Heart-Warming Recipes To Cook For Dad This Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is coming up fast! Why not make it super special by trying out some of these heart-warming Father’s Day recipe ideas? For those that want to step up their game and make something different and interesting, this recipe round-up is for you.  We’ve got recipes that suit all types of dads, for any meal of the day.

BREAKFAST IN BED

SMASHED AVOCADO EGGS BENEDICT

A breakfast fit for a king! Treat dad to a restaurant-worthy eggs Benny and make it even more delicious by topping your English muffins with creamy, smashed avo.

Smashed Avocado Eggs Benedict Recipe

AVOCADO FLAPJACK STACK

If your dad has a bit of a sweet-tooth, we’ve got the ultimate stack. Simply add some creamy avo to the batter to make it extra fluffy and a drizzle of honey for a sweet start to the day.

Avocado Flapjack Stack Recipe

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PORK RASHER AND RÖSTI BREAKFAST

Braai for breakfast? Why not. Throw a few extra rashers on the grill in the evening, heat them up the next day and serve with crisp potato röstis for a special breakfast. No time to braai? They are just as good pan-fried.

Pork Rasher and Rösti Breakfast Recipe

RICE SHAKSHUKA

This classic Middle-Eastern brekkie dish is made with rice for extra substance. A spicy, hearty and warming breakfast, the perfect recipe to cook for dad in this cooler weather.

Rice Shakshuka Recipe

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CHEAT’S CROISSANTS WITH BACON, CHEESE AND CARAMELISED ONION

The ultimate croissant hack is here and it couldn’t be easier or tastier. Impress dad with skills he didn’t know you had, with this Father’s day recipe.

Cheat’s Croissants with Bacon, Cheese and Caramelised Onion Recipe

RUSTIC SMOKY BREAKFAST HASH WITH GAMMON

This is a wonderful way to turn leftovers into a seriously tasty meal. Surprise dad with a delicious gammon (or smoked pork) dinner the night before and repurpose it for brekkie.

Rustic Smoky Breakfast Hash with Gammon Recipe

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Carrot Cake Crumpets with Lemon Whipped Cream Cheese

COFFEE FLAPJACKS WITH MOCHA SAUCE

Pile em’ high and drench with sauce. This decadent mocha sauce gives the pancakes a rich coffee flavour. Dad will drool when he sees this!

Coffee Flapjacks with Mocha Sauce Recipe

CARROT CAKE CRUMPETS WITH LEMON WHIPPED CREAM CHEESE

Crumpets are always a favourite. Why not make them a little more sophisticated using this carrot-cake inspired recipe? Top with whipped lemon cream cheese and you’ve got yourself the perfect Father’s Day treat.

Carrot Cake Crumpets with Lemon Whipped Cream Cheese Recipe

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SOFT-BOILED EGGS WITH PARMESAN & PESTO SOLDIERS

Everyone should embrace their inner child, even dads. The whole family will enjoy this nostalgic breakfast.

Soft-Boiled Eggs with Parmesan and Pesto Soldiers Recipe

CRUNCHY GRANOLA BREAKFAST TART

Jazz-up everyday granola and yoghurt, with this innovative breakfast tart! This will definitely make your dad feel special.

Crunchy Granola Breakfast Tart Recipe


RECIPES FOR THE BRAAI LOVING DAD

PERI PERI PORK NECK ESPETADAS WITH YOGHURT DIPPING SAUCE

Dads are notorious braai-masters, but this recipe might just earn you the title. If your dad loves a bit of heat, these espetadas are a surefire way to satisfy his tastebuds.

Peri Peri Pork Neck Espetadas with Yoghurt Dipping Sauce Recipe

OLD SCHOOL COKE BEEF SHORT RIBS

Spoil your old man with this old-school recipe. Coke adds a lovely sweetness to the ribs, while softening it for that fall-off the bone texture. It doesn’t get tastier than this, folks!

