BBQ Recipes

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Cooking the Perfect Steak

bbq_steak_tips Now the weather is warming up, it's time to dust off the barbecue. Cooking on the barbecue is usually my husband’s domain, and my comments on how to cook with it are not always appreciated. It has taken me many, many summers of subtly recommending ideas to achieve the perfect steak. Now the BBQ season is upon us, I thought I would share my tips with you. Ideally allow the steaks to come to room temperature before cooking - this helps the steak cook more evenly. But if you don’t have the t...

Barbecue Noodles

Barbecue Noodles This is a recipe my husband cooked in his bachelor days and is a bit of fun, but can make a mess of the barbecue. He still loves to cook it now for the kids, even though his bachelor days are long gone. Dial the heat up or down by increasing or decreasing the chilli. Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 10 minutes Total time 20 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 250 g wide egg noodles 2 tablespoons olive oil 20 green prawns, peeled and deveined 1 long red chilli, deseeded and f...

Summer Greek Chicken

Greek Chicken Recipe Light and easy summer fare - the subtle Greek flavours of the Summer Greek Chicken blend perfectly with the striking colour and flavour of the fresh Mediterranean summer vegetables. You can choose to use a frying pan or cook it in the oven, but you can’t beat the sticky charred crust you get from the barbecue. Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 10 minutes Total time 15 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 800 g boneless chicken thighs Marinade ½ tablespoon smoked p...

Barbecue Salmon with Orange and Fennel Salad

Barbecue Salmon Salmon is a great fish to barbecue, as it stays together when you flip it, and is so quick and easy to prepare because its tasty richness doesn’t need to be complicated by too many additional flavours. The crispy skin is a favourite with everyone in our house. Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 4–6 minutes Total time 15 minutes Serves 4   Ingredients 4 salmon fillets, skin on zest 1 lemon 1 tablespoon baby capers, chopped (optional) 1 fennel bulb, finely sli...

Symple Beef Sticks

A quick and easy BBQ recipe these beef sticks will be enjoyed by children and adults alike MAKES: 12 sticks   Ingredients 12 wooden kebab sticks 500g very lean beef mince ⅓ cup onion grated ½ teaspoon crushed garlic (in jar) 2 tablespoons tomato sauce 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 1 teaspoon beef stock powder 1 egg white pepper to taste ¼ cup breadcrumbs (packet) cooking spray   Method: Soak kebab s...

Tennessee Smokehouse Baby Back Ribs

baby_back_ribs These Tennessee Smokehouse Baby Back Ribs have a fantastic flavour and simple melt in your mouth. Prep time: 1 hour marinating plus 1 hour sitting time Cook time: 3-4 hours plus 15 minutes resting time Serves 5 Ingredients: 4kg American style pork baby back ribs, make sure there is a lot of meat along the top of the bone. 4 x 40g pkts McCormick Grill Mates Tennessee Smokehouse BBQ Rub McCormick Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce Organic Charcoal Met...

Top Tips on American Barbecue

american_barbecue_tips How to Light the Charcoal The first step for any barbeque is to light the charcoal. Lighting charcoal can be a tricky business, and success can be quite random, depending on weather conditions, particularly with variable winds. For a near 100% success rate, I recommend a chimney lighter. Chimney lighters actually come in various designs, but the concept is always the same. A chimney lighter is specially designed to maximise airflow and ensures your coals light every time....

Jalapeno and Cheddar BBQ Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas

Chicken_and_Spinach_Quesadillas These Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas are a quick and easy dinner that is mild and will be enjoyed by the kids. Prep time: 10 minutes (plus 30 minutes marinating) Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 10 Ingredients: 500g skinless chicken thigh fillets 40g McCormick Grill Mates Jalapeno & Cheddar Burger Seasoning 1 brown onions, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 500g baby spinach 1 bunch coriander, washed and leaves picked 500g grated tasty and mozzarella ch...