Sosaties Recipe

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Sosaties Recipe

This quick and easy sosatie recipe is the perfect braai companion. It is an old-fashioned sosatie recipe that has been part of our family for many generations. A sosatie is essentially a kebab and is made up of mutton and dried apricots on a skewer. The sosatie marinade consists of a sweet curry spice blend. Everybody I know loves sosaties.

Sosaties are often served during a social braai event. A braai is a barbeque where we cook meat over open coals. Young boys in South Africa learn to braai from a very young age. I remember well, the first time I braaied solo was at the tender age of 9 years old. I was not allowed to make the fire, but I was allowed to braai the meat.

This was also the first time I met sosaties and could never forget the great taste. Every family in South Africa has their unique version of sosaties recipe. The sosatie recipe we publish on this page comes from my family's cookbook, but we adopted a few ingredients from the sosatie recipe from my wife's family cookbook.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 4


Calories: 264
Carbs: 6 g
Fat: 17 g
Protein: 11 g

Cooking Times

20 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 20 Minutes
15 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
35 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 35 Minutes




  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onions for 1 minute. Remove and set aside
  2. Combine the apricot jam, vinegar, sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, and curry powder in a measuring jug and microwave on full power for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through
  3. Pour into a marinade container and add the meat and garlic. Share well and place overnight in the refrigerator
  4. Soak the apricots in water until plump
  5. Thhread the meat onto the skewers, alternately with the apricots and onions
  6. Grill the sosaties turning frequently. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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Fanie Malan
There is only one way to make sosaties and it is this way. Great recipe. 5.00

Willem Khun
I love making these sosaties. I have this recipe printed out and tuck to my refrigerator door. 5.00

Susan Bergh
It is the best old fashioned sosatie recipe I have tried Well done. This is how sosaties should be made. 5.00

Marietjie Kotze
Delicious sosaties recipe. My friends and family had a feast and I told them where I got the recipe, Hopefully they make the same sosaties when the invite us for a braai. 😁 5.00

Antjie Bruwer
Very very nice sosaties. Thanks so much for this great recipe. 5.00

Gerhard Burger
Luckily we can still make sosaties after moving to Australia. All the ingredients you listed are readily available. Our Aussie friends love the sosaties. Thanks. 🦘🪃 5.00

Fiona Swanepoel
It is good to see that you say the ingredients should be microwaved. I am happy to see you list it in the preparation steps. It is the best way to blend together the spices for the sosatie marinade. Excellent recipe. 5.00

Christelle Roux
We move to New Zeeland where, as you know mutton there is no shortage of mutton. We introduced the locals to this sosatie recipe and they are all hooked. Great recipe and thanks for making us popular. 😁😁 5.00

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Rating: 3.33 out of 12


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