The Best Braai Recipes That’ll Make you Want to Fire Up the Coals
Finally, the days are getting longer and the nights warmer – perfect conditions for lighting a fire for a braai. If you need some braai recipe inspiration we’ve rounded up our best braai recipes for you to try this season.
Our Best Braai Recipes: Snacks
If it weren’t for the flaming hot fire we’re sure people (and their dogs) would be grabbing food right off the grill. Keep your guest’s hunger at bay with these quick and easy braai snacks.
A South African take on Nose to Tail dining; lamb’s liver wrapped in caul fat and braaied to perfection!
Seriously Lekker Skilpadjies
If you looking for a more contemporary take on the South African classic try these skilpadjies. They’re stuffed with nuts, Camembert and candied figs, making them seriously lekker!
Peri-Peri Chicken Lollipops
You’ll feel like an adult child eating these fiery lollipops.
Tandoori Chicken Wings
All the spice of tandoori braaied to perfection.
Venison Wors With Tipsy Onions
Try these sweet and boozy onions with some wors for a gourmet boerie roll.
Sherry Marinated Boerewors
Incredibly easy to make and so tasty, serve with a good quality German mustard.
The Ultimate Braai Broodjies
A braai broodjie is not just ‘another toastie’, its a South African staple and a culinary delight. Charred bread, cheese melt and sticky chutney. Some argue it’s the best part of a braai.
Boerewors, Chutney & Cheese Braai Broodjies
Could this be the ultimate South African braai toastie combo? We think it may be.
Never fear banters, you too can enjoy the greatness of toasties with this carb-free version.
Pulled Pork Braai Broodjie
A delicious twist on a South African classic! Serve with a chips or salad, regardless these pulled pork braai broodjies will leave you wanting more.
The Ultimate Braai Broodjie
Is it a Dagwood, a Club Sandwich, the ultimate Braai-Broodjie or all three? Some sarmies can’t be defined and you’re about to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Best Braai Recipes: Fish on the Braai
There’s nothing more South African than apricot snoek on the braai. Here are a few more fish braai recipes for when you’re feeling like something fishy.
Curried Kaapse Krokodil
Snoek is one of South Africa’s most sustainable fish, and this is our sweet and spicy twist on Cape Town’s fish-braai classic.
Braai Whole Yellowtail & Creamy Greek Dressing
Take a trip to the Aegean with this Greek-inspired whole fish braai.
Fire-baked Dukkah Oysters
The easiest way to prepare oysters, no shucking needed, and it’s the perfect introduction to first-time oyster eaters. Recipe For Fire-Baked Oysters
Yellowtail Darnes With A Herby Mascarpone Butter
Think of this dish as the fish version of Café de Paris steak. Recipe For Yellowtail Darnes
n’ Dop En n’ Tjop
On a stick or on the bone, these dishes were meant to be eaten with one hand and with a tipple in the other.
Moroccan Lamb Kebab & Bacon Wrapped Dates
The spicy kick of harissa fuses with the creaminess of yoghurt, and the Moroccan rub adds that extra spicy flavour. Recipe For Moroccan Lamb Kebab
Chipotle Honey Chicken & Pineapple Kebabs
Sweet, spicy, smoky, these tender kebabs are everything you could want for meat on a stick. Recipe For Chipotle Honey Chicken Pineapple Kebab
Vetkoek Steak Sliders with Horseradish Mayo
One of best braai recipes that combines another SA classic – nomnomnom.
Try this Vetkoek Steak Sliders recipe.
Old School Coke Marinated Beef Short Ribs
Coke makes a mean marinade and well, short ribs, who doesn’t love those?
Try this Old School Coke Marinated Beef Short Ribs recipe.
Cape Malay Sosatie
Sosaties (skewered meat) although Malay in origin have crept their way into many a South African home. Recipe For Cape Malay Sosatie
Lamb Loin Chops With Mint Salsa Verde
Who could resist a lamb chop on the open fire, especially drizzled with this delicious mint salsa verde? The answer… no-one. Recipe For Lamb Loin Chops With Mint Salsa Verde
Pork Ribs with BBQ Sauce & Charred Lemons
Sweet, Sticky and Smoky, exactly what you want in a rib. The charred lemons add acidity to cut through all the richness.
