Barbecue Recipes

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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

Pesto Potato Salad

Pesto Potato Salad

An Italian-style new potato salad, with a pesto dressing and edamame beans scattered over the top

Bourbon-Glazed Beef Short Ribs

Bourbon-Glazed Beef Short Ribs

Your butcher can prepare the ribs by splitting racks into seperate ribs-and cutting in half for a perfect size

Chilli and Cumin Marinated Lamb

Chilli and Cumin Marinated Lamb

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

Planked Salmon with Nectarine Salsa

Planked Salmon with Nectarine Salsa

Cooking planks add a delicious smoky flavour to the salmon in this recipe, and make the cooking really simple, on or off the barbie

Smoked Hickory Chicken Wings

Smoked Hickory Chicken Wings

Everyone loves chicken wings and this recipe is beautifully smokey

Lamb Ribs with Onion Salad

Lamb Ribs with Onion Salad

Looking for a new dish to try on the barbeque? Try Pitt Cue co.'s delicious recipe for lamb ribs

Sweet Chilli and Lime Pork Ribs

Sweet Chilli and Lime Pork Ribs

These delicious ribs have an almost instant, storecupboard marinade

Rib-Eye Steaks with Smoky Barbecue Sauce

Rib-Eye Steaks with Smoky Barbecue Sauce

Ribe-eye steaks work so well with homemade barcecue sauce and this delicious dinner is ready in just 25 minutes

Pasta and Feta Salad with Roasted Veg

Pasta and Feta Salad with Roasted Veg

A great salad for a simple supper but this recipe is also good as a barbecue accompaniment

Melting Mozzarella Steak Burger

Melting Mozzarella Steak Burger

Make homemade beef burgers with melting mozzarella in the middle for a real treat

Barbecue Pineapple

Barbecue Pineapple

Barbecues don't just have to be about meat - here is a show stopping finale to end with!

Sweetcorn, Black Bean, Cucumber and Sweet Pepper Salad

Sweetcorn, Black Bean, Cucumber and Sweet Pepper Salad

An easy-to-make salad with sweetcorn and black beans that's perfect for a barbecue

Cajun Ribs with Molasses

Cajun Ribs with Molasses

An all-American marinade recipe that gives you sweet, spicy, sticky ribs

Cucumber Salad with Feta, Black Olives and Mint

Cucumber Salad with Feta, Black Olives and Mint

A lovely cucumber and feta salad to serve with barbecued lamb!

White Fish with Mango, Olive and Tomato Salsa

White Fish with Mango, Olive and Tomato Salsa

The South African kingklip fish goes beautifully with our fruity salsa, but any firm white fish will work well too

Barbecue recipe collections

Barbecue Taste Test 2015

Barbecue Taste Test 2015

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

Chicken Wing Recipes

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

Salad Recipes

Salad Recipes

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

Sausage Recipes

Barbecue hero and midweek staple, try our favourite sausage recipes that celebrate this humble meat

Fish and Veggie Barbecue Recipes

Fish and Veggie Barbecue Recipes

Try our veggie and fish recipes for the barbecue - oh so tasty and not a banger in sight!