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The warm, sunny days of spring are always an invitation for South Africans to spend time out on the patio braaing. So, with spring here, get your gas braai ready and try these inspiring recipes for a delicious braai meal with a difference.

 

Lamb Loin Chops With Mint Salsa Verde

Tasty lamb chops with a topping of herbs and citrus. 

 

Preparation = 30 mins, Cooking = 15 mins

Ingredients (for the Rub)

1 Tbsp (15 ml) freshly ground pepper

1 Tbsp (15 ml) sea salt

2 tsp (10 ml) cumin

1 tsp (5 ml) paprika

½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground garlic

 

Ingredients (for the Salsa Verde)

1 C (250 ml) olive oil

½ C (125 ml) mint, chopped

½ C (125 ml) flat leaf parsley, chopped

½ C ( 125 ml) chives, chopped

4 rosemary sprigs, chopped

1 Tbsp capers, chopped

5 anchovies, chopped

1 Tbsp (15ml) Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp (15ml) red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp (15ml) Jalapeno Tabasco

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 Tbsp (15ml) lemon juice

 

Ingredients (for the Lamb Loin Chops)

12 thick-cut lamb loin chops

4 kebab sticks, soaked in water

olive oil

 

Method

Prepare your braai. Light a medium-sized fire so that the coals are ready for  when you’re ready to cook.

 

The Rub

  1. Toss all of the dry rub ingredients in a container, seal with a lid and shake to combine.
  2. Give the chops a generous coating of the dry rub and set aside until you are ready to cook.

 

The Salsa Verde

  1. In a large mixing bowl mix together all the salsa verde dry ingredients.
  2. Slowly pour in the oil while whisking to combine. Cover with cling film and pop it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

 

The Chops

  1. Coat the chops with a little olive oil then stack the chops next to each other so that all the fat is on the same side. 
  2. Using a kebab stick, skewer six chops through the centre of the meat to secure in place with a kebab stick. Then skewer a second stick through the tail ends of the meat to secure. This is to prevent any meat from falling through the grid. Repeat with the remaining six chops.
  3. Braai the threaded chops fat side down over medium heat coals for about 2-3 minutes. Ensure that the fat doesn’t burn. The idea is to render the fat to make it nice and crispy.
  4. When the fat is crispy, remove the kebab sticks and braai the chops for about 5-6 minutes a side - or until it is as pink as you like your chops.
  5. Serve with lashings of salsa verde.

https://crushmag-online.com/recipe/lamb-loin-chops-mint-salsa-verde/?cat=braai

Barbecue Spatchcock Chicken

This succulent spatchcock chicken recipe is bound to become a family favourite!

 

Preparation = 4 hrs 15 mins, Cooking = 55 mins

 

Ingredients

1 Chicken, butterflied

2 Limes or lemons

 

Marinade

2 Tbsp fresh chillies 

2 Tbsp tomato sauce

2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

1 tsp wholegrain mustard

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs of your choice 

1/2 tsp dried coriander

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground fennel

2 garlic cloves,crushed

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Method

  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Smother the chicken in the marinate, working the sauce in between the skin and the flesh. Cover with cling film and store in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
  3. Remove the chicken from the fridge at least half an hour before cooking.
  4. Cook the chicken on your gas braai over a medium heat for 35 to 40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes or so. Keep basting the chicken with the remaining marinate while it cooks. 
  5. 5.Cut the limes/lemons in half, place flesh side down onto the braai and cook until they are soft and slightly charred - about 15 minutes.
  6. 6.Just before serving, squeeze the cooked limes over the chicken.

https://www.food24.com/recipe/barbecue-spatchcock-chicken/

Zola Nene’s Braaied Corn, Courgette And Spinach Salad

Try Zola Nene’s flavourful side dish celebrating seasonal vegetables.

