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 try out some of these mouth-watering recipes to cook for dad. For those that want to step up their game and make something different and interesting, this recipe roundup is for you. We’ve got recipes that suit all types of dads, at any time of the day.
BREAKFAST IN BED
PORK RASHER AND ROSTI BREAKFAST
Braai for breakfast? Why not. We love this pork rasher breakfast! Throw a few extra rashers on the grill in the evening, then heat them up the next day and serve with crisp potato rostis for a special breakfast. 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, 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 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 up 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 a rich coffee flavour. Dad will drool when he sees this!
CRÊPES WITH LEMON RICOTTA AND MIXED SUMMER BERRIES
Crêpes are always a favourite. Make them a little more sophisticated with whipped lemon ricotta and mixed summer berries.
SOFT-BOILED EGGS WITH PARMESAN & PESTO SOLDIERS
Everyone should embrace their inner child, even dads. This is a nostalgic breakfast that the whole family will enjoy!
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
PULLED PORK BRAAI BROODJIES
A delicious twist on a South African classic! Serve with chips or salad — you’ll 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. Trade in the the traditional apricot jam and cheese for steak and horseradish mayo.
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 lots of time and 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 cooked well, 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.
BRAAIED RUMP STEAK KEBABS WITH PICKLED ONION CHIMICHURRI
South African dads love to stand around a fire, that’s a fact. This Father’s Day give dad a break from the coals and let him just enjoy a beer and some banter while you prepare this delish dish.
Get the recipe for Braaied Rump Steaks with Pickled Onion Chimichurri
SPICY KOREAN DRUMSTICKS
If your dad loves spice, then these drumsticks are perfect for him. Best served with an ice cold beer!
Get the recipe for Spicy Korean Drumsticks
RECIPES FOR THE SEAFOOD LOVING DAD
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.
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 this combination.
PAN-FRIED CALAMARI WITH LEMON MAYONNAISE & GUACAMOLE
A spicy Mediterranean-style dish of pan-fried calamari tubes and tentacles with ingredients that build layers of flavour – chillies, olives, capers and parsley. Whisk dad off on a Greek Island hopping holiday with this plate of food, no passport required!
Get the recipe for Pan-fried Calamari with Lemon Mayonnaise & Guacamole
LINGUINE WITH CREAMY AVO SAUCE AND PRAWNS
A deliciously light pasta combining the fresh flavours of avocado and prawn. Perfect for after an indulgent Father’s Day weekend!
Get the recipe for Linguine with Creamy Avo Sauce and Prawns
RECIPES FOR THE VEGAN DAD
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!
VEGETARIAN CAPE MALAY CURRY WITH CHARRED APRICOTS
An authentic Cape Malay curry recipe, 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 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! The all-round delicious 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!
FOR THE SWEET LOVING DAD
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 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 modern twist.
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