Barbecue, a very social affair

barbecue carrots

The weather lately has been so nice we can’t seem to stop barbecuing. Weekends filled with sunshine seems to be inspiring to get the charcoal out and the fire going.

There is something so soothing and yet exciting about fire and food and I prefer charcoal to gas.


char coal


My friend cooked and he had bought mince and made burgers, loaded with spices, garlic and herbs.


burgers with herbs and lettuce


The carrots went on first as they would take the longest together with jacket potatoes, just slightly pre cooked.


jacket potatoes on the barbecue


A couple of head of garlic was wrapped in tinfoil and slowly cooked until soft and delicious to spread on bread or pretty much anything.


barbecue garlic


I love lettuce on the barbecue so we cut some gem lettuce in half and added them whilst cooking the burgers. I like the slightly charred flavor the barbecue adds.


barbecue burgers and gem lettuce


The rack of lamb turned out lovely. The fat has started to render and crisp up.


barbecue rack of lamb


Since our barbecue last time the carrots were the star of the evening.


barbecue carrots


I did a salad and a blue cheese dressing to go with the food and after extensive blue cheese dressing research I have found a perfect three ingredient formula.


My perfect blue cheese dressing

preparation time 5 minutes

cooking time 0 minutes

serves 3-4


  • 150 gr blue cheese, I like stilton but use any you like
  • 1 1/2 dl or 3/4 buttermilk
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Place all of the ingredients in a blender until it is slightly chunky. I like chunks of blue cheese but you can also blend until the dressing is smooth if you prefer.


The dressing is super quick to make and it is perfect for salad as well as dipping.


It is still way to cold for eating outside but it is still nice and I can’t wait for the warm summer (let’s hope it is coming) when we can eat outside and just linger over a glass of wine all evening.








10 Responses to “Barbecue, a very social affair”
  1. We love BBQ season too! It is so fun to entertain outside in the fresh air.

    • petra08 says:

      Hello! I love when it starts, all the planning and all of the sudden, at least it isn’t raining and is too cold and I can’t resist a good BBQ. There is something about fire and food isn’t there? 🙂 Have a great week ahead!

  2. What a feast Petra – and great idea of BBQing the half lettuces too!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Laura
      Am glad you like it! The lettuce is great, you just need a little drizzle of dressing and it is such a treat! We still can’t eat outside but who cares? 🙂

  3. The garlic looks amazing!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Elaine
      Thank you, it is so nice both on bread but also with the other vegetables or the meat. I would happily make a vegetarian BBQ! 🙂

  4. Sumith says:

    Your blue cheese dressing with buttermilk and lemon sounds amazing. Would like to try this. Beautiful share Petra.

    • petra08 says:

      hi Sumith
      The dressing is so simple and so good! I hope you try it, and if you do, like it as much as I do! Have a lovely week ahead! 🙂

  5. chefkreso says:

    Love barbecuing with friends and family!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Kreso
      It is a great way to share a food! 🙂 I can’t wait for it to get a bit warmer so we can eat outside as well!

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