Summer is finally here and after months of drab and depressing weather, it feels good. Considering how scarce warm weather and sunshine is here in the UK, you’d be crazy not to make the most of it and there’s no better way to do that than a Great British BBQ. So put down the books and grab the spatula because here are three terrific recipes that can ensure your BBQ is a hit.
*Oh, and they’re reasonably priced and simple to make …. (we know you’re on a budget and we know you probably haven’t got the same culinary expertise as Jamie Oliver!).
Sticky chicken drumsticks – Serves Four
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp tomato purée
1 tsp mustard
8 chicken drumsticks
Mix together the soy, honey, oil, tomato puree and mustard. Pour over the chicken. Leave to marinate for 30 mins at room temperature or overnight.
Place the chicken on to the Barbeque for 35 minutes until the chicken is tender and glistening with marinade.
Price per serving:70p
Chicken or Halloumi (V) Skewers – Serves Two
4 chicken mini-fillets or a pack of Halloumi (V)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 orange, zest only
2 tbsp olive oil
You’ll need 4 wooden skewers, soaked in water for ten minutes before using
Place the chicken in a small bowl and add the soy sauce, orange zest and olive oil. Leave aside for five minutes. Alternatively slice the halloumi.
Thread each chicken mini-fillet /halloumi slice onto a skewer (Add any anything else you want e.g peppers). Heat a griddle pan and fry the chicken skewers for three minutes on each side, or until cooked.
Price per serving: £1.75
Sticky barbecue sausages- Serves Four
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp clear honey
½ tsp dried chilli flakes
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
340kg Pork Chipolatas
Mix the soy sauce, honey, chilli flakes and garlic together and pour the mixture into a disposable foil tray. Add the chipolata sausages and turn them over to coat in the glaze.
Place the tray on the barbecue for 15 minutes, turning the sausages occasionally, until sticky and cooked through.
For mustard and honey sausages, cook the chipolatas in the foil tray on their own for 10 minutes. Then mix 3 tbsp clear honey and 1 tbsp coarse-grain mustard and stir. Cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Price per serving:60p