BBQ anyone?

May 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm 13 comments

We had our first, second, third barbecue of 2011 yesterday. That’s more barbecues in one month than we’ve managed in a whole summer some years.
G is the undisputed party leader when it comes to barbecuing and his King prawn kebabs are legendary.  So practiced is his kebab making that he doesn’t even need to look!If I tried that a skewered hand would be inevitable so I stick to the relatively hazard free task of salad making (no need to mention previous potato peeler mishaps – I’m quite the master now).
We don’t have our own asparagus to pick from the plot but shop bought asparagus, in season, is almost as mouth watering and delicious barbecued or grilled
Has the barbecue been lit in your neck of the woods yet?

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  • 1. Angela De Souza  |  May 4, 2011 at 7:25 am

    You certainly do BBQ in style! We have had at least 8 BBQ’s already, but nothing as lovely as yours. I am going to make more effort for the next one lol xxx

    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  May 4, 2011 at 7:36 am

      you should see what other tasty treats emerge when Pat and Robin join us for a barbie

      • 3. Denise  |  May 4, 2011 at 7:59 am

        We are going to our first BBQ on Saturday at my SIL’s. My latest must have is a jar of ground chilli, garlic with seasalt! Would be wonderful on those prawns! I’m hungry now! lol!

  • 4. anenthusiast  |  May 4, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Nothing better than sticking another prawn on the barbie! Yum! I haven’t even had one bbq yet- got some catching up to do I see!!

  • 5. Janet/Plantaliscious  |  May 4, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I’ve been eating outside a lot – does that count?! never seem to quite get around to the actual BBQ thing. Yours looks a lovely combo. Potato peelers are evil, like cheese graters.

  • 6. nina - tabiboo  |  May 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    No bbq-ing here yet – it’s still way too cold despite the sun and blue skies. I would’nt say no yo some prawns though.

    Enjoy the rest of the day,

    Nina x

  • 7. Tom Hayward  |  May 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Just threw some rib-eye steaks and salted baked potatoes on the grill last night, They were awesome, Cheers!

  • 8. peggy  |  May 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I have to agree with the first comment, you DO BBQ in style prawns and asparagus?!
    We have our own growing on the plot but it is slow producing this year.When I am outside some spears are up but too short to cut and if I dont get out the next day they are gone too high to cut!
    I have had asparagus ‘soldiers’ and our own eggs this year.!
    I hope the weather continues in BBQ mode in your neck of the woods.

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  • 10. Jacqueline  |  May 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    No bbqs yet, although we have had the weather yet. That potato salad and the asparagus would do me nicely 🙂

  • 11. Nip it in the bud  |  May 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Denise – sounds good. G marinated the prawns with chilli and garlic

    anenthusiast – any excuse to eat outside really since we don’t have a garden

    Janet – most definitely. You probably hit double figures weeks ago I’ll bet. I’ve learnt to single task where graters and peelers are concerned in order to save fingers!

    Nina – do you ever bbq down on the beach. We did that at friends in the IoW once and it was fab.

    Tom – sounds like G’s kind of bbq. When he cooks meat he uses proper cuts too. I like the sound of your salted spuds.

    Peggy – does sound posh yet cheaper than buying meat (unless you go for those awful packs of cheap burgers(20 for £1 last I sawa) – not fit for human consumption surely?). Also had halloumi which is scrummy. I envy you your fresh eggs.

    April – marvellous, how exciting. I’ll send you the pic.

    Jac – it’s always somewhat chillier in Scotland. I believe you’ve even had, shock horror, rain while the rest of the country was basking in the heat!

  • 12. reapwhatyougrow  |  May 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Nic
    The barbecue has been out a few times, and for almost the first time ever I have persuaded him indoors to branch out beyond burgers and sausage (yes, we are stuck in an 80’s rut).
    Glad you’re enjoying the outdoors too!


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