You can’t beat the joy of cooking outside. Whether it’s the ritual of firing up the barbecue on a warm summer’s day, or grilling hot, handheld delights to keep your hands cosy when autumn sets in, it’s truly something special.

Sharing good food with the ones you love, pouring a glass of something refreshing, and sitting back to enjoy the fruits of your labour alfresco is what it’s all about.

Classic bangers and burgers are just the start of it – it’s time to welcome some new friends to the grill. Whether you’re after beautiful ribs, sizzling skewers, gorgeous griddled veg or those all-important sides, we’ve got you covered. Here are our most mouthwatering barbecue recipes.

 

VEGGIE WINNERS

Summer personified and packed full of colour, optimism and veggie goodness, these peachy skewers are a thing of beauty. Perfect paired with a crisp white wine.

 

Celebrate the natural flavour of beautiful summer veg by grilling until charred and nutty. Plus, barbecuing a whole block of feta is a total game-changer.

 

Firm tofu holds up so well on a skewer, and it’s a great vehicle for big, bold flavours – these soy-marinated skewers are epic barbecue fare.

 

MEAT-LOVERS

Let the oven do the hard work before your guests arrive, then grill these finger-licking ribs to perfection for smoky, sticky goodness – add wood chips or woody herbs to take it to the next level.

 

Elevate the humble chicken breast with a flavour-packed fiery marinade in this barbecued beauty. What’s more, you can apply this principle to prawns, pork tenderloin or steak.

 

Recreate burger perfection on the barbecue, complete with lashings of mustard, melty cheese, homemade sauce, and super-speedy pickled onions. Now this is how to do a burger.

 

One for kids and adults alike, these simple burgers are the ideal base for all sorts of toppings and sides. Get creative!

 

This recipe delivers beautifully tender meat with gorgeously crispy skin. Paired with a zingy marinade and topped with fresh coriander – you can’t go wrong.

 

FANTASTIC FISH & SEAFOOD

Zingy, barbecued prawns are a no-brainer on the grill, and they go brilliantly with refreshing watermelon. Not your average kebab by a long shot.

 

Delicate flesh, next-level flavour and the coolest cooking method – you’ll come back to this barbecued trout recipe time and time again.

 

Go all out with a whole side of salmon – it makes a beautiful centrepiece when barbecued like this, with the bonus of crispy skin to crack over. Any leftover salmon will be epic tossed through a salad, or on toast with a poached egg.

 

Get down to your local fishmonger and treat yourself to a bit of lobster – it’s a real indulgence but oh-so-worth-it at the right time, with the right people. A cross between a burger and a BLT – this barbecued beauty does it justice. 

 

SENSATIONAL SIDES

4 EASY WAYS WITH JERSEY ROYALS

Side dishes are just as exciting as the food cooked over coals. Check out our four delicious ways to use Jersey Royals – one of summer’s most exciting treats.

 

Another great way to celebrate the humble spud, this roast potato salad is topped with zingy lemon zest, tangy pickled cucumber, and an abundance of fresh herbs.

 

No barbecue spread or alfresco feast would be complete without this iconic side dish – it’s straightforward, super-quick and full of flavour.

 

A great way to celebrate or use up an array of crunchy veg, this chopped salad is fresh, vibrant and full of texture.

 

Chuck these flavour-packed flatbreads on the barbie for next-level alfresco eating. If you’re after a quicker recipe, these easy flatbreads will do the trick.

Fancy a tipple at your barbecue? Check out our gorgeous summer cocktails. Or after more food inspiration? Take a look at the ultimate vegetarian BBQ and the ultimate vegan BBQ.