Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Don't you just want to tuck in?

I love my meat, I really do, though I'm not into red meat, I can't live without chicken or pork. As soon as the first rays of sun shine through my windows, I feel like barbecuing and rush to get my sausages and meat to marinate. But what is a barbecue without salad, sauces and bread?

Here's a delicious salad, you can even eat on its own:

Mixed salad                                                    
Grated carrots
Spring onions
Cherry tomatoes
Kidney beans
Grapes (I prefer red)
Dressing: Whole grain mustard with honey and olive oil.
Seasoned with a pinch of salt.

For the sausages and Turkish Bread, I love tzaziki and this special ketchup: it's from Germany and the best ketchup ever, even if you just have fries.

Here a quick marinade for meat:
Tomato ketchup (any cheap one will do)
Red and green peppers
Spring onions
Salt and Pepper
Olive oil

Chop the ingredients into little pieces, then mix everything together. Marinade the meat for at least two hours. It makes it tasty and tender.

Have you got a great marinade to share? Please leave a comment with the recipe.




  1. Sounds yummy though honestly I'll probabably never try it; I'm surrounded by picky eaters! Here's my easiest, most awesome quick summer dinner recipe. I call it Marinated Chicken Pitas

    1 cup ketchup
    1/2 cup maple syrup (can replace with honey)
    2 big garlic cloves, chopped
    4 teaspoons soy sauce
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper for some heat

    Note: double this recipe for 4 servings and reserve 3-4 tablespoons for later use.

    Mix all ingredients and add chicken breasts (in strips or chunks) to marinate for at least 1 hour.

    Cook chicken your preferred way (I like grilling them).

    Serve chicken in pita bread with red onions and shredded cheese along with some of the reserved marinade.

  2. Steve, that sounds absolutely gorgeous! Will try it out. And I do love my chicken grilled, too.
    Thank you for this.