The Best Healthy Braai Day Recipe That Will Impress Everyone

If your idea of a good braai day recipe is to fling some frozen chicken pieces on the flames while you finish a case of beers… It’s time to grow up.


Kelleigh Korevaar |

If your plan for Heritage Day is to fling some frozen chicken pieces on the flames while you finish a case of beers… It’s time to grow up. Parisian Kobus Botha (you read that right) wants you to bring some French flair to your fire with this braai day recipe.

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“A braai isn’t just about food,” says Kobus. “When you make a braai in South Africa, the guests arrive and help to prepare the fire and cook the food. Everyone pitches in, giving their opinion about the equipment, the cooking method, the ingredients…

“I love the way the French talk about food when they’re eating: they share memories, recipes, addresses. In SA, these conversations take place when the braai’s being prepared. It’s not just about eating. You share a lot more than food with your family and friends.”

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But even though it isn’t just about the food, it’s a lot about the food; no one wants to be served a burger patty that could double as an ice hockey puck. And it’s not good enough to have mastered just one protein – you need to nail all of them to truly call yourself a king of the grid.

But we’ve got a cheat: six fail-proof, protein-packed recipes that cover all your main protein sources. And none of them involves flinging a pack of supermarket boerewors on the braai. Below is just one mouth-watering braai day recipe. The other five can be found in the September issue of Men’s Health. You can download our September issue here.

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Botha calls his style of cooking “braaiing with a bit of je ne sais quoi”. So fire up le braai, round up some mates, crack open the beers and enjoy the public holiday (with overdone steaks nowhere to be seen). Bon appétit!

The Best Healthy Braai Day Recipe That Will Impress Everyone

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