jusitn bonello recipe oxtail potjie

Oxtail takes looong to make, so do this when you’ve got time to drink wine and chill at home with friends and family. You’ll Need: 4kg oxtail 4 onions – chopped 8 carrots – chopped cake flour salt and pepper olive oil good quality organic beef stock a fine red wine Maizena – about, Read More


A spit braai is a familiar favourite, and chances are you have experienced at least one at a huge kuier. It is one of my favourite ways to entertain around the fire, and don’t think that it is impossible to build – my friend and I used this guideline to build one in 10minutes!, Read More

Justin Bonello_Recipes

Whenever you’re making dough from scratch, there are a couple of very important tricks to remember. The first? Keep it cold. Cold hands, cold butter, cold liquid … you get the picture. The second? Rest the dough. You do this to relax the gluten (the protein in flour which gives dough its elasticity) and, Read More

Sticky Lamb Ribs_Justin Bonello

I found a great new way to prepare lamb ribs. After my experience with Klip-Rib in the Karoo – if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go buy the book –  I never thought I would look back. But alas! I don’t have igneous rocks lying around my garden at home, so I, Read More

Justin Bonello

You’ll Need:
 1 cup sugar 2 large free range eggs – at room temperature 1 tablespoon smooth apricot jam 1 ¼ cups cake flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda a pinch of salt 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar ½ cup of milk muffin tray For the Glaze:
 1 cup cream 125g, Read More

CRUDO_Justin Bonello

  ‘The most important thing is that you taste the garden,’ says Franco. 90% of the ingredients in this recipe are not cooked but simply warmed through.  You’ll need per serving 1-2 handfuls of baby tomatoes – halved sprigs of torn oregano leaves sprigs of torn basil leaves chilli oil olive oil small handful, Read More

Spice Route_Bertus Basson_Justin Bonello

Bertus Basson is one of the most amazing chefs in the country and a very good friend of mine which is exactly why he’s one of our judges on the Ultimate Braai Master. Some of you may have eaten at his restaurant in Stellenbosch, Overture, and if you haven’t you definitely should, but a, Read More

Justin Bonello_Recipes

What you’ll need for the potjie: 2-3 kilograms Lamb Knuckles 1 onion finely chopped 3-4 garlic cloves chopped 2-3 leeks, cut into thin slices One tin of whole baby peeled tomatoes Punnet fresh whole baby tomatoes Dried sweet basil Dried Oregano Salt and pepper to taste 300-500ml organic beef stock Grated Pecorino or Parmesan, Read More

Justin Bonello_Recipes

This is poached eggs…bundu style. For two people you’ll need:
 2 tin mugs 4 eggs This basic breakfast allows for fillings of your choice – from mushrooms and crispy bacon to cherry tomatoes and mature cheddar and everything in-between. Whatever combination gets you going! If it needs cooking (like bacon) make sure you do, Read More