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When researching what South Africans like to do on Human Rights Day, we found that a gas braai with friends and family is what we call a “chilled braai and beer Heritage day”. We found these 3 delicious recipes to try on gas to spice up the festivities.

1.Juicy Grilled Whole Chicken, Mediterranean-style

(Servings: 4-6 ) 
This is an easy to grill whole chicken tastily marinated in garlic and lemon Mediterranean style.

Chicken
1 Spatchcocked Whole Chicken (for 4-6 people) 
If you need to know how to spatchcock a chicken, visit: https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-spatchcock-a-chicken-1808565

Marinade Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup  extra virgin olive oil 
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon coriander 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more if you prefer it spicier) 
  • 12 garlic cloves - peeled and minced

 

METHOD
Chicken

  1. Pat the spatchcocked chicken until dry. Season all over with salt, lift the skin and apply the salt under it.

    Marinade
  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Place the chicken skin side up in a large casserole dish.
  3. Rub most of the marinade under the chicken skin and the rest underneath the chicken.
  4. Leave it flat in the dish to marinate with the skin side up for 2-4 hours in the fridge. 

 

Gas grilling the chicken

  1. Heat your outdoor grill
  2. Preheat your outdoor grill - medium-high (400 degrees F). 
  3. Oil the grates lightly. 
  4. Place the chicken over indirect heat (i.e. the burner or burners directly underneath the chicken should be turned off but the outer burners surrounding it should remain on.) Video
  5. Cover and cook for 45 minutes -1 hour or until the internal temperature of the chicken registers 165 degrees F. 
  6. Keep checking every few minutes and rotate the chicken until all parts have equal colour.
  7. Remove the chicken and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

https://www.themediterraneandish.com/whole-grilled-chicken/#wprm-recipe-container-35327

  1. Pepper-Crusted Grill-Roasted Beef with Rosemary Chimichurri

(Servings: 6-8)

A tempting pepper-crusted beef loin roast gets a grilled smoky flavour to enjoy with fresh zingy rosemary chimichurri.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 ½ tsp. fresh rosemary - chopped 
  • 2½ tsp. salt or kosher salt
  • 1½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 ½ kilo boneless beef top loin roast (or enough for 6 -8 servings), fat trimmed to ¼ inch
  • 1 recipe Rosemary Chimichurri (recipe follows)

 

METHOD

Seasoning the beef:

  1. Mash together the oil, rosemary, salt, pepper, and garlic in a small bowl with the back of a spoon. 
  2. Rub this all over the beef. Leave the beef to marinate for 12-24 hours. 


Gas grilling the beef

  1. Heat all the burners of your gas grill to medium. 
  2. Rest an oven thermometer on the grill grate with the lid down. This should register about 450°F OR you can test by holding your hand just a few centimetres above the grill for 3-4 seconds. Lower the burners a bit if they are hotter than this. 
  3. Brush the grill grates with a stiff wire brush, then wipe with a wad of lightly oiled paper towels.
  4. Put the beef on the grill. Cover and cook for about 5 -10 minutes until it's browned nicely and can be lifted off the grates easily. If a flare-up occurs just move the meat away from the flames until they have subsided or squire a little water onto the flames till they die down.
  5. For a 3-burner gas grill - put the front and back burners to medium-low and turn the middle burner off.  For a 2-burner gas grill - put the front burner to high and turn the back burner off.
  6. Turn the beef over and move it to the cooler part of the grill. An oven thermometer resting on the cooler part of the grill should register about 350°F with the lid down.
  7. Cover and cook the beef. Check the grill temperature every 10 minutes until an instant-read thermometer registers 130°F when inserted into the thickest part of the meat for medium-rare - approximately about 25 minutes. 
  8. Move the beef onto a cutting board and let it cool for 10 minutes. 
  9. Slice it thinly and serve it with the chimichurri.

https://www.finecooking.com/recipe/pepper-crusted-grill-roasted-beef-with-rosemary-chimichurri

 

Rosemary Chimichurri
A rosemary enhanced spicy garlic and parsley accompaniment.


INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup grapeseed or canola oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary - chopped
  • 3 Tbs. white-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic, mashed into a paste
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley - chopped
  • Salt or Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

METHOD

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the oil and rosemary over low heat.
  2. Stir occasionally for about 2 minutes until the rosemary is aromatic
  3. Remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature - about 15 minutes 
  4. Whisk the vinegar and garlic in a medium-sized bowl.
  5. Whisk in the rosemary oil and ¼ cup water.
  6. Stir in the parsley, ¾ tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. black pepper. It’s okay if this emulsion separates.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste

https://www.finecooking.com/recipe/rosemary-chimichurri

  1. Grilled Leg of Lamb with Thyme and Allspice

(Servings: 8)

It’s delicious - a slow-cooked bone-in leg of lamb, spicy, juicy and medium-rare in the centre!


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of finely grated zest of a fresh lemon  
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons fresh thyme - minced 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 6½ - 7lb bone-in leg of lamb (± 3 kilos or enough for 8 servings), trimmed of all fat except for a thin layer

 

METHOD

Preparing the lamb:

  1. Mince garlic, then mash with salt until it forms a paste.
  2. Stir the garlic paste, oil, lemon zest and juice, thyme, pepper, and allspice together.
  3. Place the lamb, with the fat side up, in a large ceramic or glass dish. 
  4. With a paring knife make 1½ inch-long slits (about 2 inches deep) 2 inches apart all over the leg of lamb.
  5. Reserving 1 teaspoon thyme mixture, push the balance into the slits.
  6. Rub the reserved teaspoon thyme mixture all over the lamb.
  7. Cover and leave the lamb to marinate, chilled, for about 12 hours.

 

Gas grilling the lamb:

  1. When ready to grill, leave the lamb to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Get the gas grill ready for indirect-heat cooking - high heat.
  3. Preheat all the burners on high for 10 minutes whilst covered.
  4. Turn all the burners off except the one closest to you.
  5. Oil the grill rack
  6. Grill the lamb over the turned-off burner/burners, covered, don’t turn, until the instant-read thermometer registers 125°F (for medium-rare) when inserted into the thickest part of the roast (ie. almost to the bone but not quite touching it) for about 1¼-1½ hours. Note: temperatures in the thinner parts of the leg may register up to 160°F.
  7. Leave the lamb, uncovered on a cutting board to stand for 30 minutes.

 

Have a wonderful Human Rights Day and we trust that these recipes will bring you lots of cooking and eating pleasure!

 

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Loadshedding has become such a regular occurrence in South Africa, so we should make alternative plans to get our homes organised for those ever-looming
blackouts. 

Be in the know - download the load shedding app 
With the current spate of intermittent load sheddings, it is essential to know the planned outages, get advance warnings and the updates from Eskom. It’s easy, have it all at your fingertips, download the EskomSePush app here: https://sepush.co.za/
Then, in advance, you will be able to prepare your meals, unplug and switch off your electric appliances to avoid any power surge damage.

Stock up on lighting supplies
Stock up on candles, matches/lighters, torches, and batteries to help you navigate your home in the dark. Strategically position battery-powered stick-and-push lights in your home, and solar-powered lights in the garden and perimeter lights around your property to keep your home and garden illuminated at all times.

Switch to gas
Load shedding in winter is especially annoying if you cannot keep warm or cook or heat food and water. Consider investing in a small gas heater, a portable gas braai or a two-plate gas stove - all fairly economical - if it's not viable to make the big switch to a more expensive gas appliance like a gas geyser, gas braai, gas oven or an indoor gas fireplace. Gas and gas usage is economical so the upfront expense may just be worth it in the long run.

Stay charged
Install an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) in your home to keep your critical electronic devices and appliances running or if that is unaffordable invest in a small power bank just for your cell phone. Of course, you can simply ensure all necessary devices, such as cell phones and laptops are charged before the power is due to go off.  Find more here: https://www.takealot.com/computers/uninterrupted-power-supply-ups-27250  

Make sure you’ve got backup
Get a few backup batteries for essentials like your security alarm system, electric fence, garage doors and electric gates so that your safety is not compromised by any power outages. 

