Spanish Paella

Spanish Paella

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sachet Schwartz Paella Recipe Mix
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced into cubes
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 100g (4oz) chorizo, diced
  • 325g (11oz) paella or risotto rice
  • 1 litre (1¾ pints) water
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 200g (7oz) raw prawns, defrosted if frozen or seafood selection (Sainsbury’s)
  • 100g (4oz) frozen peas
  • 1 lemon, cut into quarters

Equipment

  • Chimney Starter (Optional)
  • Paella Pan

Method

1

Using a chimney starter, place half chimney of charcoal or briquettes and light the starter.

2

Tip the fuel into the center of the bbq or into coal baskets, arrange centrally.

3

Add a splash of vegetable oil in the pan and fry diced chicken breasts, onion and chorizo for 6-7 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add rice and cook for a further minute, stirring.

4

Mix sachet contents with water, stir into pan with red pepper and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer stirring occasionally for 20 minutes, or until water is mostly absorbed and rice is cooked.

5

Add prawns and peas, cook for a further 3-4 minutes, or until prawns are cooked through. Ensure chicken is cooked through before serving.

6

Serve immediately and serve with the lemon quarters.

Recipe from @BBQStuUK

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Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos

  • Prep Time1 hr
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time1 hr 20 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the batter

  • 200g rice flour
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 200ml sparkling water or light beer

For the fish

  • 500ml rapeseed oil, for frying
  • 1 large Pollack fillet, skinned and pin boned, cut into 8 evenly sized rectangular pieces
  • 100g rice flour

For the Lime aioli

  • 1 small cloves garlic, peeled
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lge free-range egg yolks
  • ½ tsp English or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 125ml sunflower or rapeseed oil

For the pico de gallo

  • 300g ripe vine tomatoes
  • 2 med. red onions diced
  • ½ bunch of coriander
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 1tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tsp sugar
  • juice of 2-3 limes
  • 1 tsp rape seed oil

Method

1

Make the pico de gallo and lime aioli in advance.

2

For the Pico de Gallo
– Quarter the tomatoes. Remove the cores and dice in to 5mm
– Add the diced red onions, coriander and jalapeno. Add salt and pepper to taste
– Once you’re happy with the flavour, mix in the sugar. Add lime juice to taste and the oil. The mixture should be salty, sweet, zingy and slightly spicy

3

For the Lime Aioli
– Crush the garlic mix in the salt and then thoroughly combine with the egg yolk. Mustard, lime juice and pepper. In a slow steady stream, whisk the oil in to the egg mix, a few drops at a time to start, then in small dashes, whisking in each addition to properly emulsify before adding more. By the time you have added all the oil, you should have a thick glossy, wobbly aioli.
– add more salt, pepper, mustard or lime juice to taste.

4

Make the batter by mixing the flours, egg, baking powder, salt, chilli powder and oregano.
– Slowly add the sparkling water or beer and whisk until you have a batter-like consistency – ignore any lumps.

5

Heat oil in a suitable pan on the bbq for shallow frying.

6

Dip one piece of fish at a time in to the rice flour. Using tongs, dip the fish in to the batterand place the fish in the hot oil. Keep well away from your body.
– cook in batches of four for approx. 4 minutes. Repeat with the other pieces.

7

Assemble your tacos by warming the tortillas, place a dollop of aioli on them, followed by the fish, cabbage, pico de gallo, a couple of slices of jalapeno and some corriander. Add a squeeze of lime juice.

Recipe from Breddos Tacos copyright Nud Dudhia & Chris Whitney 2016. Cooked by Tim Donald from the BBQ Team Silverback Grillers

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Lennox Hastie – Red Mullet Esabeche

Lennox Hastie – Red Mullet Esabeche

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 red mullet
  • zest and juice of 8 oranges
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 lemongrass stem, bruised and chopped finely
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 bunch baby carrots, peeled and finely sliced
  • 3 baby fennel bulbs, outer layers peeled and finely sliced
  • sea salt
  • 4 spring onions (scallions), finely chopped
  • 100 ml (3½ fl oz) olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • ½ bunch fennel fronds, picked
  • 1 head fennel flowers

Method

1

The grill should be hot around 250°C/480°F+

2

Scale and gut the fish, and remove the gills. Rinse quickly and dry well.

3

Butterfly the fish. Use a sharp knife to make an incision along the skin on the back of the fish to one side of the dorsal fin. Following this line, run the knife horizontally from the head to the tail, going halfway to the backbone. Move the knife through to the underside of the fish, then run the knife along the whole fillet. Turn the fish over and repeat on the other side.

4

With a pair of scissors, carefully cut the backbone free behind the head and in front of the tail. This will enable you to easily remove the backbone while retaining the head and tail, which hold the fish together during grilling.

5

Trim the belly. Locate the bones running along the middle of the top half of the fillet and carefully remove them using tweezers.

