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.
Delicious Barbecue recipes
An Italian-style new potato salad, with a pesto dressing and edamame beans scattered over the top
Your butcher can prepare the ribs by splitting racks into seperate ribs-and cutting in half for a perfect size
This chilli and cumin This chilli and cumin marinated lamb recipe is ideal cooked on the barbecue or indoors on the grill on the weekend
Cooking planks add a delicious smoky flavour to the salmon in this recipe, and make the cooking really simple, on or off the barbie
Everyone loves chicken wings and this recipe is beautifully smokey
Looking for a new dish to try on the barbeque? Try Pitt Cue co.'s delicious recipe for lamb ribs
These delicious ribs have an almost instant, storecupboard marinade
Ribe-eye steaks work so well with homemade barcecue sauce and this delicious dinner is ready in just 25 minutes
A great salad for a simple supper but this recipe is also good as a barbecue accompaniment
Make homemade beef burgers with melting mozzarella in the middle for a real treat
Barbecues don't just have to be about meat - here is a show stopping finale to end with!
An easy-to-make salad with sweetcorn and black beans that's perfect for a barbecue
An all-American marinade recipe that gives you sweet, spicy, sticky ribs
A lovely cucumber and feta salad to serve with barbecued lamb!
The South African kingklip fish goes beautifully with our fruity salsa, but any firm white fish will work well too
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
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