Faf de VLERK

Faf de VLERK

Total Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6 people

Suitable For: The main man


This Faf de VLERK recipe is a true hero, stick a South African flag on it and it is legendary! Tender white meat, a little spice and cheese sauce for that added golden flair. 




2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

1/2 cup honey 

1kg chicken wings 

1 cup of soy sauce 

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 

2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, fleshly chopped 

2 garlic cloves, minced 

1 lime, juiced 

salt and black pepper, freshly ground 

sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Place wings in a resealable bag and pour over the soy sauce, ginger, cilantro, garlic, honey, olive oil and lemon juice. Make sure to coat all the wings and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours, or overnight for best results. 
  2. Remove wings from the bag and keep the marinade aside for later use. 
  3. Season the wings with salt and pepper. 
  4. Preheat your braai to low heat. 
  5. Braai the wings, by turning and basting regularly with the marinade you kept aside. Make sure not to baste too much at a time, only brush a thin layer. The basting can burn easily and cause flare ups if it drips of your wings. 
  6. Remove the wings when they are sticky and cooked. 
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.


Tip 01 Tip 01

Don’t enjoy wings? The marinade works perfectly on pork ribs too

Tip 02 Tip 02

Turn up it up by adding your favourite cheese sauce.

Tip 03 Tip 03

Add some veg for extra love