18 Reasons To Fire Up The BBQ This Weekend | sheerluxe.com
Not only is it National Barbecue Week, but the sun’s set to be out this weekend… What better excuse is there to light up the grill? And if you’re looking to up your BBQ game this year, we highly recommend M&S – from portable BBQs to summer marinade recipes, they’ve got every essential covered…
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First up, it wouldn’t be a barbecue without a flavour-packed marinade for your meat of choice, and Marks has got three brand new recipes to inspire your taste buds. They’re the perfect complement to the M&S meat box – filled with grilling favourites, from fillet and sirloin steaks to Aberdeen Angus burgers, plus plenty to fill up the freezer: think ready-to-cook saltimbocca and rosé veal meatballs, all for £36. And if that’s not enough to tempt you – although let’s be honest, they had us at ‘meat box’ – M&S can trace all its beef back to every farm and every animal.

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Middle Eastern Marinade

 Sesame-studded za’atar and tangy sumac in this recipe will elevate chicken, lamb or vegetables.

 Ingredients (Serves 2)

1 tbsp of za’atar
2 tsp of sumac
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 lemon, zest and juice
3 tbsp of olive oil


1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk gently to combine.
2. To make charred aubergine, cut the top off one aubergine and cut into eighths lengthways.
3. Brush generously with the marinade and leave for 15 minutes.
4. Cook on a barbecue or in a griddle pan over a medium-high heat for five minutes on each side, until the edges are charred and the flesh is softened. Serve with a dollop of natural yoghurt, a fluffy, pomegranate- and mint-flecked couscous salad, and an extra sprinkling of sumac.

Sweet & Sour Glaze

Use this zingy Asian-style marinade for prawns, chicken or lamb.

Ingredients (Serves two)

1 tbsp of tamarind paste
3 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
2 tsp of soft brown sugar
1 garlic clove, crushed


1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk gently to combine. To make sticky glazed lamb, season and oil two lamb loins, then brush with the marinade and leave for three to four hours, or ideally overnight.
2. Cook on a barbecue or in a griddle pan over a medium heat for four minutes on each side. Rest for five minutes. Delicious served with a crunchy Asian-style salad of thinly sliced carrots, red onions, cucumber and sliced red chilli, finished with lime juice and a scattering of toasted sesame seeds.

Smoky Maple Hot Sauce

This will impart a heady smoked chilli flavour into chicken, pork or beef.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • 2 tbsp of cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp of Worcester sauce
  • 2 tbsp of hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp of chipotle paste
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup


1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk gently to combine.
2. To cook smoky barbecue steak, brush two sirloin steaks lightly with oil and season. Spoon the marinade over the meat, massaging it in, and leave for three to four hours (or ideally overnight) to allow the flavours to intensify.
3. Cook on a barbecue or in a griddle pan over a medium-high heat for two to three minutes on each side; for medium-rare, or for three to four minutes on each side for medium. Serve with a simple lemon-dressed green salad.

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