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 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

recipes to cook for dad rosti breakfast
recipes to cook for dad Shakshuka

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.

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, perfect for this cooler weather.

Rice Shakshuka Recipe

recipes to cook for dad cheats croissants
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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 the leftovers into a delish breakfast.

Rustic Smoky Breakfast Hash with Gammon Recipe

recipes to cook for dad mocha pancakes

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!

Coffee Flapjacks with Mocha Sauce Recipe

CRÊPES WITH LEMON RICOTTA AND MIXED SUMMER BERRIES

Crêpes are always a favourite – whip up a big pile and dig in!

Crêpes with Lemon Ricotta and Mixed Summer Berries Recipe

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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!

Soft-Boiled Eggs with Parmesan and Pesto Soldiers Recipe

CRUNCHY GRANOLA BREAKFAST TART

A fruity, delicious way to start Father’s Day.

Crunchy Granola Breakfast Tart Recipe


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.

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

recipes to cook for dad vetkoek sliders
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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. Definitely a dad-like dish.

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

recipes to cook for dad Lamb Bredie

BRAAIED LAMB TOMATO BREDIE

The trick to a great bredie is 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 slow cooked right, 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


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!

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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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

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 to keep dad healthy.

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 for dad. A combination you can’t go wrong with.

Prawn & Coriander Dim Sum Recipe


FOR THE VEGAN DAD

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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.

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

VEGETARIAN CAPE MALAY CURRY WITH CHARRED APRICOTS

An authentic Cape Malay curry recipe to cook for dad, 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

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.

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


RECIPES  TO COOK FOR DAD WITH A SWEET TOOTH

Father's Day

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

recipes to cook for dad malva pudding

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.

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 a classic, ups the ante with the addition of white chocolate and makes this recipe really stand out.

White Chocolate Malva Pudding Recipe

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.

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 like your dad’s heart.

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies Recipe

recipes to cook for dad APPLE TART

SOUR CREAM, SAGE AND APPLE PIE

Master the art of making a sweet shortcrust pastry to impress dad.

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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