From whisky-glazed burgers to sticky Thai ribs, these sizzling recipes will have Dad seriously excited about manning the barbecue this Father's Day
Join Dad at the grill with one of these tantalising recipes – because there's no better way to bond than over bacon-wrapped onion rings.
Whose dad could resist this delicious monster of a sandwich? Bursting with sizzling steak strips, sweet pomodorino tomatoes and ribbons of courgette, there's plenty for him to get his chops round.
Minus the top burger bun, you can see every juicy layer here: caramelised pineapple, smashed avocado, Swiss cheese and tender salmon, all glistening in Hawaiian barbecue sauce. Now that's a burger.
This tasty meal definitely doesn't compromise on smokin' barbecue theatrics. Keep it rustic with torn kale leaves, crumbled feta and tasty prosciutto, then layer your fresh-off-the-grill peaches all over the top.
Lamb, feta and parsley make a stonking flavour-combo and while this recipe calls for homemade pesto, you can always save time and stuff your pitta with chopped feta and parsley instead – it leaves more time to listen to Dad's bad jokes.
Tuck into these ribs without worrying about sticky fingers (and chin). They're super easy to make – the rub is a mix of Thai curry paste and spices. You can even make the sweet and peanut buttery barbecue sauce all in one bowl. Start off in the oven and finish over the barbie for the most mouthwatering lunch ever.
This clever little side dish involves brushing onion rings with hot chilli sauce then wrapping them in bacon. A skewer keeps things in place and they're ready to munch in just over an hour... no one wants battered rings now, do they? Top tip: soak the wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before you use them so they don't catch fire.
If Dad needs a super-hot dip to go with all these barbecue treats, try this fiery number. One jar contains no less than three different types of chilli, but it only takes a few hours to develop its blow-your-head-off flavour. Not for the faint-hearted.
Quite fittingly, this is the daddy of all burgers. The cube of blue cheese in the middle goes all gooey when grilled. Chuck in a sweet whisky glaze and crisp onion topping and this is, quite simply, burger nirvana.
And for a smoky sweet dessert? Seal the meal with these toffee-drizzled bananas baked in their skins – Dad is going to love them. Mission accomplished.