BBQ Time

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)

Paprika Dip:

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 :

  1. 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.
  2. Wash the potatoes. Cut out any bits that look dodgy.
  3. Keep skins on (saves time and nutrition). Half the potatoes.
  4. Cut into slices making them roughly 5mm thick.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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:

  1. Fold over tinfoil, make a well.
  2. Wash off 200g of cherry tomatoes (for 2 people). Pierce with a sharp knife.
  3. Place in well with a coating of olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. 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! 🙂

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