Food24’s bumper braai guide for your Heritage Day weekend


It’s that time of the year again when the whole of SA goes ballistic for braaing (but who’s complaining?). Spring is here and we’re rearing to go!

We know that you’ll be sharing all your wonderful creations on social media so please tag us we’d love to see them! Use @Food24 on Facebook and Twitter and @Food24_sa for Instagram. Don’t forget those special hashtags #MyHeritage and #Food24_sa !

Right – on to the real reason why you’re all here... the fooooood!

With so many braai recipes overcrowding the internet right now, we’ve decided to make it easy for you. Below is the ultimate Braai Day guide – one that will serve you well for Saturday and years to come! In fact I urge you to Pin it, forward it, tweet it... and make sure your friends and family get involved in the Heritage Day braai spirit! And if you're in the Durban region - don't forget to check out the first ever Shisa Nyama Festival taking place at the Moses Madiba stadium on Sunday. A 2-day braai marathon? Bring it on!

Are you ready for this show-stopper menu? Read on!

Kick things off with these proudly SA drinks! Feel like popping open some wine? Then check out which Shirazes will go superbly with your braai. We also recommend a decent craft beer if you’re wanting to quench your thirst with something icy. And then of course – we can’t forget the classic G & T!

Snacks and nibbles
Crumbed biltong and ricotta fritters
Boerewors vetkoek lollies with a tomato dip
Crispy mieliepap dhaltjies
Crackers with biltong and basil
Calamari kebabs
Hot wings with blue cheese dip
Boerewors phyllo wheel

Steak and mushroom braai pie
Kudu fillet stuffed with anchovy butter
Steak sandwiches with chimichurri sauce
Chicken pie on the braai
Smoked whole lamb rib
Fennel and orange stuffed kob
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Pork ribs
Chakalaka lamb enchiladas

Salads and sides
Biltong, mushroom and feta pap tert
Hasselback courgettes with tomato salsa
Creamy potato bake with caramalised onion
Grilled nectarine and lentil salad
Warm barley and chickpea salad with roasted veggies
Butternut and red onion gratin
Potato bake with onions and thyme


Bacon beer bread
Garlic bread with Parmesan and coriander butter
Tomato and olive braai bread
Low carb cheesy zucchini bread

Gourmet stuffed braai loaf

Braaied potato halves
BBQ cauliflower nuggets with a sour cream and chive dip
Grilled sweetcorn with feta and cayenne pepper
The Jack Parow broodjie

Milk tart sundaes (low carb)
Peppermint Crisp ice cream cake
No-churn condensed milk and koeksister ice cream
Bar One, Amarula and Tennis Biscuit chocolate torte
Malva pudding - 5 ways
Lemon fridge tart
Spiced Cape brandy pudding

Creamy rooibos liqueur
Amarula coffee
The sweetest koeksisters

Ready... set... braai!

Until next week,




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