Heart-Warming Recipes To Cook For Dad This Father’s Day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
SOFT-BOILED EGGS WITH PARMESAN & PESTO SOLDIERS
Everyone should embrace their inner child, even dads. The whole family will enjoy this nostalgic breakfast.
CRUNCHY GRANOLA BREAKFAST TART
Jazz-up everyday granola and yoghurt, with this innovative breakfast tart! This will definitely make your dad feel special.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
CHUTNEY CHICKEN WINGS WITH CORIANDER & LEMON CUCUMBER RIBBONS
These sweet and tangy chutney chicken wings are simply irresistible!
BRAAIED LAMB TOMATO BREDIE
This bredie is loaded with a great depth of tomatoey flavour. Dad will certainly appreciate this comfort dish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPICY KOREAN DRUMSTICKS
If your dad loves spice, then these drumsticks are perfect for him. Best served with an ice cold beer!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Impress dad with a classic French seafood stew, full of aromatic flavours.
NUT & SEED CRUSTED HAKE WITH GNOCCHI
Lose the heavy batter in favour of a healthier, crunchier seed crust that’s full of good fats.
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.
PRAWN & CORIANDER DIM SUM
This recipe is sure to be a favourite! You can’t go wrong with prawn dim sum.
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.
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!
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 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.
CAULIFLOWER STEAKS WITH CASHEW CHEESE SAUCE
This is a seriously tasty vegan version of cauliflower cheese. Serve as a main or a side dish.
CHAPATI WITH VEGAN NUGGETS, PAWPAW SALSA & TURMERIC SAUCE
Traditional Indian flatbread filled with flavour! The pawpaw salsa is so refreshing.
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.
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.
ARTICHOKE HEARTS WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE
A delicious and simple dish with the perfect flavour combination of lemon and coriander.
VEGAN CAULIFLOWER WELLINGTON WITH VEGETABLE JUS
The classic Wellington made vegan-friendly with cauliflower.
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!
VEGAN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES
Crumbed cauliflower florets in a crisp batter, smothered in a BBQ sauce and served with spicy guacamole for dipping. Delicious!
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.
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!
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.
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.
MISSISSIPPI MUD PIE WITH CHOCOLATE FUDGE SAUCE
This is an American classic for a reason, it’s chocolatey, sweet and simply divine!
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.
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.
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.
BLUEBERRY & VANILLA BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING
A decadent take on traditional bread and butter pudding using croissants for extra indulgence.
PEANUT BUTTER SWIRL CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
These swirl brownies are the perfect choc-nutty treat; the gooey centre is the sweet spot!
SOUR CREAM, SAGE AND APPLE PIE
Master the art of making a sweet shortcrust pastry and impress your dad with this sophisticated tart.
PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE TARTE TATIN
A classic French dessert with a savoury and delicious twist.
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