I use this mostly for venison sausages its best with springbok but any lean venison will do.
Springbok sausage spice mix for 10 kg meat block
5 g cloves
30 g crushed coriander seeds
5 g ground mace
5g ground nutmeg
20 g sweet paprika
165g fine salt
15 g brown sugar
230 g Worcestershire sauce
20g ground black pepper
Take 1 piece of Impala sirloin ( loin ) (about 600g)
Trim down (take silver skin off etc.)
Marinade in equal quantities of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar for 6 hours.
Cook over an extremely hot flaming fire for 3 – 4 minutes per side or until it reaches medium rare. Avoid over cooking any venison at all costs. If you like your meat well done – eat chicken. Season the meat with salt and pepper after searing each side.
Rump cap, rump flap or Pichana rump is a popular cut in Brazil. Lately its becoming more popular in South Africa. We have been serving Pichana in Dutch East restaurant in Franschhoek for more than a year and our patrons are slowly coming to realize what a special cut of meat this really is.
Pichana offers the best of both worlds for the real meat lover.
Dry aging is a process suitable for whole meat cuts, that are still on the bone.
There are three very important factors that you must keep in mind to be able to dry age properly.
The aging temperature is the most important factor, your fridge or room should be between 1 and 4 C. If the temperature is to low the meat will freeze and the aging process will stop, and if the temperature is two high the meat will spoil.
The ideal humidity is between 75 and 85; this will give you longer aging time before the meat is too dry and the “crust” to hard. If the humidity is to low the cut of meat will dry out, and if it is too high the meat will spoil.
Jimmy`s braai sauce is a favourite in all South African homes and I will go as far as to admit that Jimmy`s braai sauce was the prime marinade in my house as well, but that time has passed and making my own marinades is now the the only way for me. I am very glad to see that some of our friends are also quiting the habit.