Right. This is it. As per the clarion call from last week, May is on our doorstep and we’re shouting that BBQ season is finally open. And thank gawd for that. We have been hibernating for far too long.

The game plan is to mix things up a touch this summer and we’ve already pinged a couple of alternative suggestions and big projects on the T&G Blog in April - check out Mat Blak’s Peanut and Coffee Ribs and our very own take on ‘The Spitfire’.

We also want to bring things down a touch and make life simpler for our customers, so we’ve come up with the idea of delivering some easy BBQ hacks for your delectation, with a focus on our Original BBQ Box.

Ordinarily, we would expect for you to cater for a party of say 6 to 8 people with one of these boxes. But with a little bit of imagination, you could stretch things further and make our box of handsome meat extra cost effective!

First up is an approach to making some moreish kebabs, using the Spicy Pigs that come in the Original BBQ Box, along with some new season potatoes, sliced red onions and a good dollop of Sauce Shop Carolina Mustard Sauce.

Just follow these instructions and you will transform 6 beautiful bangers into 9 portions. 

Hell, this would even work with the Le Pigs that are included. Which in turn would give you 18 portions!

Ingredients - serves 9

6 Spicy Pigs

9 new baby potatoes

3 red onions

100ml Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

1tbs honey

1tsp dried thyme


You will need to get some wooden skewers in for this (unless you are fancy and have flat metal ones) and they will need a soak in a bowl of water for an hour before commencing.

Next, place the new potatoes into a saucepan and cover with water. Place on the hob and bring to the boil and reduce to simmer for about 8 minutes, depending on size. Drain and leave to cool.

When ready to assemble, simply slice the sausages into three equal parts, slice the potatoes in two and quarter up the red onions and thread the ingredients onto each skewer - you’ll roughly get two pieces of each per portion.

Pour the sauce into a bowl and add the honey and thyme to mix together.

Fire up the BBQ and when the coals are white, you are ready to grill.

These will cook quickly so keep an eye on things and turn them regularly for the first five to ten minutes. Once everything gets an even browning, start to brush and coat the kebabs with the Carolina sauce mix and grill for another five minutes.

Serve straight away.

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