 

Preparation =  20 mins, Cooking = 30 mins

Servings = 4

 

Ingredients

4 sweetcorn

8 courgettes, halved lengthways

30ml fresh chillies

250g baby spinach

100g Chevin goats milk cheese 

 

Dressing:

1 lime, zested and halved

15ml sugar

5ml dijon mustard

30ml fresh coriander, chopped

90ml fresh chillies

salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

 

Method

 

  1. Brush the mealies with some of the olive oil, then place them over hot coals to braai until charred and tender.
  2. Drizzle the courgettes with more oil, then season and cook on the griddle until charred and tender.
  3. For the dressing: Place the lime halves, cut-side down, onto the braai and cook until charred. 
  4. Squeeze the juice from the limes into a bowl, then add the rest of the dressing ingredients and whisk well.
  5. Cut the kernels off the mealies and add them to the dressing, together with the courgettes and spinach. 6. Toss well, then transfer to a serving platter.
  6. Add the goats’ milk cheese (optional).

https://www.food24.com/recipe/zola-nenes-braaied-corn-courgette-and-spinach-salad/

With these mouthwatering recipes cooked on your gas braai, your meal is bound to be satisfying and a huge success.  Keep your family safe and be gas safety conscious always!

 

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LPG, or Liquid Petroleum Gas, is a portable, efficient and clean energy source. It is produced during natural gas processing and is stored as a liquid under pressure in gas bottles, cylinders or tanks. Its unique properties make it a versatile energy source which can be used in many different industries.

 

Below are 7 industries that use LPG.

 

  1. Automotive Industry

LPG can be used to power vehicles and it’s called Autogas. Gas is ideal for transportation purposes because its emissions are more environmentally friendly and it’s more cost-effective.

In October 2019 about 1 200 minibus taxis in Johannesburg were using natural gas as fuel. 

 

  1. Aerosol Industry

Since LPG has proved to be environmentally friendly, it has replaced the ozone-depleting CFC gases used previously for the pressurising process of aerosol containers.

 

  1. Farming Industry

LPG has extensive uses in the Agriculture sector some of which are: crop harvesting, crop drying, weed flaming and pest control, heating of poultry sheds, fish farms, greenhouses and nurseries, for handling and processing of meat and other food products, as well as fuel for forklifts.

 

  1. Food & Hospitality Industry

LPG is widely used in the food and hospitality industry. Restaurants and hotels need a controllable energy supply to meet the needs of their guests - for cooking and heating in the kitchen and for power and heating in the rooms.

 

It is ideal in food processing systems like bakeries and biscuit manufacturing as well as the dairy industry for pasteurisation because its clean-burning properties will not expose the products to odours or the risk of contamination.

 

  1. Glass and Ceramic Industry

LPG is one of the best choices of energy in the glass and ceramic industries. 

Glass melting is a huge operation and needs a large supply of heat. Ceramics made of clay also require a high heating volume in order to dry and harden. 

LPG is also widely used in roofing, ceramic tiles and sanitary ware and is ideal for small pottery business owners who produce handcrafted pottery.

 

  1. Metal Industry

The metal industry is an important and huge consumer of energy and fuel is used extensively in its steel making and finishing processes. LPG meets this industry’s requirements of temperature regulation and control, of low maintenance costs and of high quality end-products.

 

  1. Textile Industry

LPG plays a significant role in the textile industry. The production of textile fabrics requires a number of energy-consuming processes - Bath heating (for cleaning, bleaching and dyeing), Drying, print drying, thread singeing (burning off projected yarn for a better finish to the fabric), dyeing and ironing - for which LPG has been found to be a suitable fuel. 

 

There are many more industries using LPG that are finding it a suitable, dependable and inexpensive source of energy with high returns of top-grade products.

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Winter is here and it’s time for comfort foods to keep you warm and to chase away the cold-weather blues. At this time of the year, we relish hot, wholesome, satisfying meals. Cooking these on our LPG gas stoves will spread some warmth across our homes too. 

Here are 3 winter recipes to tantalise your taste buds….

