Summer SizzleFeeding a crowd without breaking the bank


Sizzle your way through summer entertaining with these easy and delicious recipes that are sure to impress but won’t break the bank.

It’s not just about buying cheaper cuts of meat or bulky filler foods. These recipes allow you to do more with less, use in-season seafood and fresh produce, and create magic from ingredients straight out of the pantry to deliver a sizzling summer meal.

Grilled Prawn and Guacamole Bites

The mix of textures and flavours in this summery canape is delightful. By halving the grilled prawns, you can extend this recipe out to feed a crowd. For the guacamole, choose any in-season avocados and sub out limes for lemons if needed.

Follow this link for our full recipe, Grilled Prawn and Guacamole Bites

Salt and Pepper Squid

If you’re lucky enough to have jagged a few squid, or when they’re plentiful at the fishmonger, grilled squid makes a perfect summer entrée. Have the sauce and lime wedges ready to go at the table, as this is best eaten straight off the grill.

Follow this link for our full recipe, Salt and Pepper Squid

Chipotle Pork and Grilled Pineapple Tacos

This smoky, spicy pork taco dish is complimented by sweet, caramelised pineapple on crispy cabbage. You only need about 100 grams of cooked meat per person and can use pork scotch steaks as an alternative if preferred. Use canned pineapple from the pantry, or fresh pineapple if it’s in abundant supply!

Follow this link for our full recipe, Chipotle Pork and Grilled Pineapple Tacos

Barbecue Chicken and Bacon Skewers

These skewers are made using chicken thigh meat and streaky bacon, both of which can be bought relatively cheaply in bulk. Basted in barbecue sauce, they are juicy, sweet and smoky – and a crowd favourite.

Follow this link for our full recipe, Barbecue Chicken and Bacon Skewers

Garlic Bread Cob Loaf

Warm and gooey, this cob loaf is filled with a cheese and garlic butter dip that is irresistible. You don’t need an artisan loaf for this recipe – a supermarket cob loaf will deliver the goods!

Follow this link for our full recipe, Garlic Bread Cob Loaf