The bank holiday weekend is almost upon us and it looks the sun might turn up for us (fingers crossed)! So why not get into the summer spirit early while the good weather lasts and have a big BBQ with family and friends to make the most of the long weekend? Dust off that grill, clear some space in your fridge and have a go at making these delicious sauces, marinades and chutneys to finish it all off!
Sauces are what tie a meal together, and none more so than a BBQ, which consists of many different meats, vegetables and sides. Impress your guests by making one of these tasty treats! Check out our fantastic range of sauce bottles that are perfect for storing or selling your homemade sauces in, including our 250ml Hexagonal Glass Sauce Bottle which can be seen above.
What is a BBQ without BBQ Sauce? Now it’s easy enough to go buy a bottle of the stuff at your local supermarket, but this homemade recipe from Delish is worth trying your hand at.
What you’ll need: ketchup, light brown sugar, water, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard and paprika.
Classic Tomato Salsa
Tomato Salsa is like a healthier, more flavourful alternative to tomato sauce, with bold zingy jalapeño and lime softened by olive oil and garlic. Get the full recipe from Jamie Oliver.
What you’ll need: ripe tomatoes, fresh coriander, onion, fresh jalapeño or green chillies, clove of garlic, lime and extra virgin olive oil.
Chutneys And Relishes
Chutney and relish are often overlooked, but crucial, parts of a BBQ, providing tangy flavour to your hot and cold meats, as well as making delicious dips! We’ve got the best glass jars that you can store your toppings and dips in, including our 200ml (7oz) Square Glass Food Jar which can be seen above.
Classic Sweet Hotdog Relish
Is there anything better than a hotdog or burger topped with tangy relish? Well get excited, because this classic style pickle hotdog relish recipe from The Spruce Eats takes the humble cucumber up to another level!
What you’ll need: cucumber, onion, red bell pepper, salt, apple cider (or white wine vinegar), cornstarch, sugar, celery seed, mustard seeds, ground mustard, turmeric, ground nutmeg and ground black pepper.
Classic Apple Chutney
There is no greater match in heaven than pork and apple chutney, especially when the pork has been grilled or slow roasted… Slather onto a bun filled with pulled pork, or use it to marinade pork chops before slapping them on the grill to cook to caramelised perfection. Find the recipe at BBC Good Food.
What you’ll need: cooking apples, light muscovado sugar, raisins, onions, mustard seeds, ground ginger, salt and cider vinegar.
Marinades & Rubs
It is a sin to cook meat without first marinating or rubbing it with a mix of delicious herbs and spices that bring out the variety of flavours and keep the meat moist. Make sure to take a look at our collection of spice jars, including our 100ml Clear Glass Cylindrical Jar seen above, that are perfect for keeping your rubs and marinades fresh!
What you’ll need: ground coriander, cumin powder, cardamon powder, hot chilli powder, ground black pepper, ground cloves, oil, water, salt, chicken drumsticks and lemon wedges.
Smoker Rib Rub
Ask any American from southern barbecue country, and they’ll tell you that to get the best, most succulent ribs, it’s all about what rub you use! This recipe from All Recipes has got rave reviews from people who have tried it, including this one overexcited person: “o my GOODNESS!!!! I cannot find enough words to sing the praises of this rib rub but let me try…I live in KC-the BBQ mecca of the nation-this is by far the best rub I’ve tried to date.” High praise indeed!
What you’ll need: white sugar, brown sugar, sea salt, chilli powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, ground black pepper, dried thyme, ground cumin, dried rosemary, ground nutmeg, ground allspice and cayenne pepper.