Old School Coke Beef Short Ribs

PORK BURGER WITH BOURBON BBQ SAUCE, BACON & CHEESE

The only thing better than drinking bourbon, is putting it in a BBQ burger sauce. This Father’s Day recipe is guaranteed to make dad’s day.

Pork Burger with Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Bacon & Cheese Recipe

FUNKY LAMB AND MUSHROOM SLIDERS

Bring the funk this Father’s Day with these sliders. The mushrooms add a delicious earthy flavour that make these sliders out of this world!

Funky Lamb and Mushroom Sliders Recipe

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PULLED PORK BRAAI BROODJIES

A delicious twist on a South African classic! Serve with chips or salad for a laid-back Father’s Day dish.

Pulled Pork Braai Broodjies Recipe

ASIAN RIBS WITH STRAIGHT CUT CHIPS AND CORIANDER YOGHURT DIP

These Asian ribs with straight cut chips make for a delicious casual meal — perfect for bonding time with dad over the weekend.

Asian Ribs with Straight Cut Chips and Coriander Yoghurt Dip Recipe

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VETKOEK STEAK SLIDERS WITH HORSERADISH MAYO

Trade in the the traditional curried mince for steak and horseradish mayo. A winning Father’s day recipe, for sure!

Vetkoek Steak Sliders with Horseradish Mayo Recipe

CHUTNEY CHICKEN WINGS WITH CORIANDER & LEMON CUCUMBER RIBBONS

These sweet and tangy chutney chicken wings are simply irresistible!

Chutney Chicken Wings with Coriander & Lemon Cucumber Ribbons Recipe

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BRAAIED LAMB TOMATO BREDIE

This bredie is loaded with a great depth of tomatoey flavour. Dad will certainly appreciate this comfort dish.

Braaied Lamb Tomato Bredie Recipe

AMBER ALE STICKY LAMB SHANK & BACON SWEET POTATOES

Just when you though lamb shanks couldn’t get more delicious! The amber ale sticky glaze is delectable and don’t even get us started on the bacon sweet potatoes.

Amber Ale Sticky Lamb Shank & Bacon Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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REVERSE SEAR RIBEYE WITH ROASTED GARLIC HERB BUTTER AND FINGERLING FRIES

Ribeye is one of the tastiest cuts. When seared to perfection and paired with garlic butter, it becomes this mouthwatering dish.

Reverse Sear Ribeye with Roasted Garlic Herb Butter and Fingerling Fries Recipe

CAPE MALAY SOSATIES

A true classic and a source of many great childhood memories. The longer the lamb is left in the marinade, the more succulent it becomes.

Cape Malay Sosaties Recipe

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BRAAIED RUMP STEAK KEBABS WITH PICKLED ONION CHIMICHURRI

Give dad a break from the coals and let him just enjoy a beer, while you prepare this delish Father’s Day dish.

Braaied Rump Steaks with Pickled Onion Chimichurri Recipe

SPICY KOREAN DRUMSTICKS

If your dad loves spice, then these drumsticks are perfect for him. Best served with an ice cold beer!

Spicy Korean Drumsticks Recipe


RECIPES FOR THE SEAFOOD LOVING DAD

TARTARE CRUSTED GRILLED HAKE WITH MUSHY PEAS AND BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS

Anything beer battered is sure to win dad over. Grilled hake never tasted so wholesome!

Tartare Crusted Grilled Hake with Mushy Peas & Beer Battered Onion Rings Recipe

ROASTED RED PEPPER & MUSSEL TAGLIATELLE

Dad will be raving about this seafood pasta for weeks to come. The roasted red pepper sauce adds a smoky flavour to the mussels.

Roasted Red Pepper & Mussel Tagliatelle Recipe

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GIN BOTANICAL CURED TROUT

A stunning dish infused with the botanicals used in gin. Brush with dad’s favourite gin and serve alongside a gin cocktail.

