Here are five lovable pork dishes to include at your braai party this Heritage Day.
Pork is a definite must-have at most South African braai occasions. And there are plenty of ways to elevate this festive and communal South African tradition.
1. Boerewors inspired
What’s a South African braai without boerewors? While doing it the traditional way is always a winning choice, there are other ways to have fun with it. This delicious boerewors braai pie is an excellent way to turn your boerewors into a perfect side dish. Make this in place of or in addition to your braaibroodjie and impress your guests.
2. Something bacon-y
Bacon is the inspiration behind these delicious sides. Unforgettable, tasty and always a great match, these bacon-wrapped mushrooms are a hit. They are the perfect finger food and are so easy to make. Beer goes well with a braai, but how about infusing your baking with it and adding some streaky bacon into the mix? What you get is this fresh bacon beer bread with a crispy finish.
3. Pork chops
Pork chops are made for the grill. These marinated pork braai chops glazed in honey, oil, lemon juice, paprika and chilli flakes are a sure way to go. Try Asian flavours, which also go well with pork belly, with these oriental pork chops. For something different, this pork chop carbonara is a delicious option for Braai Day leftovers.
4. Pork belly
Staying with oriental influences this Asian-style pork belly may take two hours on the braai, but the tender meat and the smoky crackling are well worth the wait. The price for the time it takes to braai pork belly is the luxurious taste you get to savour in your mouth. If you want to go for traditional flavours, try this barbeque-flavoured version.
5. Pork ribs
The all-time favourite pork ribs are perfect for a festive braai and these sticky braai pork ribs are the ones to have.