Gas appliance readiness 
If you already own gas appliances, don’t get caught out - be sure to clean and service your gas appliances often so that they will always be ready when needed.  Have a spare gas cylinder on hand - order here: https://www.simsgas.co.za/simsgas-for-home.html 

Order gas regularly
You won’t want to run out at the crucial moment. Regularly refill or replace your gas bottles. They can be delivered to your home or office so there’s no excuse for running out. We deliver gas bottles straight to your door. Contact us at: https://www.simsgas.co.za/contact-us.html

Be sure to get your home load-shedding foolproof by following these 7 handy tips.

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Don’t let your gas cylinders get into the wrong hands! Always ensure that you adhere to the safety regulations of the LPG Association and that your gas bottles are safely and securely stored at home, or at service stations, to avoid any theft.There is a huge demand for cylinders and due to shortages theft occurs. Make sure you purchase your LPG from a legal reseller/distributor. Legal resellers invest in cylinders hence no need hunting for cylinders. 

 

Gas bottles at home
If you store your gas cylinders in a lockable, well-ventilated, cool, shaded, storage cage and adhere to the following regulatory safety guidelines, then thieves will not gain access to them easily.

Gas bottles must be stored 

  • in an upright position
  • above ground
  • away from any entrance or exit areas of your home or any drains
  • and secured with a non-abrasive strap or chain so that they cannot be knocked over
  • protected from interference and damage by animals, children or other persons - preferably in a lockable, well-ventilated, cool, shaded, storage cage.


Gas bottles may not be installed:

  • Less than 1 metre sideways from doors and windows
  • Less than 2 metres from drains and air vents
  • Less than 3 metres below windows (unless a non-combustible roof is installed)
  • Less than 1 metre from the property boundary wall (unless it is a fire wall)
  • Less than 5 metres sideways away from a switchable electric point or plug switch

It is best to stay safe and comply with the safety standards, so if storage space is limited then rather store fewer gas cylinders and arrange more frequent deliveries.

 

Gas bottles at service stations
Gas cylinders, for sale or exchange at filling stations, should be stored in a store-room, or compliant enclosure, which is:

  • Clearly demarcated as a hazardous area with signage warning about the hazards of LPGGas.
  • Above ground level
  • Kept locked and secured against theft and vandals
  • Fire-proofed
  • Designed so that should a fire occur, the gas cylinders can be removed easily
  • Be kept cool, and well ventilated both at the top and the bottom 
  • Well removed from any flammable sources, and combustible materials or vegetation   
  • Located away from open drains
  • Where all the cylinders can be stored and kept upright
  • Where full and empty cylinders are kept separate and demarcated as such to prevent any confusion or mistakes.

If you follow these guidelines of LPG Gas storage at all times, your gas bottles should be safe from harm and theft.

Should you need to order any  LPG Gas, contact us at Sims Gas and we will deliver to you.

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Recently a growing trend is for unlicensed people to obtain empty commercially branded LPG gas cylinders, refill them illegally, often with unverified gas, and then resell them to unsuspecting consumers possibly at a cheaper price. This makes these cylinders potentially hazardous here’s why.

 

Why you shouldn’t buy illegally refilled or traded gas cylinders

Quite simply you SHOULDN’T buy illegally refilled or traded gas bottles because they are at risk of leaking. This comprises the safety of you and your family and puts your lives at risk because:

  • Only specially trained people using special equipment can refill gas bottles safely and correctly, so you cannot be sure that the gas bottle you buy from illegal traders has been refilled according to proper safety guidelines.
  • Often these cylinders have not been properly checked for safe continuous use, so they are extremely dangerous and have the potential to leak. 
  • Gas cylinders should be filled to 80% capacity. Without the correct equipment, they could be under- or over-filled. 
  • If they have been overfilled, then the gas bottle could be hazardous if exposed to excessive heat.
  • If they have been underfilled, this may not be dangerous but it is fraudulent as unsuspecting consumers are being cheated by being charged for more LPGas than they actually receive.

If you do buy illegally refilled or traded gas bottles, then you are:

  • encouraging the illegal trade and refilling of gas cylinders 
  • breaking the law as you are in contravention of the General Law Amendment Act, 1955 (Act No. 62 Of 1955), Section 37 which reads

“Any person who in any manner, otherwise than at a public sale, acquires or receives into his or her possession from any other person stolen goods, without having reasonable cause for believing at the time of such acquisition or receipt that such goods are the property of the person from whom he or she receives them or that such person has been duly authorized by the owner thereof to deal with or to dispose of them, shall be guilty of an offence.”

