It’s a given that your hardy handy Mungo man cloth deserves only the manliest of activities. If you haven’t got one yet you can get a Mungo Man Cloth online here. But if your to-do list includes wrestling a grizzly, rescuing a kitten from up a tree and getting the girl, you probably already own one (even Chuck has one), in which case, read on.
This Easter at Mungo HQ we were having a quiet evening, enjoying the view of the Tsitsikamma Mountains and recovering from a day of suitably manly activities, there were some womanly ones for the ladies, when it was decided a protein fix was just the ticket to end the day. So we fired up the braai, broke out our trusty man cloth and set aside a few steaks. Then we went looking for a spade.
At Mungo we call a spade, a spade or a ground breaking invention and it’s a perfectly acceptable method of searing a steak over an open fire. Grab your own spade, or pilfer one from your neighbour (return it later), give it a good wash to remove any grit. If like us, you’re surrounded by a pack of hounds and you suspect your spade of having been used to clean up after them, first launch into family debate about cleanliness, then give it another clean and place it in the heat of the fire to sterilize.
Meanwhile pat your room temperature steaks with olive oil and season with sea salt and cracked black pepper. You’ll know your spade is hot enough, when the shaft gets to hot to touch. With the thick 100% cotton of the Mungo Man Cloth, you won’t notice the heat so just give it awhile. Chuck a steak or two on the spade and sizzle for a few minutes on each side or until done to your taste. Serve your sizzling steak straight from spade to plate thereby earning extra flair points, accompany it with your choice of side, even a salad would do.