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Best Barbecue Recipes For This Summer

It is time for the summer sun to shine, and when it does decide to show itself, there is nothing better to do than inviting friends round and getting the barbecue out. When that time comes you need to be prepared to be able to whip up some tasty food for your guests.

It may have been a while since you last cooked on a barbecue: the barbecue itself is no doubt covered in cob webs.  But don’t worry…clean off your grill and get ready to entertain!  Here are some easy recipes you can make on a barbecue for your friends or family.
 

Cheese Burger

This burger is easy to make, and as you probably know burgers are a staple at barbecue events.

Time to prepare: 25 minutes
Time to cook: 10-30 minutes
Serving Number: 4

Ingredients:

  • 700g beef mince/turkey mince/chicken mince (depends on what type of burger you want)
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1-2 chillies (depends on how hot you would like your burgers to be)
  • Handful of parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • Cheese slices
  • 4 buns (buns specially made for burgers are good)

 
Directions:

  1. Light the barbecue.
  2. Heat a frying pan for a few minutes, add the olive oil and the chopped onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the onion is softened. Take the pan off the hit an allow the onions to cool down slightly.
  3. Place the mince, chillies, parsley, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Once the onions are cooled add them as well, then mix together.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4. Mould the mixture with your hands to form a burger shape.
  5. Add the burgers to the barbecue, cook for 3-6 minutes on each side until the meat is fully cooked. On the last minute add a slice of cheese to each burger.
  6. Place the burger into a bun and enjoy!

 

Sticky Chicken Drummers

This recipe takes no time at all to prepare and will offer all your costs something unique and really tasty.

Time to prepare: 5 minutes
Time to cook: 35 minutes
Serving Number: 8

Ingredients:

  • 16 average size chicken drumsticks
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp pure honey
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

 
Directions:

  1. Light your barbecue.
  2. Add the soy sauce, honey, Dijon mustard, tomato purée and extra virgin olive oil to a bowl and mix well.
  3. Make a few slashes on every drumstick.
  4. Add the mixture to the chicken, make sure that all the chicken drumsticks are coated well.
  5. Leave it to marinate for 30 minutes.
  6. Add the drumsticks to the barbecue and cook for 35 minutes until fully cooked. Make sure to keep turning the drumsticks regularly.

 

Pork and Pineapple Kebabs

This recipe is brilliant as it adds a little fruit to your barbecue, the pineapple and the pork really work well together.

Time to prepare: 12 minutes
Time to cook: 12-14 minutes
Serving Number: 4

Ingredients:

  • 450g boneless pork chops
  • 20 chunks of pineapple cut into 1 inch squares
  • 2 green peppers also chopped into 1 inch squares
  • 1/2 red onion chopped into chunks
  • 400g barbecue sauce
  • Handful of rosemary chopped finely

 
Directions:

  1. Light your barbecue.
  2. Mix the rosemary and roughly 2/3 of the barbecue sauce.
  3. Pour onto the pork chops, ensure that they are covered well.
  4. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes to marinate.
  5. Remove from the fridge, add the chops, pineapple,peppers and onions to 8 skewers.
  6. Put on the barbecue for 12-14 minutes until full cooked.

 

Simple Salad

A barbecue can never be complete until there is a salad on the table here is one you can rustle up in an instant.

Time to prepare: 5 minutes
Serving Number: 4

Ingredients:

  • 450g cherry tomatoes
  • 50g rocket
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

 
Directions:

  1. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and toss with the salt and pepper.
  2. Add the rocket and toss again.
  3. Put the salad in a bowl and drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Serve to your guests.

 
All theses recipes are easy to make and will make your barbecue great. Add the recipes to your cookbook as you can always use them again when the sun decides to shine.
 
 
Guest blogger: This blog is presented by bbqpro.co guest blogger, Victoria Abrams. Vic is writing for Nigella Lawson, an English food writer, journalist and broadcaster. Nigella is the author of 9 best selling cookbooks and featured in several TV shows around the globe.

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