Mouth-Watering Recipes To Cook For Dad This Father’s Day
Father’s Day is coming up fast and to make it super special, why not cook up something delicious that will make the day memorable for you and dad. For those that want to step up their game and make something different than the clichéd Father’s Day meals, this recipe roundup is for you. We’ve got recipes for all types of dads and times of the day that you could be cooking for.
BREAKFAST IN BED
PORK RASHER AND ROSTI BREAKFAST
Braai for breakfast? Why not. We love this pork rasher breakfast idea, throw a few extra rashers on the grill, then heat them up the next day and serve with crisp potato rostis. If you don’t have time to braai them, 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, perfect for this cooler weather.
CHEAT’S CROISSANTS WITH BACON, CHEESE AND CARAMELISED ONION
The ultimate croissant hack is here and it couldn’t be faster, easier or tastier. Impress dad with skills he didn’t know you had with this recipe.
RUSTIC SMOKY BREAKFAST HASH WITH GAMMON
This is a wonderful way to make leftovers into a seriously tasty meal. Surprise dad with a delicious gammon (or smoked pork) dinner the night before and then whip the leftovers into a delish breakfast.
COFFEE FLAPJACKS WITH MOCHA SAUCE
Pile em’ high and drench with sauce for maximum mocha flavour. This mocha sauce gives the pancakes with a rich coffee flavour. Dad will drool when he sees this!
CRÊPES WITH LEMON RICOTTA AND MIXED SUMMER BERRIES
Crêpes are always a favourite – whip up a big pile and dig in!
SOFT-BOILED EGGS WITH PARMESAN & PESTO SOLDIERS
Even Dad’s should embrace their inner child every so often.This is a nostalgic breakfast that dad won’t want to miss!
CRUNCHY GRANOLA BREAKFAST TART
A fruity, delicious way to start Father’s Day.
FOR THE BRAAI LOVING DAD
PULLED PORK BRAAI BROODJIES
A delicious twist on a South African classic! Serve with chips or salad, regardless these pulled pork braai broodjies have dad drooling.
ASIAN RIBS WITH STRAIGHT CUT CHIPS AND CORIANDER YOGHURT DIP
These Asian ribs with straight cut chips make for a delicious informal meal – perfect for casual time with dad over the weekend.
VETKOEK STEAK SLIDERS WITH HORSERADISH MAYO
Just as the name implies, a vetkoek is the last thing you’d ever expect to find on any sort of diet plan. It’s basically fried bread dough and it’s delicious whether sweet or savoury. Definitely a dad-like dish.
CHUTNEY CHICKEN WINGS WITH CORIANDER & LEMON CUCUMBER RIBBONS
These sweet and tangy chutney chicken wings are simply irresistible!
BRAAIED LAMB TOMATO BREDIE
The trick to a great bredie is layers of flavour. Dad will certainly appreciate you making this!
AMBER ALE STICKY LAMB SHANK & BACON SWEET POTATOES
Did you know that ‘lamb shank’ is Latin for ‘meat lollipop’? Okay, we made that up, but it definitely should be. No dad could resist this deliciousness!
BRAAIED LAMB RIBS WITH ARTICHOKES AND CITRUS VINAIGRETTE
Ribs are one of the tastiest parts of the lamb and when slow cooked right, they become crispy lamb flavour bombs.
CAPE MALAY SOSATIES
A true classic and a source of many great childhood memories. The longer they are left in the marinade, the better they become. The marinade also works well with lamb chops.
RECIPES TO COOK FOR DAD WHO LOVES SEAFOOD
GIN BOTANICAL CURED TROUT
A stunning dish infused with the botanicals used in gin. Brush with your favourite gin and serve alongside your favourite gin cocktail. Party ready for your gin loving dad!
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 is great for serving because much of the prep work is done the day before.
BRAAIED WHOLE SNOEK WITH APRICOT BASTING
This recipe for braaied whole snoek with apricot basting is a real South African classic and is 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 to keep dad healthy.
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 for dad. A combination you can’t go wrong with.
FOR THE VEGAN DAD
CAULIFLOWER STEAKS WITH CASHEW CHEESE SAUCE
This is a seriously tasty vegan version of cauliflower cheese. Step up even your mom’s recipe and impress dad cause it will be worth it. Serve as a main or a side dish.
CHAPATI WITH VEGAN NUGGETS, PAWPAW SALSA & TURMERIC SAUCE
Traditional Indian flatbread filled with flavour!
VEGETARIAN CAPE MALAY CURRY WITH CHARRED APRICOTS
An authentic Cape Malay curry recipe to cook for dad, with some added kick.
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 PESTO AND POTATO WEDGES
A crumbed, egg-free vegan burger patty on a health bun, served with a chunky chimichurri pesto that is perfect for dipping the wedges in as well. The perfect vegan meal.
VEGAN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES
Crumbed cauliflower florets in a crisp batter, smothered in a BBQ sauce and served with spicy guacamole for dipping. Delicious!
RECIPES TO COOK FOR DAD WITH A SWEET TOOTH
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 2 wonderfully healthy products: green tea powder and avocado oil. It is rich, creamy and extremely decadent.
VEGAN PASSION FRUIT & COCONUT TART, VANILLA COCONUT SORBET WITH 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 a 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. Definitely a must-have for dad.
PEANUT BUTTER SWIRL CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
These swirl brownies are the perfect choc-nutty treat; the gooey centre is the sweet spot like your dad’s heart.
SOUR CREAM, SAGE AND APPLE PIE
Master the art of making a sweet shortcrust pastry to impress dad.
PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE TARTE TATIN
A classic French dessert with a modern twist.
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