Spend a sunny weekend with family and friends relaxing in the garden with a barbecue. Perhaps its because all the family can share preparing barbecue food or because food outside tastes special that some of my most carefree afternoons have been barbecues at home when the sun shines.
When you get the barbecue going thrown on one of these barbecue recipes. Your kids will love tasty Teriyaki Chicken Burger. Your family will also enjoy marinated Beef Fajitas, Barbecue Wings and Onion & Sausage Kebabs. Don’t forget to pop Corn on the Cob on the grill or rustle up a Pasta Salad - both nicely compliments those red meat recipes!
Top Barbecue Tips
- It's best not to cook foods that are very thick or large. Chicken breast is best halved horizontally into escalopes, and drumsticks and thighs can be part cooked in the oven before finishing on the barbecue.
- Make sure clean plates are available for the cooked food. Don't put cooked food onto a plate that's been used to carry out raw food to the barbecue (unless the plate is washed first!).
- Try not to use a marinade with lots of sugar, honey or syrup, as the sugar will tend to burn quickly in the heat of a barbecue. Wipe off the marinade if necessary and boil down to use as a glaze at the end of the cooking time.
- Some foods (such as sausages) may drip fat onto the coals and cause flaming. A spray bottle of water is useful to have on hand so you can spritz any flames that get too fierce.