Ben’s Spiced Lamb Kebab Wraps

Another recipe from one of the ‘BBQ Kids’ upcoming grill masters and this ones an inspiration to us all.

Ben’s only 6 and has impaired function in his left arm  so sometimes needs a bit of help, but he’s super determined and always tries to do everything himself!
Ben was very excited to try out this new recipe and share it with you! 🙂

Ben’s Spiced Lamb Kebab Wraps

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • YieldAround 7 Kebabs

Ingredients

  • About 1kg Lamb, trimmed and cubed (we used a half leg of lamb)
  • 2 Bell Peppers cut into similar sized cubes (we used one red and one yellow)
  • 500g Greek yoghurt
  • 2tsp Garam Masala
  • 2tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 2 Limes
  • 1tsp Sugar
  • Fresh Mint
  • Flat Breads (we used Aldi’s naan wraps, they were delicious!)
  • Sliced cucumber and mixed salad leaves to serve

Method

1

We started off by making a marinade for the lamb by mixing half the yoghurt with the spices and the juice of 1 lemon, along with a bit of salt and pepper. Then my dad trimmed and cut up the lamb into bite-sized cubes, and I mixed it up in the marinade – getting my hands dirty is the best part! Once it was all mixed, we covered it up and put it in the fridge for a few hours to marinate.

2

Next, we made some pickled pink onions – Dad finely sliced the red onion into a little bowl, then we squeezed the juice from 2 limes over the onion and added the sugar and a good pinch of salt. We put that aside but kept mixing it every now and then to make sure all the onions had their share of pickling – that was my job.

3

Then we made a delicious minty yoghurt drizzling sauce by mixing the remaining yoghurt with some finely chopped mint, the juice of 1 lemon and some more salt and pepper. We put that in the fridge next to the lamb (Dad says lamb and mint are best buddies, so I knew they were happy!) and then we just had to wait for the marinade to do its work.

4

After what seemed like forever (we waited about 5 hours but it felt like 500!) we finally got the lamb out of the fridge and threaded it onto some skewers, alternating with the bell pepper pieces – remember to soak the skewers first if you’re using wooden ones so they don’t burn!

5

Dad made sure the bbq was nice and hot (he grew up in South Africa though, so he calls it a ‘braai’) and I helped him put all the kebabs onto the grill – he lets me borrow his special gloves when we bbq so i don’t burn myself. We turned the kebabs every few minutes until they were nicely browned and cooked through, then we took them off and quickly put the flat breads on the grill for a few minutes, just to warm them through.

6

Finally it was time to eat! I put a few baby salad leaves onto my flat bread first (baby spinach is my favourite), then some cucumber, and then the delicious lamb and bell pepper from the kebab – Mum had to help me get it off the skewer because Dad was already too busy eating his! Lastly I drizzled some of the minty yoghurt sauce over it all – no onions for me as I don’t like them but Mum and Dad say they’re the best part – and then I tucked in!

It was super messy and super yummy – I hope everyone gives this recipe a try and enjoys it as much as we did!

Lexie’s Gooey Chocolate Puddings

Lexie is Nic Williams Niece. Nic is on Instagram as @meatsmokefire and he does live cooks every Saturday. Lexie has obviously picked up lots of tips

Lexie’s Gooey Chocolate Puddings

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 100g good quality dark chocolate
  • 100g Dairy Milk chocolate
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 115g sugar
  • 2 tbsp plain flour

Method

1

Preheat your BBQ to 200°C with it setup for baking. Place the baking stone on top of the stainless grid, on top of your ConvEGGtor feet up. Allow 20 mins at this temperature for the baking stone to heat up.

2

Over a pan of simmering water, place a bowl containing your butter and chocolate. As this heats up, stir it frequently until the butter and chocolate has melted together.

3

In another bowl, whisk together your eggs, sugar and flour

4

Once the chocolate mixture has melted, gradually mix it into the egg mixture.

5

Once it is all combined, spoon it into ramekins. You can pre grease these but to be honest, it’s not necessary if you’re going to eat them out of the ramekins.

6

Place the ramekins on a baking tray, leaving a gap between them, and put into the BBQ. and cook for 15-20 minutes until the sides of the mixture have set but the middle is still wobbly

7

Take them from the BBQ and allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes

8

You can either serve them with some cream or crème fraîche, or just garnish with a raspberry and some mint.

Cubanos

After watching the film chef and getting some Angus and Oink Cuban Rub, this was a must cook.

