There’s is nothing better than a BBQ on a sunny day. You spend the day lounging in the sun, around 4 you try to light up the barbecue, 2 hours later it’s hot enough to cook something (gas barbecues are the way forward) and what do you cook? Boring old sausages and burgers.
This summer why not spice up your BBQ menu with some delicious new recipes? Perfect for inviting over friends and celebrating in the sun. It will be raining again soon, after-all.
Here are 16 brilliant BBQ recipes to try out:
1. Bacon bourbon BBQ chicken kebabs
Chicken is tasty enough, but with added bacon flavour these kebabs are out of this world. Marinade them well in advance for an extra punch and make plenty – these are going to be very popular.
2. Chargrilled monkfish kebabs
Make these kebabs as the recipe says, but whack them on your BBQ rather than a grill pan. Fish from a BBQ is delicious and a just that little bit different from the norm.
3. Grilled courgette with lemon salt
BBQs don’t have to be all meat – by adding some yummy grilled vegetables your guests will love you. These grilled courgettes are full of zing making them perfect for a hot day.
4. Grilled honey mustard chicken
If you want lots of taste but not too much spice, then this chicken recipe if for you. Even better, you can part-cook it in advance then just finish it off on the BBQ.
5. Creamy coleslaw
You can’t have a BBQ without having coleslaw and this recipe is very easy to make. Creamy, fresh and tasty it will go with those gorgeous meats you’re grilling.
6. Bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers
If your guests love spice then this recipe is a must. Creamy, spicy and with bacon (bacon should be on everything) these little bites are a must for your BBQ party.
7. Bacon wrapped onion rings
Just how delicious do these look? Serve them at your BBQ and your friends will be fighting over them – and begging you for the recipe!
8. The insanity burger
This burger takes effort to make, but it’s more than worth it for the taste. Brushed with mustard, Tabasco and Chipotle while it cooks, this burger is probably the best you’ll ever taste.
9. Chocolate and marshmallow stuffed bananas
BBQs aren’t just for meat, you can make a delicious dessert on them too. These stuffed bananas will ooze out yummy, gooey marshmallow and chocolate. Very hard to resist.
10. Strawberry lemonade
You can’t serve up a BBQ feast without a refreshing drink. This strawberry lemonade is delicious and perfect for the whole family. Serve with lots of ice!
11. Mexican grilled corn
It’s not a proper BBQ without some grilled corn. Fresh and zesty, this recipe is full of flavour and just the right amount of spice.
12. Cilantro and lime marinated chicken fajita kebabs
If you love all the flavours of a fajita then you’ll adore this kebab. Grill some tortillas too and dollop on some sour cream for the ultimate BBQ fajita.
13. DIY barbecue sauce
Instead of serving bottled barbecue sauce, why not go the extra mile and make your own? This recipe is great as it lets you decide what kind of sauce to make – sweet, hot or smokey – depending on your own tastes.
14. Fool-proof ribs
There’s little better than a well cook, well-seasoned rack of ribs. Slow cook these as the recipe says then bang them on the BBQ for an extra taste.
15. Loaded sweet potato skins
With all that meat, you need some good old carbohydrates at your BBQ. These loaded sweet potatoes are a little fancier than a regular baked potato. Wrap them in foil to put them on your BBQ.
16. Grilled shortcake skewers
Another dessert to make your mouth water! These sweet kebabs are gorgeous and it’s super easy to swap out the fruit for something else.