These delightful BBQ recipes from Tracklements will have you starting up the barbie in no time. But which will you choose first?
Al fresco dining doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes simple ingredients, grilled over coals or under the grill, make the most moreish of meals. In this dish, the flesh of the aubergine efficiently absorbs the sauce delivering a hot, yet sweet and sour combo that, quite simply, tastes terrific. Serve with mixed salads and roast vegetable couscous.
BBQ Aubergine with Tracklements Smoky Chilli Sauce
3 aubergines, halved length ways
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vegetable oil
35g salted peanuts, roughly chopped
2 spring onions, sliced
Small handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
- Light the barbecue (weather permitting, or use the grill).
- Score the flesh of the aubergine. Mix together the Smoky Chilli Sauce and honey. Brush the skins of the aubergines with oil then brush half of the chilli sauce mixture onto the cut sides, making sure it gets into all of the crevices. Leave to marinate for 15 mins — no longer or you’ll get soggy aubergines!
- Barbecue, skin side down, for ten mins until the flesh is cooked and then baste the scored side with more of the chilli sauce mixture. Turn the aubergines over and barbecue flesh side down for around four mins until browned. Check the aubergines to make sure they’re not sticking to the BBQ grill.
- Brush any remaining sauce mixture onto the aubergines and top with the nuts, spring onions and coriander.
A new generation of pit masters can take their love of cooking over coals to a new level with these pork spare ribs. As meat cooked on the bone is often more flavourful and, the fact that ribs tend to be marbled with fat, more succulent, this is a real winner. No cutlery required…
Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs with Tracklements Habanero Hot Ketchup and Slaw
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
4 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vegetable oil
8 large uncooked pork spare ribs (approx. 1.2kg)
salt and pepper to season
For the slaw:
¼ white cabbage, finely sliced
¼ red cabbage, finely sliced
2 carrots, finely sliced
½ red onion, finely sliced
For the dressing:
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Put all the ingredients, except the spare ribs, into a bowl, mix everything together and season to taste. Pour into a big plastic food bag, add the pork ribs and massage!
- If possible, marinate over night.
- On the day – get the barbie started early — place the ribs bone-side down, on the cooler part of the grill (indirect heat). Cover and cook, rotating the ribs once, and basting with the leftover sauce, until the meat is tender and pulls away from the bones, about two hours.
- You can also cook the ribs in the oven in a heavy based roasting dish at 180°C/gas mark 4, turning every 20 minutes for about an hour and a half.
- In a large bowl mix the ingredients for the dressing together then stir in the slaw veg.