We’re deep into Spring, and it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the warm weather and cool breezes, basking away the evenings as the daylight gets longer. Many Dandara homes are perfect for al fresco dining, with open-plan layouts that enjoy French doors to the garden and lovely patios, ideal for sitting out with a bottle of wine and a good meal.
So, we have prepared you for the summer with a few of these delicious barbeque recipes to try with your family and friends.
This is a classic, delicious marinade to spice up any chicken dishes, come spring or summer. This spicy, delightful treat could also be used on tofu or any other grill-ready foodstuff. Get creative!
It’s recommended to Marinade chicken for at least 3-4 hours, so make sure you plan ahead.
Making the Marinade:
Crush the salt and bay leaves with a mortar and pestle or food processor until you have a fine powder. Combine in a blender with chillies, oregano, garlic cloves, paprika and sugar.
Add the vinegar and oil and blend again until combined – and voila! A tasty marinade, ready to go.
To prep your chicken, simply marinade for 3-4 hours, covered and refrigerated. If you’re spatchcocking a whole bird (BBC food has a great guide on how to do so here) you can set aside half of your marinade for basting later.
If you are basting: Don’t baste with the same marinade you use for the chicken! It won’t be safe unless you apply it very early on, so it’s better to set some aside.
Simple, delicious fayre that’s perfect for the whole family! It just wouldn’t be a barbeque without something on a stick.
Dice the pork, then heat the sugar and vinegar in a pan at a low heat until the sugar is melted. Add your fish/soy sauce and allow to cool, then add the pork and mix well.
Once the barbeque is ready, skewer the pork, pineapple, peppers and spring onion in an alternating sequence to create a colourful burst of flavour.
Barbeque the skewers for 3-4 minutes on each side, check the pork is well done before serving.
Sprinkle with coriander and serve with sides of your choice.
For a vegetarian alternative that’ll still get your mouth watering, this lightning-fast marinade can be applied to a vegetarian kabob of your choice.
We recommend using red onions, sliced corn, mushrooms, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplants – the list goes on. Customise to your heart’s content!
Add to a bowl and whisk to combine.
Apply liberally to your veggies. That’s it!
Simple! When assembling your skewer, make sure to leave a small space in between each item so the heat can reach all sides, this will help each item cook more evenly. You can always squish them down with a fork after cooking to get that authentic skewered look.
Make the Most of the Sun
If any of these mouth-watering marinades or barbeque treats have your stomach growling, we encourage you to get into your garden and give them a try. If you’d like to see just how perfect our homes at Dandara are for al fresco dining, you can find out more here.
If you’d like to access any of these recipes easily on your phone, we’ll also be rustling them up on our Instagram, which you can visit here. We hope to see you soon.
Piri Piri chicken: https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/piri-piri-chicken-recipe
Garlic Mushroom burgers: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/garlic-mushroom-burgers/
Pork and Pineapple Skewers: https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/garlic-mushroom-burgers/
Easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs: https://mypureplants.com/grilled-vegetable-kabobs