Big Jubilee Lunch – recipe ideas to bring to the table

Big Jubilee Lunch 2012

As the Big Jubilee Lunch is just round the corner, I thought I’d post some easyteas that are good for sharing, work well on the BBQ or would be a good addition to a buffet.

I’m hoping to join the Cardiff Blogs Big Lunch – they’ve been asking food bloggers to help out with recipes so here’s some suggestions for buffet contributions, tasty BBQs and hot one-pot meals to share (for an indoor big lunch).


Little cheesy onion tarts

Cheese and sweet onion tartlets, great with a big green salad or just a drink

Smoked mackerel pate

Easy storecupboard pate (works with tuna too) – great on toasted ciabatta

Turkey and ham pie

Creamy filling of turkey, ham and leeks under light puff pastry. Good way to use up leftovers (pictured)


Cooling cucumber, garlic and yoghurt dip to go with spicy meats or salads


Flavour-packed tomato toppings for garlic toasts

Less boring salads

Easy salad dressing and a few ideas to make them more interesting

Turkey and ham pie


Salmon and soy

Soy, garlic and maple syrup marinade for salmon

Beefy burgers

Simple, easy homemade burgers

Chicken with lemon and thyme

Lemon, thyme and sesame seed marinade for chicken kebabs

Beef kebabs

Easy, curried beef kebabs

Czech spice rub

A fragrant, spicy dry rub for BBQ or grilled meats (pictured)

Czech steak spice in a jar

One-pot meals to share

Very simple chicken curry

Easy recipe for a tasty chicken curry (pictured)

Best Bolognese ever

Pinched off Antonio Carluccio – the best Bolognese sauce I’ve ever tasted

Chilli con carne

A slow-cooked chilli that’s great for sharing

Pasta ragu

Like my mum used to make – beef ragu sauce, packed with Mediterranean vegetables

Chicken Curry

And finally

No Welsh Big Lunch would be complete without a batch of bakestones (Welsh cakes). It’s my grandma’s recipe so it must be good!

Grandma's Bakestones, Welsh cakes

*Disclosure – the Big Lunch is a client and I’m involved in the organisation of Cardiff Blogs. 

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Categories: Beef, Chicken and other birds, Eggs, Fish, Pasta and rice, Veggie


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