Barbecue recipes to enjoy in the company of good friends and family, including king prawns with a Thai dipping sauce, smoked hickory chicken wings and Cajun ribs with a molasses marinade.
There’s no better way to spend the weekend, whether it’s a short notice get together on a sunny summer day or a winter barbecue, when you can wrap up warm and gather in the garden with barbecue food and hot cocktails.
Everyone loves a barbecue but there’s so much more to it than reaching for the readymade burgers and sausages. Make homemade marinades that taste so much better than anything shopbought, including our recipes for harissa marinade, teriyaki marinade and chimichurri sauce for grills. Bring your barbecue up to date with a bit of theatre, like beer can chicken or chilli and cumin marinated lamb skewers, which make an interesting take on basic kebabs.
Don’t overlook fish as it can help bring new flavours and textures to the table, such as chargrilled sardines with lemon and sea salt or a whole fish with mango, olive and tomato salsa. Or for a vegetarian option, you can’t beat grilled halloumi, barbecued Portobello mushrooms or vegetable skewers for a barbecue favourite all round.
Give your barbecue that extra edge by carefully picking out some substantial salads and barbecue side dishes, such as a simple pasta salad recipe with feta and roasted veg or a fresh cucumber salad with feta, black olives and mint. Or surprise your guests by jazzing up classic corn on the cob by melting over chilli and lime butter – the chilli gives it a little kick while the lime instantly cools it.
Top off a superb lunch with our barbecued pineapple recipe – the bite-sized chunks are so moreish and by grilling it on the barbecue, you’ll really bring out its sweetness. Your barbecue will be a hit if you follow our recipes for easy, delicious food that is guaranteed to impress.
Our jerk chicken recipe with pineapple salad will quickly become your go-to barbecue chicken recipe. Expertly seasoned, it's a real winner and will leave guests are your barbecue very satisfied!
Delicious Barbecue recipes
Grilled paneer is paired with chunks of butternut squash and marinated in an indian spiced yoghurt to make a flavourful veggie barbecue dish.
Freekeh salad is a healthy and filling vegetarian salad. Packed with nutritious ingredients and dressed with a punchy mustard vinaigrette, this recipe is tasty as well as being a satisfying but light meal or side.
Our lamb cutlets recipe makes the most of this delicious cut of meat with a spicy marinade...
Corn on the cob is taken to a new level by grilling it and serving it with a decadent crab butter.
The satay sauce and marinade follow the same recipe with a couple of extra additions so they're hassle-free. You can use the same satay sauce recipe for beef or chicken too.
BBQ steak is transformed by this amazing Korean style marinade
A great turkey burger with a spicy twist and melted cheese will definitely hit the spot. The chorizo goes so well with the turkey, giving a subtle hint of heat.
Experiment with different grilled vegetables - we’ve rung the changes from the ubiquitous aubergines and peppers with this bright salad.
BBQ prawns in the shell stay moist and have more flavour. Throw the prawns on the barbie then serve with this punchy sauce and easy, homemade flatbreads.
Chipotle chilli beef burgers have a really great smoky kick to them and are wonderfully filling thanks to the kidney beans
Make homemade beef burgers with melting mozzarella in the middle for a real treat
Barbecue recipe collections
Find the best barbecue food in the shops from our barbecue taste test 2015, including the best barbecue sauce, quality burgers and sausages as well as shopbought desserts
Chicken wing recipes are a barbecue favourite, but they don't just have to be saved for when the weather is nice - enjoy them year round cooked in the oven
Homemade burger recipes including Middle Eastern lamb burgers, spicy mushroom and halloumi burger, herby beef burgers and vegetarian chickpea burgers. Ideal for a barbecue but also ideal cooke indoors if the weather doesn't permit!
Find salad recipes that are filling, refreshing and very tasty, whether you're making a big bowl to share or preparing a quick lunch for one
Sausage recipes range from barbecue hero to midweek staple, so whether you're pressed for time and feeding a crowd or looking to impress, find the best recipes to bring out the the most of this humble meat