Gin Botanical Cured Trout Recipe

WHOLE ROASTED FRANSCHHOEK SALMON TROUT

This whole roast trout is a wonderful addition for a Father’s Day meal and can be either a show-stopping starter or main course.

Whole Roasted Franschhoek Salmon Trout Recipe

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Father's Day

MARINATED SEAFOOD PLATTER WITH MUSSELS AND GRILLED OCTOPUS

This marinated seafood platter with mussels will make dad as happy as a clam. The grilled octopus is pretty spectacular too.

Marinated Seafood Platter with Mussels and Grilled Octopus Recipe

BRAAIED WHOLE SNOEK WITH APRICOT BASTING

This recipe for braaied whole snoek with apricot basting is a family fave and perfect for any seafood lover.

Braaied Whole Snoek with Apricot Basting Recipe

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BOUILLABAISSE

Impress dad with a classic French seafood stew, full of aromatic flavours.

Bouillabaisse Recipe

NUT & SEED CRUSTED HAKE WITH GNOCCHI

Lose the heavy batter in favour of a healthier, crunchier seed crust that’s full of good fats.

Nut & Seed Crusted Hake with Gnocchi Recipe

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SPICY FISH GOUJONS WITH ROSEMARY STRAW CHIPS

Give your fish goujons a spicy twist with this recipe. They are delicious served with rosemary straw potato chips.

Spicy Fish Goujons with Rosemary Straw Chips Recipe

PRAWN & CORIANDER DIM SUM

This recipe is sure to be a favourite! You can’t go wrong with prawn dim sum.

Prawn & Coriander Dim Sum Recipe

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PAN-FRIED CALAMARI WITH LEMON MAYONNAISE & GUACAMOLE

Whisk dad off on a Greek Island hopping holiday with this plate of food. A spicy Mediterranean-style dish of pan-fried calamari tubes and tentacles with ingredients that build layers of flavour – chillies, olives, capers and parsley.

Pan-fried Calamari with Lemon Mayonnaise & Guacamole Recipe

LINGUINE WITH CREAMY AVO SAUCE AND PRAWNS

A deliciously light pasta combining the fresh flavours of avocado and prawn. Perfect for this Father’s Day weekend!

Linguine with Creamy Avo Sauce and Prawns Recipe


RECIPES FOR THE VEGAN DAD

VEGAN BBQ TOFU BAO WITH GUACAMOLE, MUSHROOMS & PICKLED ONION

If your dad loves Chinese and Mexican cuisine, these fusion bao buns are a must-try!

Vegan BBQ Tofu Bao with Guacamole, Mushrooms & Pickled Onion Recipe

VEGAN ROAST PUMPKIN & CLEMENGOLD® SOUP

This belly-warming recipe will bowl dad over. Roasted pumpkin and citrus flavours in this comforting bowl of soup is utterly delicious.

Vegan Roast Pumpkin & ClemenGold® Soup Recipe

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CAULIFLOWER STEAKS WITH CASHEW CHEESE SAUCE

This is a seriously tasty vegan version of cauliflower cheese. Serve as a main or a side dish.

Cauliflower Steaks with Cashew Cheese Sauce Recipe

CHAPATI WITH VEGAN NUGGETS, PAWPAW SALSA & TURMERIC SAUCE

Traditional Indian flatbread filled with flavour! The pawpaw salsa is so refreshing.

Chapati with Vegan Nuggets, Pawpaw Salsa & Turmeric Sauce Recipe

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VEGETARIAN CAPE MALAY CURRY WITH CHARRED APRICOTS

An authentic Cape Malay curry recipe. The charred apricots are sweet and tart which pair perfectly with the curry.

Vegetarian Cape Malay Curry with Charred Apricots Recipe

SPICY PRAWN-STYLE, TOMATO & COCONUT STEW WITH UDON NOODLES

A delicious vegan stew perfect for a winter’s night. So easy to make and packed with interesting flavours.

