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A Brilliantly British BBQ

 

A Brilliantly British BBQ

 

There’s something so wonderful about eating outdoors at home when the weather is warm – whether that’s a full-on al fresco feast or just sitting around the kitchen table with the doors and windows flung open! We all know that food cooked outdoors and with smoke is always more delicious, so we are prepared to risk a downpour, eyebrow-singeing smoke and being windswept to do it!

Here’s how we can help you get the perfect BBQ sorted – just add a cold beer or two!

A tip from an expert (a native Australian BBQ enthusiast Will, living in Manchester!) is that a good long soak in a marinade is key! Marinated food tastes great and grills perfectly. Apart from enhancing the flavour it also helps to protect food against the high grill temperatures. According to Will, the longer the better is key to marinating, so get ahead if you can!

Another top tip from Will for the perfect BBQ experience is to sear the food on high first and then cook it low and slow. It does help if the grill bars are well oiled, and don’t turn the food as this often reduces the heat and you’ll wait longer for your food!

Here’s our top suggestions using one of our Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil Dressings for your perfect BBQ pairings...

Honey and Mustard Dressing Why not marinade your chicken kebabs for a tasty treat? Just keep brushing on the dressing as they cook for delicious sticky loveliness!

Smoked Chilli Dressing Perfect to make spicy chicken wings, beef, prawn or veggie kebabs. Just marinade for at least half an hour before popping on the BBQ. Alternatively drizzle a little into your homemade beef burger mix.

Mint and Balsamic Dressing Try our lamb burger recipe or marinade your chops, serve with a good crumbling of Feta Cheese. Also delicious brushed on courgettes before grilling or stirred through couscous to make a fabulous salad.

Fennel Seed Dressing Marinade Aubergine, Pork Chops or veggie kebabs (we love mushrooms, peppers, courgette and halloumi).

Dijon and Black Pepper Dressing Drizzle in your beef burger mix or marinade your steaks and mushrooms. It works wonderfully with a crumbling of Wensleydale cheese in salads too!

Here’s one of our favourite summer BBQ recipes – we never tire of this one!

 

 

Minted Lamb Burgers – makes 4 burgers

Ingredients
60ml Mint and Balsamic Dressing
400g good quality lamb mince
1 onion finely chopped
1 egg lightly beaten
50g breadcrumbs
50g mushrooms finely chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper to season

Method
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Split the mixture and form into burger shapes and BBQ! Can also be grilled and fried. Couldn’t be simpler!

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