Getting a gift for Dad that’s more cool than corny can be tricky. In the end, it’s taking time out for him and choosing simple gifts – made by hand – that have the potential to warm his heart and show you care more than a silly pair of socks ever will. We’re talking food, of course. So grab your apron and take your pick from our list of mighty, manly meat dishes to make a memorable meal to share with Dad.
IT’S A STEAK-OUT!
Prime rib steaks with onion purée
For something simple but substantial, there’s no going wrong with a succulent prime rib steak cooked to perfection. While delicious on its own, the onion purée makes the perfect accompaniment.
Zaatar-spiced ostrich steaks with tahini sauce
If your dad’s big on flavour, try these ostrich steaks, served with the Middle Eastern paste tahini, that will take you 30 minutes tops.
Hand-chopped burgers with kimchi
Fresh from our latest issue, this tower of a burger will impress any carnivorous dad. For an international flavour punch, it’s garnished with Korean kimchi. Disclaimer: seriously drool worthy.
Rump-and-bacon burger with aged Cheddar and barbecue sauce
Packed with flavourful herbs and spices, this steak, bacon, Cheddar and barbecue-sauce burger has it all, including a hit of creamy aioli. Serve with the classics: good old gherkins and potato chips.
ROASTS WITH THE MOST
Thai pot-roasted beef neck
Warning: this dish can take up to 5 hours to cook, but all that slow cooking means it’s infused with vibrant flavours such as ginger, lemon grass, vanilla, chilli and garlic, making it worth the time and effort.
Harissa-roasted lamb with pomegranate and minted beetroot
If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, but want to whip up a show-stopping main, this harissa-roasted lamb recipe created by TASTE contributing food editor Hannah Lewry will take you roughly 2 hours. Pomegranate lends a fresh flavour and texture, while minted beetroot is a palate-pleaser.
Beef-and-beer pie with slow-roasted cipollini onions
Beneath a layer of perfectly flaky pastry lies moreish beer-infused beef and meltingly soft cipollini onions. It’s seriously addictive!
Slow-cooked lamb shoulder and leek pie
For a twist on tradition, this slow-cooked lamb is turned into a pie that will more than satisfy Dad’s stomach and beat the winter chill, too.
MORE MEATY FEASTS
Few things are as hearty as beef goulash. This recipe, tried, tested and recommended by celebrity chef Siba Mtongana, is quick, delicious and relatively easy to make.
Lentil soup with chickpeas and lamb meatballs
For a bowl of winter bliss, Phillippa Cheifitz’s lentil soup with chickpeas and lamb meatballs is the answer. It’s also low-carb and dairy-free for the carb-conscious or lactose-intolerant Dads out there.