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Submit your best grill based recipe - 10 best recipes will win a food processor worth £45 from George Foreman - NOW CLOSED(62 Posts)
As you may know we are working with George Foreman Grills to promote their range of grills.
George Foreman say "We've been wowed by the response we've had from Mumsnetters to our George Foreman testing! The feedback has been great and it's fab to see all the new meal ideas which can be made on our grills"
They are now after your best grill based family recipes to feature on some new GF recipe cards. Recipes can include savoury and sweet dishes that could cooked already on a GF grill, or indeed ones which are cooked by you on a regular grill or BBQ but that you think could be adapted for a GF grill.
Add your recipe below and the MNers submitting the 10 best recipes chosen by the George Foreman team will each win a Russell Hobbs Creations Food processor worth £44.99 and available exclusively to Argos. Key key criteria to win would be that your submission is creative, versatile and family friendly.
The top 10 recipes chosen will then be "professionalised" by the team at George Foreman into recipe cards with photography and put on the GF pages on Mumsnet and on the main GF website for people to download. If your recipe/ fav grill prep is picked you will also receive a hard copy set of the winning recipes.
Add your recipe to this thread - this will need to be your own recipe - or your own adaptation of one. You're also welcome to email in any photos of your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: George Foreman recipe)
For ideas see Mumsnet BBQ recipes here or the George Foreman recipes here.
In addition you can check out the video our MNers helped create following the recent demo day in Manchester here
Thanks and good luck
Hello - massive apologies for the delay in announcing the winners but the team at GF have been busy trying out their shortlisted recipes. Jude from George Foreman said thank you to everyone who submitted a recipe: we were really impressed with so many of the recipe ideas for either being really different or really tasty and inspiring
I am now very pleased to announce the following MNers have won a Russell Hobbs food processor and their recipes are being made up into proper recipe cards with photos and everything! They will be available online.
Winners - in no particular order:
hotair for the greek chicken
lunar1 for the calzone pizza
FeeFoo for the Goldilocks minted grilled lamb supper
Kveta for the grilled fruit kebabs
CheeryCherry for the Easy cheesy chicken
nextphase for the cake-babs
majjsu for the banana melt
Cremolafoam for the chilli prawns
cheeseandcrackers for the Sun-dried tomato pesto haloumi & veg kebabs
And last but not least MollyBerry for the Coconut Prawn skewers
everyone and well done all!
Probably a bit late to the party here but here's mine: LAMB, CHORIZO AND HALOUMI BURGERS
burger buns of your choice
Mix together the lamb mince, finely chopped rosemary, breadcrumbs, a tablespoon of tomato purée and egg, and season with salt and pepper. Do it with your hands, even though it feels vile. Flour your hands and shape the mixture into burgers. Chill for 40 minutes then grill. When the burgers are almost done, fry the slices of chorizo and haloumi and a small pan. Build your burger and voila! So simple but tastes amazing.
Have the winners been selected yet?
Nutella and Banana Toasty!
Spread 1 slice of bread thickly with Nutella
Chop one banana up and spread evenly over another slice of bread
Sandwich the two pieces together and grill in your toasting device
The absolute favourite grill/BBQ recipe in our house is Cool Cumin Chicken. Easy peasy and only a couple of ingredients. Total staple and keeps beautifully moist.
Chicken breasts (sliced into mini fillets), 1 per person
Large tub of natural yoghurt
1 tbsp cumin
Mix yoghurt and cumin and adjust quantity of Cumin to taste.
Add to gallon size ziplock bag along with chicken
Shake to coat and leave for a few hours in the fridge
Grill until cooked through, turning frequently and adding extra yoghurt mix if needed if dries out
Slice and Grill ciabatta and serve with salad
We often make honey, sesame and soy vegetable kebabs to go with these. Peppers, mushrooms, red onion, courgette chopped and alternated on kebab sticks.