Spicy Prawn-Style, Tomato & Coconut Stew with Udon Noodles Recipe

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ARTICHOKE HEARTS WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE

A delicious and simple dish with the perfect flavour combination of lemon and coriander.

Artichoke Hearts with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

VEGAN CAULIFLOWER WELLINGTON WITH VEGETABLE JUS

The classic Wellington made vegan-friendly with cauliflower.

Vegan Cauliflower Wellington with Vegetable Jus Recipe

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GREEN VEGAN BURGER WITH CHUNKY CHIMICHURRI AND POTATO WEDGES

A crumbed, egg-free vegan burger patty on a health bun, served with a chunky chimichurri that is perfect for dipping the wedges in!

Green Vegan Burger with Chunky Chimichurri Pesto and Potato Wedges Recipe

VEGAN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES

Crumbed cauliflower florets in a crisp batter, smothered in a BBQ sauce and served with spicy guacamole for dipping. Delicious!

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Recipe


FOR THE SWEET LOVING DAD

CAST IRON DUTCH BABY PANCAKE

This braai-friendly dessert is simply delicious. We love that it’s easy and quick to make, meaning you get to spend more quality time with dad.

Cast Iron Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

WHITE CHOC PECAN BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING WITH MARSHMALLOW SAUCE

Bread and butty pudding at its tastiest. The marshmallow sauce is reminiscent of braaied, gooey marshmallows. Yum!

White Choc Pecan Bread & Butter Pudding with Marshmallow Sauce Recipe

BUTTERSCOTCH CHEESECAKE WITH WHITE CHOC & MACADAMIA NUT BRITTLE

The ultimate cheesecake, for the ultimate dad. The butterscotch sauce is to-die-for and the macadamia nut brittle keeps it playful.

Butterscotch Cheesecake with White Choc & Macadamia Nut Brittle Recipe

COFFEE TEQUILA ICE CREAM WITH SMASHED MALTED PUFFS

Being a dad isn’t easy. The least we can do to thank them is pair two of their favourites, coffee and tequila, in one treat. The addition of smashed malted puffs make for the perfect spoonful.

Coffee Tequila Ice Cream with Smashed Malted Puffs Recipe

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MISSISSIPPI MUD PIE WITH CHOCOLATE FUDGE SAUCE

This is an American classic for a reason, it’s chocolatey, sweet and simply divine!

Mississippi Mud Pie with Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe

MATCHA, WHITE CHOCOLATE AND AVOCADO OIL POTS DE CRÈME

A delicious dessert made with two wonderfully healthy products: green tea powder and avocado oil. It is rich, creamy and decadent.

Matcha, White Chocolate and Avocado Oil Pots De Crème Recipe

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VEGAN PASSION FRUIT & COCONUT TART WITH VANILLA COCONUT SORBET AND MANGO & MINT SALAD

This tart is completely vegan and is so yummy that everyone at the table will love it. A real winning tart that will become a firm favourite.

Vegan Passion Fruit & Coconut Tart, Vanilla Coconut Sorbet with Mango & Mint Salad Recipe

WHITE CHOCOLATE MALVA PUDDING

Who doesn’t have a dad that loves malva pudding? This version of the classic ups the ante with the addition of white chocolate and makes this recipe really stand out.

White Chocolate Malva Pudding Recipe

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BLUEBERRY & VANILLA BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING

A decadent take on traditional bread and butter pudding using croissants for extra indulgence.

Blueberry & Vanilla Bread & Butter Pudding Recipe

PEANUT BUTTER SWIRL CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

These swirl brownies are the perfect choc-nutty treat; the gooey centre is the sweet spot!

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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SOUR CREAM, SAGE AND APPLE PIE

Master the art of making a sweet shortcrust pastry and impress your dad with this sophisticated tart.

Sour Cream, Sage and Apple Pie Recipe

PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE TARTE TATIN

A classic French dessert with a savoury and delicious twist.

Pear and Blue Cheese Tarte Tatin


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