As a family, we enjoy having barbecues at any opportunity. Despite the weather not being too great this year, we have still managed to get out into the garden when the rain has eased to cook our food on the barbecue. We’ll cook anything from chicken breasts to pork chops and anything in between, sometimes even serving with potatoes and veg cooked in the kitchen if that’s on the menu.
I’m not a huge white bread fan and we won’t often just serve a burger or a sausage in a roll, mainly because it’s not very exciting and I do like to have flavour in my food. We have been discovering some different sauces, chutneys and pickles from Branston
We are quite divided in our taste opinions in our family. Hubby loves his pickles and thinks nothing of adding pickle to a chicken breast or pork chop, basting it on during cooking. The flavours slightly marinate during the cooking process which turn out lovely. I on the other hand love a deep rich barbecue sauce and will add that to any meat that I may be cooking. Our most recent barbecue which included burgers saw me adding a slice of blue cheese and some smoky barbecue sauce which made my burger so tasty I forgot I was eating white bread.
Miss A is a sausage girl at heart and will always opt for a hot dog, but like me she doesn’t really enjoy eating the roll. Adding some tomato and pepper relish worked a treat for her simple taste buds and got her over the fact she was eating the white bread as well. I prefer to use the relish as a dip for carrots and celery instead of humus.
Barbecue foods don’t have to be plain and boring, there are plenty of ways you can make them more interesting just by adding a simple sauce, chutney or pickle. If you’re short on inspiration check out some of Branston’s recipes.
Disclosure – we received the sauces free of charge but all opinions are our own