3 Hearty Winter Braai Recipes To Warm Your Weekend

South Africans know that a braai isn’t just for summer—it’s a year-round custom. These hearty recipes are what we call comfort food goals! Picture this combination: a crackling fire, a glass of Pinotage, cosy knitwear and good company. Sounds like the perfect winter evening, right?

Our friends at Le Creuset and Georgia East have teamed up to bring you three braai recipes that celebrate the best of winter flavours, featuring juicy citrus, rich squash, and aromatic alliums like garlic, spring onion and shallots.

For best results, use a pizza oven, kettle braai, or Weber. However, all three recipes can be prepared in a conventional oven, too.

Moreish Sticky Chicken

This sticky braaied chicken, basted with sweet oranges, marmalade and fresh rosemary, is the perfect main course for a cosy night in.

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Butterflied Chicken with Citrus & Rosemary Basting

Grilled Butternut Bliss

What’s a braai without the perfect side dish? This one features a tangy balsamic glaze and fresh sage, transforming it into the ultimate veggie delight. Moreover, butternut and other squashes are rich in vitamin A and fibre—exactly what you should stock up on this winter.

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Smoky Grilled Butternut with Balsamic Glaze, Sage & Seeds

Focaccia with Garlic, Spring Onion & Shallots

Enjoy this focaccia as a starter or as a delightful side dish alongside the chicken and butternut recipes. Did we mention it’s a plate of pillowy, bubbly goodness?

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Focaccia with Garlic, Spring Onion & Shallots

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