Mix honey and sesame in a bowl and drizzle over
Sprinkle sesame seeds over and grill.
If there's still time to submit a recipe - this is one of our favourite grill/BBQ recipes. We simply call it "Feta Peppers" (instructions for this is based on using a standard grill, but lots of fun to BBQ)
Take 4 peppers (we prefer red/orange or yellow peppers for the sweetness)
Depending on shape and size either quarter or half, and remove the seeds etc.
Lightly score and season with sea salt and black pepper.
Drizzle very lightly with olive oil and cook inside-down for approximately 4 minutes.
Remove from the grill, turn back up, and add squares of feta cheese to the insides of the peppers, then drizzle again with olive oil.
Return to the grill and cook under the peppers are just starting to blacken very slightly, and the feta is softened and starting to bubble
Best eaten immediately with fingers, although it is a little messy! Delicious, and something that the whole family can enjoy. Perfect with a couscous salad, or as a side accompaniment to grilled meat.
Crush some garlic and mix it into butter.
Take a pitta bread and score lines into it. Brush the garlic butter over it and grill/BBQ until crispy. It's so simple yet a big favourite at our house
Just to let you know the recipes submitted have been sent across to the team at George Foreman who are busy
drooling checking them all out and we will be in touch soonest.
It's long winded but loved...
Finely slice an onion
Finely cube 2 carrots, red pepper, a handful of mushrooms and a garlic clove
Fry until cooked (I use rapeseed oil)
Carefully fold into 500g of sausage meat, using a beaten egg if needed or a dollop of honey (can also use beef or turkey mince)
Divide into 4 or 6 and shape into burgers
Sprinkle with flour
If you're super chef some grated cheese in the middle turns them into gorgeous cheesy melts too.
Chicken cut into strips, marinate in ziplock bag with juice of 2 limes, 2 tablespoons of honey (big glug), tablespoon of soy sauce for about 30 mins - 1hr. Grill and serve with rice and salad. Yum yum.
Forgot- you can add more glaze as cooking.
Grilled Fruit Kebabs (Gotta have a desert)
Chunked fruit (any will do but these are good)
Glaze- rum (optional but yummy), honey, lemon juice
Mix the glaze into a large bowl and add the fruit.
Gently swirl it round until all of the fruit is coated.
Put on wooden skewers and grill on a clean grill for approx 2 minutes.
Fruit can burn quickly so don't leave it.
The rum can flare up.
Serve with cream or ice-cream.
My favourite is a courgette mint buffalo mozzarella salad.
For a light lunch for two:
Three medium courgettes - cut on the diagonal so you have thinnish ovals about as thick as a £1 coin. Toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and grill till tender but not floppy. Black grill lines a bonus.
While the courgettes are grilling, tear 2 balls of buffalo mozzarella into a shallow dish. The milky liquid will pool in the bottom of the bowl (this is a very good thing).
When the courgettes are done, add to the dish with the mozzarella. Tear over a large handful of mint, drizzle with the best extra virgin olive oil you can afford (the greener and pepperier the better). Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix gently.
The warm courgettes make the mint and mozzarella get all fragrant and melty and there is a puddle of gorgeous juice at the bottom of the salad bowl to dip crusty bread into.
Lovely served with cold meats like parma ham/salami/saucisson sec/jamon serrano etc, crusty bread and radishes with cold butter.
*NB. If you can get burrata this is even nicer - instead of tearing into a bowl and tossing through the grilled courgette, arrange the grilled courgette onto a plate, sprinkle mint and olive oil over, and place the burrata on top (it's too wibbly and soft to be torn and tossed).
My favourite super easy grill recipe is tikka prawns. Marinate raw tiger prawns in yogurt and tikka spices (or any mixture of spices/curry powder/tikka paste).
Soak wooden skewers in water.
When you're ready to go, thread the prawns onto wooden skewers.
Grill the prawn skewers. Delicious.
