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Recipes ULTIMATE MEDITERRANEAN "BRAAIBROODJIE"

ULTIMATE MEDITERRANEAN "BRAAIBROODJIE"

Prep 40 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Serves 6

Our Greek Lemon and Herb Rub is fantastically versatile. It brings the tastes and smells of the Greek isles to anything meaty – be it chicken, lamb, beef or pork. But it also works a treat with veggies, especially Mediterranean type veggies. That’s where we went with this decadent ‘braaibroodjie’.

- WHAT YOU WILL NEED -

  • Large Turkish loaf or ciabatta loaf
  • 2 Tbsp butter, at soft room temperature
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 6-8 large courgettes, sliced lengthwise into 5mm thick strips
  • 1-2 large aubergines, sliced in 1cm thick rounds
  • 1 large yellow pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • Cape Herb & Spice GREEK LEMON & HERB

- METHOD -

Fry the courgettes with one tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan until cooked through. Remove and set aside. Brush aubergine slices on both sides with a bit of olive oil and fry them over low heat in the same pan until cooked through. Remove and set aside. Finally stir-fry the yellow pepper in a splash of olive oil until cooked and soft.

Next slice the bread in half lengthwise. Mix together the butter and garlic to make garlic butter. Spread garlic butter evenly over both halves of the bread.  Load bottom half of the bread with vegetables and sprinkle the veggies generously with our Cape Herb & Spice Greek Lemon & Herb rub. Cover veggies with mozzarella and place the other half of the loaf on top. Press down lightly on the loaf to flatten it a bit and then place loaf in a large braai grid. Braai over very low coals, turning frequently. (Cooks note: If your fire is too hot or the grid is too close to the coals, the bread will burn outside and the cheese won’t melt. You want a really low and slow fire so that the bread toasts and the cheese has a chance to melt.)

 

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 http://www.melkkos-merlot.co.za

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