Braaied Chicken Kebabs with Lemon Labneh & Green Salad
Chicken thigh kebabs on a base of creamy lemon labneh and crunchy greens. Ideal for a lazy lunch.
Vegan Mushroom Kebabs with Flatbreads and Cashew Aioli
There’s always that vegan friend at the braai and why not cater to them too! These skewers of mixed mushrooms have a deliciously meaty flavour and texture and yet are completely vegan friendly .
Balsamic Marinated Steak & Mushroom Kebabs
This dish is perfect for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. We love the tangy balsamic marinade.
Harissa Marinated Lamb Loin Chops
The chop gets a Moroccan makeover with this punchy harissa marinade.
Smoked Pork Rashers with Fruit Mince BBQ Sauce
The sweet and spicy flavour of fruit mince makes these smoked rashers an absolute festive hit.
Rump Steak Roosterkoek with Chakalaka
The perfect camping steak sarmie with a classic South African relish.
Rump Steak Kebabs with Pickled Onion Chimichurri
Make these braaied steak kebabs with a zingy chimichurri for your next get together.
Lamb Staanrib with Mint & Caper Salsa Verde
Cooking the lamb rib upright keeps it away from direct heat and instead cooks it slowly. This allows the fat to render, resulting in deliciously tender meat that falls off the bone, with a crispy outer layer of lamb crackling.
Rosemary Lamb Kebabs with Tzatziki
Fresh rosemary is used as skewers in this recipe and is a great way to impart flavour into kebabs. Serve with homemade tzatziki for a delish Greek-inspired meal.
Chipotle Beef Short Ribs
Roll up them sleeves, it’s about to get messy… but so worth it.
Braaied Lamb Ribs with Artichokes & Citrus Vinaigrette
Ribs are one of the tastiest parts of the lamb and when slow cooked right, they become crispy lamb flavour bombs.
Best Braai Recipes: Meaty Mains
No braai is complete without a show-stopping centrepiece, these take minimal effort, feed a crowd and will have you crowned the ultimate braai master.
Braaied Bacon Wrapped Pork Fillet
It can be very easy to overcook pork on an open fire, luckily the bacon adds not only an extra layer of flavour but helps keep the moisture in. Just don’t take your eyes off the prize.
Barbecued Butterflied Leg of Lamb
Nothing beats a butterflied leg of lamb, except maybe braaing it.
Smokey Spring Chicken
This chick is best done in a Weber, it gives you the greatest control of heat ensuring a succulent and juicy bird.
Picanha Steak On Toasted Ciabatta With Mustard Cream
Picanha is a cut of beef made popular in Brazil. It’s naturally tender so makes for a great sarmie.
Beef & Pumpkin Potjie With Feta & Herb Dumpling
Ah, the three legged cast iron pot-Potjiekos. There is nothing small about you dear friend, when people say it’s too cold for a braai you remind us it’s never too cold for a fire!
This is a great cheats way of making an amazing meal on a budget and it could feed a small army.
Wagyu Chuck Eye Steaks with Herb Compound Butter & Shoestring Fries
Perfectly seared Wagyu steak with a melty herbed butter, what could be better?
Coffee Rubbed Tomahawk Steaks
There are steaks and then there are coffee rubbed tomahawk steaks — seriously, try this one out.
Rib-eye Steak with Stout Salt & Bone Marrow Butter
Kick your braai up a notch with this rib-eye steak. Add some stout salt and a seriously rich bone marrow butter to your steak and you’ll be licking the plate once it’s done.
Amber Ale Sticky Lamb Shank & Bacon Sweet Potatoes
Doesn’t the combo of a sticky lamb shank and sweet potatoes sound absolutely mouth-watering? Adding bacon to the potatoes is really just glutouns but we love it!
Yes! You can truly cook your entire meal on the fire.
Peanut Butter & Jam Jaffles
The all time sarmie classic gets a campfire upgrade.
Smo’res – the all-American BBQ dessert! We give this classic a makeover by infusing it with zesty ClemenGold® flavour.
Now that you have your best braai recipes chosen, you’ll need some sides. Check out our favourite braai salads and sides to complete your outdoorsy feast.
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