Bank holiday barbecue recipes

Spicy belly pork squid burger

Rain or shine, no British bank holiday is complete without a cook out. Refresh your repertoire with these bank holiday barbecue recipes

Spicy belly pork and squid burger

This monstrous creation (pictured top) from Ben Forte of Kamado Joe is guaranteed to get guests talking at your bank holiday barbecue. A delicious combination of Korean-spiced pork belly and flame-licked squid stuffed into glossy brioche buns, these surf-and-turf burgers are a great way to coax yourself out of your barbecue comfort zone.

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Smoked sea bass

Smoked sea bass with cockles and samphire

Chuck a few whole fish on the barbie and you’ve got a feast fit for a small crowd. This recipe from Nigel Webster of Cut to the Smoke pairs smoked sea bass with briny cockles and salty samphire. Serve with grilled lemon halves and thick slices of oil-drizzled ciabatta.

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Venison kofta kebabs

Venison kofta kebabs

Lamb kebabs are a barbecue staple, so why not try swapping the lamb mince for a local venison version? It’s lower in fat and more sustainable, and delicious charred on the grill. This recipe from Roz Cooper at The Garden Cook adds cumin, coriander, paprika and mint for extra oomph.

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Miso-glazed celeriac burgers

Miso-glazed celeriac burgers

Meat eaters will be fighting the herbivores to get their hands on these veggie burgers. After being marinated in miso, the celeriac burgers are slow-roasted on the barbecue for a deep flavour and unctuous texture. Creator Ben Forte pairs them with a delicious Asian slaw.

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Ember-baked mussels with sea greens

Ember-baked mussels with brown butter and sea greens

Plonk a sharing plate in the centre and let everyone tuck in kind of host? If you’ve got a large enough heavy-based pan then this is the bank holiday barbecue recipe for you. From chef Andi Tuck of St Kew Inn, this summer dish pairs plump local mussels with homemade brown butter and sea greens – including marsh samphire and purslane.

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