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Brits' Favourite Summer BBQ Recipes Revealed

Brits' Favourite Summer BBQ Recipes Revealed

With many of us unable to enjoy our favourite destinations first hand this year, we've been satisfying our travel cravings by cooking up the flavours of global cuisines at home. It's one of the easiest ways to feel as though we're lounging somewhere far more exotic than our back gardens! Here, HelloFresh reveals the global cuisines we'll be cooking on the BBQ this year, along with expert tips on getting the dishes just right!

With many of us unable to enjoy our favourite destinations first hand this year, we've been satisfying our travel cravings by cooking up the flavours of global cuisines at home. It's one of the easiest ways to feel as though we're lounging somewhere far more exotic than our back gardens! Here, HelloFresh reveals the global cuisines we'll be cooking on the BBQ this year, along with expert tips on getting the dishes just right!

Greek food is Brits go-to for BBQ dishes

Tangy tzatziki, flavour-packed haloumi skewers, and hearty lamb koftas are all on the menu for Brits replicating the enticing flavours of Greek holidays.
Greek BBQ food is the most popular in the UK, with searches spiking 81% in the summer to hit 1,600 searches.
There's a myriad of tastes that can be packed into this tempting cuisine, and making them at home is simple! Take a look at our must-try recipes below!

Brits tempted by Turkish grilled dishes

Brits are adding a Turkish twist to their classic garden party offerings. Searches for Turkish BBQ inspiration peak at 880 monthly searches in June, making it a firm summer favourite.
Through Mangal, the traditional Turkish barbecue cooking style, aromatic dishes are on the menu, so expect perfectly seasoned shish kebabs and lamb based dishes.
Stock up on skewers and come up with some delicious combinations featuring your favourite meat and veggie combinations. They'll no doubt become a menu staple at every BBQ!

Spanish dishes send Brits into a sizzle

Our data found that Spanish BBQ recipes were the second most popular option for Brits looking to serve up a summer feast, with a peak of 720 searches in June. It's hardly surprising when you consider the number of holidaymakers who usually head to Spain for their holidays.
Paprika, saffron, and parsely will be essential components for your marinades, and don't forget to add a healthy serving of aioli! Spanish tapas favourites such as prawn gambas and andalusian chicken can be easily turned into barbecue friendly dishes.

Demand for Thai BBQ recipes show how we're dreaming of far-flung tastes, too

Long-haul journeys might feel like a thing of the past, but us Brits are still dreaming of cuisines from further afield.
Fusion foods aren't off limits when it comes to our barbecue recipes, as Brits look to spice things up by adding zingy Thai flavours to the grill. Searches for Thai barbecue recipes take us through the height of summer, peaking with 690 searches throughout June, July, and August.
Lemongrass, lime and the ever-controverisal coriander will all be on the shopping list if you're eager to cook up a grilled fusion feast, along with hearty chicken and pork. Choose one of our recipes below and try something different on the BBQ.

Italian BBQ recipes are on the menu

An Italian 'grigliata' (barbecue) is a summer tradition, and us Brits are jumping on the trend! Italian barbecue recipes are most sought after in June, with a peak of 390 searches as we look to give this well-loved cuisine an outdoor friendly refresh.
Italian recipes prove to be ultra versatile. Essential ingredients include portobello mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and herbs, while olive oil and garlic are must-haves too. Marinade your meat of choice in them and tuck into a tasty, grilled dish.
For those looking to put their BBQ skills to the test this summer, why not try cooking Italy's national dish, pizza, on your grill?

Enjoy our time-saving, easy BBQ recipes

Enjoy our time-saving, easy BBQ recipes

Our travel plans may be delayed, but there's no reason why we can't enjoy our favourite far-flung cuisines at home. Get outside and make the most of the British summertime with HelloFresh's time-saving, easy BBQ recipes.

Our travel plans may be delayed, but there's no reason why we can't enjoy our favourite far-flung cuisines at home. Get outside and make the most of the British summertime with HelloFresh's time-saving, easy BBQ recipes.

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About the data:
The data was gathered using Keyword Planner, exploring the average and peak global search volumes of a selectin of 'cuisine + barbecue/bbq' terms. The selected cuisines are shown in popularity order, and their searches all peak between the months of June and August.
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