An easy to cook summer meal
Since we live on the Sunshine Coast, most of the summer is spent in front of a BBQ, and why not?
Here's a quick and easy recipe for summer that will get the kids excited and won't break the calorific bank!
How to make:
- 1Turn the barbecue on low heat, and leave for around 10 minutes to heat up. (We will be using the flat plate, not the grill.)
- 2Roughly cut the vegetables into large pieces.
- 3The harder veggies, such as carrot and sweet potato should be sliced into reasonable thin slices, then halved otherwise they stay too raw.
- 4Keep cutting your veggies and putting into a bowl until you feel you have enough, and you have a rainbow of colour.
- 5Slice your chicken breast to about 1cm slices, and put into a separate bowl.
- 6Head out to your BBQ, and cook the chicken.
- 7Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from the BBQ and put into a separate bowl.
- 8Throw all of the veggies onto the BBQ, and cook by stirring them up every couple of minutes (before they burn). When they are about half way cooked, pour on your sauce (doing it this late prevents it being burnt into your veggies).
- 9When they are nearly cooked (the carrot and sweet potato should have softened, but with still some crunch), pour the chicken back in and mix it all up.
- 10Once mixed together, turn off the heat and serve!
The sauce can be anything you actually want - we normally don't have any sauce, as barbequing adds its own amazing flavours, but get creative - we have tried using lemon juice with garlic, and that works really well. I use a South African salt and spice mix that is called "Braai Salt," and is a mix of sea salt, chilli flakes, paprika and something else I can't work out. You can get it from your local South African shop (there is one called "crunch" in Forest Glen.)
You can also make our barbecue sauce (see recipe here).
If you do try this, please let us know!