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February 1, 2015 / African / By
Nicola

South Africa is famous for its wonderful variety of different meats; one of the most popular specialities is called boerewors. This name comes from the Afrikaans words for 'farmer' and 'sausage' ('boer' and 'wors' respectively). As a result, it's pretty obvious that boerewors is, in fact, a type of sausage.

These are seriously high quality sausages, far better than anything you can buy in a supermarket. Boerewors is made up of a minimum of 90% beef, and the meat is usually lightly spiced. When cooked, this results in a mouth-watering smoky flavour.

Boerewors usually comes in one long spiral-shaped sausage, and it's cooked as such. However, you can always divide it up into individual portions (either before or after cooking) if that's easier for you. It will still taste the same, it just won't be quite as traditional!

In South Africa, boerewors is usually cooked on a braai (otherwise known as a barbecue, outdoor grill, or various other names, depending on where you live). It can be cooked indoors on a grill or in an oven, but the flavours that develop on the braai are exquisite.

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Once cooked, boerewors can be served on its own. However, it's more popular to serve it hotdog-style, in a long bun. This is topped with cooked onions, sauces and relishes for the ultimate flavour combinations!

Being of such a high quality, boerewors has a very unusual texture, which you wouldn't normally expect from a sausage. At first it might seem a little drier than expected, but it actually retains a lot of the meat's juices, leaving it lovely and moist.

Thankfully, these days you don't have to venture all the way to South Africa to try out some boerewors for yourself - although if you're visiting, don't turn down the opportunity! Loads of stockists of South African foods now sell boerewors as well, so you can pick some up and try cooking a traditional South African dish at home!


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