Cubanos

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 150gms left over pork shoulder, thinly sliced. (We bbqed around 500gms of tenderised pork shoulder marinated with Angus and Oink cuban rub, olive oil and lemon juice)
  • 2 white bread rolls or soft baguettes, split in half horizontally
  • 2 tsp American mustard
  • 4 slices roast ham
  • 4 slices gruyere
  • 1–2 gherkins, thinly sliced
  • knob of butter

Method

1

Let pork rest until cool enough to handle and thinly slice.

2

Cut baguettes approximately 9″ long.

3

Butter inside of baguette or roll and then toast until golden brown.

4

From bottom up, layer:
• Pork
• Ham
• Swiss cheese
• pickles

5

Slather mustard from edge to edge on top bun. Close sandwich.

6

Generously brush melted butter on top and bottom of bread.

7

Place on heated plancha, we used the Weber GBS griddle pan and press until golden brown and the cheese is melted

Recipe from Chillin N Grillin NI. Check us out on Facebook: Chillin N Grillin NI or Twitter @grillin_ni With thanks to Angus & Oink

Will Woolnough – Son of a Brisket

Meat Matters son Will Woolnough shows how easy cooking brisket can be. Follow Will on Instagram @bbqkids

Will Woolnough – Son of a Brisket

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Total Time16 hr
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

  • Brisket Point
  • Rub of choice, (Marcus Bawden Moca Rub)

Method

1

Dad let me borrow his KJ 2 as my junior was FAR too small for this dinosaur! 😊

I got my BBQ stool and dad helped fill the BBQ with charcoal. We then set it with the deflectors (indirect cooking) and a pan underneath to catch drippy beefy fat stuff and we added some water to help the bbq hold its temperature.

I trimmed all the hard fat off from the top and bottom. Being careful using my new knife!

I then rubbed Dad calls it his ‘stash’ of Marcus Bawdon’s Mocha rub on it! It smells SOO good!

At 10pm! We waited until the BBQ was at about 110c ish and placed the brisket carefully on the grates, closed the lid and went to bed!

I couldn’t wait to see how it was going, so we checked it at 5.30am and it was at 78c and the BBQ was still at about 115c, checked there was enough charcoal and there was LOADS so went for a swim in the sea and stuff.

Came back at 2pm and the internal temp was rising but we wanted it for dinner so with dads help wrapped in butcher paper for the last few hours to get it hurrying as the smell was driving me CRAAZZY!!!

4pm we checked and the temp was right on at 93/94 all over but dad likes to prod the beef and I LOVE testing it! I just KNEW this was done as it was jiggly and felt like lava underneath!!!

We let it rest in the Yeti wrapped in tons of mums tea towels but shes doesn’t know yet!

I was able to help carve but because the brisket was so big we had to use a MASSIVE knife!!!

Dad has promised short ribs next!!

BBQ Meatloaf

Who doesn’t like meatloaf? Here’s one that is so easy to do on your BBQ.
This recipe is based on one from DJ BBQ’s aka Christian Stevenson. It was passed down to him by his Grandma.
If you have a chance I would watch some of his videos on You Tube. He has some great ideas and a huge personality.
He currently has three books in print and we can recommend them all. Some cracking recipes in there.

BBQ Meatloaf

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Total Time1 hr 15 min
  • Yield6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1 pepper diced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and diced
  • 800gms mince (we used half beef, half pork)
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon bbq rub
  • 2tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 100gms stale bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 150gms cheese
  • 100mls bbq sauce, we used texas chipolte this time from our freinds at red dog

Method

1

Put all the ingredients (only half the cheese) in a bowl and mix well together.

2

Shape into a rectangle and place in a disposable roasting tin.

3

Use the handle of a wooden spoon to make some diagonal indents into the top of the meat loaf.

4

Pour over half the sauce.

5

Set the bbq for indirect and get the temp up to around 180°C

6

Cook for an hour or so, checking the internal temp of the meatloaf hits 74°C.

7

Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese and cook until it’s is melted.

8

Slice it up and serve with the remainder of the sauce

9

We like to reheat this in a frying pan the next day by cooking some onions, adding some gravy and a little bbq sauce

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Aston’s Brodet.

Aston Prideaux is another BBQ Kids making his mark in the BBQ world.  Aston is only 14 and he’s already a brand ambassador for a few companies

This is a Croatian fish stew called brodet. It has cod, monk fish, loc, muscles and prawns in and is a really tasty dish

You can see more from Aston on his  instagram account smokin_maple_meats

Aston’s Brodet.

