Summer Entertaining Recipe Ideas

22 December 2023

Summer feels like the perfect season to entertain. Here in Australia, the days are long and often warm - there's a sweetness in the air that lingers long after Christmas has passed. The sun is out, the phone isn't ringing. The day is yours, the kitchen is your happy place and cooking is your love language. In celebration of summer entertaining, we’ve put a spin on the long lunch or evening BBQ and created a series of menus listed below. Whether it’s a tasty snack, a hero dish, side salad or dessert - we have you covered here at Gewürzhaus.

Mexican Fiesta

Starter

Guacamole

Infused with fresh lime juice and our well-loved Guacamole spice, this dip is quick to prepare and delicious served with tortilla chips.

Guacamole

Mains

Prawns Tacos with Creamy Slaw

Did someone say afternoon fiesta?! These tacos are bright, flavourful and make the most of fresh prawns. For a vegetarian alternative, substitute prawns with chimichurri beans or roasted sweet potato.

prawn tacos

Side

Corn Ribs with Smoky Chilli Mayo

Set to become a firm favourite at your next summer BBQ, these corn ribs are infused with our earthy Smoky Black Lime and Chilli blend - then grilled to perfection. You can’t go wrong served with a squeeze of lime and a smear of mayo.

Corn Ribs with Smoky Chilli Mayo

Dessert

Chocolate Chilli Tart

Our Mayan Chilli Chocolate blend lends itself remarkably well to this no-bake tart, resulting in an earthy, rich dessert.

Chocolate Chilli Tart

Build your own Burger Station

Starter

Tzatziki

A simple cucumber and yoghurt dip that’s made with lemon, fresh dill and our Garlic Lover’s Spice. Serve with vegetable crudités or as part of a grazing platter

Tzatziki

Main

Melbourne Coffee Meat Rub Beef Burger

This could be the perfect summer burger recipe, made with our celebrated Melbourne Coffee Meat Rub.

Melbourne coffee rub burger

Side

Crunchy Ranch Slaw

A master coleslaw recipe - creamy, crunchy and a little bit sweet from grated apple. A perfect side dish to burgers.

Crunchy Ranch Slaw

Dessert

Strawberry Panna Cotta with Macadamia Crumble

A creamy, smooth Italian custard offset by macerated strawberries and a crunchy macadamia nut crumble. Infused with lemon myrtle and vanilla - what’s not to love?

Strawberry Panna Cotta with Macadamia Crumble

Hawker Nights

Mains

Hawker-Style BBQ Chicken

A perfect recipe for the BBQ, these marinated chicken thighs can be left whole or made into skewers. Serve with lemon or lime wedges and steamed rice.

Hawker-Style BBQ Chicken

Tofu Vermicelli Bowl

An easy and delicious crowd-pleaser.

Tofu Vermicelli Bowl

Side

Charred Pineapple & Mango Salad

This salad is a blend of summer fruit, fresh herbs and lime. Finished with a sprinkle of our signature Chilli Salt, it makes a wonderful side to BBQ chicken, fish or tofu.

Charred Pineapple & Mango Salad

Dessert

Sticky Coconut Rice with Mango

Ripe, sweet mango pairs beautifully with coconut milk and ground ginger in this easy-to-prepare dish.

Sticky Coconut Rice with Mango

Feast from the Middle East

Starter

Hummus with Smoky Almond Dukkah

A classic Middle Eastern starter that never fails to be a crowd pleaser. It can be made ahead of time and travels well. Sprinkle with a generous handful of Smoky Almond Dukkah for a special touch and serve with plenty of Lavosh crackers.

Hummus with Smoky Almond Dukkah

Main

Harissa Lamb Cutlets with Minted Yoghurt

Our fiery Harissa blend makes these lamb cutlets sing. Paired with a refreshing mint and yoghurt sauce, this simple dish will be on the table quicker than you can say hot chilli pepper!

Harissa Lamb Cutlets with Minted Yoghurt

Sides

Whole Grilled Eggplant

Paired with feta or labneh and fresh herbs, this grilled eggplant is delicious. Serve with lamb, or  as part of a mezze platter.

Whole Grilled Eggplant

Smoky Almond Dukkah Fattoush

A salad that can hold its own, this Fattoush combines fresh summer produce with toasted pita bread and a zingy citrus dressing.

Smoky Almond Dukkah Fattoush

Dessert

Saffron and Honey No-Churn Ice Cream with Pistachio Crumb

A striking combination of saffron, honey and toasted pistachio - this ice cream will fast become a favourite.

Saffron and Honey No-Churn Ice Cream with Pistachio Crumb

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