Who said skewers were only for the local kebab shop, this delicious twist on an old theme is remarkably easy to do, combining piquant chicken and prosciutto with stale, olive oil and Balsamic soaked rustic bread. Served with a chilled Prosecco, perfection.
Lamb works really well on the Barbi and new season best of all. This recipe is a variation on a dish picked up at a small roadhouse on the way out of Bondi, the slightly fusion edge enhances the overall flavour. Serve in an upright triangle, bones to the sky!
How the humble burger has grown-up, so discount it at your peril. Food snobs may try to decry, but I think a properly made and grilled burger, with proper add-ons is just about unbeatable – and for me the only way to eat – rare in a bun using your hands!
A real Barbi ‘pièce de résistance’ this classic French dish was actually inspired by my favourite haunt – Corsica. The juicy, spicy meat topped with fragrant Herbs de Maquis is a perfect reminder of a beautiful, unspoilt Island – best with a glass of Nielluccio!
Sea Bass is probably my favourite fish and when grill-sautéed with fennel & basil, it simply moves onto another plane. The foil helps keep the fish moist and in-shape, if you feel brave try searing the skin and serve skin side-up!
This is a long-time Barbi favourite. Seemingly easy but can be deceptively difficult to get perfect! A fruity, slightly exotic recipe that I created following a somewhat rambling tour around Tuscany – one too many Sangiovese’s and you’ve burnt the Ciabatta!
As if it needed to be proved here is a superb and simple example of a vegetable that’s just great on the grill. Aubergine is in my opinion vastly underrated; the Miso and sesame add a wonderfully oriental flavour, balanced by the Dijon and honey!
I think this is one of the simplest, yet most impressive alfresco snacks or starters that you can prepare. I prefer baby or young asparagus with lots of Parmigianino, but please remember to shave; do not grate!
Sardines and mackerel are two of the very best BBQ fish, although my personal favourite is the sardine! Encased in sea-salt, quickly grilled, (guts-in) then drizzled with a strong green extra virgin olive oil with a hearty squeeze of limes, simply sublime!