Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Un - Australian BBQ

West Australian Crayfish

Paul Hogan (Croc Dundee to some) stares from the small screen, encouraging us to throw another shrimp on the barbie. An Aussie Christmas and the Great Barbecue, they go hand-in-hand, can't have one without the other.

The problem is, I've been watching too much Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. Slapping a couple of sausages, a slab of steak and some chops on the barbie is kinda boring. The trick is to dress up the meat, smother it in a marinade, camouflage the fatty taste and charred bits... So here it is, next time you have a BBQ, give this a try...


3/4 cup soya sauce
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup finely grated onion
2 flat teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoon grated ginger
Pinch of sugar

Marinate beef in concoction for at least 1 hour prior to cooking. Baste with left over marinade whilst cooking.


1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Mix and baste fish frequently whilst cooking.



1 cup pineapple juice (unsweetened)
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoon fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Whisk and marinate meat for at least 1 hour before cooking.
Baste with marinade whilst cooking.



1 cup coconut milk/ cream
1 teaspoon green (or red) curry paste (seasoned to taste)
Salt and Pepper
Thread chicken with pineapple, onion and capsicum (red or butter)

Spoon over kebabs whilst cooking.


Loving Annie said...

The chicken kebabs sound awesome !

I saw that Aoide closed her blog - is she okay physically ? Not being in touch with her via phone, I worry. It's the mother part in me. I hope nothing is wrong.

Vixel said...

The last time I had a BBQ we wrapped chicken breasts in foil with a few pieces of asparagus and a slug of sherry, and cooked them in the embers. They were delicious!

Young Werther said...

Hi Annie, the kebabs turned out a real treat. In fact this "cordon bleu" BBQ was pretty tasty :)

G'day Vixel, never got to BBQ much when I was in England. When I think about it, not even once :(

Dust-bunny said...

Sounds delicious...when it's once again BBQ season here, I will have to try that beef concoction--yum!!

I was in the audience for a Rachel Ray show when Jaime Oliver was on. As a matter of fact, he gave out a Nintendo DS cooking game starring himself, and I can't use it. Would you like to have it?? I'll mail it to you! I never opened it! The thing was, he was promoting a beautiful cookbook, and we all were hoping for that instead...but alas, we got the game.

Nice to hear from you, Young...hope all is well.

Young Werther said...

Hi Dust-Bunny, thank you so much for the DS offer, unfortunately I don;t own one... correction, the kids don't own one which I can borrow :)

Hope all is well.