Barbecue roast chicken with all the trimmings

Serves: 4 Prep time: 35 minutes plus overnight brining Cooking time: 2 hours or about 40 minutes without a spit Summer is nearly here and it’s time to spend more time cooking outside. I was fortunate enough to be given an electric rotisserie spit for my barbecue last year and have had some great meals…

Rib sandwich

Serves: 2 hungry people or 4 with some sides Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 3.5 hours I was inspired to do this after seeing a recipe by epicurious for a boneless rib sandwich. It gave me a chance to test a spice mix I’m working on for a Kansas City style pulled pork without…

“Crockits” aka croquette potatoes

Serves: 6 though it’s probably best to say this makes about 18 croquettes and you decide how many that serves Prep time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes These crispy little delights take a fair bit of effort but are absolutely worth it. They are surely the best way to eat mashed potato. They give…

Quick Smoked BBQ jackfruit

Serves: 8 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes I’ve made BBQ pulled jackfruit before and it’s a great veggie and vegan alternative to pork. This recipe makes a lovely sweet BBQ sauce which cuts through the strong smokiness of the jackfruit. A little organisation at the start of the cooking process and it…

“Broliflower” cheese fritters

Serves: 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes With all the vegetables these fritters do a great job of pretending to be healthy. The cheese meanwhile adds lovely crispy bits to the crust and a gooey centre to the fritters. They are delicious topped with a poached egg and served with a sharp…

No knead burger buns

Serves: 6 Prep time: 15 minutes or less, plus 2 hours of resting and proving. Cooking time: 18-25 minutes So after reading a bunch of recipes for ciabatta and learning a little of a process called autolysation (or the power of the pause, one process in which gluten forms and flavour develops along with many…