Festive holiday feasting menu – without electricity

December 20, 2022 (Last Updated: March 22, 2023)

Loadshedding means that easy recipes that don’t use electricity become sacred in our (outdoor) kitchens.

Luckily, with summer, the weather is just right for a braai.

We’ve rounded up a few of our best braai recipes for the summer holidays, festive feasting, and gettogethers with friends and family.

Dressing and marinades

Olivia Wilde’s Salad Dressing

Braai marinade

Starters and sides

Mixed cabbage slaw

Cheese and chutney braaibroodjies

Main dishes

Ostrich braaied espetada (meat kebabs)

Braaied chimichurri seabass with roasted sweet potatoes and relish

Braaied spiced neck of pork with a cucumber salad

Braaied prawns with chilli lime dressing


Braai Boy dessert braai pie

Vegan no-bake gingerbread men with “royal icing”


Strawberry and rosé cocktail

Pomegranate Bubbly with Berries & Candyfloss

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3 Christmas tree themed treats for your festive table

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