WHAT BETTER WAY TO SAY HAPPY FATHER’S DAY THAN TO COOK YOUR SPECIAL GUY AN INCREDIBLY YUMMY FATHER’S DAY FEAST????
Father’s day is coming up this weekend and it’s so important to really celebrate all the amazing dads out there.
Unfortunately my pops is no longer with me. So I know firsthand how difficult this day can be for some of you. My dad Ian, needed a medal for putting up with all the crazy stuff I got up to as a teenager. Despite the fact I was a hooligan, he was always my biggest fan. I only wish I could see him one more time to tell him how much I love him.
So if you are missing your pops just know he is with you celebrating from above. I am thinking of you too and sending you a huge hug.
On a brighter note I am going to whip up an all-out banquet for the world’s greatest dad… My husband Saul. The amount of hard work, patience and time he puts into raising my beautiful baby girl knows no limits. He is always about having fun and living life to the fullest.
He may not be my dad but he’s my number one guy and I want to celebrate him and thank him for all he does every day. He’s a meat kind of guy so I am gonna do a traditional style South African braai.
But I figured I’d give you a ton of brunch and lunch options to choose from. So here goes. Lots and lots of recipe choices.
Pick and choose to create your own menu and I have no doubt you will come up with a winning combination.
Let’s start with the BRUNCH OPTIONS
SHASHOUKA – one of my all time faves
SMOKED SALMON & BAGEL BAR – a Sunday tradition in our house
ORANGE & THYME SCONES – serve with five rose tea
ANYTIME STEAK AND EGGS – is there anything more perfect
YOGHURT PARFAIT BAR – cause Greek Yoghurt is a must !!
GREEN SMOOTHIE – for all you health nuts !!
SUMMERTIME FRUIT PLATTER – yummy
ROSEMARY INFUSED FRUITY SANGRIA – everyone needs a cockatil
And now for the LUNCH OPTIONS
FIRST THE APPETIZERS
CRUDITES WITH ROASTED BEET HUMMUS – gorgeous
SPICY HOT CHICKEN LIVERS AND ONIONS – obviously
Then we need a few SALAD OPTIONS
DRIED FRUIT & NUT SALAD – yes please
APPLE DILL & APRICOT SLAW – hell yeah
CAPRESE SALAD EXTRAORDINAIRE – my absolute best
GREEK KALE SALAD WITH A TWIST – delish
Now for some options for the MAIN
GRILLED SALMON WITH CORN SALSA – heaven sent
GREEK LAMB WITH LEMON POTATOES – for the lamb lover
CHICKEN SOSATIES WITH APRICOTS & ONIONS – old skool SA style
PASTA ALLA VODKA – Italy on a plate
SAUL’S SIGNATURE BURGERS – check check check
PAP & GRAVY WITH BOEREWORS – but of course
HERB & CITRUS ROTISSERIE CHICKEN – the very BEST!!
Then it is onto DESSSERT
SOUTH AFRICAN CHEESECAKE – so worth it
BAR-ONE CHOCOLATE SUNDAES – a real winner
NUTELLA & STRAWBERRY PIZZA – incredible
OREO STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – oh so pretty & tasty
And the most important part I saved for last – A GORGEOUS COCKTAIL
BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITAS – I am complete now
So there you have it. Whether you call him daddy, dad, pa, pops, old man, daddyo, papa or pappy…. He’s sure to be well fed and know he is loved this Father’s day.
xxx Chef MM