When it comes to momentous occasions, there's nothing better than celebrating them with good friends combine with good food. Whether in the comforts of your backyard or by the beach, having a good barbecue feast is a great way to celebrate any occasion. Likewise, it's the best way to bond with your family. You can turn any fresh ingredients around into something sumptuous that your friends and family can enjoy.
When you think about the way of life for Aussies, grilling will always be one of the things that will come to mind. There's something about the simplicity of cooking meat over a hot grill that's quite enticing. Throughout the years, we've seen an improvement in grilling as more and more Australians are changing and innovating the way they marinate and cook meat.
So today, we're listing down 5 of the best Aussie bbq recipes that can turn any occasion more unforgettable and entertaining. Plus, you don't have to be a pit-master to cook these delicious barbecue dishes!
Beef Steak with Green Sauce
This barbecue is a hearty one and you have a choice to use either a beef rump or a beef skirt.
For the green sauce, prepare the following:
- Dijon mustard
- Soy sauce
- Apple cider vinegar
- Red onion
- Sage leaves
- Mint leaves
- Kale leaves
- Extra virgin olive oil
Place all these ingredients in your food processor and blend them up until they create a paste. Then, rub about 2 tablespoons of this on your steak. Set aside the remaining sauce. Before placing the meat on the grill, make sure that you have preheated it to high heat.
Cook the steak for around 5 minutes on each side. This will result in a medium-rare steak. You may cook under or longer than that to achieve your preferred doneness. After cooking, lightly cover the meat with a foil to let it rest for a bit. Once the steak has a few minutes of rest, slice, and savor its juiciness with some fries or greens on the side and the green sauce you prepared earlier. If you have some leftover, simply refrigerate it and you'll have a delicious steak sandwich for breakfast the next day.
BBQ Prawns with Salsa Verde
Any seafood fan will love the addition of BBQ prawns with green olive salsa verde on your meal. On top of that its preparation is very easy.,
To being, preheat your grill to high heat. While waiting for it to reach the right temperature, you can start working on the delicious salsa verde. Simply toss the following ingredients in a big bowl:
- Green olives
Add in some oil, lemon, and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle part of the prawns with the mixture. Then, place them on your heated grill and cook for approximately 2 minutes, making sure to turn the prawns over once they are lightly charred.
Chop some onions and halloumi and drizzle them with the mixture before placing them onto the grill. When you're done, serve the barbecued prawns and vegetables on a bed of salad and drizzle them with the remaining salsa verde.
Although you can use any meat in making kebabs, lamb is the top choice when it comes to barbecues.
Begin by firing up your grill. Prepare the lamb by cutting them down to the same size. Doing so will ensure they'll cook evenly. Next, coat your meat with the following simple marinate:
- Olive oil
- Dried oregano
As the mean marinates, cut a few big chunks of bell peppers and lemon wedges. Then, thread the pieces of marinated meat in a skewer. Alternate between the meat, lemon wedge, bay leaf, and bell pepper. Check your grill to see if the flame has died down before placing the barbecue.
Once you start cooking, make sure to keep a close eye on your grill while cooking and occasionally turn the kebabs. After all the meat has been cooked through, serve your delicious dish along with a bit of Greek yogurt and cucumber.
If you truly want to celebrate the distinct Australian flavours, you can do so by cooking up this classic Aussie burger.
The ingredients you need to prepare are:
- Beef patties
Making the burgers are easy. Start by cooking the beef patties on the barbecue grill that has been preheated to high heat until their edges begin to char. This takes roughly 4 minutes on each side.
Barbecue the bacon and pineapple while your burger patties are cooking. When done, place the bacon on top of the burgers along with the cheese and cook until the cheese melts. Next, stack your burger with pineapple, beetroot, tomato, and lettuce. Finish your burger stack with the top of the bun and eat it up the Aussie way!
Barbecued Spiced Chicken
You can easily find chicken down under throughout the year. For easy cooking of this favourite Australian bbq recipe, consider using chicken drumsticks.
The simple spice rub for this Barbecued Spice chicken includes:
- Chilli powder
- Ground coriander
- Ground cloves
- Salt flakes
- Black pepper
Combine all of these in a dry bowl container. You also have an option to make the spice mix in a huge batch since you can store it in a tightly sealed container for up to 6 months.
After thawing your chicken, brush them up with olive oil. Then, apply the spice rub. Place the chicken onto a preheated grill and barbecue them for between 15 to 20 minutes, occasionally turning the meat for even cooking. This recipe goes pretty well with grilled corn, as well as a little lime and chili oil, which you can drizzle before you serve your tasty creation to your guests.
The secret to the best Australian bbq recipes is using fresh ingredients all the time that are available according to season. A barbecue can become the star in your meals. The reason why it's a way of life is that the entire family and your guests can join in the fun of preparing and cooking the dishes.