Braai recipes to try out to celebrate Father’s Day

Posted by Taylah Strauss on 6 June 2022

If Father’s Day has silently crept up on you this month and you haven’t been to the gift shop, don’t worry. There are more ways to celebrate this day than with just a new pair of hiking boots or a shiny new Rolex (though these are always welcome). Remember all those nights your dad carefully tended to your braaibroodjie on the fire? Time to return the favour. So, pick up your braai tongs and try your hand at these lekker braai recipes to spoil your dad this Father’s Day.

Sirloin Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce


  • 4 sirloin steaks
  • Large handfuls of coriander and mint, large stalks removed
  • Small bunch of oregano leaves picked
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • Jacket potatoes, and a radish and cucumber salad to serve


– Oil and season the steaks and cook them for three to five minutes on each side on the braai or grill, depending on how pink you like it.

– While they’re cooking, whizz the herbs, vinegar, oil and garlic in a food processor until you have a chunky sauce. Season to taste.

– When the steaks are cooked, allow them to rest for a couple of minutes, then serve with the chimichurri, jacket potatoes, and a cucumber and radish salad.

Spiced Chicken with Tomato Salsa


  • 4 free-range chicken breasts, skin on
  • 2tbsp Baharat spice mix (typically a mix of black pepper, cardamom, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, cloves and coriander seeds)
  • Juice 2 lemons, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 3tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed
    For the salsa:
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, diced
  • A handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ red onion, finely diced


– Toss the chicken breasts in a freezer bag or non-metallic bowl with the Baharat, lemon juice, oil and garlic. Leave to marinate for two hours, or overnight.

– Remove the chicken from the marinade, season and cook on a hot barbecue for 20 to 25 minutes with the lid on, turning once until blackened and piping hot all the way through. You can also cook them in the oven for 20 minutes at 200C, gas six.

– To make the salsa, mix all the salsa ingredients together and season well. Serve the chicken with the salsa, with extra lemon wedges on the side.

Yoshan’s Masala Braai Chops


  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1kg lamb chops
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dhania seeds
  • 2 tsp plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


– Sift together jeera, chilli powder, and turmeric. Rub chops with garlic.

– Dry roast dhania seeds, crush finely.

– Mix all spices into yoghurt and lemon juice, and smear over chops.

– Rest overnight or a few hours. Braai three minutes on each side for a medium chop.

Source: Woman & Home

Picture: Pexels


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