This Valentine’s day bring romance to the kitchen with these soothing and abundant flavours guaranteed to fill you with love and satisfaction. 

Here are 3 valentines day recipes you can cook on gas.


  • Beef Stir Fry



  • 2-pound grass-fed flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 24 oz broccoli florets
  • 24 oz large carrots
  • 5 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • Scallions to garnish


  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch



  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup beef soup

Cookware needed

  • carrot peeler
  • 5 bowls (broccoli, carrots, oil, ginger and scallions)
  • 1 big plate (to hold the steak)
  • 1 big zip lock bag
  • cutting board
  • chefs knife
  • 2 medium pots (blanch veggies)
  • 2 colanders
  • wooden spoon
  • Wok pan/cooking pot (just to show)
  • spatula
  • serving dish (preferably white)
  • 1 medium/standard size mason jar
  • 1 nonstick pan (13 inches)
  • 2 medium colanders/strainers
  • Cast iron pan ( 12-13 inch)



  • Combine all the ingredients for the marinade, add the beef and coat. Let it marinate for 15 minutes or so.
  • Peel the carrots and cut into ½ inch slices.
  • Bring 2 pots of water to boil. In one pot, blanch the broccoli florets for 10-15 seconds, until they’ve turned bright green. Drain and set aside. In the other pot, blanch the carrots for 2 minutes, until they are slightly tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine the ingredients of the sauce. Have the sauce, oil, ginger, broccoli, carrots, and marinating beef ready next to your wok.
  • Over high heat, heat a tablespoon of grapeseed oil in the wok, and swirl it around. Stir-fry the beef until browned, but not fully cooked.
  • Add ginger and stir-fry for a minute longer.
  • Add the broccoli and carrots, then the sauce. Stir-fry until everything is coated with the sauce, and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with fresh chopped scallions.
  • Chicken piccata



  • 8 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons caper juice
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup capers
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • Parsley (to garnish)
  • 2 lemons cut into ½ inch slices

Cookware needed


  • Non-wooden cutting board
  • Sharp chef's knife
  • Medium bowl (to hold flour mixture)
  • Small bowl (initial 1/2 cup flour)
  • 2 tiny bowls (salt and pepper)
  • 2 big plates
  • Three small dishes (butter and oil)
  • 13 inch cast iron
  • Spatula
  • Wooden spatula
  • 4 small bowls (lemon juice, caper juice, chicken stock and capers)
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 serving plate (preferably white)
  • Small whisk
  • Chef knife
  • Lemon juicer
  • Medium cutting board (wood)


  • Butterfly chicken breasts and cut all the way through, cutting the chicken breast into 2 pieces.
  • In a medium bowl, add flour, salt, and pepper and mix.
  • Dredge the chicken in the flour, tap off excess and set on a plate or tray.
  • Add butter and oil to a pan and heat over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked to 165 degrees F.
  • Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Add lemon juice, caper juice chicken stock and capers to the pan and bring to a boil while scraping bits off the pan and mixing all the ingredients together. Boil for 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Add butter and mix until melted. Add your chicken back into the pan, making sure it is covered in the sauce.
  • Top with fresh chopped parsley and lemon slices.
  • Salmon with Tomatoes, Charred corn and peppers



  • Pan-seared salmon, charred pepper & corn salad, guajillo chilli sauce
  • A 6-ounce piece of salmon
  • 4 sliced radish
  • 2 ears grilled corn
  • 6 stems of parsley
  • 1 whole shallots
  • Good quality olive oil
  • 3-4 heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 roasted poblanos
  • 1 cup guajillo chilli sauce (or favourite chilli sauce)


  • Sear salmon in cast iron pan oven a gas burner on high flame, cook for 3 minutes before flipping over and searing the second side.
  • Peel the corn husks and grill over an open flame. 
  •  Rotate so that the corn is evenly charred, cut the corn off the cob and reserve. Charred the poblano pepper over an open flame and then place into a ziplock bag to “sweat”. This will help the skin to come off the pepper.
  • Minutes later remove the peppers from the bag and peel and deseed the pepper.  Chop roughly shave the radishes as thin as possible and place in ice water to crisp. Peel and shave the shallots thin pick the parsley leaves off the stems. Chop the heirloom tomatoes into large chunks and place into a large mixing bowl, add in parsley, radish, corn, peppers, shallots, oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a few scoops of the salad on a serving plate and top with the cooked salmon. Drizzle the sauce around the plate and enjoy!


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“Cooking With Gas' is synonymous with speed and efficiency. We talked to 10 of the top chefs from across South Africa – from Johannesburg to Cape Town – and the answer is clear: the only way to cook is with LPG gas. In the fast-paced restaurant industry, chefs demand, quickness, control and reliability” 

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With Loadshedding on the rise and millions of South Africans being left in the dark. Here are 5 reasons why you should switch to Gas.With Loadshedding on the rise and millions of South Africans being left in the dark. Here are 5 reasons why you should switch to Gas.

1. Reliability

LPG is known for its cleanliness, simplicity and low maintenance, it burns cleanly without combusting or producing odour. Businesses like restaurants and homes use it as a great alternative to electricity, especially during power outages.

2. Save costs

LPG is affordable and permits you to heat your home and cook faster at low costs allowing for less maintenance of equipment over the years.

3. Provides an instant cooking alternative

Families cooking on gas can have a delicious meal either on the Gas braai or on Gas stove regardless of electricity outages.

