With the long summer days well and truly here, it’s the perfect time to host a barbecue party. We all like to think we’re seasoned pros with the barbecue by now, but using your Thermomix® to prep delicious, homemade meats, salads and desserts beforehand will take your barbecue from great to fantastic, and you’ll know it’s all filled with 100% goodness and 1000% more flavour too!
Read below for 17 Thermomix® barbecue recipe ideas to make yours fantastic:
The main dish: barbecue meats.
Burgers and sausages are a given for any barbecue, but when they’re homemade, they’re extra delicious and you know they’re 100% good for you!
Try the Classic beef burger hamburger recipe using lean beef steak for ultimate flavour or check out the Sausage Collection for various sausage recipes you can make from scratch using TheMix Shop Sausage Maker. Dave Barbaos spiced pork sausages are a favourite!
If you’re wanting to impress, try this chicken recipe Jerk chicken with pineapple slaw or the Barbecued pork ribs recipe, letting the meat marinade overnight in the fridge and then grilling on the barbecue when you’re ready to serve.
Where are the shrimps on the barbie?
It’s no Aussie barbecue without ‘shrimps on the barbie’, but why not try something a little different and create these Salmon kebabs with coriander chilli mayonaise or add a natural smoky flavour to your food using a cedar plank and creating the Middle Eastern planked salmon?
Some say “it’s all about the side dish”.
No barbecue is complete without the perfect sauce for your burger, so tell us, are you barbecue or tomato? The two sauces you simply MUST have at a barbecue and you can serve up homemade versions prepped in just 10 minutes using Thermomix®. You can find the recipes here – Barbecue sauce recipe and Tomato sauce recipe.
Salads are a wonderful way to get creative and add colour to your barbecue table; these are four of our favourites:
- Beetroot and carrot salad with vincotto dressing
- Chipotle bean and corn salad
- Chilii raita potato salad
- Chicken and mango salad
Have you left room for DESSERT?
Lamington – it's a true Aussie icon, and this lamington recipe is twisted into a swiss roll with a whole dollop of cream and extra deliciousness. Of course, you could make the most of the summer seasonal fruit too and bake these To die for mini pavlovas or, new to Cookidoo this month in the Summer Harvest collection, try the Tropical upside down pineapple cake!
Ooh, that’s refreshing.
Even if you're barbecue party is BYO, a refreshing, fruity drink would be a nice welcome and why not if you can blend and mix them in your Thermomix®? The Watermelon lemonade recipe is always a favourite amongst the kids (and the adults), but the Pimm’s fruit punch is also a delight with lots of fresh fruit, Pimms and vodka.
There you have it, our top 17 recipes to make your barbecue party a success with delicious homemade dishes, heaps of flavour and refreshing drinks. Make sure you prep ahead with your sous chef, Thermomix®, and that’ll save time for socializing, playing cricket, listening to Triple J and, most importantly, having fun!