Nothing says summer like a barbecue in the garden. When the sun comes out, charcoal cooked food is simply irresistible. The British summer is now in full flow, with intermittent periods of warm weather between long spells of rain. To help you get into the summer spirit, we’ve scoured the web and found our five favourite BBQ recipes for you to get started:
Beef & red pepper burgers
Pack your patties with extra vegetables (carrot and roasted pepper) to boost flavour and up your veggie intake. These delicious veggie / meat combos are bursting with flavour, and are likely to be a hit with the whole family. Read the full recipe from barbecue Good Food here.
Spring lamb kebabs
These delicious kebabs take just half an hour to create, and are bursting with refreshing summer flavours such as mint, lemon and red onion. For the best results, and to transform them from a barbecue nibble into a mouth-watering meal, you can serve with cherry tomatoes and chunky onion wedges. Read the full recipe from Jamie Oliver here.
Barbecued glazed spare ribs
Ribs are the quintessential barbecue delight and this finger licking recipe will be such a hit you’ll be left craving more. This spare ribs recipe features a flavour packed, easy to make marinade and takes between 12-15 minutes to cook on the barbecue, making them an ideal option if you’re short for time. Read the full recipe from The Telegraph here.
Ever since Levi Roots appeared on Dragon’s Den with his Reggae Reggae sauce, jerk chicken has become a nationwide favourite. Full of spices, with the chicken falling apart in your hands, this Jamaican classic is guaranteed to be a family favourite. Read the full recipe from The Guardian here.
Halloumi burgers with red pepper humus
We couldn’t complete the list without a vegetarian option. Halloumi, a modern classic amongst cheeses, is a joy to behold when barbecued. The salty make up of this squeaky cheese combined with the flavour of the open flame makes it simply irresistible. Read the full recipe from Tesco Food here.
With five great recipes to choose from, the only thing that can hold you back now is the weather. But, if you’re really committed, why not have a true British barbecue under an umbrella as the rain pours down around you?