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summer bbq

A barbecue doesn't have to be limited to burgers and beers. Not that I have anything against burgers, let alone beer.

This is a menu for a simple, yet creative BBQ dinner. All the recipes are easy and quick, which gives you plenty of time to chat with your guests. You can substitute flounder with other fish. Add some grilled summer squash, thick slices of raspberry tomato with freshly chopped chives, a crispy baguette and a bottle of crisp white wine. Unless you really cannot imagine a barbie without beer.

Recipe: Grilled flounder

Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 flounders, washed and cleaned
  • juice of one lemon
  • one tsp. of sea salt
  • one tsp. of freshly ground pepper
Method
  • Sprinkle flounders with lemon juice and rub with salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate for at least half an hour.
  • Grill for about 7-8 each side.

Recipe: Purple turnip fries

Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • one purple turnip
  • one tbsp. of olive oil
  • a pinch of coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of freshly ground pepper
Method
  • Peel the turnip and cut it into wedges
  • Transfer them to a baking dish, sprinkle with oil, season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake at 180C for about 30 minutes.

Recipe: Turnip greens dip

Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • greens of one turnip
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt
  • one garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Method
  • Chop the turnip greens.
  • Combine with yoghurt and garlic, season with salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate for at least half an hour.

Recipe: Grilled asparagus

Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1/2 bunch of white asparagus
  • a few slices of Parma ham
  • one tbsp. of olive oil
Method
  • Remove tough ends of asparagus. Peel them.
  • Grease the asparagus with olive oil. Wrap 1/2 slice of ham around each asparagus.
  • Grill for about 15 minutes, turning every now and then. The ham must be browned and the asparagus crispy.