While load shedding seems to have been put on the backburner (for now), it’s something that we as South Africans have had to come to terms with. With no real solution in sight, there’s no telling when the next phase could hit. In true South African style, we’ve turned to our Webers to comfort us during this dark time. Here are seven easy recipes that don’t require electricity, so don your apron, and let’s braai.
As the name suggests, this recipe takes no longer than 20 minutes to make, so it can easily serve as a midweek evening meal. Although it asks for the patties to be finished in the oven, the entire recipe can be done on the braai, so there’s no need to go hungry while the electricity is out.
Delicious and filling, this dish will make everyone smile. However, you’ll need a gas hob to cook the pasta.
Who said load shedding meals have to be boring? These will serve as tasty starters to nibble on while the main is on the coals.
Lamp chops with a difference! A flavourful and aromatic take on a South African favourite. Best of all – no electricity required.
Another lip-smacking side dish from Jan Braai. Charring peppers really brings out their flavour and makes them even sweeter! Plus, the pumpkin seeds give this dish a wonderful crunch.
This side dish requires very little effort and no power to produce! Enjoy alongside your mains or on its own for a meat-free Monday. Delicious and sweet.
No power? No problem! You can have dessert even when the electricity is off – simply “fry” these babies in a pan over the braai and dig in!
Compiled by Food and Decor Editor, Claire Badenhorst