Barbecue - everyone's favourite way to cook. Everyone's favourite casual party. Perfect for two - or for the whole family. The men like to be in charge of the fire (it's a boy thing!), women like it because someone else is cooking, and kids like the way nobody yells at them when the tomato sauce runs down their chins.
Born in England, Louise Pickford moved halfway around the world to Australia to make sure of a good barbecue, and this book is the result.
Louise thinks that every barbecue needs a Salad - and has given us delicious examples such as Courgette and Feta Cheese, and Grilled Pepper and Asparagus. She's included Little Dishes to whet the appetite before the Big Grill - recipes like Fig Kebabs with Radicchio, Bruschetta with Caramelised Garlic, and Barbecued Duck Ricepaper Rolls.
Fish and Seafood are perfect for the barbecue. There's Tuna coated in Spicy Nut Crust, Hot-smoked Creole Salmon, and Salt-grilled Prawns with Peach Salad. Of course, Meat and Poultry are traditional barbecue fare. Louise has come up with the best - Rib Eye Steak with Anchovy Butter, Smoky Barbecue Ribs, even a Whole Roast Chicken - and more.
Every barbecue needs its Accompaniments. Try Creamy Coleslaw, Garlic Bread Skewers and everyone's favourite, Smoky Tomato Salsa. To bring the perfect barbecue to an end, Louise offers great Sweet Things - Grilled Bananas with Palm Sugar Ice, Bruschetta with Grilled Plums and Grilled Fruit Foil Parcels. Drinks to add to the beer, wine and sparkling water include Iced Long Vodka, Fruit and Herb Pimm's, and Strawberry, Lime and Orange Frappe.
All this, as well as must-have information on preparing all the different kinds of barbecues (wood, charcoal, gas and electric) - plus how to get the best out of your barbecue, how to keep everyone (and the environment) safe from fire, and which tools are best for each job.
- Publication Date:
- 16 / 08 / 2003
- 228 x 235mm