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South African Spices

South African Spices

South African cuisine is a vibrant fusion of flavours, drawing inspiration from diverse cultures and culinary traditions. The use of spices plays a pivotal role in shaping the distinctive taste that characterizes South African dishes. 

  1. Braai Salt

Braai salt is a cornerstone of South African cooking, especially when it comes to the beloved tradition of braai, or barbecue. This coarse salt blend, often mixed with various aromatic herbs and spices, is rubbed onto meats before grilling over an open flame. The result is a smoky, savoury flavour that epitomizes the essence of South African outdoor cooking.

Commonly used on beef, lamb, and game meats, braai salt enhances the natural flavors of the meat while imparting a distinctive South African touch. The ritual of gathering around the fire, sharing stories, and enjoying braaied meats seasoned with braai salt is a cultural experience that captures the heart of South African gastronomy.

  1. Spice Red Wine & Garlic Sprinkle

The Spice Red Wine & Garlic Sprinkle is a versatile spice blend that brings depth and complexity to South African dishes. Comprising the robust flavours of red wine and the pungent notes of garlic, this sprinkle is often used as a seasoning for both meat and vegetable dishes.

One popular application is the marination of meats before grilling or roasting. The combination of red wine and garlic infuses the meat with a rich, savoury taste that is emblematic of South African cuisine. Whether used on boerewors (sausages) or succulent roasts, the Spice Red Wine & Garlic Sprinkle adds a touch of sophistication to traditional fare.

  1. African Birdseye Chili

The African Birdseye Chili, known for its fiery heat and distinct flavour, is a spice that holds a special place in South African cooking. Commonly used in sauces, marinades, and spice blends, this chili adds a kick to a variety of dishes without overpowering the other flavours.

In traditional South African cuisine, the African Birdseye Chili is often incorporated into chutneys, relishes, and peri-peri sauces. These condiments accompany a range of dishes, from grilled meats to seafood, providing a tantalizing heat that awakens the taste buds. The balance of spice and flavour in these sauces showcases the skillful artistry of South African cooks.

We offer a wide variety of spice options, giving you the full, sensory experience that reflects the country's cultural tapestry, visit our store to see the selection.

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