Lambeth Country Show – our busiest-ever RoadShow!

Well if we thought Royal Bath & West was wild and busy, we were blown-away by the crowds at this year’s Lambeth Country Show. They reckon that around 125k attended over the two day period and we’re pretty sure that over half of those would have visited the Gastro Alfresco + National BBQ Week RoadShow. […]

Enchanting Chilli & Pineapple Spare-ribs

Forget the local Chinese; this Asian Delight is a real grill-star of the Orient and I got the idea for this dish at, believe it or not a pub on Lantau Island. Simple to both prepare and BBQ, these ribs taste great being, sweet, sour and spicy all at the same time!

Brilliant Beef & Guacamole Foodie Fajitas

Brilliant Beef & Guacamole Foodie Fajitas Who said Fajitas were simple ‘street-food’, this is a ‘foodie-twist’ on a Mexican staple. The combination of piquant steak, spicy, fruity flavours balanced by a sharp creamy, cheesy taste remind me of Tequila fuelled night on the beach in the Baya. Serving Size4 What you need 500g Rump steak […]

Charming Chicken, Prosciutto & Sage Skewers

Who said skewers were only for the local kebab shop, this delicious twist on an old theme is remarkably easy to do, combining piquant chicken and prosciutto with stale, Olive Oil and Balsamic soaked rustic bread. Served with a chilled Prosecco, perfection.

Cool Coriander & Ginger Lamb chops

Lamb works really well on the Barbi and new season best of all. This recipe is a variation on a dish picked up at a small roadhouse on the way out of Bondi, the slightly fusion edge enhances the overall flavour. Serve in an upright triangle, bones to the sky!

Best-ever Burger with Pancetta, Avocado & Blue cheese butter

go back Best-ever Burger with Pancetta, Avocado & Blue cheese butter How the humble burger has grown-up, so discount it at your peril. Food snobs may try to decry, but I think a properly made and grilled burger, with proper add-ons is just about unbeatable – and for me the only way to eat – […]

Spécial Spiced Corsican Côte de Bœuf

go back Spécial Spiced Corsican Côte de Bœuf A real Barbi ‘pièce de résistance’ this classic French dish was actually inspired by my favourite haunt – Corsica. The juicy, spicy meat topped with fragrant Herbs de Maquis is a perfect reminder of a beautiful, unspoilt Island – best with a glass of Nielluccio! Serving Size4 […]

Sizzlin’ Sea Bass with Fennel & Sweet Basil

Sea Bass is probably my favourite fish and when grill-sautéed with fennel & basil, it simply moves onto another plane. The foil helps keep the fish moist and in-shape, if you feel brave try searing the skin and serve skin side-up!

Classic Chicken Ciabatta

This is a long-time Barbi favourite. Seemingly easy but can be deceptively difficult to get perfect! A fruity, slightly exotic recipe that I created following a somewhat rambling tour around Tuscany – one too many Sangiovese’s and you’ve burnt the Ciabatta!