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Your one-stop bumper braai guide for Heritage Day

by: Tessa Purdon | 21 Sep 2017
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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. 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 Sunday 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!

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 Cathy Marston's list of 7 Proudly South African heritage wines to go 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

7 awesome potjie recipes

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,desserts

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 liqueurAmarula coffee

The sweetest koeksisters

Ready... set... braai!


10 Foods you probably didn't know were unique to South Africa

Ever lived abroad and realised some of your favourite foods weren't a 'thing' anywhere else? by: Julie Donald | 15 Sep 2017 (image: iStock) With Heritage Day coming up I was browsing for cool South African food ideas, and I started to realise that there is a ton of great food that I thought was universal, but turns out is unique to South Africa.

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