When it comes to summer time, something that many of us really enjoy is going into the garden for a barbeque. No matter where you live, as long as you have at least a little sun shining through, this can be one of the best ways to spend your day. Of course, foodies will know that barbecuing food can have some real taste benefits. But that’s not quite true of everything you might eat. As it happens, there are certain foods which tend to lend themselves well to your barbeque. But what foods are best for it? Let’s have a look.
Once you are all set up, and you have your BBQ equipment, what’s the first thing you personally think of cooking? For many, it is homemade burgers. If you have never made your own burgers before, you might be surprised at just how easy it actually is to do. You’ll need some good quality beef mince, around 200 grams per patty. You will also need some red onion, the yolk of an egg, a little oil, Worcester sauce and a dash of salt and pepper. Separate the mince first, and then in a bowl with the other ingredients, mix it all together. Gradually form it into several balls the size of your desired burgers, and then flatten them slightly on a floured surface. They are then ready to be grilled on the BBQ. This is an easy recipe for what often turns out to be a truly delicious barbeque meal. Bake your own buns for even more of a homemade kick.
You don’t have to go for the beef every time, of course. Part of the joy of the BBQ is that it can be used for pretty much anything. Take this healthy tandoori lamb wrap by way of example. For this, you’ll need a decent amount of lamb meat, ideally leg, and all those lovely garam masala spices you have knocking around at the back of your kitchen cupboards. Make your marinade, perhaps with a little ginger added too, and stir in amongst your lamb well. Leave the whole thing in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, or ideally overnight. Then it’s just a case of firing up the BBQ, skewering your lamb onto skewers and grilling them to perfection. Serve them in tortillas with some light sour cream, and you will have a dish that people will remember for a long time.
The Classic Steak
Everyone loves a steak, and this is something else that is basically designed for the barbeque! For the perfect steak, you need to have a strong eye for seasoning. Rub your steaks in a little vegetable oil, first. Then sprinkle some salt and pepper on both sides – not too much, but enough that it will be easily noticed. You don’t really need to season with anything else, so don’t go overboard. Then throw them on the grill and cook to however you like yours.