Consider yourself a BBQ aficionado and the host with the most when it comes to cooking on coals? Get ready to outdo yourself, shake things up and expand your repertoire with our guide to grilled heaven.
Whether you’re a classic burger and sides kind of griller or you love nothing more than a luxurious surf and turf, we have the perfect recipe for your BBQ feast. Come rain or shine, these dishes are sure to leave your family and friends with smiles on their faces.
Madeleine Shaw’s Summer Lovin Bowls make a tasty light meal on their own but are also an interesting option for a BBQ side salad served with some grilled fish or chicken.
For a hearty side dish, Derval O’Rourke’s Three Grain Salad combines quinoa, wild and brown rice with a little Middle Eastern flavour from pomegranate, mint leaf and lemon. This salad can be made ahead of time so is a perfect no-fuss BBQ salad option.
No BBQ spread would be complete without a heaping bowl of coleslaw and Catherine Fulvio’s Horseradish Coleslaw deserves a place on your plate, shaking things up with some sultanas, apple and red cabbage.
Skirt steak is a cheaper cut which improves dramatically with a little time spent swimming a marinade, like Stuart O’Keefe’s port-based one in this Skirt Steak With Roasted Grape Tomatoes Recipe – perfect for a crowd!
Shake up your Sunday roast BBQ style with this Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe with Coriander by Rachel Allen. Perfect if you have crowd coming as it doesn’t need the constant attention smaller cuts demand.
Beef burgers are a necessary indulgence during BBQ season, but if you want to lighten yours up a bit why not try Jamie Oliver’s Italian Super Food Burger Recipe with added plant protein from cannellini beans.
This BBQ Chicken Satay with Cucumber Salad Recipe by Catherine Fulvio is delicious way to ensure your chicken stay juicy, cooked on skewers.
ASADOR is one of Dublin’s premier BBQ destination and their Cote de Boeuf is the stuff meaty dreams are made of. This recipe also includes a zingy and vibrant chimichurri sauce which is perfect with all kinds of BBQ meats and super easy onion strings for a delicious steak topping.
Pork Chop Salad:
Pork chops love nothing more than a stint over hot coals and stay deliciously juicy cooked this way, with a hint of smokiness. Pair them with apples and pecans for a light but luscious BBQ dish in this Pork Chop Salad Recipe.
Let Masterchef John Torode be your BBQ guru with this tempting Grilled Lamb Cutlets Recipe, which he serves with a zesty gremolata, a versatile BBQ staple delicious with all meats from the barbie.
Get creative with this Greek style Lamb, Mint and Feta Cheese Meatballs Recipe from Lizzy’s Little Kitchen and fashion them into patties instead to create cheesy lamb burgers perfect for BBQ-ing.
Keep it classic with this simple juicy Homemade Beef Burger recipe from Faithlegg House Hotel’s Head Chef Jenny Flynn. Using chuck steak ensures these burgers are bursting with flavour and topped with Baldy and Doyle bacon jam (get it in Morton’s), they are a real treat for a BBQ.
Get all your Omega-3’s with this simple Salmon Skewers recipe from the Wonky Spatula, a perfect addition to your BBQ feast, with the coals adding a subtle smokiness to the salmon and asparagus.
If you’re looking for something a little extravagant, BBQ Lobster with Smoked Butter is the simple indulgence you need at your grill feast. Make a big batch of smoked butter and serve it with steaks and corn on the cob too!
Light and elegant Grilled Prawn Skewers make a fantastic BBQ starter or topping for steak for the ultimate surf and turf.
Try something a little different for the surf aspect of your BBQ with John Torode’s Grilled Squid recipe, with a tempting wine pairing by Neil McGuigan as the cherry on top!
To put a Mexican twist on your BBQ party, whip up some Margaritas and throw some juicy tuna steaks onto the charcoals with this light and healthy Tuna and Avocado Taco recipe by Darina Coffey.
Make sure the veggie guests at your BBQ bash are as well looked after as the carnivores with this Chickpea Burgers Recipe from The Cultured Club Cookbook – quick, easy and packed with plant-based nutrition, make extra to see if the meat-eaters can be tempted to the green side.