¡Hola! Barbecue 15 was held on Thursday, June 17: The eve of Jez and Elly‘s wedding in Somerset. Gemma and I had had most of the day off, and this seemed like the perfect way to start our holiday. Guests (seven of them) included Jen and Mark (Jen brought Mexican cheese and hot sauce), and James (who brought love). As an aside, you know you use Twitter too much when you wish more of your friends were using it so you could link them…
…ahem. So, moving on.
Another sunny, hot day; perfect for barbecuing, perfect for Mexican food!
Well, you guessed it from the title. The theme this time was Mexico, and so we tried to have everything we cooked a little bit Mexican. On the menu this time: for starters, nachos with guacamole, sour cream and Pico de Gallo, as modelled on the right by Jay. These were all rather popular!
Main course? Ooh, a plethora of Mexican dishes for your delectation, sir (or madam). The customary burgers were this time Mexican Lamb Burgers with a little cheese and Pico de Gallo; we bought some very tasty Chorizo sausages (I know, not Mexican. But really good); and with that, delicious Mexican Pork Steaks and amazing Steak Fajitas. Everything went down very well (in fact, more complements than usual – hoorah!), and I can recommend a number of Mexican beers to accompany those dishes.
No dessert this time, but who needs dessert? See you at 16 (which, at the time of writing, happened last night)…