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Yes, you can! 9 Amazing recipes for Christmas on the braai

Don’t fancy being stuck in the kitchen this Christmas? Why not take the festivities outside by preparing your Christmas menu on the braai.

21 Dec 2018
Christmas on the braai

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We're breaking the traditional Christmas lunch protocol by lighting the fire, grabbing some drinks and enjoying a full Christmas feast done on the braai. If you’re away on holiday and there’s no oven, or you’re out in nature camping, enjoy these summery recipes that can easily be prepared on those open coals.


Enjoy these delicious smokey Bbq cauliflower nuggets and a cheesey spinach braai pie to get the festivities going.

Bbq cauliflower nuggets with a sour cream and chive dip

bbq cauliflower nuggets

Spinach and cheese braai pie

spinach and cheese braai pie

Salads and sides

Indulge in scrumptious summery salads from Caprese, braaied corn and courgette to a tangy fennel and apple coleslaw.

Summer fish Caprese salad

Summer Caprese fish salad

Zola Nene’s braaied corn courgette and spinach salad

corn, spinach and courgette salad

Fennel and apple coleslaw

fennel and apple coleslaw


Spicy prawns and succulent leg of lamb take centre stage as your main protein sources.

Mozambican peri-peri bbq prawns 

Mozambican peri peri prawns on the bbq

Braai leg of lamb with chimichurri sauce

Braai leg of lamb


Dessert is sorted with this heavenly malva pudding and caramel sweet apple tarte tatin, serve with freshly whipped cream, custard or a creamy ice cream.

Malva pudding in a potjie

malva pudding in a potjie

Apple tarte tatin on the braai

Apple tarte tatin

How will you be preparing Christmas lunch this year? We'd love to know in the comments.


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