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Our Brilliant BBQ Blog


Our Brilliant BBQ Blog


There’s something so wonderful about eating outdoors at home when the weather is warm – whether that’s a full-on alfresco 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!

Our first tip is that a good long soak in a marinade is key! Marinated food always tastes better and it grills perfectly. Apart from enhancing the flavour it also helps to protect food against those high grill temperatures. The longer the better is key to marinating, so get ahead if you can!

Another top tip 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 (we’ve got just the product for that!), and don’t turn the food as this often reduces the heat and you’ll wait longer for your food! And no-one wants that!

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

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!

Honey and Mustard Dressing Why not marinade your chicken kebabs for a tasty treat? It's our favourite summer BBQ recipe – we never tire of this one!

Chicken Skewers – serves 4

700-800g Skinless Chicken thigh fillets
100ml Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil Honey & Mustard Dressing (for both marinading and coating)

Trim visible fat from the chicken thighs and cut into quarters. Marinade in the Honey & Mustard dressing for at least one hour, but overnight if you can. Thread onto skewers and BBQ and keep using the dressing to coat whilst cooking for delicious sticky loveliness!

They could take around 4 minutes on each side, but keep checking. No-one likes pink uncooked chicken! These can also be grilled and fried. Couldn’t be simpler!

Our tip We use free range thigh fillets as our favourite for full on flavour, but you could use chicken breast if preferred.