  • Prep Time3 hr
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time3 hr 15 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Jerk Chicken

  • 4-6 chicken breasts (you can also use thighs or drumsticks)
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 Tbs black peppercorns (ground)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, chopped (use the white part and most of the green)
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2-3 chillies depending on how hot you like it
  • 1 Tbs dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs dark soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime

Method

Preparing the BBQ Jerk Chicken

1

Heat oil and fry onions then add garlic, bay leaves and white wine simmer for 5 minutes

2

Add fresh tomatoes, passata, cider vinegar, place in the mixture of fish and cover with water simmer for 20 minutes

3

Add the mussels and prawns cook for 5 minutes, season and finish with squeeze of fresh lemon and chopped parsley.

4

Serve with a chunk of fresh bread.

Recipe from Chillin N Grillin NI. Check us out on Facebook: Chillin N Grillin NI or Twitter @grillin_ni With thanks to our sponsors Angus & Oink

Festive Chelsea Buns

Christmas is just around the corner and to get you into the festive spirit, I’ve made some Chelsea Buns and instead of putting them into a rectangular baking tin, it’s quite fun to arrange the buns into the shape of a Christmas Tree for their second prove before going in the oven and then decorating them with glace cherries and glace icing.  Still a ‘Share n Tear’ plate of sweet sticky buns and it will brighten up any table.  It would work well with Cinnamon Buns, Olives, Sundried Tomatoes and even Pizza filling for a savoury snack.  Here’s the recipe.

I cooked these in my Kamado Joe at a temp of approx. 150C for 35 minutes. I placed the baking tray on an upturned baking tin – just watch to check the base doesn’t burn.

You could cook them in a domestic oven – temp 190C and find your largest baking sheet and line it with baking parchment or a silicone sheet & bake for 20-25 mins.

Festive Chelsea Buns

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time35 min
  • Total Time1 hr 5 min
  • Yield12 Servings
  • Course
  • Cooking Method
    • In - Direct

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • 500g Strong White Flour
  • 1 sachet dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 300ml milk
  • 40g unsalted butter

For the Filling

  • 100g cranberries
  • 100g sultanas
  • 100g dried apricots
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 75g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 egg for glazing

For the Topping

  • Glace cherries
  • Glace Icing – made up of icing sugar and water into a thick paste

Method

1

Melt the butter and warm the milk.  Into a bowl tip the flour, dried yeast and salt.  I use a KitchenAid mixer with a dough hook to mix my dough.

2

Add the warm milk, butter and egg and bring the mixture to a smooth dough which may take about 5-8 minutes.  Alternatively mix by hand and knead for about ten minutes on a lightly floured surface.  Leave the dough to prove for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.

3

While the dough is proving, weigh out the dried fruit and chop up the dried apricots.  You could use mixed dried fruit.  Melt the butter in a small bowl. Put the sugar with the cinnamon into a bowl and mix well

4

Once the dough has risen, turn it out onto a lighly floured surface and give it a little knead.  You then need to roll it out into a rectangle about 40 x 25 cm with a long edge just in front of you.  Take a pastry brush and cover the dough with the melted butter.

5

Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mix evenly over the top followed by the dried fruit.  Press it down into the dough with the palms of your hands.  Sprinkle over the grated zest of the orange for extra citrusy flavour.  Now take the long edge and carefully roll it away from you to make a long swirl, popping back in the pieces of fruit that may fall out.

6

Cut this into 12 even slices and arrange them cut side up in the shape of a Christmas Tree.  You can put the swirls fairly close together as you want them to stick together.

7

Leave to prove in a warm place for about half an hour before brushing with beaten egg and placing them in the oven to cook for about 20-25 minutes.  Check after about 15 minutes to see that they are not burning.  Cover with tinfoil if you need to.

8

 They are cooked if they sound hollow when tapped underneath.  Take them out of the oven when cooked and leave to cool.  Carefully transfer onto a large wooden board or tray and when cool enough, decorate with glace icing and chopped up glace cherries.

9

Alternatively you could give your Christmas Tree a shiny glaze by melting a tablespoon of apricot jam with a little water and paint it on with a brush. A dusting of icing sugar always adds a ‘snowy’ feel.

Best eaten on the day you make them – and not long after you have decorated them when they are still slightly warm.  Try eating them without licking your lips or your fingers!

Recipe from Sue Stoneman

Buttermilk Wings

Buttermilk Wings

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time1 hr 10 min
  • Yield2-3 Servings
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Cooking Method

Ingredients

  • 1kg wings
  • 100 gms of Tropics Foods Texas BBQ chicken fry mix
  • (OR 30g BBQ Rub ,10g baking powder ,10g self raising flour )
  • 1/2 pint buttermilk with a generous shake of hot sauce
  • Favourite BBQ sauce, we used Red Dog Texas Chipolte which has a nice kick.