6

Prepare the escabeche vegetables. In a small saucepan, combine the zest and juice of the oranges and limes, the lemongrass and the fennel seeds. Bring to the boil and simmer until reduced to approximately 200 ml (7 fl oz) of liquid. Pass through a fine-mesh sieve and, while warm, pour over the sliced carrots and fennel. Leave for 40 minutes to macerate.

7

Season the flesh of the fish with sea salt, and grill in an enclosed grill rack over intense embers for 2 minutes, skin side down, until beautifully caramelised.

8

Meanwhile, drain the carrot and fennel (reserving the liquid) and grill for 2 minutes with the spring onions until lightly charred. Season, drizzle with olive oil and garnish with half of the fresh fennel fronds.

9

Transfer the fish to a clean tray, add the reserved escabeche liquid and allow to rest for 1 minute, during which time the acidity will finish cooking the fish.

10

Gently heat the olive oil in a small saucepan and pour it over the red mullet. Strain all the liquid back into the saucepan, whisking continuously and allowing a light emulsion to form.

11

Place the pickled and grilled vegetables on a plate, top with the fish and pour the emulsion over. Finish with the remaining fresh fennel fronds and the flowers. Serve immediately.

Incorrectly classed in the UK as mullet, red mullet is actually a member of the goatfish family and a favoured part of the Mediterranean diet. I worked with red mullet for years in Europe and it was only when I came to Australia, where they are often sold under the Greek nomenclature barbounia, that I realised the fish was not a true mullet. They were so valued in ancient Rome that they sold for their weight in silver. Though small, red mullet has a sweet and delicately flavoured flesh, and fine oil running under the skin that crisps up beautifully on the grill. In this recipe, the escabeche refers to the pickled vegetables; the acidity completes the cooking of the mullet as it comes off the grill. The vibrant combination provides a taste of sunshine no matter what the weather.

Recipe kindly supplied by Lennox Hastie from Finding Fire: Cooking at its most elemental (Hardie and Grant £30)

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Dan Toombs (The Curry Guy Author) BBQ Tandoori Whole Fish

Tandoori Whole Fish

Dan Toombs (The Curry Guy Author) BBQ Tandoori Whole Fish

  • Prep Time45 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the BBQ Tandoori Whole Fish

  • 2 whole bream or sea bass, cleaned
  • 1 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp tandoori masala (see separate
  • recipe sheet)
  • 1 tsp garam masala (see separate
  • recipe sheet)
  • 1½ tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • Salt

Method

Preparing the BBQ Tandoori Whole Fish

1

Make shallow slits on each side of the fish.

2

Put the garlic and ginger paste, vinegar, oil, chilli powder, tandoori masala, garam masala and yoghurt in a bowl and whisk into a marinade. Season with salt to taste then rub the marinade all over the fish, inside and out, and leave to marinate for about 30 minutes.

3

Meanwhile, prepare your barbecue for direct grilling.

4

Remove the fish from the marinade and place in a metal grill fish basket, or thread a couple of skewers through to hold it in place. Cook, turning regularly, until the skin is nicely charred and the fish is cooked through.

5

Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Recipe kindly supplied from The Curry Guy by Dan Toombs, published by Quadrille Publishing. Photography © Kris Kirkham Purchase the book from Amazon: http://amzn.eu/dWSu1Oc

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BBQ Grilled Sardines

BBQ Grilled Sardines

BBQ Grilled Sardines

  • Prep Time35 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield2 Servings

Ingredients

For the BBQ Grilled Sardines

  • 8 whole sardines de-scaled & gutted
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbs Harissa paste
  • Moroccan style Couscous
  • 400ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Olive oil
  • Wholemeal bread (uncut loaf)
  • 1 x small Red chilli thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Mixed Salad leaves
  • 5 Tbs Greek style yoghurt

Method

Preparing the BBQ Grilled Sardines

1

Start the BBQ and setup for direct cook. About ¾ chimney of briquettes or charcoal. A gas BBQ can also be used here cooking direct over the burner.

2

In a small bowl add 2 Tbs Harissa paste and a 1 tsp of olive oil, give it a mix. Coat each side of the sardines.

3

In two small ramekins split the Greek style yoghurt and add a Tbs of harissa paste on top of each. Start preparing the couscous.

4

Using two tapas style ramekins (or whatever you have to hand), add the balsamic vinegar then add the extra virgin olive oil. Cut the wholemeal bread into chunky batons.

5

Place the sardines in a fish rack if you have one (helps to turn the fish without sticking to the grates), or place direct on the grates. Lightly grease the grates with a little oil if not using a fish rack. Sprinkle a little salt over the sardines.

6

Cook the sardines over direct heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked through. Internal temperature should be 60°C/140°F.

7

Cut the lemon in half and grill direct for a few minutes until lightly charred.

8

Place the couscous on a serving platter, top with 4 sardines, add some chopped red chilli and coriander, add some salad leaves and the bread.

9

Finally place the dipping harissa/yoghurt combo and the extra virgin olive oil /balsamic vinegar dipping oil for the bread onto the platter.

10

Squeeze the grilled lemon over the sardines and enjoy!

Recipe from BBQ Stu follow him on Twitter @Graboid456

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