As the end of summer approaches, it is time to step up your wood-fired grill game and show off your skills to friends and family. With seasonal ingredients and a bespoke outdoor grill in hand there is no doubt that your food and your barbecue will be a knockout. To help, we have compiled some great tips and recipes so you can just sit back, relax and let your outdoor grill sing.
Nothing feels more like summer than when you are sipping a fresh, cool cocktail on a warm sunlit afternoon. This classic Italian cocktail is perfect for a slightly more grown up party. It’s also really easy too! All you need is 100ml of Aperol, 150ml of Champagne (or Prosecco) and top off with soda. A dash of elderflower syrup brightens this summer drink up too, and you can change measurements to taste.
This vibrant and fresh recipe brings together a delicious mix of flavours and textures that will wow your guests. The surprising, but brilliant flavour combination of juicy watermelon, salty Halloumi and fresh mint is perfect for a summer barbecue. Halloumi, when cooked on a wood fired bespoke outdoor grill also gains those beautiful smoky flavours which add a final flourish!
For the main event how about a smoky, minty, garlicky lamb? If you are a meat lover this will definitely be up your alley, as there is nothing that cries ‘eat me’ more than a succulent piece of lamb fresh off of a bespoke outdoor grill. Lamb and mint is a timeless combination, and the smoke from the grill only enhances the overall flavour. Add lemon, anchovy and Greek herbs to achieve a more Mediterranean Kleftico like dish.
There are few parties that should not end with a dessert, especially if they look and taste as delightful as this recipe. A gateau is a brilliant way to impress your friends – it is light, fruity and exactly what a summer dessert should be. Not to mention it can be made in only 30 minutes! Serve with a little dollop of raspberry coulis or cream and you will have yourself a hit.