Part of the Spanish experience is eating outside and mainly food from the barbeque.

With the lovely weather and encouraging the men to pick up the cooking tools, it’s a relaxing way to dine. Below are a few more of my favourite recipes and as ever are easy to do with a little bit of preparation so you can relax with your guests. I always make my own burgers so I know exactly what is in them and they taste so much better than shop ones if I do say so myself. I always fry them first to seal them which will save them breaking up on the BBQ. Below is also a sauce to coat the food with which is very easy to do!
Buen Apetito

Easy BBQ Sauce

One Serving
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1 cup of tomato sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
Salt and pepper

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, brown sugar and cook until onion is tender and sugar has melted. Mix in ketchup and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes.

Spicy Chicken

Buy 1 or 2 pkt of Fajita mix powder. Place in a bowl and mix around the chicken portions or legs, do not add water as the juice from the chicken will make it stick to the skin. Coat all over and leave to marinate if not cooking straight away.

Honey and Mustard Prawn Skewers

3 limes cut into 8 wedges
3 lemons cut into 8 wedges
18 large prawns
2 tbsp clear honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 pinch dried red chilli flakes crushed

If using long wooden skewers for the kebabs soak them in water for 20 minutes first. Skewer the lemons, limes and prawns on the sticks allowing 3 to 4 prawns per stick. Mix the honey, mustard and chilli flakes and pour over the kebabs and grill for 3 to 4 minutes.

Lime Chicken Burgers

1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 lemongrass
400g minced chicken
60g white breadcrumbs
2 tbsp chopped coriander
2 tsp lime zest
2 tsp caster sugar

Finely chop the onion and crush the garlic. Finely chop the white part of the lemongrass then place in a large bowl with the chicken, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic, coriander, lime zest and sugar. Mix together and then shape into burgers. Cool in fridge for 1 hour before cooking on the BBQ. Serve in a bun with lettuce, mint and coriander.

Home Made Beef Burgers

500g minced beef
1 large onion
100g bread crumbs
1 egg
Mixed herbs
1 tsp tomato sauce
Beef stock cube
Mustard powder
Salt and Pepper
Olive oil

Chop onions and fry until golden brown. In a large bowl mix together bread crumbs, mince and cooked onions. Add salt and pepper, mixed herbs and tomato sauce and mustard powder. Add the stock cube by sprinkling and mix in well. Finally add the egg to blend and then make the mixture into burger shapes. Fry in Olive oil for about five minutes each side on a medium heat and finish on the BBQ, this saves the burgers breaking up.