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Prepare the ultimate Bank Holiday feast with ALDI’s BBQ essentials (recipes included)

This August Bank Holiday, cook up the ultimate BBQ spread for family and friends - all with the help of ALDI.

At ALDI, you will find everything you need to host a sizzling hot BBQ. Head to your nearest store to stock up on 100% Irish Bord Bia Quality Approved meat, including juicy beef burgers, tender chicken drumsticks and award-winning succulent Irish steaks, as well as the all-important condiments and buns. Pick up fresh vegetables, herbs and cheeses to whip up tasty summer salads. Serve up refreshing beers, elegant summer wines or delicious cocktails made using award-winning Irish spirits.


Whatever you’re in the market for, you’re sure to find it in ALDI. All you need to do is fire up the grill - and the family WhatsApp group!

Wow your nearest and dearest with ALDI’s summer selection of BBQ meat products. Fill up your plate with Butcher's Selection Marinated Chicken Drumsticks €3.49 coated in delicious Tennessee BBQ or Chinese glaze. For a quick and easy crowd pleaser, look no further than Butcher's Selection Marinated Quick Cook Chicken Fillets €3.99, available in Piri Piri, Garlic & Herb or Cajun.

Sink your teeth into a juicy Specially Selected Irish Black Angus Ultimate 6Oz Beef Burgers with Irish Atlantic Sea Salt €3.49. 

Put your own twist on BBQ fare with Butcher’s Selection Irish Lamb Leg Steaks €5.29 served alongside grilled vegetables and halloumi.


Create a truly memorable dish with the Specially Selected 36 Day Matured Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Ribeye €13.99, Ireland’s best steak, which recently won a Diamond Taste Award at the International Taste Awards 2023.

Don’t forget to complete the feast with ALDI’s range of BBQ essentials including Specially Selected 4 Sliced Brioche Burger Buns 200g €1.69 and Bramwells Summer Mayonnaise €1.99, available in Katsu, Ranch and Southwest. Up your condiment game with Specially Selected Summer Sauces €2.19. Available in Buffalo Hot Sauce, Harissa Sauce, and Chipotle Ketchup, they promise to elevate any dish!


It wouldn’t be a BBQ without a cooling beverage. At ALDI, you will find a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits to suit all tastes. Crack open a bottle of Brown Bear Gluten Free Lager €1.99. 

Enjoy a glass of summer ready Specially Selected Coteaux De Beziers Rosé €9.99 or Greek Assyrtiko €9.99. 


Sit back and relax with a fruity gin and tonic made using award-winning Mo Chara Passionfruit & Mango Gin €19.99 produced by Carrick Mill Distillery in Co. Monaghan.


Alternatively, explore ALDI’s extensive range of non-alcoholic drinks.


Cool down with Road Works Non-Alcoholic IPA €1.59 or raise a toast with Zerozecco Sparkling Rosé Alcohol Free €2.99. 

Replicate the great taste of a G&T with Saoirse Non-Alcoholic Gin Alternative €9.99 - all of the flavour with none of the alcohol!

 

Recipes

Searching for BBQ inspo? Expert chefs at ALDI have put together three amazing recipes for gorgeous sides, including Tomato and Chilli Jam, Persian Style Feta, Pomegranate and Walnut Salad, and West Cork Buffalo Mozzarella Pearls with Irish Rainbow Tomatoes and Shaved Courgette. All three are healthy, easy to prepare and made using ingredients you can find in your local ALDI at everyday low prices!


Tomato and Chilli Jam


Ingredients

1kg ripe Nature’s Pick Plum Tomatoes

4 large thumbs of Nature’s Pick Ginger

1 ½ tbsps. of The Deli Cider Vinegar

8 Nature’s Pick Mixed Chillies, chopped in small chunks

8 cloves Nature’s Pick Garlic, finely sliced

600g The Pantry Caster Sugar

200ml The Deli Red Wine Vinegar


Method

1. Add half of the tomatoes into a blender with the peeled ginger and the fish sauce. Blitz until roughly smooth.

2. Dice the remaining tomatoes and add to the chilli, garlic, sugar, and red wine vinegar.

3. Add all together and bring to the boil until all sugar is incorporated. Leave to simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to cool before adding to a clean, airtight jar.


