This weekend looks set to be a scorcher! So make the most of it with these yummy BBQ recipes…..
From tempting meats to delicious sides, we have everything you need to feed a crowd! So get inviting…. There are hotdogs to be eaten and Pimms to be drunk!
Starting with the BBQ classic, burgers, here are our top tips for making the best burger, ever! (thanks for the tips TGI Fridays)
What’s the secret ingredient to a great BBQ burger? Bovril. Lightly brush the burgers with some Bovril before cooking. It adds an extra taste element called ‘umami’ – the fifth taste after salt, sweet, sour and bitter. It really makes a difference.
Want to make your burgers from scratch? Use a mixture of brisket and braising steak – this will create great flavours and texture. Don’t pack the burgers too tightly – this will keep the meat tender.
Making cheeseburgers? Add the cheese to the burger while the burger is cooking – it will melt into the patty and intensify the flavour. Yum!
Make your own burger relish. Mix 200ml of mayonnaise, 75ml ketchup, 50ml American Mustard, and 50g chopped gherkins. Homemade deliciousness.
Once cooked, add a pinch of salt to the meat – it will bring the natural flavours to life.
Make sure you make enough of these sticky sausage and bacon kebabs, as they’re bound to go down a treat.
Paprika, lemon and thyme give this chicken a lovely coating, making it a real crowd pleaser.
Perfect if you’re after a tasty veggie option, these mushroom cheese stacks are a great alternative to burgers.
Believe it or not, this easy but impressive strawberry chocolate tart requires no baking at all.
As a real treat for guests, serve them up this salmon and asparagus crostini.
Mustard ketchup is the key ingredient which gives this sweet mustard chicken a lovely subtle flavour.
These medallions are a fresh, snazzy new way to serve salmon, which is bound to impress guests.
This spatchcocked chicken is bursting with flavour thanks to the mix of harissa paste, lemon and coriander – it’s a real spicy treat.
No barbecue is complete without sauages, and with a honey mustard coating, this recipe is definitely a BBQ winner.
Chicken tikka tastes great, but have you given lamb tikka a try? You can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe.
Chicken drumsticks are a BBQ favourite, and this coronation chicken version offers a creamy option if you’re not a huge fan of the hot stuff.
For a tempting veggie option, look no further than these filling kebabs, stacked with creamy Halloumi.
These Madagascan tiger prawns are bound to get your guests talking with their deliciously sweet flavour.
Find the recipe here Tabasco tiger prawns
Prepare these ribs overnight and pop on the barbie for a real American cuisine taste.
If you’re trying to be good, these low-fat spiced lamb skewers mean you don’t have to miss out on the BBQ fun, and they’re still bursting with flavour.
Make your chicken drumsticks pack a real punch with this Mediterranean-inspired recipe.
Forget frozen burgers and have a go at making your own. Fresh, easy and with a hint of chilli, you’ll never want to buy the shop ones again!
You’ve prepared the meat but don’t forget about the all important sides too. This creamy minted potato salad was made for warm al fresco dining.
Whether you’re after a spicy tandoori coating or a moreish garlic glaze, the longer you marinate your chicken before grilling the better!