The weather is starting to heat up once more and summer is not far off, and that means one thing for meat lovers: the return of the classic summer barbecue.
If you want a cut of meat that’s really going to be the star of your barbecue, you can’t go past certified organic or grass-fed lamb and beef for their flavoursome, juicy and tender qualities.
Whether you’re a beef or lamb enthusiast, there’s plenty of ways to make the most of your organic meat this summer – here are our picks to help you add a whole new punch of flavour.
Take a trip to Mexico with barbecued fajitas
Indulge your tastebuds with a taste of classic Tex-Mex style cooking this summer, perfect for enjoying in those last lazy rays of sunshine with a cool beverage at hand.
When it comes to Mexican flavours, you can’t go wrong with fajitas – these classic meat wraps are a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to satisfy everyone in your family and they’re pretty easy to make as well.
Slice your quality free range meat, either beef or lamb, into thin pieces and cover with a dash of your favourite spice mix. Coat it all in a bit of lime juice and some fresh chopped coriander then leave to marinate for at least 15 minutes, before frying it to perfection on your barbecue plate.
Follow up with a couple of tasty grilled vegetables such as onions and capsicums, then wrap it all up in flour tortillas and enjoy with some salsa and salad.
Light and tasty
If you’re looking for a light alternative that’s ideal for taking along on a picnic, why not try a classic Vietnamese beef salad?
Season two large sirloin steaks to your liking and grill them until they’re seared nicely on the outside and only just cooked inside.
While you have the meat simmering away, create the base of your salad with watercress, tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, and add a few chopped handfuls of coriander leaves and mint.
For the sauce, mix together fresh chili with lime juice, a tiny bit of sugar and a couple of tablespoons of fish sauce and sweet chili sauce. Toss it all together once the meat is done and enjoy a light yet filling summer salad.