Category: bbq

barbecued tandoori chicken

barbecued tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken grilled on the barbecue and served with a yogurt, coriander and mint dressing and some crunchy poppadoms.

aussie damper

aussie damper

A good old fashioned Aussie damper recipe that can be baked in the oven or in a charcoal barbecue. Damper is best served with a smear of butter, honey or jam.

Vegemite burger

Vegemite burger

I love Vegemite. I love it so much I’ve been known to grab a spoon, open the cupboard and… well you get the idea. Here is my recipe for beef burgers seasoned with Vegemite dust, topped with maple caramelised onions and a sugar free tomato sauce all on a brioche bun.

double cheeseburgers

double cheeseburgers

Cheeseburgers at the double! Chuck and brisket mince patties grilled, red cheddar slices, white onion, pickle and chipotle mayo all on a brioche bun.

kangaroo salad with a sweet and spicy dressing

kangaroo salad with a sweet and spicy dressing

Kangaroo meat is extremely lean and as a result needs to be cooked quickly and is best served medium rare. Grill or pan fry the fillets, make the dressing in a food processor or Thermomix and feel free to mix things up with the salad ingredients.

lamb burgers with tzatziki and feta

lamb burgers with tzatziki and feta

My fascination for burgers continues here with a freshly minced lamb patty, grilled and topped with tzatziki sauce and crumbled feta cheese. I serve mine on a brioche bun while Mrs Messy Benches has two grilled mushrooms for a gluten free option.

espresso BBQ sauce

espresso BBQ sauce

Heston Blumenthal inspired BBQ sauce with an espresso hit. Use this espresso BBQ sauce on your smoked meats, steaks, burgers… any type of meat really!

mac n cheese loaf

mac n cheese loaf

Mac n cheese is a great side dish for a lot of meals and is especially popular alongside barbecued meats. I recently tried a mac n cheese loaf at a local barbecue restaurant and was really impressed with the crunchy and cheesy crust so I thought I’d give it a go using the simple, yet very tasty, 3-Ingredient Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt.

bacon wrapped chicken stuffed with jalapeno poppers

bacon wrapped chicken stuffed with jalapeno poppers

Chicken, bacon, cheese and jalapenos. These really do tick a lot of boxes. The jalapenos are stuffed with cheese, cumin, garlic and a hint of lime then wrapped up in a chicken breast that is wrapped with bacon. They can be grilled in the barbecue, baked in the oven or smoked over coals.

grilled honey chipotle chicken wings

grilled honey chipotle chicken wings

For me wings are the tastiest part of a chicken. In particular, the middle part of the wing. These chipotle and honey chicken wings from Serious Eats are spicy, sweet and taste delicious.

honey soy chicken marinade

honey soy chicken marinade

Chicken marinated in a mix of honey and soy with a few extras tastes great especially grilled on the barbecue. Whether it be chicken thighs, wings or breasts this honey soy marinade works a treat. Throw in some chopped chilli if you like the heat!

roast chicken – oven roasted or weber grilled?

roast chicken – oven roasted or weber grilled?

A roast chicken with crispy skin is a family favourite. This time around I pitted my beloved Weber Q up against the kitchen oven, cooking one in each. Read on to see the results.

garlic and herb lamb cutlets

garlic and herb lamb cutlets

Lamb cutlets with garlic, rosemary and thyme
Lamb cutlets aren’t cheap but it’s easy to see/taste why. When perfectly grilled (medium rare for us) they are packed with flavour, juicy and tender.

beef burgers

beef burgers

One of the keys to making great tasting beef burgers is freshly ground mince. If you have a mincer at home or a mincer attachment for a kitchen appliance then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

basic BBQ sauce

basic BBQ sauce

A great barbecue sauce works well to enhance the flavour of smoked meats. You can also use this sauce in all the other ways you would normally use a bbq sauce – burgers, hot dogs, pizza, steaks, the list goes on.

barbecue sauce inspired by Heston at Home

barbecue sauce inspired by Heston at Home

Inspired from Heston at Home. This barbecue sauce is my absolute favourite! Pour it on your meat, salad, pastry and enjoy!