Over the last couple of years whilst I’ve been taking food a bit more seriously, I’ve built up quite a big collection of magazine cut outs, supermarket recipe cards, cook books and scribbled down recipes stolen from friends so when it comes to looking for some inspiration for what to make for the Jubilee festivities this weekend, it didn”t take me long to pick out a few recipes.
These are some ”stand up, eat with your fingers and share with your friends” ideas I think will be perfect for milling around at your local street party or neighbours garden BBQ.
Heston Blumenthal for Waitrose – Sticky Sweet Chilli Chicken
Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals – Sausage Rolls
Morrisons – Curried Fish Kebabs
800g fresh white fish fillets (coley would be good)
4 tbsp apricot jam
1 x red & 1 x green finely chopped chilli
2 tbsp medium curry powder
handful of fresh chopped coriander
2 tbsp olive oil
4 tomatoes, cut into wedges
Cut the fish into bite size pieces.
In a glass bowl, mix the jam, chillies, curry powder, coriander, olive oil & lime juice.
Add the fish & marinate covered in the fridge for as long as you can – overnight if possible.
Skewer the fish pieces, with the tomato wedges with soaked wooden skewers and grill on the BBQ for around 8 minutes, turning occasionally.
My friend Beccy’s goat’s cheese and red pepper tart
Extra virgin olive oil
2 x red onions (cut into wedges)
3 x roasted red peppers (sliced)
1 x packet ready rolled puff pastry
1 x egg
goats cheese log
3 sprigs of thyme
Fry the onion wedges.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Add the sliced pepper to the pan.
Unroll the pastry onto a greased baking sheet and score a border with a knife.
Brush the pastry border with the beaten egg and place the onions and pepper into the middle.
Add slices of the goat’s cheese log and sprinkle with thyme.
Cook for 15 minutes and slice into pieces to serve.
There are so many great ways to spice up your Jubilee BBQ party, have a look through your recipe card collection and see what you can as sharing plates or finger nibbles!