I can’t believe this great weather we are having. Especially in Ireland it’s something that doesn’t happen too often. It would be rude not to have a BBQ. Below is a list of some BBQ ideas that I love. Hopefully it can give you some inspiration! 🙂
- Meat options; beef burgers, chicken burgers, chicken pieces, streaky bacon, sausages
- Lidl Veggie burger, Quorn chicken fillets (plain or southern fried), Quorn chicken burgers (2 per person as they are quite small)
- Skewers; red pepper, yellow pepper, red onion, white onion, pineapple, courgette, aubergine, mushroom (marinaded in whatever flavours you like). We marinaded ours in olive oil, salt and pepper
- Burger buns; Lidl deluxe burger buns and Lidl brown baps
- Mature cheddar to slice and leave to melt over the burgers on the BBQ
- Mayonnaise and paprika to make the best burger sauce
- Side salad suggestions; lettuce, coleslaw, couscous, beetroot, olives
- BBQ’d cherry tomatoes in garlic powder, olive oil, salt and pepper
- Oven baked crispy wedges (can make with cumin or chilli & lime seasoning)
To make this dip just mix some mayonnaise and smoked paprika. In relation to quantities it’s really down to your own personal preference. I hope you like it as much as we do. It’s perfect with these burgers!
Crispy Oven Baked Wedges Ingredients:
- For 2 people use 4 medium size potatoes and 1 for luck!
- To season/marinade you will need cumin, salt, pepper and olive oil/ Irish rapeseed oil. You can use Cajun seasoning or chilli and lime. I love cumin.
Crispy Oven Baked Wedges Method :
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees, 180 degrees for a fan oven. Grease trays. You can also line tray with tin foil but ensure you have greased it.
- Wash the potatoes. Cut out any bits that look dodgy.
- Keep skins on (saves time and nutrition). Half the potatoes.
- Cut into slices making them roughly 5mm thick.
- In a large bowl add in sliced potatoes, 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 tablespoon of seasoning and as much salt and pepper as you like personally. Go easy on the salt it’s bad for your heart!
- On a large greased baking tray spread out the wedges so they all have their own space and they aren’t on top of each other.
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Turn wedges, and bake for a further 10 minutes. This should have them nice and crispy. If they are looking a bit pale, put back in until golden.
To make these BBQ cherry tomatoes:
- Fold over tinfoil, make a well.
- Wash off 200g of cherry tomatoes (for 2 people). Pierce with a sharp knife.
- Place in well with a coating of olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Leave on BBQ until the skin has split.
We hope you get the weather to have a lovely BBQ. But even if you don’t you can still cook up a storm. Please let us know on our instagram page @cookingincookley. I hope this gives you some inspo! Looking forward to seeing your pictures! 🙂