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

Sticky Hoisin Tuna

Sticky Hoisin Tuna

Grill or barbecue tuna steaks with our simple Asian-inspired hoisin recipe for a tasty and healthy mid week meal

Chipotle Chilli Beef Burgers

Chipotle Chilli Beef Burgers

Chipotle chilli beef burgers have a really great smoky kick to them and are wonderfully filling thanks to the kidney beans

Melting Mozzarella Steak Burger

Melting Mozzarella Steak Burger

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

Prawn and Papaya Salad

Prawn and Papaya Salad

Prawn and papaya salad is a zesty, Asian-style dish with mostly storecupboard ingredients, plus it's only 154 calories

Chargrilled Steak with Basil Orecchiette

Chargrilled Steak with Basil Orecchiette

Juicy chargrilled steak and summery basil pasta makes a quick and tasty dinner thatís ready in just 25 minutes

Sumac Chicken Skewers

Sumac Chicken Skewers

Make sumac chicken skewers for an on-trend flavour on the barbecue or grill, using tender chicken thighs

Cajun Chicken Drumsticks

Cajun Chicken Drumsticks

Looking for a new way to spice up chicken? Try this simple marinade - great for barbecues

Spicy Grilled Skewers

Spicy Grilled Skewers

These easy-to-make chicken skewers are great for the barbecue whether you're entertaining or treating the family

Griddled Steaks with Melted Stilton

Griddled Steaks with Melted Stilton

In this recipe, the Stilton melts to a wonderful rich sauce and keeps the meat moist

Chargrilled Aubergine Sandwich with Feta

Chargrilled Aubergine Sandwich with Feta

You can cook the aubergines on the barbecue to give this recipe summer extra flavour

Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches

Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches

Ice cream waffle sandwiches are a really simple dessert that you can try in any flavour combination, but we've suggested out top three

Barbecued Mackerel with Baked Aubergines and Yogurt Dressing

Barbecued Mackerel with Baked Aubergines and Yogurt Dressing

Mackerel is a bargain buy of a fish Ė deliciously "meaty" and so good for you. It is complemented perfectly by the baked aubergine and yogurt dressing

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

Spicy Chicken Burgers

Spicy Chicken Burgers

These spicy chicken burgers provide a refreshing alternative for you and the family

Chipotle Lamb Kebabs With Chimichurri

Chipotle Lamb Kebabs With Chimichurri

Chipotle lamb kebabs with chimichurri is a new way with lamb that's punchy and fresh at the same time - perfect for a summer barbecue

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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

Burger Recipes

Burger Recipes

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!

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

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

Vegetarian Barbecue Recipes

Vegetarian Barbecue Recipes

Vegetarian barbecue recipes that carnivores will love too, whether you're steering clear of meat, or simply fancy something different on the barbecue

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