 

How to identify illegally refilled gas cylinders

To ensure that the gas bottle you are purchasing is not illegally filled, check for the following:

  • Check the seal on the cylinder for the gas supplier’s official branding. The seal must contain the supplier’s official branding and match the logo that is printed on the cylinder.
  • Look for the supplier’s official stamp on the cylinder’s neck ring. This stamp and the seal must both have the same company name as well as other pertinent information like tank weight, tank capacity, test pressure, minimum wall thickness, serial number and country of manufacture.
  • Check that the gas supplier’s logo and name printed on the cylinder match the name on the seal and neck ring.
  • Check the inner side of the cylinder stay plate to see when it's due for its next test to ensure that the date has not elapsed. 
  • If the cylinder has a seal that is clear or it has no seal at all, then it has most likely been illegally refilled.

 

The illegal process of trading and refilling gas bottles

  • When gas bottles are illegally refilled by unauthorised people, they may not go through the required strict maintenance or inspection processes to ensure they are still safe for continued use. 
  • The cylinder and its valves and pipes may not be properly connected or in a good condition which could cause a gas leak.
  • These unauthorised people may not have the right equipment or training to ensure that the cylinder is filled to 80% capacity which is the standard to allow for expansion of the gas within the cylinder.  So the bottle may be under- or over-filled. If under-filled this violates the Trade Metrology Act and if over-filled this poses a hazard to the consumer.

 

The usual process with legally refilled and traded gas bottles 

  • LPG Gas is bought from reputable distributors in metal cylinders/bottles. 
  • When you have used up the gas in your bottle, you can return it to the distributor and exchange it for another full bottle.
  • Your empty bottle is returned to the LPG supplier where it is subject to a stringent quality check by specially trained personnel to ensure it is still safe for further use.
  • When it has passed the quality check it is then refilled, weighed and resealed with the company’s logo on the seal to prove that it has been legitimately filled by said gas company.

 

When you purchase a new gas bottle, to ensure your safety, always check that the gas cylinder

  • is not damaged, dented or rusted.
  • has an unbroken seal with the gas company’s name or logo on it which also matches the name printed on the bottle itself. This proves that the bottle was filled legally by the gas company and that the gas bottle is safe to use. 
  • has a test date which is still valid and has not passed.


Always purchase your gas cylinders from a reputable company, and exchange your gas bottles at an authorised dealer, so that you can be sure that the cylinders have been legally filled to meet the requirements as set out by the Occupational Health and Safety Act’s pressure equipment regulations. 

You can report illegal fillers or retailers of gas cylinders at this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Should you need to order any  LPG Gas, contact us at Sims Gas and we will deliver to you.

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With our unstable electricity and its rising cost, LPG Gas is becoming the favoured alternative energy source to power our homes. While you may know some facts about LPG Gas, here are 11 interesting facts that you might not know.

 

LPG Gas is: 

  1. Colourless and odourless.
  2. Clean, non-toxic and safe.
  3. Produced during natural gas processing.
  4. Usually stored, in its liquid form, in steel pressure vessels from 9kg gas bottles to larger gas cylinders and even larger LPG tanks.
  5. Ideal for use indoors because it does not emit smoke when it burns. 
  6. Portable and can be easily transported to both urban and rural areas
  7. A versatile energy source used in a diverse range of applications - in the Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic industries such as rearing poultry, forklifts, processing textiles, heating geysers and boilers.  
  8. Known as Autogas in the automotive industry when used as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles like cars, buses, lorries or trucks.

 

And, other interesting facts

  1. It is used to power the Olympic torch.
  2. It produces lower greenhouse gas emissions than petrol, diesel and electricity.
  3. All gas appliances supplied in South Africa must be tested to ensure they meet SABS standards and that they will be completely safe provided they are used in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.

With the many benefits of gas, and with Sims Gas ready to deliver to your homes or offices and keep you well supplied, switching to LPG Gas is a definite consideration for the future.

 

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