g. banana fritters).

Anybody out there familiar with the style? Anybody know of the
spices, &tc.?

I found this link for starters:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/South-A...bs/Detail.aspx

Anyway, worth a shot for something new.

-Zz

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On Feb 9, 10:11*am, Zz Yzx wrote:
Hi all;

Years ago (c. 1982-1987) I had reason to spend a few years in Houston,
TX. *There was a restaurant there (far west side, on Hwy. 6) called
"Mike's Kitchen" that served South African style bbq, mostly marinated
beef or lamb kabobs skewered with dried apricots and bay leaves, and
grilled. *They called them "sosaties" on the menu, as I recall.
Verrrrrry tasty vittles, with side dishes and a salad bar with stuff
I'd never heard of but liked (e.g. banana fritters).

Anybody out there familiar with the style? *Anybody know of the
spices, &tc.?

I found this link for starters:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/South-A...sKebabs/Detail...

Anyway, worth a shot for something new.

-Zz


Zz:

Google Books had a few results. Here's one for starters. (Whats also
nice about this link, is that it gives you the "entire book" to paruse
through. Lots of information on that cuisine. They've got some
strange names for things; chump chops, kidneys on a skottel, or
braaiing meat.)

http://books.google.com/books?id=n31...84_2bNx_KyR6Yc

(The link may wrap improperly, or may not perform as a hyperlink; if
so, paste it all into your browser's address bar.)

Good luck.

Pierre
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On Feb 10, 7:43*am, Pierre wrote:
On Feb 9, 10:11*am, Zz Yzx wrote:





Hi all;


Years ago (c. 1982-1987) I had reason to spend a few years in Houston,
TX. *There was a restaurant there (far west side, on Hwy. 6) called
"Mike's Kitchen" that served South African style bbq, mostly marinated
beef or lamb kabobs skewered with dried apricots and bay leaves, and
grilled. *They called them "sosaties" on the menu, as I recall.
Verrrrrry tasty vittles, with side dishes and a salad bar with stuff
I'd never heard of but liked (e.g. banana fritters).


Anybody out there familiar with the style? *Anybody know of the
spices, &tc.?


I found this link for starters:


http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/South-A...sKebabs/Detail...


Anyway, worth a shot for something new.


-Zz


Zz:

Google Books had a few results. *Here's one for starters. (Whats also
nice about this link, is that it gives you the "entire book" to paruse
through. *


Oops. . . not the entire book, but plenty of info.

Pierre

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Funny enough, I was on a cruise a few years back and was hanging out at the
pub with another passenger. We were talking about SA as he was from there
and it turned out that this guy started Mike's Kitchen (Mike himself) in SA
and expanded it to Texas when he moved there. Very small world because there
were some Houstonians with us and were very familiar with the restaurant.


Evan


It is a small world.

I tried this recipe last night:

http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Pork%20a...rinatin g.htm

I used London Broil for the kabobs, skewered with soaked dried
apricots and Bay leaves. The beef was a leeeeeeetle-bit chewy, but
the flavor was quite good. Not what I remember from Mike's Kitchen,
his seemed more soy- or Worcesteshire sauce-based. Still quite
good.... maybe try a better cut of beef, or maybe a pork shoulder.

Afterwards, IDAGS on "Malay kabobs" and found a whole slug of other
recipes. This grilling new recipes is kinda' fun between smoker runs.

-Zz


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