Barbecue season is here, and while you can’t beat a good old hot dog or beef burger on the BBQ, sometimes it’s nice to give some alternative barbecue recipes a whirl.
From pork steaks to jerk-style chicken thighs, we’ve rounded up the best barbecue recipes to wow your guests, with chefs such as Annie Bell and Clodagh McKenna offering up their best summer dishes.
Best barbecue recipes
Best BBQ pork recipes
Best BBQ beef recipes
Chimichurri adds a massive burst of freshness, heat and saltiness to the beef. You can use the chimichurri with chicken, meaty fish, lamb or pork or over halloumi and, if you like, swap the chicory for sliced radicchio.
Best BBQ lamb recipes
A lavish burger line-up marrying lamb with thyme and spices in the za’atar and sesame in the tahini. This makes just the right amount of tahini sauce, but it’s such a welcome dip to find in the fridge and keeps for days, so you may like to double up.
Best BBQ chicken recipes
Preparation, as ever, is key. You can make the rich barbecue sauce in advance and coat the chicken in the sauce and seasoning in advance, too, ready for cooking. Just cook the coated chicken when you’re ready – in the oven if it’s not barbecue weather – and smother it with the remaining sauce to serve.
The best jerk chicken is almost blackened on the outside, courtesy of the onions and garlic. Buy a good jerk seasoning blend and it’s the easiest of marinades to whiz up.