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With the weather finally beginning to brighten up, now is the perfect time to reconnect with old friends or host a family gathering. If you have chosen luxury outdoor dining furniture made from aluminium for your patio area, it should be ready to use after a simple brush to get rid of any winter debris.
Here is our list of delicious recipes to cook outdoors to get you ready for spring entertaining:
1. Soy and Butter Salmon Parcels
Baking fish in aluminium foil is a tried and tested way to get moist, flavourful fish that can be prepared outside. These parcels can easily be cooked on anything from a small campfire to a full-scale outdoor oven. To create a full meal with minimal washing up, try adding some green beans or stalks of asparagus to the parcel. These will bake with the fish, without getting too soft and are a perfect alternative to the cucumber salad on cooler evenings.
2. Miso Grilled Potatoes
A staple of Japanese cooking, miso can transform any dish. The benefit of this recipe is that both the sauce and the potatoes can be prepared in advance, meaning you can spend more time socialising, rather than in the kitchen. Simply mix together and add to the grill for a show-stopping side dish!
3. Spicy Grilled Vegetable Rolls and Chickpea Salad
Nothing quite beats a barbecue-grilled vegetable – particularly when they’ve been blasted in harissa and honey to add extra flavour. This middle Eastern-inspired dish will be a hit with meat-eaters and vegetarians/vegans alike and can be served as a main or an impressive side -perfect for relaxed evenings with friends and family.
4. Crispy Lamb Breast with Malt Vinegar Sauce
Lamb is the obvious choice for seasonal spring cooking. This recipe is a great way to win over any guest, combining classic British flavours, with an American twist inspired by Carolina-style barbecue sauce. Pair this with a selection of grilled vegetables, some baked potatoes, or even a fruity salad for the perfect seasonal feast.
5. Berry and Frangipane Galette
This galette dessert is an ideal way to round off an alfresco supper. As the sun sets and temperatures cool, add some blankets to your luxury outdoor dining furniture sets and cosy up with this warming dessert – perfect paired with ice cream or custard.