Mouth-Watering Recipes To Cook For Dad This Father’s Day

Words: Devon Bowers

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

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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.

Pork Rasher and Rosti 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 faster, easier or tastier. Impress dad with skills he didn’t know you had with this recipe.

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

Rustic Smoky Breakfast Hash with Gammon Recipe

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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!

Coffee Flapjacks with Mocha Sauce Recipe

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.

Crêpes with Lemon Ricotta and Mixed Summer Berries Recipe

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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!

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

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PULLED PORK BRAAI BROODJIES

A delicious twist on a South African classic! Serve with chips or salad — you’ll have dad drooling!

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 informal meal — perfect for casual 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

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.

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

The trick to a great bredie is lots of time and layers of flavour. Dad will certainly appreciate you making this!

Braaied Lamb Tomato Bredie Recipe

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!

Amber Ale Sticky Lamb Shank & Bacon Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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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.

Braaied Lamb Ribs with Artichokes and Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe

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.

Cape Malay Sosaties Recipe

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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

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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!

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 is great for serving because much of the prep work is done the day before.

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 real South African classic and is 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 this combination.

Prawn & Coriander Dim Sum Recipe

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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

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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!

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, with some added kick.

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! The all-round delicious vegan meal.

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

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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 2 wonderfully healthy products: green tea powder and avocado oil. It is rich, creamy and extremely 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 modern twist.

Pear and Blue Cheese Tarte Tatin


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