Mojito grilled chicken
We’ve given grilled chicken a mojito twist in this summery BBQ recipe. Rum and sugar caramelize well when cooked together in a marinade – do keep an eye on this as it cooks and adjusts the grill to get a nicely browned skin without too much blackening. You can also barbecue the chicken if you like. Serve this delicious BBQ chicken recipe with rice and a tomato salad
Our BBQ ideas will keep you going. If you’re entertaining with a BBQ in the garden this summer, try our meaty centerpieces and serve with some inventive BBQ sides (recipes below). From spatchcocked poussin to Dr. Pepper ribs and recipes for lamb chops.
Start with our tips on cooking meat on the BBQ:
- Start early. Light the coals or get the gas barbecue up to temperature, and tend it. The trick with low and slow barbecuing is to keep the temperature even. Brits tend to throw a whole bag of coal with a pack of firelighters and cook when it’s raging hot. Don’t. Start with a third of a bag, or find the right level on the gas and keep it there. This is an exercise in restraint and patience. Find your inner Zen. Use breathing techniques. Calmly does it.
- The meat is also important. Most cuts of brisket in the UK have been trimmed of almost all fat. You need this fat when cooking low and slow. It’ll keep the meat beautifully moist.
- Buy a meat thermometer. There are some people who can tell how the inside of a piece of meat is cooking from 1,000 yards away, most can’t. A meat thermometer lets you know exactly how the meat is cooking and when it’s ready.
Crispy lamb breast with malt vinegar sauce
This malt vinegar sauce is a British riff on a Carolina-style barbecue sauce and makes a great acidic partner for the rich lamb.
Cajun picanha with bean salad
Check out this epic beef recipe with punchy cajun spices and a fresh bean salad. Picanha is also known as the top sirloin cap or the rump cap. Popular in the US and Brazil, it’s a pointed cut, so it is great for serving a crowd as you’ll get well done to rare from the same piece of beef.
Miso-glazed ribs with Asian slaw
Check out these melt-in-the-mouth baby back ribs with a crunchy, vibrant Asian slaw for your next BBQ.
Beer-braised lamb tacos with charred green tomato salsa
Impress your friends at your next BBQ with these super tender lamb shoulder tacos. Serve with our homemade punchy green tomato salsa and a moreish bean salad. You can use regular red tomatoes for this if you can’t get green
Vietnamese BBQ caramelized pork loin
Try our glazed Vietnamese BBQ pork dish. This recipe is great for family BBQs; it’s delicately sweet, gluten-free and easily serves 6. Alternatively, this recipe works just as well when roasted
Take a look at our epic home-smoked brisket BBQ idea – it’s easy to prepare once you know what you’re doing. Follow our expert tips to create the most tender meat centerpiece, it’s all about low and slow…