Barbecue Salmon Rainbow Kebabs

Barbecue Salmon Rainbow Kebabs

These Barbecue Salmon Rainbow Kebabs featuring Newman’s Own Original Sticky BBQ Sauce,  are a colourful and delicious way of serving something a little bit different on the BBQ this summer to your family and friends.
Barbecue Salmon Rainbow Kebabs

With summer on the horizon, warmer weather on the way and longer evenings approaching, it is time to get out the BBQ and start some alfresco dining with family and friends. Newman’s Own Original Sticky BBQ sauce is perfect for adding some tang to barbecue food. It’s great to use when marinating meat, vegetables and fish as everything you need is in one bottle. No need to search the cupboards for spices, oils, herbs etc. to mix together and make a tasty marinade, as you can just open up a bottle of Newman’s Own and pour over instead.

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Easy Rio Olympics Inspired BBQ Meatball Kebabs

Easy Rio Olympics Inspired BBQ Meatball Kebabs

Rio Olympics BBQ Meatball Kebabs

I have to be honest neither myself or my partner are big sport fans, however with the Olympics being on the TV we have seen some of the coverage and I have to say that it has been great to watch and how well have we done so far? Go Team GB!

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Meatball Kebabs

Meatball Kebabs

To me, Bank holiday weekends are always about family time and in the warmer months picnics and BBQ’s provide us with our food when we get together with our families and friends. Last month my OH bought us a BBQ – the first one we have ever owned – and it has meant that for the first time ever we are able to host a family BBQ on a Bank Hoilday weekend.

Along with the usual food that gets cooked on a BBQ like sausages, burgers and chicken which is served with salad, dips and bread, I wanted to devise a BBQ recipe which I could call my own and which would be something maybe a little bit different too.  I have often made homemade kebabs before on skewers using chicken and peppers or haloumi cheese and vegetables, but whilst browsing the meat counter at my local Morrisons last week, I saw their family pack of meatballs priced at £4 for 25  (or a little less when you buy them as part of their 3 packs of meat for £10 offer) and I had a light bulb moment!

Here is a recipe for Meatball Kebbas which are not only easy to make and appealing to kids (meatballs in pasta are popular in my house), but also work out good value for money and, of course, taste good too!

Meatball Kebabs

Based on 3 meatballs per person this recipe makes 8 kebabs

  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 onions
  • 1 packet of haloumi cheese
  • 24 British beef meatballs
  • 8 skewers
  • 8 garlic dough balls

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Chop the vegetables and cheese into bite sized chunks

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Then simply make your kebabs alternatating the meatballs, vegetables, cheese and garlic dough balls on the stick

Keep covered and chilled until needed

Simply cook on your BBQ for about 15 minutes (for as long as the meatballs say they take to cook)

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As you can see they did not hang around long!!

Obviously you could put 2 meatballs on each kebab and add some cherry tomatoes and/or mushrooms which would enable you to make 12 kebabs in total. These kebabs are such good value as the breakdown in costs show

Garlic dough balls – £1 meatballs – £3.33 (if bought as part of the 3 for £10 deal, otherwise £4) pack of 3 peppers – 99p Haloumi – £2.35 2 onions – 16p

*Total per serving – 97p*

I also made a yummy cake and cooked some gammon as part of my Morrisons shop and I will blog these recipes soon.

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I actually use to shop at Morrisons when I lived closer to it, but as I now live in another town I shop at the supermarkets more local to me. When I visited it last week to carry out my shop. I have to be honest that the store blew me away a bit because it had changed so much in the couple of years it has been since I last shopped there. The store has under gone rennovations and been extended, and this was obvious as soon as I walked in as it made a pleasant change to see wide aisles! The produce was very eye catching and looked so fresh – I mean some of the herbs and veg has dry ice blown onto it!.

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The prices and quality were really very good, and I was genuinely impressed.

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I actually admitted to my OH that even though it will cost me more in petrol to shop at Morrisons, I am seriously termpted going forward to do a monthly shop there because of the prices and quality.

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I was asked to shop at Morrisons, and given financial compensation to allow me to buy some groceries,  as part of a Britmums and Morrisons initative to promote the new in store prices where as of last Thursday (1st May, 2014), a thousand favourite family items have had their prices permanently slashed. You can find out more about them at www.Morrisons.com/pricecuts The comments about Morrisons are honest and my own as is the recipe featured.