It’s now official, summer has arrived and it’s time to get ready to barbecue and dine al fresco!
There are lots of possibilities of equipment to choose from, so for those of you who have a gas fired barbecue you will be ready to kick off at the turn of a knob. Then there is the quick and easy -anywhere goes style- disposable kind. Or the traditional charcoal, whether you are the owner of the Weber model, or an open top or a kettle type all will produce the wonderful smoked flavoured food you've been waiting for.
So stock up now with the fuels and fire lighting accessories you will need, like charcoal, wood, barbecue firelighters, long-handled tongs, fork, skewers, and of course the all-important heatproof gloves and apron.
Although steak, spare ribs, burgers are among the most popular to barbecue - the photo is just mouthwatering!- I'd like to share with you an old favourite which is quick and easy:
Grilled Salmon Cutles with Vegetables
4 Salmon cutlets (thick)
8 Baby corn
Olive oil and melted butter, salt and pepper
Chive and lemon butter
60 g butter, softened
1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
1 shallot (finely chopped)
2 tbsp chopped chives
45 g watercress (chopped)
Juice of half lemon, salt and pepper