Gluten Free BBQ Time
Fire up your BBQ, here are a few juicy gluten-free BBQ tips and recipes.
WHAT TO EAT
Meat and fish are naturally gluten-free so why not put them together with roasted vegetables to make delicious kebabs or serve some steaks or BBQ’d fish fillets with a gluten-free grain side dish or tasty root vegetable wedges?
If you’re more of a burger and sausages type of person, our Facebook community recommended the following which would go perfectly with a Genius Seeded Roll.
- M&S Burgers and Sausages
- ASDA Gluten Free Sausages
- Co-op Taste the Difference Sausages and Aberdeen Angus Burgers
- Waitrose Essential Burgers & Waitrose Gluten Free sausages
- Sainsbury's Sicilian, Toulouse and Pork and Bramely Apple Sausages
CLEAN THE BBQ GRILL
To avoid cross contamination you need to clean your BBQ grill after having cooked gluten containing foods. An alternative option is to BBQ gluten free for everyone which eliminates the risk all together.
To successfully clear the grill of gluten, heat grill to the highest temperature and keep it burning for 20 minutes or until all the residues on the grate have charred. Use a brush to scrape grate clean.
SAUCES AND MARINADES
Before you smother your steak with sauce or coat your fish in a pre-prepared marinade, check the labels. Products made with soy or teriyaki may contain wheat, unless otherwise designated as gluten-free.
Genius bread makes fantastic gluten-free breadcrumbs for homemade burgers and fish cakes. Just blitz a couple of slices in a blender and include in the recipe as per gluten-containing breadcrumbs.
From left top clockwise
- Cherry tomato, marinated feta and basil skewers
- Mushroom & Lentil Burger
- Ultimate Genius Burger
- Quinoa Salad with Mint and Mango
- Mexican Bean Burgers with Sour Cream, Avocado & Tomato
- Portobello Sliders
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Gluten free bread, homemade burgers, chips, crisps, dips and salad!
And don't forget the drink!
Any style of BBQ works for me!
Have a choice of BBQ mains to suit virtually everyone - GF Sausages / Burgers, Salmon & Vegetables such as aubergine, courgette, peppers etc, a big bowl of mixed salad and coleslaw & some GF Sauces (BBQ, Tomato & Sweet Chilli).
Add another dimension to your BBQ by serving a BBQ'd GF dessert - hollow out a banana skin and mash the banana that you've removed in a bowl, mix with mini GF marshmallows and a small amount of chopped up chocolate, spoon this mixture back into the hollowed out banana skin and wrap the whole thing in tin foil; put on the BBQ for a couple of minutes until the marshmallows and chocolate begin to melt - serve with whipped cream &/or ice cream!
My boyfriend and I tend to make our own burgers and flavour with things like chipotle, mexican cheese and red onion. Sausages tend to be The Black Farmer gluten free chipolatas- these are just amazing! We also grill chicken breasts that have been marinated in spices as an alternative to red meat.
I always make my Nan's pasta salad- layers of chopped fresh vegetables topped with pasta (in a lemon and mayonnaise sauce) and cheese. It goes down a treat! Kebabs of cherry tomatoes, red onion and feta/goats cheese work very well for the veggies and bring a hint of the Mediterranean. It's also really easy to make quinoa or bean vegetable burgers!
For dessert- barbecued pineapple served with Greek Yoghurt and mint. Perfectly light and refreshing after all that food.
thanks for the fab competition!
I always make my burgers from scratch -minced pork and beef with mustard, an egg, gluten free crackers and herbs galore! So I have complete control for what I'm eating so I know I will only feel the hangover the next day...
When going to a BBQ I like to take with me a homemade dish that will fill me up if there's no gluten free options available - making vegetable skewers with halloumi cheese and a decadent potato salad - I'm good to go!
Also I always wipe off any tongs or spoons before I help myself to food that's layer out to make sure there's no left over crumbs getting in the way!
If using chicken legs or thighs boil the day before, allow to go cold then marinade overnight in fridge, cook to crisp the skin, and no worries about under cooked meat.
Get someone else to do the cooking to give you time off as I bet you've done all the shopping.
(eg sausages, chicken pieces, burgers, baking potatoes) and put it on the BBQ still wrapped in the foil. Just be sure to give it a wee bit extra time to cook though. Make sure the 'chef' knows its yours and that it doesn't need anything done to it other then being left well alone! Enjoy :)
fish and vegitable are excellent when cooked in tin foil. You then don't have to worry just enjoy.