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Sizzling Summer BBQ Recipes

Post Date: 01 Jun 2020

The sun is shining and the faint sizzling sounds of a BBQ can be heard in back gardens across the UK. With good weather predicted over the coming days, you may be in need of some grilling inspiration and luckily, with many independent grocery stores, restaurants with adapted grocery sections and, of course, high-street supermarkets which are all open and operating in Clapham Junction, you’ll find plenty of mouth-watering recipes and ingredients to get you fired-up this weekend.


Image credit: Four Thieves & Laine Brew Co

A cold beer in hand while you hover over the hot coals is pretty much written into BBQ law. Luckily, our friends over at Four Thieves are thinking outside the obligatory BBQ wine box and, while their bar is closed to the public, they’ve gone virtual and joined forces with their drinks partner at Laine Brew Co. Order a crate of your favourite tipple here and use code GOODTIMES20 at checkout to receive 20% off.

Alternatively, create your own delightful summer cocktail to start the proceedings…

The French 75 | Lidl | Falcon Lane

Image credit: Lidl

For one serving | 5 mins to prepare


1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp sugar syrup

50 ml Lidl Aquine Gin

Lidl Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut to top your cocktail

lemon rind to garnish

Method: Click here


Whether you’re cooking on gas or you’re a charcoal purist, we all know that meat and marinades doth make a BBQ! These recipes really are finger-licking-good and have something for everyone – they’ll certainly have all you carnivores, chicketarians and vegans salivating for more. Luckily, you can pick up plenty of ingredients to fill your plates at the following stores…

Slow Cooked BBQ Beef | Waitrose | St John’s Road

Serves 8 | 10 mins to prepare | 3hrs 20 mins to cook


1.6kg Aberdeen Angus Beef Brisket

50g tub Cooks’ Ingredients Smokey Steak Rub

For the sauce
1 onion, finely diced

3 cloves garlic, crushed

300g tomato ketchup

6 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Juice of 1 lemon

25g light brown muscovado sugar

1 tbsp malt vinegar

2 tsp English Mustard

½ tsp chilli flakes

20g pack thyme (reserve a little to garnish)

500g tub Cooks’ Ingredients Beef Stock

Method: Click here.

Herby Chicken Souvlaki with Lemon Tzatziki | Bayley & Sage | Northcote Road

Image credit: Bayley & Sage

Serves 8 | 1hr 20 mins to prepare and cook

Ingredients for the souvlaki

800g chicken thighs, remove skin and bones

1 tbsp oregano

1 tbsp herbes de provence

2 or 3 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 tsp all spice

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

3 tbsp olive oil

Salt & pepper

8 bamboo skewers

Ingredients to serve

Pita bread

2 pots of tzatziki

Juice of 1 lemon

Mixed olives

70g feta cheese

200g mixed tomatoes

Half a red onion, sliced

Method: Click here.

Vegan Steak Ingredients | Hetu | St John’s Hill

Image credit: Hetu

This vegan steak was rustled up by our friends at Hetu – your local vegan zero waste store. Featured on their FB page, the recipe is actually based on an original from, and you'll be able to source your ingredients from Hetu on St John's Hill.


Vital Wheat Gluten


Nutritional Yeast

Tomato Paste


Garlic Powder

Chili Powder

Smoked Paprika (subbed in for the liquid smoke)

Olive Oil

Maple Syrup

Onion powder and dried oregano

Method: For detailed measurements and method, click here


A BBQ simply isn’t a BBQ without a selection of delicious salads and sides. With tasty light bites, charcoal-infused vegetable showstoppers and plenty of fresh bread to mop-up the multitude of sumptuous grilled flavours, you’re guaranteed to create an impressive spread with these recipes...

Grilled Jersey Royals with Asparagus and Hazelnuts | Sainsbury’s | St John’s Hill

Image credit: Sainsbury’s Magazine

Serves 6 | 20 mins to prepare | 25 mins to cook

Ingredients for the dressing

2 tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp maple syrup or honey

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp wholegrain mustard

Pinch of Maldon salt

1 tbsp hazelnut oil

2 tbsp rapeseed oil

Ingredients for the salad

250g asparagus, tough ends trimmed and discarded

1kg baby jersey royal potatoes

1 tbsp rapeseed oil

80g watercress, tough stalks removed

50g blanched hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

A few mint leaves

Method: Click here.

Supercharged Corn on the Cob | Tesco | Battersea Rise

Image credit: Tesco with Jamie Oliver

Serves 4 | 15 mins to prepare | 15 mins to cook


2 smoked streaky bacon rashers

50g fine breadcrumbs (see tip)

2 sprigs fresh rosemary, optional

4 corn cobs

30g Parmigiano Reggiano

4 tbsp natural yogurt

1 lime

¼ tsp smoked paprika

extra virgin olive oil

Method: Click here

Prosciutto and Pesto Bread | Coop | Northcote Road

Image credit: Coop

Serves 8 | Prepare and cook 25 mins


2 Co-op white batons, from the instore bakery

100g Co-op Irresistible Italian pesto

80g Co-op prosciutto

25g Co-op Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated

Method: Click here


After all that grilling action you’ll need something to cool you down, so why not treat yourself to a taste of summer with this sublime sweet treat. It’s super simple to make and gentle on the hips which, after a full feast of charcoaled delights, may be the perfect ending to your bank holiday weekend. Enjoy…

Summer Berry Swirled Lollies | M&S Food | St John's Road

Image credit: Cook with M&S

Serves 10 | 15 mins to prepare | Freeze overnight


75g blackberries

150g raspberries

4 tbsp runny honey

300g Greek yogurt

Method: Click here

For a full listing of all the grocery stores and supermarkets currently open and operating in Clapham Junction, please visit our Open Businesses in Clapham Junction Blog page.