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Vita Coco Barbecue Recipes

If you’re a keen baker, you may know the name Selasi Gbortmittah.  Selasi has been the most chilled-out contestant on The Great British Bake Off and he’s still baking and developing recipes. He’s teamed up with Coconut Oil brand, Vita Coco to share his top five barbecue tips and recipes.

As you’d expect, they feature Vita Coco.

The coconut oil is 100% organic, extra virgin, raw, cold-pressed and free from chemicals.  It’s all-natural and can be used to fry, liven up dressings, as an alternative to butter and is perfect for the barbecue.

I made the chicken wings and my only regret was I didn’t make more.

Chilli, Coconut and Garlic Chicken Wings 

Ingredients

Serves 4/20 wings

20 Chicken Wings
2 cloves of fresh Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Zest and juice of 1 lime
2-3 tbsp Vita Coco
1 medium red onion, chopped
4 sprigs Parsley, chopped
2 mild chilli, chopped


Method

Trim the chicken and remove any loose skin ends

Place the chicken in a large bowl and mix the garlic, chilli flakes, brown sugar, salt, pepper, lime and coconut oil.

Vita Coco Barbecue Recipes

Mix thoroughly and leave to marinate overnight in the fridge. Be sure to cover with plastic wrap.  We added the red onion into the mix, instead of setting aside for decoration.  I liked the onion cooked but it’s entirely up to you.

 

When you’re ready to eat. Prepare your barbecue and when it’s hot enough, grill the chicken for about 15-20 minutes, turning over in between the cooking time.


Plate up and top with chopped red onion, parsley and fresh chilli.

Vita Coco Barbecue Recipes

 

Corn on the cob with coconut, lime and paprika

Ingredients

Serves 4

4 corn on the cob
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp Vita Coco Coconut Oil melted

Method

I steamed my mini cob for about 6 minutes before adding to the grill.

In a medium bowl, mix the lime, salt, paprika and coconut oil.  Brush this onto the corn, and add to the grill for 10-15 minutes, rotating often.

Serve when ready and nicely brown.

Vita Coco Barbecue Recipes

We later tried this on chicken thighs but it didn’t do as well holding the flavour as the wings.

What are you waiting for?  Fire up the barbie.

Gourmet Marshmallows

Gourmet Marshmallows

Belinda Clark has turned her obsession with sweets into a business, spoiling us grown-ups with her pillow-soft, marshmallow goodies.  For her it’s all about the flavour, thank the Lord, because I’m not sure if you’ve experienced the same thing as me, but I’ve tried a few ‘gourmet’ marshmallows which have all the texture without the taste.

Forget your childhood memories of eating pink and white marshmallows.  These are a whole new experience, they’re soft, light and packed full of flavour.

Belinda began making her own products and in her second year she made three tonnes of marshmallows – that’s a lot of sweets.  Understandably it was a little too much so she found herself a UK manufacturer, then a European manufacturer who now makes all her products by hand using high-quality natural flavours.

Gourmet Marshmallows

S’mores Kit

Her latest creation is the S’Mores Kit which contains hand made Salted Caramel Marshmallows, luxury almond biscuits and Belgian chocolate thins.  If you’re unfamiliar with the S’more – it’s a traditional campfire treat popular in America.  Fire-toasted marshmallows and a layer of chocolate are sandwiched between two crackers.  Traditionally the Graham Cracker which is a flat, biscuit made with wheat flour and sweetened with honey.  Belinda’s kits are nothing like the tasteless dry things I’ve had (and pretended to like) in America.  Decent high-quality dark chocolate, thin almond studded biscuit and her quality marshmallows mean a sticky, sweet and indulgent treat.  Small, compact, messy and fun.  The good thing is you don’t have to be a kid to eat them either.

Gourmet Marshmallows

Gourmet Marshmallows

Gourmet Marshmallows

Gourmet Marshmallows

Where to buy

Sold online and through the online supermarket Ocado, you’ll see them in delis up and down the country.  And, I’ll let you into a secret, she makes Marshmallows for the Queen’s Grocers Fortnum and Masons.

Oh, and did I say they’re fat-free (unless you have the ones with chocolate or salted caramel!)?The raspberry marshmallows had Mr making strange noises, all good ones, and the whole real fruit flavour experience is a fabulous one, especially if like us you love your ‘mallows.
Gourmet Marshmallows