Easy Beef Stew

Here’s a delicious and nutritious beef stew for the whole family to enjoy.

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped or diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • fresh thyme, 3 stalks or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 500g beef, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. On medium heat and in a medium-sized pot, fry the onion in the butter until soft.
  2. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for one minute.
  3. Dust the meat in the flour and then add to the pot and brown the meat.
  4. Add the tomato paste, sweet potato, carrots, chicken stock and salt.
  5. Put the lid on the pot and allow it to simmer on low heat for 90 minutes (you can extend it to 120 minutes to increase the tenderness of the meat).
  6. Take the lid off and set the heat to medium and allow to boil for 5 minutes uncovered to reduce the liquid and thicken the stew.
  7. Serve with rice, mash potato or pasta or seasonal vegetables.
  8. (https://justeasyrecipes.co.za/2016/06/12/easy-beef-stew-tonights-yummy-dinner/)

Winter Vegetable Casserole

This is a tasty but quick and easy nourishing recipe.

Ingredients 

  • 2 onions, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 3 celery sticks, cut into chunks
  • 400g sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 1 litre hot vegetable stock, preferably home-made
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 leeks, about 300g in total, thickly sliced
  • 150g pearl barley
  • 2 tsp dried sage
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp coarsely chopped, fresh, flat-leaf parsley to garnish

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / Gas mark 4. 
  2. Put the onions, carrots, celery and sweet potato into a large pot.
  3. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil.
  4. Add the garlic, leeks, pearl barley, sage and seasoning. 
  5. Stir to mix the vegetables together. 
  6. Transfer into a casserole dish.
  7. Cover and cook in the oven for about 1 hour or until the vegetables are just soft and the barley is tender.
  8. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with thick slices of bread.

 

Tip: The casserole can be simmered gently on the hob for 45–50 minutes, instead of cooking in the oven. Stir occasionally.

(http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/2663/winter-vegetable-casserole.aspx)

 

Minestrone Soup

This classic Italian soup is perfect for cold days with chunky slices of garlic bread.

Ingredients 

  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 sticks celery, chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, chopped into squares
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1½ litres water
  • 1 cube beef stock
  • 1 cube vegetable stock
  • 2 tins peeled, chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin cannellini beans
  • 100g spaghetti
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • parmesan cheese, grated for garnish

Method

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large pot, add onions and cook till soft and golden brown.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, potatoes, garlic, green beans and tomatoes. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the water and stock cubes.
  4. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer semi-covered for 1-1½ hours. The soup should be fairly thick at this point. If not, leave the lid off and simmer for a further 15 minutes.
  5. Add the beans and spaghetti, season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil for approximately 15 minutes.
  6. Serve with chunky slices of garlic or fresh bread and a little grated parmesan.

(https://justeasyrecipes.co.za/2009/08/27/minestrone-soup/)

Cooking good healthy winter food does not have to be complicated or time-consuming. Try out these simple, easy recipes to give your family hearty and warming meals this winter.

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At this time of the year as the temperature drops and the air becomes chillier each day, many of us think of unpacking our winter-wear, of warm comforting meals prepared on our gas stove and the indoor warmth generated by our gas heaters. 

But, are our gas appliances in good working order and do we still remember all the safety tips on using gas? With the possibility of having “load shedding” again, and the rising costs of electricity, there is even more focus now on using gas for heating or cooking. 

LPG, or Liquid Petroleum Gas, is an efficient and clean energy source.  It is produced during natural gas processing and is stored as a liquid under pressure in gas bottles, cylinders or tanks. But, whether using or transporting LPG, it needs to be treated with great caution.

Here are some general safety tips on gas:

Ensure that Gas Bottles are Stored:

  1. In an upright position.
  2. On a solid, level surface.
  3. If outside of your house and above ground.
  4. A good distance away from any drains, or any entrance or exit areas of your home.
  5. In a well ventilated, enclosed area.