4. Versatility

LPG Gas can do more for your home than you can imagine, it can be used for heating water, drying clothes, cooking/barbequing, gaslighting and can even be used to heat your swimming pool or jacuzzi.

6. Consistent reliable supply

At Simsgas we have a huge supply ensuring your gas appliances always operate during power outages.
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Where does South African LPG come from?

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In South Africa, we use a type of gas called LPG – which stands for Liquid Petroleum Gas. Liquid Petroleum Gases, which includes butane and propane, are gases which get their name from their ability to convert from a gas into a liquid when exposed to low temperatures. In South Africa, LPG is used as an umbrella term to describe a combination of propane and butane. The ratio of butane and propane in LPG is largely dependant on the country in which it is being produced, for example in South Africa our LPG consists of a 40:60 ratio of butane to propane, while in the United States LPG is made up of pure propane. 

So, where exactly does our gas come from? Well, in order to understand that, it is important to know that propane and butane – and therefore LPG – are produced as a by-product of the crude oil refining process and natural gas extraction. Propane, butane and crude oil are hydrocarbons which are made of decomposing organic matter over a period of hundreds of thousands of years and can be found in vast underground oil wells. In order to produce LPG, the gas must be separated from the crude oil, either by extracting the natural gases or during the crude oil refining process. Crude oil is refined by heating it until it reaches boiling point, which causes the LPG to convert into a gas and separate from the oil.

The majority of LPG available in South Africa is produced locally, as a by-product of the crude oil refining process, while the balance is imported from overseas companies such as Petredec and Geogas. South Africa has a number of oil refineries which produce LPG as a by-product, including the largest producer of LPG in the country, ENREF (Engen Petroleum Ltd.); SAPREF (South African Petroleum Refineries – a joint venture between Shell and BP), Sasol Synfuels, Chevron and PetroSA. The majority of these crude oil refineries are located in coastal areas such as Mossel Bay (PetroSA), Durban (ENREF and SAPREF) and Cape Town (Chevron); while Sasol has the only inland refinery, which is based in Secunda, Mpumalanga. LPG that is produced at these refineries is then sold to suppliers who in turn distribute the LPG around the county, for consumers to buy and use in our homes. 

So, next time you buy a gas cylinder, not only do you know where the gas we get in South Africa comes from, but also how it is refined.

How to tell the difference between genuine and illegally refilled gas cylinders

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LPG – or Liquid Petroleum Gas - can be used to fuel anything from a gas braai to your heaters at home. In fact, most people will, at some or other time, have used LPG whether in their homes, camping or at work.

LPG can be bought from distributors in metal cylinders. These cylinders are then subject to an exchange process whereby once you have finished the gas in your cylinder you can return it to the distributor in exchange for a full cylinder. The empty cylinder is then sent back to the LPG supplier who quality checks the cylinder and then refills, weighs and reseals it.  In recent years however, more and more unlicensed people are getting hold of empty cylinders, illegally refilling them with unverified gas and then reselling them. This poses a risk to unsuspecting customers as you cannot be sure whether the correct gas was used and if the cylinder was under or over-filled, which could result in a gas leak.

Here’s how you can identify whether or not the gas cylinder you are buying is genuine, so that you can avoid purchasing a hazardous, illegally refilled cylinder:

  • Firstly, check the seal on the cylinder for the official branding of the gas supplier. If the seal doesn’t contain the supplier’s official branding or match the logo that is printed on the cylinder – chances are the cylinder has been illegally refilled by an unlicensed third party.
  • Look for the supplier’s official stamp on the cylinder’s neck ring. This stamp should have the same company name as the seal, as well as other information like tank weight, minimum wall thickness, tank capacity, test pressure, serial number and country of manufacture.
  • Check that the supplier’s logo and name that is printed on the cylinder matches the name on the seal and neck ring.
  • If possible, check the weight of your cylinder to check that it has been filled correctly and matches the weight stamped on the neck ring.

By looking out for these specific features when buying a new gas cylinder, you can ensure that you do not purchase a cylinder that has been illegally refilled.

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How to host the perfect gas braai this festive season.How to host the perfect gas braai this festive season.

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With the festive season on the horizon and the weather warming up, there’s really no better way to spend the hot South African summer afternoons and evenings, than by enjoying a delicious braai.  


With so many delicious food options to choose from, hosting the perfect braai this festive season can become a bit overwhelming. In order to help you plan and prepare a memorable festive season braai, we’ve put together three amazing festive season-inspired dishes which are guaranteed to be enjoyed by family and friends alike. 

So, it’s time to fire up your gas braai and get cooking! 



Braai grilled caprese bruschetta  

This light starter is simple to make but guaranteed to be a hit with guests, thanks to its mouth-watering combination of fragrant basil pesto, buffalo mozzarella and tomato on a crisp braai-grilled bruschetta base. 



Lemon and honey glazed lamb chops grilled on the braai are an excellent choice for a festive season meal, as there really is nothing better than lamb that is cooked on the braai. Serve this meal with a light and fresh summer salad, like this delicious fig, rocket and walnut salad



Mandarin melktert 

Nothing says ‘South African’ quite like a good old melktert for dessert. This mandarin infused recipe adds a fruity and festive twist to the beloved dessert, making it the perfect way to end off your braai. 


So why not invite your friends and family around, set the table and get ready to enjoy a truly delicious festive season meal South African style – on the braai! 

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