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The Ultimate Braai Day Menu to Celebrate South African Culture

Date : 22 September 2017

Heritage Day is around the corner and many South African’s are beginning to prepare their Braai Day festivities with family and friends.

This Braai Day we want to encourage you to embrace all the wonderful and diverse cultures which make up our wonderful rainbow nation by planning a truly proudly South African menu.

To help you out, we’ve rounded up a few favourites for you to host an amazing braai that will impress all your friends and family. And remember Braai Day is a time to bond, share, entertain and reflect on South Africa’s diverse cultural celebration.

Try these top recipes for the perfect National Braai Day!

Starter | Chakalaka Soup with Boerewors Balls

Jane Anne Hobbs Rainer’s Chakalaka soup with boerewors balls is technically not a braai recipe, but it’s most certainly an upside-down, inside-out version of a much loved traditional dish featuring South Africa’s favourite boerewors and chakalaka! It’s also a nice starter to warm things up while sitting around the fire waiting for the braai coals to heat up.

Find the full recipe from Getaway here.

Main | Chesynama AKA ‘burn the meat’ in Zulu

Chesynama, braaivleis, chop n dop, are all common variations we use as South Africans when uniting together to cook our meat over an open flame. The word braai forms a proud part of our South African heritage. There are a thousand ways to braai meat but here are a few ones we thought you might enjoy trying this braai day.

Lamb Curried Sosaties

Lamb curried sosaties are a typical South African dish and inspired by South Africa Cape Malay and Indian culture. Give this delicious recipe from Jan Braai a try.

Find the full recipe from Getaway here.

Snoek Braai with Chilli Sauce

While many South Africans love their red meat, there’s also something special and tasty when preparing a whole snoek, fresh from the harbour and cooked over hot coals.

This snoek recipe is very simple and fool proof even for someone who hasn’t prepared fish on the braai before.

Find the full recipe from Getaway here.

Side | Traditional Umngqusho

A delicious side which goes perfectly with every braai dish is to serve umngqusho, a traditional Xhosa dish made with samp and beans and one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite dishes. The perfect side dish to celebrate Braai Day.

Find the full recipe from Getaway here.

Pudding | Milk Tart & Koeksisters

Looking for a classic South African pudding to serve after a delightful braai with family and friends? Then why not end things off on a sweet note with two of our South African favourite desserts, milk tart and the beloved koeksisters.

Find the full recipe formilk tart here andkoeksisters here.

Chakalaka Soup with Boerewors Balls

Chakalaka Soup with Boerewors Balls

Lamb Curried Sosaties,  Photo by Matthys van Lill

Lamb Curried Sosaties, Photo by Matthys van Lill

Snoek Braai with Chilli Sauce

Snoek Braai with Chilli Sauce

Milk Tart & Koeksisters

Milk Tart & Koeksisters