Method

1

Soak the wings overnight in the buttermilk overnight, if you can’t get buttermilk you can use 250ml milk with 1tsb of lemon juice. (I like to separate the wings at the joint, but you can leave them whole if desired. )

2

After marinating take them out of the milk, drain but don’t pat dry.

3

Toss your wings in the chicken fry mix. Put them on a rack on a plate and leave in the fridge to dry for 30 mins.

4

Set up your bbq for indirect cooking and heat to around 350°F or 180°C.

5

Cook for 40 mins..

6

Check internal temp is 165°F or 74°C

7

Remove from bbq, and toss in a sauce of choice. Serve with blue cheese sauce and celery

Recipe from Chillin N Grillin NI.

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Gambas Pil Pil

Gambas Pil Pil (Chilli and Garlic Prawns)

If you have ever been to spain you will most likely have seen this on the menu.
Its such an easy dish to recreate and works great on the BBQ.

Gambas Pil Pil

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min
  • Yield2 Servings
  • Cuisine
  • Course
    • Appetizer
  • Cooking Method
    • Direct in Pan

Ingredients

  • 60ml of olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove sliced
  • 1/2 tsp of chilli flakes (or more if you like it hotter)
  • 200gms freshwater prawns (you can use tiger prawns but this is traditionally made with smaller juicer prawns)
  • A pinch of parsley (Optional)
  • Toasted sourdough bread to serve

Method

1

Heat the oil in a heat proof dish on the bbq

2

Add the sliced garlic and chilli and cook until sizzling

3

Toast the bread

4

Add the prawns and cook until they start to give out the juice (this is what helps make a delicious dipping sauce for the bread)

5

Sprinkle with parsley and serve along side the bread

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BBQ Hake with Langoustines

BBQ’d Hake, lightly smoked Kilkeel Langoustines, charred new comber baby potatoes, and grilled asparagus spears, blow torched chorizo & herb butter.

Dean Coppard is a well known chef in Northern Ireland, He is currently head chef at the Sweet Afton Bar and Kitchen. He grew up in Queensland Australia.

As he lived so close to the beach his father went fishing and brought home some amazing fresh fish which they barbecued. He moved to Northern Ireland in 2005 became head chef of the well known Yellow Door and then opened Uluru Bistro, an Australian restaurant in Armagh, it was recognised in the Michelin guide with 2 knife and forks.

He is an avid supporter of local suppliers and believes that Northern Ireland suppliers are going from strength to strength. He still lives in Armagh with his wife and 2 children who love eating out.

Although this recipe is cooked on a Mini Kamado, its easily adapted to other BBQ’s as its just Direct and Indirect grilling.

BBQ Hake with Langoustines

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time45 min
  • Yield2 Servings
  • Cuisine
  • Cooking Method
    • Direct / Indirect

Ingredients

  • 2 x 240g of fresh hake, skin on, scaled, pin boned.
  • 6 whole langoustines, split in half length ways.
  • 300g of new baby potatoes.
  • 6 tips of asparagus
  • 200g of butter
  • 100g of chorizo
  • 4 sprigs of fresh coriander
  • 50ml of Broighter Gold Hickory Rapeseed Oil

Method

1

Using a direct and indirect set up, light the bbq

2

Once the temperature is sitting between 180-200°C oil the grill barred grill rack and place the hake fillets skin side up over the direct heat area

3

Close the lid with the vent set to fully open and bake for 6 mins.

4

Open the lid and using a pallet knife or fish slice gently loosen the fish off the grill rack and set over the in-direct heat area.

5

Preboil the new potatoes until just cooked or still firm, remove from pan and slice into 1-2cm thick discs, coat these and the asparagus spears in a good quality rapeseed oil, I used the Broighter Gold Hickory Smoked infused oil giving the veg a rich flavor that gives depth once heated.

6

Add to the grill and place the halved langoustine on top. Cook for a further 4mins.

For The Butter

7

Soften the butter and add to a food processor blitz with the chopped chorizo and fresh coriander, roll in grease proof paper to form into a log shape and rest in the fridge

To Plate

8

Place the cooked potatoes on the plate first, rest the hake on top add the asparagus then finish with the grilled langoustine and slice the butter on the langoustines and blow torch the butter until it melts covering the langoustine and the hake.

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