A feast of easy outdoor eating. Perfect for you, for friends, for family. For the anniversary weekend, weather permitting. Alfresco recipes to mix and match, eat together anywhere. With smørrebrød from Trine Hahnemann, summer rolls from Uyen Luu, a sunshine salad from Yasmin Khan. There’s Nathan Outlaw’s grilled mackerel, Tom Kerridge’s pork burgers, and Samin Nosrat’s kufte kebabs. To finish: Simon Hopkinson’s gooseberry pie or Nigel Slater’s delicious ice cream sandwiches. Maybe bring sunscreen, just in case.
Open sandwiches can be topped with anything, but seasonal ingredients like radishes, pea shoots, new potatoes, and tomatoes have the best flavors
Filled with fresh leaves and herbs, plus Vietnamese specialties like pork or shrimp, these sandwiches can be as simple or as inventive as you like
The perfect outdoor snack, this recipe has a soft, self-saucing yolk and the deep flavor of black pudding studded sausage meat.
Mackerel is one of the best fish for barbecuing, and a salad of spicy citrus, chili and sweet fennel is the perfect accompaniment
Perfect for picnics or packed lunches, the freshness of the cucumber yogurt adds spice to the meatiness of the lentil filling
Inspired by the abundance of Cypriot summer produce, creamy avocado, sweet cherry tomatoes and halloumi cheese combine sunshine on a plate
Golden bread layered with sweet tomatoes and melting cheese, this Italian street food combines rustic simplicity with delicious indulgence
A great dish to make ahead of time, marinate the chicken for up to 48 hours for a surprisingly sweet delicate taste
Crunchy peanuts, vibrant tomatoes, crunchy shallots and garlic – a real zinger of a summer salad
Plenty of olive oil is the key to unlocking this vegetable’s sweet nuttiness. The result is luxuriously delicious
There are many variations of this tasty Middle Eastern meatball, but they are all easy to assemble and perfect for a barbecue.
A refreshing summer salad with added flavor layers of olives, chili and herbs
No barbecue is complete without a burger, and the garlic herbs of these pork tenderloins give a tasty French twist
A tasty cornucopia of rice salad that can contain almost any ingredient from the store cupboard and veggies lurking in your fridge
A fresh, summery cake that will be a tasty main attraction for any picnic. Sliced for packed lunches
Spicy spicy prawns with an easy chilli chutney – mouthwatering flavors that combine our Afghan and Guyanese food heritage
Inspired by a much-loved dish from a Jerusalem restaurant, the char brings out the fantastic flavors of the aubergine
A sensational cake soaked in cardamom spiced milk bake it in a foil tray give everyone a spoon and get stuck in
An easy homemade ice cream sandwiched between freshly baked citrus cookies – sit in the sun and enjoy
Nothing says summer more than gooseberries, and this classic pie works beautifully in any outdoor setting