Grillin' up a Storm - BBQ Recipes


It's a time-honoured tradition in most parts of the UK to dive for the BBQ as soon as we spy a gap in the rain clouds. If you're planning to get a few friends and family over for a BBQ at some point this weekend, you've chosen a good one for it. Not because of the weather of course, but because it is the end of National BBQ Week!

Which has got us thinking. We know you like your meat, but sometimes a good accompaniment can be just as important, enhancing the flavours of meat and marinade to new heights of deliciousness.

This is our third recipe for BBQ side dishes, and we have put a new spin on an old classic...


Crunchy Coleslaw

This is a staple on any BBQ menu; as BBQ recipes go, its a bit of a classic! We have kept to traditional coleslaw roots, but have added some apple for sweetness, and red cabbage for colour. Have a go at this recipe and I think you will soon come to agree that this coleslaw is a bit of a show stopper. Serves 6.

Goes Well With: Anything you've smothered in BBQ sauce like sticky ribs and pulled pork. Also delicious with steaks and brisket.

coleslaw recipe coleslaw close up!

Coleslaw Ingredients

  • 6 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1/4 of a white cabbage, grated
  • 1/4 of a red cabbage, sliced very thinly
  • 1 large sweet eating apple (such as a brae-burn), sliced into matchsticks
  • 2 limes
  • 2-4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2-4 tbsp fat free yoghurt
  • Salt and plenty of black pepper

How to make Coleslaw

Begin by preparing all the vegetables so they are ready to go. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage and the lime juice and zest, and scrunch together lightly with your hands. This process will soften the larger chunks of cabbage slightly, so they incorporate better with the rest of the coleslaw. Leave to stand for five minutes.

Add the rest of the vegetables and the apple to the bowl, add in 2 tbsp of mayonnaise and 2 tbsp of yoghurt and mix gently to combine. If you feel that you prefer a creamier coleslaw, add the remaining mayonnaise and yoghurt.

Season well, I especially like plenty of black pepper in this dish! Taste to check for the seasoning and adjust accordingly.


Image Credits
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