Alternative barbecue recipes

Burgers are brilliant, kebab recipes keep everyone happy, yet there’s always something new and different to try on your barbecue.

Discover our best barbecue recipes with a difference including vegetarian barbecue recipes, side dishes (here’s our top 12 barbecue sides) and even sweet desserts that can be cooked over the coals – you could go for pineapple with dark caramel or something lighter like grilled fruit salad with honey labneh.

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Smoky pork shoulder tacos

Taco recipes

Smoky pork shoulder tacos

Tenderised with orange and pineapple juice, and flavoured with smoky chipotle and aromatics, this pork shoulder will shred apart. Pile...

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Ben Tish’s pork belly ribs with roasted peaches and fennel

Pork recipes from around the world

Ben Tish’s pork belly ribs with roasted peaches and fennel

Slow-cooked pork belly is a thing of wonder – especially if you cook it on the bone. Ben Tish, chef-director...

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Hot-smoked honey trout with smoky beetroot ’tzatziki’

Trout recipes

Hot-smoked honey trout with smoky beetroot ’tzatziki’

Barbecuing fish is a great way to get depth of flavour, and this easy recipe from live fire and BBQ...

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Crispy Thai pork belly with nam jim jaew

Pork recipes from around the world

Crispy Thai pork belly with nam jim jaew

“We all love super crispy pork skin, but it can sometimes be elusive. The barrier to creating shatteringly crispy pork...

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Sticky jerk lamb skewers with garlic sauce

Favourite lamb recipes

Sticky jerk lamb skewers with garlic sauce

These sticky jerk lamb skewers make a delicious barbecue dish when you’re bored of burgers. Serve with generous helpings of...

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Barbecued aubergine and figs with pickled apricot salsa

Alternative barbecue recipes

Barbecued aubergine and figs with pickled apricot salsa

You need to know about this smoky barbecued aubergine and fig dish from Helen Graves which with a pickled apricot...

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Runner bean pasta salad

Butter bean recipes

Runner bean pasta salad

The perfect summer barbecue side, this zingy pasta salad contrasts the freshness of runner beans and soft creaminess of butter...

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Smoky aubergine and tahini pasta with feta

Aubergine recipes

Smoky aubergine and tahini pasta with feta

Aubergines collapse into a juicy pile of smoky flavour when cooked directly on a heat source, making a rich sauce...

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Barbecued pineapple with spiced rum burnt caramel and lime cream

Pineapple recipes

Barbecued pineapple with spiced rum burnt caramel and lime cream

Barbecued pineapple with dark caramel is the most sophisticated dessert you’ll taste this summer. Roast over coal for a sweet-smoky...

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Spicy braai sole with polenta, peppers and spinach

African recipes

Spicy braai sole with polenta, peppers and spinach

Nokx Majozi, head pie maker at London’s Holborn Dining Room, grew up in South Africa and was inspired from an...

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Barbecued mackerel wrapped in fig leaves with pickled figs

Alternative barbecue recipes

Barbecued mackerel wrapped in fig leaves with pickled figs

Just like preserved vine leaves, fig leaves can be used to wrap food and cook it. A barbecue (or griddle...

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Dak kkochi (Korean chicken skewers)

Favourite chicken recipes

Dak kkochi (Korean chicken skewers)

Learn how to make authentic Korean chicken skewers. Juicy chicken, a sticky sweet-savoury glaze and moreish salty chicken crumbs to...

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Steak kebabs with spring onion and ginger

Kebab recipes

Steak kebabs with spring onion and ginger

Level up your grilling game with fire-cooking expert Genevieve Taylor’s juicy steak skewers with ginger marinade and spring onions. Drizzle...

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Pork tacos with sweetcorn and feta

Alternative barbecue recipes

Pork tacos with sweetcorn and feta

Grill marinated chops on the barbecue to make these delicious pork tacos. Load charred tortillas with pork, chillies, herbs and...

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Lamb and apricot sosaties (South African kebabs)

African recipes

Lamb and apricot sosaties (South African kebabs)

Fire-cooking expert Genevieve Taylor shares her recipe for sosaties, South African kebabs made with tangy marinaded lamb. Recipes taken from...

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Tandoori venison kebabs

Alternative barbecue recipes

Tandoori venison kebabs

Impress at your next BBQ with these delicious venison kebabs from fire-cooking expert Genevieve Taylor. Tender venison, peppers and onion...

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