Local Traditional Recipes to try
South Africa is known the world over for having delectable local flavours and traditional recipes that people from all over the world love to taste when they visit our shores. South Africans pride themselves on perfecting their families’ traditional recipes with every generation that passes.
Spring has sprung and summer is almost in full swing, which means more time outside and a lot more time around the braai. We’ve selected our top traditional spring recipes that you can try at home, that we guarantee everyone in your family will love. What’s more, we have a few other South African recipes that don’t involve the braai, but that will still go down a treat.
What are Some Traditional Foods for Spring?
Braaiing in South Africa is done, in some way shape and form, in every culture. We’ve selected our two favourite local recipes that you can use when you braai, to accompany grilled mielies, braaied sweet potato and even mushroom steaks too.
Barbecue Pork, Onion and Apricot Kebabs
These tender pork, red onion and apricot kebabs with Robertson’s BBQ spice, cumin coriander and garlic will definitely impress at your next braai. You can even swap out the pork for chicken or beef if you like.
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Sometimes the traditional meat, potatoes and a salad spread can get a bit old. Why not try this delicious braai pizza as a starter at your next shindig? Or use the leftover boerie from the braai the night before to make a scrumptious braai pizza the next day?
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When it comes to other foods to try in spring and early summer, apart from those you can braai, are the ever-popular South African tarts or fish cakes with traditional ingredients too. Here are our favourite traditional recipes to try at home for when you’re not lighting up the braai.
This tart sounds strictly vegetarian, but it technically isn’t thanks to the secret ingredient that makes it absolutely delicious, Robertson’s Chicken Spice. This tart is ideal to serve with a light green salad for a beautiful spring lunch or even with some roast vegetables for a lovely evening meal.
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Morogo is a traditional South African type of spinach that goes beautifully with most fish and meat dishes. This recipe of mashed tuna, morogo, sweet potato and corn turns into a delicate batch of fish cakes for an extra healthy meal option for spring.