It’s Barbecue Time!

The sun is shining, we’re still kinda stuck indoors, but we can have friends around to the garden, so what better time than to start the barbecue and cook up some delicious food.

Here are some great Barbecue recipes to try.

Korean chilli, sesame & honey chicken

Kebabs are always a good option at a barbecue, so try this Korean chicken with a sweet, spicy and sticky glaze.

Ingredients

12 boneless and skinless chicken thighs

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

Thumb-sized piece of grated ginger

4 sliced spring onions

For the glaze

4 tbsp Korean chilli paste (gochujang) or use a mixture of 3 tbsp ketchup and 1 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce

2 tbsp honey

Half Lime juice

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

2 tbsp sesame seeds

How to cook

  1. Toss the chicken in the soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger. Thread each thigh onto two long metal skewers, piercing one side of the thigh. Make sure the chicken is packed onto the skewers tightly. Keep refrigerated until ready to cook.
  2. Fire up the BBQ, once hot cook the kebabs for 5-8 minutes on each side. Once nicely charred, but not fully cooked, start to glaze with the sticky honey sauce. Make sure you apply the glaze in layers, turning often so the honey doesn’t catch.
  3. When the glaze is finished and the chicken cooked through, takes about 20 minutes. Plate up and leave to cool for 5 minutes then serve with rice, spring onions or by itself.

If you’re not a chicken lover then you might prefer these pineapple and pork skewers instead, easy to barbecue and the kids love them.

Pineapple-pork skewers

Pineapple-pork skewers for the BBQ

Pineapple and pork skewers

Ingredients

400g of pork filet

4tbsp light muscovado sugar

60mls cider vinegar

1 tsp of fish sauce

Half a small pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks. If you want you can use tinned pineapple, but drain well.

1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into squares

4 spring onions cut into equal lengths

Small bunch of chopped coriander

Coked rice or pitta bread to serve

How to cook

  1. Cut the pork into cubes. Heat the sugar and vinegar in a pan on a low heat until the sugar melts. Add the fish sauce and cool. Put the pork into the sauce, mix well and ensure all cubes are covered in sauce.
  2. Fire up the BBQ, thread the pork cubes and pineapple chunks onto the skewers. You can alternate with pieces of pepper and spring onion.
  3. Cook for 3-4 minutes each side and sprinkle with coriander, serve on a bed of rice or into pitta bread.

We hope you enjoy these simple recipes.

Stay safe, stay well and stay in the garden.