Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

Grant Hawthorne’s Cape style braai marinade

This spicy, yet flavourful marinade will serve you well with all your braai meats.

grant hawthornes cape style braai marinade - Grant Hawthorne’s Cape style braai marinade

This is a recipe which gives a flavour of Cape Town.  It is something I’ve used for many years and works well with meat products (beef/ chicken/ pork or lamb).

You can also use it for basting burgers on the braai.

Cape Style Braai Marinade

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Recipe by Grant HawthorneCourse: SaucesCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy

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  • 400 ml tomato sauce

  • 300 ml fruit chutney

  • 50 ml worcestershire sauce

  • 100 ml soy sauce

  • 500 g onion diced

  • 80 g garlic chopped

  • 150 ml olive oil

  • 200 ml red wine

  • 100 ml cola

  • 50 g BBQ spice

  • 50 g cracked white pepper

  • 80 g Maldon salt

  • 80 g chopped thyme

  • 30 g paprika

  • 10 g chopped chillies (optional)


  • Mix thoroughly and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Pour liberally over the meat and marinade for at least three hours prior to the cooking.
  • When cooking, baste liberally with the remaining marinade.

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