Bikers' braai
Issue 2 (May 2008) When the TV cooking duo Simon King and Dave Myers – The Hairy Bikers - rode into Namibia they were treated to a braai, the Namibian version of a BBQ. Braai-ing is a national pastime and no trip to Namibia is complete without trying one. Here is a recipe the boys brought home for their BBC series.


Chicken or Crocodile Skewers with Cashew Nut Satay
• 1 crocodile fillet or 2 chicken breasts

For the marinade
• lemon, juice only

• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 clove garlic, crushed

• 1-2 tbsp soy sauce

For the satay sauce
• 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

• 110g/4oz unsalted cashew nuts, crushed

• 1 lime or lemon, juice only

• half tin coconut milk
• fresh chillies, chopped, to taste

• splash soy sauce, to season

• palm sugar or light brown muscovado sugar, to taste

• skewers

1 Soak the skewers in cold water for 10 minutes.

2 Season the crocodile or chicken generously and cut into strips about 1cm x 2cm.

3 Mix together the marinade ingredients and marinate the meat for at least half an hour.

4 Combine all the satay sauce ingredients with just enough soy sauce to season. Add a little sugar to sweeten, if necessary.

5  Simmer gently for five minutes.

6 Preheat a barbecue, grill or griddle pan until very hot.

7 Thread two or three strips of meat onto each skewer and place on the heat.

8 Cook for a few minutes on each side until cooked golden.

9 Serve with the hot satay sauce for dipping.

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