I loved my GF grill till it developed an electrical fault - probably just a bad batch - and I used to cook lean pork steaks regularly. Marinate in a mixture of crushed garlic cloves (x2), soya sauce (2tbsps), honey (1 tbsp), a good pinch of mixed herbs and 2tbsps of ketchup... Leave in the fridge for a couple of hours, mix again thoroughly, grill and serve with a crusty baguette and a crisp summer salad! Yum!
5 spice pork - only 3 ingredients!!!
Thin sliced pork loin steaks
1 tsp 5 spice
3 tbsp golden syrup
stir 5 spice powder into golden syrup and coat pork with it. Marinade for 30minutes then grill until cooked through.
250g turkey/beef/pork/lamb mince
small peeled and grated apple
grated clove of garlic
grated small peeled onion
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
chicken/beef stock cube dissolved in 2 tbsp water
20g breadcrumbs of seeded bread
flour to dust
combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Shape into patties, dust with four, refrigerate for 1 hour then grill until brown on outside and cooked through.
a mixed grill meat dish - bacon sausage steak gammon
i had a George which was great had a slide temperature thing on its lid , sadly it died so we replaced it with a bigger more expensive one which actually does not have a temperature thing on it and burns everything - very disappointing George!
4 tuna steaks
1 tbsp olive oil
fresh basil - chopped
1 red and 1yellow pepper, chopped
4 large chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper
Mix together the olive oil, basil, peppers and tomato, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Marinate the tuna steaks for 4-6 hours in the fridge.
Grill the tuna steaks for 4 minutes or so per side, depending on how you like them. If you prefer steaks to be more rare, grill for 2 or 2 and a 1/2 minutes on each side.
easy grilled garlic bread
1 loaf french bread halved length size
1 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
5or6 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
1/4 cup shredded cheese
fresh chopped parsley(or green herbs)
1 preheat the grill for medium heat
2 in a bowl mix mayonnaise,garlic,parsley and parmasan cheese.in a saucepan on medium heat melt the cheese,stir constantly until melted and smooth,pour into the bowl in mayonnaise mixture blend it well.
3 place the bread on grill with cut side down toast for few minute then remove it from grill spread with cheese mixture on on each side place the halves back together wrap the loaf in aluminum foil grill it for about 15 minute turn occasionally until cheese mixture is hot and loaf is heated through.
My family loves fajitas using the grill. I marinade chicken in a mild chilli and tomato sauce then grill. I also grill some onions and peppers and wrap up with some crisp lettuce. The whole family loves it.
A normal lasagne without pasta.
Use grilled aubergines instead of the pasta sheets
my children love this
Did these on the weekend, they are so so nice!
Coconut Prawn skewers
- 1 tbsp grated ginger
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 lime - need both zest and juice
- 1/2 can coconut milk
- 2 packs of uncooked prawns
(optional: chopped chilli)
- cubes of pineapple (better fresh but can use tinned)
1. mix the ginger, garlic, lime juice and zest, coconut milk and chilli (if using it) toghether
2. put the prawns in and marinade for 1-24 hours, the longer you leave the more coconutty and flavoursome they get!
3. thread a cube of pineapple onto a kebab stick, fill the stick with prawns and then add a cube of pineapple on the end.
4. grill until prawns are cooked and pineapple bits have nice char lines (those bits taste the best)
Mine's really simple. Asparagus, either wrapped in a piece of pancetta or on it's own, drizzled with olive oil, pepper and a squeeze of lemon then thrown on the grill . Completely yummy, especially with some garlic mayo!
Sun-dried tomato pesto haloumi & veg kebabs.
Cut up equal sized pieces of aubergine, courgette, red & yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes and haloumi. Toss everything in sun-dried tomato pesto and leave to marinate for at least 30mins. Thread onto kebab skewers and cook in the grill until haloumi is golden brown and veg is slightle charred on the edges.
Also delicious with haloumi, sweet potato & betroot.
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