Fire up the BBQ, dust off the garden furniture, and get ready to bring your best flavours.
This summer, wave goodbye to bland burgers and tasteless salad. You can be the BBQ host with the most by adding a little spice to your barbecue. Whether you’re searing steaks, roasting chicken kebabs or grilling vegetables, these spices and seasonings will take your barbecue to the next level.
We’ve rounded up the tastiest must-have spices for your next summer BBQ.
Liven up your summer BBQ
Get ready to liven up your summer BBQ with delicious spices. BBQ season is all about the flavour. Your barbecue food should be a taste explosion of delicious flavours.
There’s so much more to summer BBQs than just sticking a few burgers on the barbecue. By expertly blending the perfect spices and seasonings, you can create grilled recipes that blow the socks off your BBQ guests. Think sharp citruses, fresh herbs, and spices with a fiery kick.
Are you ready to liven up your summer BBQ? Then keep reading to discover the best spices for BBQ season.
What spices and seasonings go well with barbecues?
We recommend using dried spices and seasoning blends for your barbecue.
Dried spices and seasoning blends are packed full of flavour. In fact, dried spices and herbs are stronger than their fresh counterpart. Herbs and spices that have been naturally dried and crushed have a lower water content making their flavour far more concentrated than fresh herbs and spices.
As well as having a higher concentrated flavour, dried spices and seasoning blends also have better binding abilities. Rub meats and veggies in dried spices or seasoning before cooking as a way to infuse the flavours into your grilled food. The fats and juices from the meats and veggies will absorb into the spices when cooking to release complex flavours and aromas.
Throw in the direct heat and smoke from your grill and you’ve got yourself a recipe for mouth-watering tasty BBQ food.
You can experiment with dried spices and seasoning blends to create dry rubs, marinades, and sauces. Have fun this BBQ season and shake things up with some spices and seasonings.
Some essentials spices and seasoning for your barbecue include black pepper, cumin, coriander, onion powder, garlic granules, paprika, chilli flakes, rosemary, thyme, and salt --- to name a few.
Try our favourite spices for your BBQ
Get inspired with our favourite BBQ spices and seasoning blends.
At Baharat, our spices are single origin, sourced directly from small farms. Our spices and seasoning blends are typically hand-harvested, naturally dried, and organically grown whenever possible. These spices are then transported directly to preserve freshness.
Free from gluten, allergens, additives, colourings, anti-caking agents, and other fillers, our spices are guaranteed to only include the freshest and most natural of ingredients.
Take a look at some of our favourite spices.
This summer, try making grilled shawarma. Marinate your meat in a blend of shawarma seasoning, oil and lemon juice before skewering and cooking over an open fire.
Our shawarma seasoning blends features a beautiful mix of authentic Turkish flavours. Inside our shawarma seasoning, you will find:
- Himalayan salt
- Pul Biber
- Sweet Paprika
Shawarma offers a sharp yet warm flavour profile --- one that perfectly complements night spent around the summer barbecue.
Doner kebab seasoning
While doner kebabs in the UK may be synonymous with nights out drinking, they don’t have to be. Doner kebabs have a rich and complex history --- one that is bursting with authentic middle eastern flavour.
With our doner kebab seasoning blend, you can enjoy delicious and healthy homemade doner kebabs that is low in fat and calories.
Blend this doner kebab seasoning with your choice of mincemeat, natural yoghurt and grated onion. Then place the combined ingredients into a cast iron loaf tin and bake on your barbecue or grill. Alternatively, coat chicken thighs in this doner kebab seasoning before skewering and cooking over your grill.
Our doner kebab seasoning features a simple yet careful blend of fresh herbs and spices:
- Himalayan salt
- Isot pepper
Described as the “absolute best spices” by our customers, this doner kebab seasoning blend is one that you don’t want to miss out on.
Chicken shish seasoning
If anything captures the essence of summer, it’s got to be chicken shish seasoning. This shish seasoning blend transports us to beach days in Turkey or sunny days exploring in Greece. Pair it with tzatziki sauce for a truly refreshing flavour.
Originating in Turkey, you can’t get much more authentic than with Baharat chicken shish seasoning. To use this chicken shish seasoning, rub the seasoning mix on chicken thighs before skewering and cooking over an open flame. Why not add vegetables to your kebab skewers for a delicious summer BBQ kebab.
Our chicken shish seasoning is overflowing with fresh flavour thanks to the careful blend of:
- Himalayan salt
- Sweet paprika powder
- Pul biber
Shish kebabs taste incredible thanks to the charred, flame-grilled coating and the complex mix of rich and refreshing spices. While shih kebabs are charred on the outside, they are beautifully succulent on the inside. Pair with delicious side salad and pittas for a tasty BBQ staple.
Kofte kebab seasoning
Swap traditional meatballs for kofte and transport your summer BBQ to the middle east. Kofte, or kofta, kebab make a delicious meatball alternative for summer barbecues.
Made with authentic middle eastern spices, our kofte kebab seasoning is the perfect accompaniment to your summer barbecue. Simply add this spice mix to mincemeat and shape into ball, patty, or sausage shape then roast or grill.
Our kofte kebab seasoning blend contains:
- Himalayan salt
- Sweet paprika
Kofte kebab seasoning is a simple yet tasty addition to your summer menu.
Try the grill king special
Take the stress out of BBQ season by pre-stocking your cupboard with the Grill King Special set of kebab seasoning blends.
Containing kofte kebab seasoning, shawarma seasoning, shish seasoning and two doner kebab seasoning, this Grill King Special will make sure you’ve got all the spices and seasonings you need to make great tasting BBQ food this summer.