Kids Korner: Herby Kebabs for Heritage Day

September brings with it warmer brighter weather, the promise of Spring colour in the garden, and of course our national Heritage day. This day is dedicated to celebrating our cultural roots and identity, and our culture is not complete without our friends and family! A braai with family and friends creates memories that can be passed on for generations to come.

Next to boerewors – kebabs or sosaties are essential to any braai. Try something new this Heritage Day with our flavoursome rosemary kebab recipe. You can try this easy, fun recipe with your kids. This will not only be a great bonding moment but also a chance to teach them recipes that can become part of their heritage.

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Kebabs are so much fun to make, and delicious when braai’d!

A vegetarian option:

If you are not one for eating meat, substitute the meat and rosemary for cubes of fresh fruit skewered with wooden sticks and generously dosed with mint leaves!

What you will need 

  • Rosemary branches from your garden
  • Chicken or beef cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Finely chopped basil leaves
  • Sea salt
  • Skewers
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spatula

Preparing the Rosemary Kebabs Step 1

Use the skewers to make holes through the chicken or beef pieces, so that it’s easier to push the rosemary branches through. Do the piercing and allow the kids to push the herbs into the meat at a later stage.

Step 2 

Mix the garlic paste with the lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Then add basil leaves and black pepper. Lastly, add the sea salt to taste and leave for 15 mins. Allow the kids to do the mixing, they enjoy participating!

Step 3

Place the meat pieces into the marinade paste and use a wooden spatula to mix into the marinade paste. Leave for 30 minutes to an hour. For best results marinade and leave overnight.

Step 4 

Push the freshly picked rosemary branches through the meat pieces. Then place on the braai and cook to perfection.

Step 5

Share with your family and friends. Enjoy.

Find what you need at Lifestyle Home Garden:

We have the widest array of fresh herb pots, available for your convenience in several sizes! Find them in the Feed from your Garden section. Don’t forget to add a pair of garden shears and a handy pair of gloves to your basket to make harvesting your herbs easy as pie!!

Go Indigenous in the Garden this Heritage Day:

Don’t forget to opt for Indigenous when you plan your garden. Planting indigenous plants is advantageous compared to exotics, given that indigenous plants are more suited to thrive in our environmental conditions. They are generally more hardy, can maintain themselves in our dry conditions and they attract birds and wildlife. Commonly, indigenous plants require less water once established and given their suitability to our environmental conditions, they are fabulous additions to any South African garden! Read more about Indigenous planting |HERE|

Find our stunning selection of Fynbos in store – on special at the moment! Read more about Fynbos |HERE|

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Our Fynbos selection in the receiving area waiting to come up to the nursery
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