Now that Eskom has implemented indefinite loadshedding nationwide, you’ll have to think out of the box to create wholesome and delicious food to fill your tummy.
We’ve compiled a few tasty and versatile dinner recipes that require zero electricity – all you might need is a potjie or braai stand.
SPICY SPANISH CHORIZO MUSSEL POT
This seafood dinner is quick and easy to whip up.
TIP Season with salt and pepper and serve with toasted bread or rice and lemon wedges for squeezing.
SALMON AND AVOCADO SALAD
A healthy and wholesome dinner recipe that requires no heat.
TIP Scatter salmon over and drizzle with dressing.
CHICKEN, CHORIZO AND ORZO
Drizzle with olive oil and fold in the chives, basil, lemon zest and juice, then season with salt and black pepper.
TIP Serve the chicken and chorizo potjie on a bed of orzo and drizzle with sauce.
BACON BRAAI BROODTJIE WITH TOMATO SOUP IN A POTJIE
Bacon and cheese are already a winner but add the tomato soup for the perfect winter warmer.
TIP Garnish with the herbs. Season as you go (testing all the time).
CARROT AND BEETROOT SALAD
Familiar ingredients with a quirky twist make for an exciting salad.
TIP Sprinkle the herbs and walnuts over, followed by the dressing.
All you need is a braai stand and some warm coals for this recipe.
TIP Serve the toasties with the braaied boerewors and corn salad.
TROUT AND CUCUMBER SANDWICHES
Top each stack with the other slice of bread and serve.
TIP Finish with a layer of peach or apple (if using), followed by another layer of greens.
MILK TART ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
A deliciously decadent treat.
TIP Freeze until ready to serve or enjoy immediately.
MARSHMALLOW AND CHOCOLATE BRAAIBROODJIE
All your favourite treats in one braaibroodjie!
TIP Your aim is for the chocolate to be melted, the marshmallows to be puffed and melted, and the outsides to be golden brown.