All wrapped up
Along with a good pair of tongs, foil is your friend when barbecuing. Combine fish fillets or chicken breasts with oil, citrus wedges and herbs, wrap in foil and cook the parcels on the grill bars. For an easy side dish, wrap butter-smeared potatoes in a couple of layers of foil and cook them directly on the coals for 45min, or until tender.
Dress to impress
Dressings aren’t just for salads – they are fantastic for flavouring barbecued bits and bobs, and you don’t have to worry about the flavours burning, because it gets drizzled over post-cooking. This Vietnamese dressing is a zingy addition to BBQ steaks, chicken or fish.
Bake on the barbecue
Don’t let your exquisitely browned meat down by partnering it with a boring bun. Raise your game with homemade flatbreads, cooked directly on a barbecue grill. You can make the dough a day ahead of time too, and keep it covered in the fridge until you’re ready to cook. Try this simple recipe and serve the salad on the side.
Barbecues aren’t just for savoury fare. Finish your meal on a light note by grilling slices of pineapple, or halved stone fruits such as peaches and serve with frozen yogurt or ice cream. If you’ve still room for something more indulgent, sandwich squares of milk chocolate between slices of brioche, then cook on both sides until the middle is melty for a decadent treat.