National BBQ Week 30th May to 5th June

Friday, 3 June 2016  |  Richard

The 20th National BBQ Week will take place from 30 May to 5 June 2016. Created way back in 1997 when the cry was "if it ain't burnt it ain't barbi". National BBQ week has not only helped change all of our attitudes towards BBQ and summer eating but has also helped grow the BBQ market from just 9 million BBQ occasions back then to 130 million last year. (What a great way to celebrate the warmer days and lighter evenings with some al fresco dining!)

Most people will stick to chicken, burgers and sausages, but this is the time to be experimental!  Seafood is great on the barbie wrapped in foils and covered with herbs and lemon juice to make them extra delicious.

And even if you do stick with the usual meats you can always marinate them - such a small change - but it makes food extra tantalising!

Let's not forget the dessert options too.  How about barbequed pineapple or bananas with a huge dollop of ice cream! 

Them once you've got all your food sorted out remember to sort out drinks: a jug of sangria or Pimms and some non-alcoholic tropical drinks should do the trick!  

All you need next is to plan a garden party, grab some friends dust down the patio, fire up the BBQ and get ready for some gastro grilling and finally the most important aspect - the sun!