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Dust off the braai grid and try these 11 recipes to celebrate the arrival of spring

Hosting a backyard braai this season could not be easier with these must-try dishes. Warning: your guests may never want to leave!

by: Bianca Jones | 04 Sep 2019
Spring braai round-up

It’s time to celebrate the arrival of spring, and nothing brings South African friends and family together like a braai. With the weather warming up, we’ve gathered a few of our favourite recipes for you to try when you light that first spring braai!

Bacon, blue cheese and fig chilli poppers are perfect bite-sized snacks to serve to your guests as a starter. (Don’t forget to add more wood or coals to keep the fire going – there’s still plenty of food to go!)

spring braai round-up

Straight on to mains… A braai wouldn’t be complete without a belly-bulging display of dishes from which to choose:

Smoky, succulent and tender, this marinated rib-eye steak is mouthwatering.

Spring braai round-up

These Greek chicken kebabs are guaranteed to hit all the right spots.

Spring braai round-up

This whole braaied snoek is the centrepiece of any table.

Boerewors on the braai will always be a popular choice, but try these bunless boeries for a low-carb twist on the classic. 

Spring braai round-up

Three sides to try:

Bring a smoky umami flavour to your braai with these butternut-and-miso parcels.

Spring braai round-up

What braai would be complete without a potato salad? This biltong and braaied potato salad is heavy on flavour and South African flair.

Spring braai round-up

And, of course, few things beat the sweet earthy pops of grilled sweetcorn.

Spring braai round-up

Braai pie duo alert! You’ll leave your guests impressed and satisfied even though they’re seriously to make (we won’t tell your guests if you don’t):

Boerewors braai pie.

Spring braai round-up

Three-cheese mushroom pie.

Spring braai round-up

Before you send your guests off packing, make these doughnuts with lemon curd, mascarpone and mixed berries

Spring braai round-up

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