- Lets have your summer recipes then, oh culinary mastercheffy types
Have a glut of courgettes from gardening efforts?
Knock up this easy and suprisingly nom-nom little accompaniment for your BBQd meats.
Grated courgette (coarse)
Lots of coarse Pepper & an ickle bit of salt
Refrigerate for 30 mins max, or it starts self-destructing.Posted 3 years ago
Buy Ottolenghi’s book Plenty, wonderful salads (warning: you’ll have to buy lots of “middle class/poncy southerner” ingredients)
Steaks marinated in red wine and Worcester sauce (ideally overnight) – cooked on bbq at last minute. New Potates rolled in olive oil/plenty of salt and pepper and roasted in oven (30-40 mins), rocket salad with simple oil/vinegar dressing. Steak marinade recipe is from an old Delia Smith cookbook 😳
For summer BBQ season make your own chilli oil and keep it in the cupboard ready to go (recipe in an old Ainsle Harriet BBQ cook book – ready steady cook 🙂 )Posted 3 years agolemonysamMember
Jerk chicken – Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipe
1½ tbsp cayenne pepper
1½ tbsp paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1½ tsp mixed spice
¾ tsp ground allspice
60g brown sugar
3 tbsp honey
1½ fresh green jalapeño chillies, chopped (or any fresh green chilli)
1 red bird’s-eye chilli, chopped
1 large red onion, peeled and chopped
4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
Salt and black pepper
Lumps of chicken
Fry off the spices and then blitz with the other ingredients. Stick it in a freezer bag with as the lumps of chicken and squoosh around a bit. Leave it for a few hours whilst you marinade yourself and then barbeque.
Also, virtually everything off this site: http://amazingribs.com/Posted 3 years agokhaniMember
Buy an ice cream maker, make up some custard with a few extra drops of vanilla essence and leave it to go cold, make some rhubarb crumble and leave that to go cold, chuck it all n the ice cream maker, eat.. 😀Posted 3 years ago
Ok there’s no bbq involved, but apart from that it’s really really nice..
Following on from winters Slowcoookertrackworld thread, where you came up trumps with some belters, lets have your favourites for when the suns out.
I’m thinking of doing Chargrilled tandoori tuna steaks, or spiced lamb kebabs tonight
Anything that involves me having to fire up the barbs for the first time this year gets extra points
Lets have ’em then. GO!!!Posted 3 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
As above Ottolenghi stuff is great – tends to require a lot of shopping though.
Although the books are good he’s had so much good stuff published online, particularly in the guardian I just google whatever looks nice in fruit and veg isle plus ‘ottolenghi’ on my phone and something nice pops up
This tomato and pomegranate salad is a really good bbq accompaniment
This one Pasta with Red Snapper and Harissa is an absolute stonker too (I do it with Sea Bass)
The great thing about his stuff is all the flavours hold their own rather than merge together so every mouthful is really interesting – its a proper conversation killer.
But anyway my summer not-ottolenghi fave is
Dead fast, dead easy, dead fresh Aspargus and Lemon Soup:
Supermarket bunch of asparagus (chop off anything woody)
supermarket bag of sugar snap peas
about half a bunch of celery
1 litre of chicken or veg stock
a dollop of creme freiche to serve if you like that sort of thing (boak)
Chop all the veg up fairly fine then fry them for on medium heat 10 mins – till they are greener, softer and maybe caramelise here of there
Add the (boiling) stock and simmer for 5 mins
Liquidise all that with the zest of the lemon
season and add the juice of the lemon to taste – prob somewhere between half and all of it depending on what you like
Tastes like summerPosted 3 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Rather than grill it I cook it in a big skillet over the last of the heat from the BBQPosted 3 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
Get BBQ going, BBQ some good dry cure bacon, toast some ciabatta rolls on the BBQ too, fire bacon in toasted roll with whichever strong cheese you like, and some caramelised onion chutney too.
Wash down with a couple of bottles of Arran blonde, and a cheeky wee homemade bramble whisky chaser….
Oooft.Posted 3 years agodaftvaderMember
chicken breast cubed/filleted (also works with lamb)
2tsp ground coriander
2tsp ground cumin
2tsp ground turmeric
1tbsp mint sauce
1 lime juiced and zested
mix all together and marinate for 20 min to 2 hours. stick it on a stick (disposable gloves are very useful for this) and bbq till cooked.Posted 3 years ago
can be served with pittas and (sp?)homous or on its ownCaptainFlashheartMember
Binners, do you drink milk? Of course you do, you’re a normal, well balanced person! So, thou shalt eat veal. It’s lovely! It has to be British rose veal (Sometimes called pink veal) though, nothing else will be accepted.
Nice simple way to prepare is to do a schnitzel with it. Decent dry breadcrumbs, with a good helping of powdered almonds mixed in. Season the veal escalope with salt and pepper, then cover in plain flour, then dip in a beaten egg and then cover in the breadcrumbs. Decent heavy frying pan, with a good dollop of hot olive oil in it. Couple of minutes both sides, until nice and crisp.
Serve with a good salad and new potatoes, or pasta with a slightly spicy tomato/chilli sauce on it.Posted 3 years ago
For the best summer breakfast ever: break your eggs into a bowl, whisk with plenty of black pepper, cut smoked salmon into small pieces, whisk in with the eggs, go back to bed and read the papers for an hour or so. Then cook your scrambled eggs, and it lightly poaches the salmon as they cook. Serve on toasted bagels with loads of butter! Result! 😀Posted 3 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Sometimes simple is best. Get a couple of racks of pork ribs. Poach very gently for about 2 hours in beef stock, carrot, onion, celery, peppercorns, bay leaves and (most importantly) a few star anise. Let cool in the poaching liquid before seasoning really well with salt and black pepper and throwing on the barbecue (or even in a hot oven) until it gets a nice bark on it. No need for a sticky sauce, just serve with a simple salad and some warm bread. Best ribs ever.Posted 3 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Deck hair in middle of lawn, large bucket of iced water into which I sink my bottle of Hendricks gin and bottle of tonic, if I wish to impress the ladies I throw in a whole cucumber. Take large glass and recline in deck chair, fill glass with 1 part gin, 3 parts tonic and drink, for added effect take a bite of cucumber – repeat till you see double or bottle is finished.Posted 3 years ago
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