 

Ensure that Gas Bottles are Not Exposed to:

  1. Heat or to any heat or power source, or sunlight.
  2. Flammable items such as grass, leaves, fabric, paper etc.
  3. Any interference and damage by animals, children or other persons.

Reject Your LPG Gas Bottle

  1. If the seal is broken.
  2. If its next test date has already expired.

 

Ensure that you

  1. Only have a single gas bottle connected to a single cooking appliance at any one time.
  2. Switch off your gas bottle and gas appliance properly at all times.
  3. Only buy your gas bottles from authorised vendors or gas suppliers.
  4. Only have your gas bottles filled or exchanged at an authorised dealer.
  5. Service all your LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) appliances regularly.
  6. Turn off the gas supply at the emergency stop valve, if you are going to be away from home for a long period of time.
  7. Keep a fire extinguisher in your home.

Applying the Gas Safety Tips 

Knowing these tips, but applying them at all times can often be two different things. 

Think of... those winter evenings when you are snugly reclining on your couch in your gas heater-warmed lounge watching TV. It’s been a hard day at the office or doing your at home chores, your tummy is filled with a hearty and winter-warming meal - isn’t it just too easy to succumb to the evening’s lull and cosiness and to find one’s eyes closing? Yes, it does happen and perhaps all too often...sometimes with disastrous outcomes!

So be prepared and be proactive always. To avoid any disasters, ensure that you, before using, and whilst using, your gas heater: 

  1. Do not stand, or sit, too close to it as gas burns are most unpleasant.
  2. Position it at least one metre away from all flammable objects such as furniture, curtains, magazines, blanket or throws.
  3. Position it well out of the reach of children and pets.
  4. Do not cover it with, or place on it, any clothing or other fabric items, like towels, which may catch alight.
  5. Allow the room some ventilation to avoid it becoming too stuffy. Low amounts of carbon monoxide are produced by gas heaters but this can cause serious illness if allowed to build up in a confined space over a period of time.
  6. Wait for the appliance to cool down first before moving it.


Always follow the safety tips when using gas and always ensure that
all your gas appliances are switched off after use and before going to bed or leaving your property.

Then you will always be secure in the knowledge that your home and family will be safe and warm with LPG Gas and LPG Gas Appliances.

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LPG, or Liquid Petroleum Gas, is an efficient and clean energy source.  It is produced during natural gas processing and is stored as a liquid under pressure in gas bottles or tanks.

It is on its way to being the energy source of choice in South Africa for its affordability, reliability and for cooking, heating, cooling or drying purposes. 

 

LPG Gas is cheaper than electricity, here are 4 reasons why...

 

  1. LPG Gas is cheaper to purchase than electricity. Our electricity is becoming increasingly more expensive and less and less affordable.

 

  1. LPG Gas heats up quickly and it reaches maximum heat almost immediately unlike electricity. This means: 
    1. Costs for cooking and heating your home will be lower. 
    2. You use less due to its fast heating ability.
    3. It is more economical as its heat effect spreads, and can be felt, more widely across the home. Electrical heat is contained close to the appliance in use.
    4. Less maintenance of gas equipment over time. 

 

  1. LPG Gas is bottled in refillable cylinders also making it more cost-effective. 

 

  1. Gas appliances are mostly very energy efficient, their running costs are far less than those of electrical appliances and, in a short space of time, they will pay for themselves in electricity savings.

 

Do consider the above. And, remember, that as LPG Gas is a natural gas, it is a reliable source of energy. It is always available as it originates from an underground pipeline. Therefore your fuel supply is constant, it will not run out and you will still be able to braai and cook and keep yourself and your home warm, or cool, during load-shedding or any power outages. 

 

Aren’t you tired of expensive electricity bills? Of rising electricity costs? Then switch to LPG Gas and save…

 

Aren’t you tired of an unreliable electricity source? Of power outages and load-shedding? Then switch to LPG Gas and smile…

 

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