A Father’s Day feast fit for a king

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5 recipes that will change the way you braai

Deciding on a Father’s Day menu can be a tough task. Don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Let your dad take the backseat at the braai – and the kitchen – on Sunday and whip up this unspeakably delicious feast.

TOP TIPPLE

W(h)et dad’s appetite with a classic cocktail. Our vote goes to this Italian tipple on the rocks. It features the likes of gin, Campari and vermouth with a dash of sparkling water (optional).

Negroni on ice
Negroni on ice

THE RECIPE: Negroni on ice

SMASHING PUMPKINS

If you’re going to fire up the grill early, you might as well pop a pumpkin on the coals. Whether he’s a vegetarian or the biggest carnivore in the family, your dad is sure appreciate this veg with edge. It’s an absolute treat served with salsa verde and yoghurt.

Braaied smashed pumpkin with salsa verde and yoghurt
Braaied smashed pumpkin with salsa verde and yoghurt

THE RECIPE: Braaied smashed pumpkins

TO THE BONE

Seeing as you’re trying new things this year, why not surprise him with this starter of braaied marrow bones with chipotle butter? Warning: it’s utterly addictive, especially when spreading a plug of marrow over braaied slices of bread. Drooling already, are we?

5 recipes that will change the way you braai
Braaied marrow bones with chipotle butter

THE RECIPE: Braaied marrow bones with chipotle butter

SMOKIN’ SARMIE

Make like Fritz Schoon and keep things local and lekker with these simply superb smoked snoek braaibroodjies. They’ll hit all the right spots, of that we are sure.

Fritz's smoked snoek braaibroodjies
Fritz’s smoked snoek braaibroodjies

THE RECIPE: Fritz’s smoked snoek braaibroodjies

DIBS ON THE RIBS

Okay, let’s get down to real business. Here’s what your dad really wants (unless he’s a vegan or vegetarian, that is): Chinese sticky hot ribs served with cabbage-and-coconut slaw. They’re sticky, they’re sweet, they’re spicy, they’re hot. Star (son or daughter) status granted. You’re welcome.

chinese-sticky-hot-ribs-with-cabbage-and-coconut-slaw
Chinese sticky hot ribs with cabbage-and-coconut slaw

THE RECIPE: Chinese sticky hot ribs

BEST BURGER

If pork or ribs in general aren’t his thing, Abi’s hand-chopped burgers are – quite frankly – a cut above the rest. It’s a little like making regular burgers but using a mature thick-cut rump steak cut into tiny morsels. It stars kimchi and come together sandwiched between sourdough rolls.

Hand-chopped burgers with kimchi
Hand-chopped burgers with kimchi

THE RECIPE: Hand-chopped burgers

GREEN WITH ENVY

Your dad will (hopefully) be proud of you for throwing in some greens. Take these greens with vinno cotto and tzatziki for instance – aren’t they just handsome? A showstopper salad, we say.

Greens-with-vino-cotto-and-tzatziki
Greens with vino cotto and tzatziki

THE RECIPE: Greens with vino cotto and tzatziki

SWEET SATISFACTION

And to end off the mighty feast, keep it light and easy but daringly decadent with this chocolate crêpe cake with Nutella cream. It’s all the chocolate his heart – and yours – desires, after all.

Nutella-crepes
Chocolate crêpe cake with Nutella cream

THE RECIPE: Chocolate crêpe cake with Nutella cream

Ashraf Booley Article by: Ashraf Booley

Woolworths TASTE’s digital content producer loves nothing more than trying out inventive recipes and using close friends and family as his guinea pigs. When he’s not crafting content or posting images to TASTE’s Instagram account, he sits in a quiet corner sipping on pretentious tea and penning poetry.

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