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Totally Cool Tortilla Toasties

12 January 2018

Totally Cool Tortilla Toasties

Cooking outdoors is one of the myriad pleasures that summer offers. The humble ‘braaibroodjie’ (or 'BBQ Sarmie' for our non-locals) is always a winner around the braai fire/ BBQ. At its simplest, it’s just bread, tomato and onion sandwiched together and popped in a grid over the coals. But why not take that idea and run with it a bit – in the form of stuffed tortilla braaibroodjies. Instead of bread use wraps, and instead of the usual tomato and onion, turn it into a complete meal by stuffing the wraps with cheese, meat, veggies and even fruit. A liberal dusting of your favourite Cape Herb & Spice spice blend is the finishing touch before you clamp it in a grid and place it on the braai fire. Here are a few ideas to put you on the path to oozy melting cheesy deliciousness.

- Garlic & Herb Tortilla Braaibroodjie -

Cape Herb & Spice’s Garlic and Herb Shaker Seasoning forms the backdrop for indulgent Mediterranean flavours. Think tomatoes, olives, artichokes, salami, anchovy, green pepper... they all work. Of course a very large handful of grated mozzarella is called for along with a scattering of torn fresh basil.

- Louisiana Cajun Tortilla Braaibroodjie -

Augment the spicy hit of Cape Herb & Spice’s Louisiana Cajun Rub Seasoning with smoky bacon bits, flaked chicken, red onion, red pepper, coriander and a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

- Sriracha Chilli Tortilla Braaibroodjie -

The sweet, sour and hot notes of Cape Herb & Spice’s Sriracha Chilli are perfectly paired with spring onions, coriander, tinned tuna and pineapple. Add mozzarella and you have yourself a tunamelt sandwich with a difference!

Best enjoyed eaten outdoors alongside the fire and even better - under the stars - enjoy. 

Recipe concept & photography by Lizet Hartley.

Lizet Hartley is a freelance stills and reel food stylist, food photographer and recipe developer. In her spare time she – rather predictably – cooks. Get more of her recipes on her blog at