Recipes For Summer Entertaining

Who loves entertaining when it’s warm outside? Balmy, summer evenings on the veranda with friends sharing good food, delicious drinks and a few laughs – nothing better, right? 

Here’s a selection of some of our fave recipes in The Guide - perfect for summer entertaining.

 

White asparagus with hazelnuts & manchego

Once you’ve got some white asparagus in your hot little hand (or green if it's not in season), recreate this delicious recipe yourself, perfect for a side dish at a meal with friends or if you’re just after a hit of antioxidants, woof that plate of white asparagus down yourself! 

Find the recipe here . 

 

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Sand crab, pickled kholrabi, macadamia, samphire & mint oil

Kohlrabi is a delicate veggie that works nicely with the crab meat because of the sweetness.

Get fancy and find the recipe here . 

 

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Arancini Alla Siciliana

Simple to make, this staple of Italian cooking is awesome to pop on a platter and pass around while the barbecue heats up! Find the recipe here . 

 

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Pollo alla diavola with charred chilli, roast potato, rosemary and lemon

Fire up the wood grill! Summer barbecues just got a whole lot more smokey and delicious with this chicken dish.

Find the recipe here . 

 

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Grilled Octopus

A well-loved staple of Greek cooking, chuck these on your barbeque for a flavour packed seafood option.

Find the recipe here . 

 

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Beer Fried Chicken Wings

The satisfying crunch of fried chicken is always a crowd pleaser, and truthfully, you had us at beer….Oh and chicken….Ummmm and chipotle sauce…

Find the recipe here . 

 

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Watermelon & Feta Salad

As fresh and zingy as a summer salad can get! The balance of sweet and salty, crunchy and smooth will have everyone fighting over who gets the last scoop.

Find the recipe here . 

 

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Pan fried beef fillet 

Served with beetroot rosti, salsa verde, pan-fried rainbow chard and leeks, crumbled feta and almonds, topped with deep fried beetroot and sage leaves,
the key to this dish is preparing all the elements before cooking the chard, leeks and beef.

Find the recipe here . 

 

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Grilled Stone Fruit Pavlova

The heat and smoke of the grill perfectly balances the sweetness of the fruit in this dish. Who doesn't love a pavlova?! (even if you cant agree on where it originated!)

Find the recipe here . 

 

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Orange custard creme caramels

A creamy, zesty and utterly delicious way to finish a meal.

Find the recipe here . 

 

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