From grilled steak to charred veggies, you can create all kinds of tasty treats with a BBQ. Don’t have a tonne of confidence in your barbequing abilities? Alfresco cooking is easier than it looks – to get you started, these are some of our favourite summer BBQ recipes.
1. Black & Blushing Worcestershire Fillet
Created by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, this recipe adds a gourmet twist to classic grilled steak.
• A piece of fillet steak
• 2 generous teaspoons of French mustard
• 8-10 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
• A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
• 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
• Unsalted butter.
Excluding the unsalted butter, place all your ingredients in a large sandwich bag (finely chop the sprigs of rosemary first). Squeeze all the air out of the bag, close it securely and place it in the fridge.
Leave your steak to marinate for at least a few nights (preferably overnight).
Around 1 ½ hours before you’re ready to start grilling your steak, place it in a cool part of your kitchen so it warms up to room temperature (be careful not to leave it out too long).
Preheat your BBQ. While you’re waiting for it to get hot, remove the fillet from the marinade and pat it down with a paper towel.
Place the steak onto the hottest part of your BBQ for around 8 – 10 minutes (flip the fillet over around every minute or so). Add as much butter as you need to keep it looking juicy.
If your steak ends up looking a little burnt on the outside, don’t panic – it’s supposed to look like that. The crispiness will contrast nicely with the juiciness of the meat.
2. BBQ Grilled Chicken Wings
The Little Kitchen have come up with a simple yet tasty method for grilling chicken wings.
• 15 bone-in chicken wings
• Vegetable oil
• Barbecue sauce.
Rinse the chicken wings and wipe completely dry with paper towels.
Line a baking tray with foil.
Brush the grates of your BBQ with vegetable oil (you can use a paper towel and tongs to do this).
Place the chicken wings onto the grill. After 4 minutes, flip them over and brush the grilled side with BBQ sauce.
After 3 minutes, flip them over again and brush the other side with BBQ sauce.
Allow the chicken wings to cool for 5 – 10 minutes before eating.
3. Cheesy Corn on the Cob
Vegetarians will love this slightly indulgent version of corn on the cob from BBC Good Food.
• 4 corn cobs
• 30g melted butter
• 30g finely grated parmesan.
Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil. Cook the corn cobs until they’re tender (around 5 minutes).
Season the corn with your favourite spices (paprika, cayenne pepper and salt all taste delicious with corn).
Place the corn on a preheated BBQ and cook for around 5 minutes, or until the kernels start to blister. Turn the cobs regularly to cook them evenly all over.
Take the corn off the grill. Before they cool down, brush them with a generous amount of butter and sprinkle with parmesan.
Whether you’ve got a spacious deck or a cosy porch, these recipes are suited to all kinds of alfresco kitchens. Don’t have an outdoor area for BBQing? Alec can help you build one! Book a consultation today.