Persian Style Feta, Pomegranate and Walnut Salad


Ingredients

130g bag of Nature’s Pick Bistro Salad

1 Nature’s Pick Pomegranate, seeds and pith removed. Keep the seeds and the juice!

200g block of Emporium Greek Feta Cheese, crumbled

1 pack of Nature’s Pick Baby Cucumbers, sliced into thin coins

4 large Nature’s Pick Spring Onions, white and green part thinly sliced

The Pantry Walnut Halves (or use toasted flaked or blanched almonds if you prefer)


Method

1. Arrange the leaves in a large salad bowl or platter.

2. Sprinkle over the other ingredients and toss.

3. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and squeeze of lime juice. If you have any juice from the pomegranate, you can use that instead. Like most salads, this one is best assembled close to serving!


West Cork Buffalo Mozzarella Pearls with Irish Rainbow Tomatoes and Shaved Courgette


Ingredients

3 large Nature’s Pick Courgettes, sliced lengthways with a vegetable peeler and added to bowl with a pinch of sea salt and some lemon juice

1 pack Egan’s Irish Cherry Rainbow Mix Tomatoes, cut in half

1 tub Specially Selected West Cork Irish Mozzarella Pearls, drained and halved

3 sprigs Nature’s Pick Fresh Mint Leaves, rolled and sliced (or torn!)

3 sprigs Nature’s Pick Fresh Basil, leaves rolled and sliced (or torn!)

Pinch of Ready, Set...Cook! Dried Crushed Chili Flakes (optional)

100g Cooked Cucina Fusilli Pasta (optional)

Solesta Extra Virgin Olive Oil and squeeze of lemon juice to finish when assembled


Method

1. Assemble all the ingredients in a large bowl and gentle tumble together with two spoons.

2. An optional step is to add in some cold Cucina Fusilli Pasta (plain or wholewheat).

 

See below for a full list of BBQ season essentials available now in 160 ALDI stores nationwide:


BBQ Meats, Bread & Sauces

• Specially Selected 4 Sliced Brioche

• Burger Buns 200g €1.69

Bramwells Summer Mayonnaise €1.99 (425g) Choose from Katsu, Ranch and Southwest.

• Specially Selected Luxury French 6

• Sliced Brioche Hot Dog Rolls 270g €1.99

• Specially Selected Summer Sauces €2.19 

Choose from Buffalo Hot Sauce (245g), Harissa Sauce (245g) or Chipotle Ketchup (270g).

• Specially Selected Seasoning Tins €2.49 

Choose Smoky Chipotle, Texan Steakhouse, Sriracha and Barbacoa.

• Cleaver and Blade Irish Marinated Pork Collar Chops 412g €3.29

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from Teriyaki or Tennessee BBQ.

• Butcher's Selection Marinated Chicken Thighs Boneless & Skinless 500g €3.29 

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from Lemon & Pepper / Shawarma.

• Specially Selected Irish Angus Flavoured Burgers 280g €3.29 100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from Memphis BBQ or Garlic & Onion.

• Butcher’s Selection Marinated Chicken Burgers 400g €3.49 

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from Smoky BBQ or Hot & Spicy (Oriental Salt & Chilli).

• Butcher’s Selection Marinated Pork Belly Slices 480g €3.49 

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured.

• Butcher's Selection Marinated Chicken Thighs Kebabs 350g €3.49 

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from Hot & Spicy Buttermilk Sriracha or Mango & Coconut.

Butcher's Selection Marinated Chicken Drumsticks 600g €3.49

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from Tennessee BBQ or Chinese.

• Specially Selected Irish Black Angus Ultimate 6Oz Beef Burgers with Irish Atlantic Sea Salt (340g)

€3.49

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured.

• Butcher's Selection Chicken Mini Fillet Kebabs 300g €3.69

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from Margarita Style or Lemon & Chilli.

Butcher’s Selection Irish Quick Fry Beef Steaks 360g €3.99

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from Tennessee BBQ Glaze or Salt & Fiery Chilli Glaze.

Butcher's Selection Marinated Quick Cook Chicken Fillets 300g €3.99 

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from Piri Piri, Garlic & Herb or Cajun

Oakhurst Chicken Skewers 400g €3.99

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Choose from BBQ, Satay or Thai.

Butcher’s Selection Irish Minute Steak €4.15 

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured.

Butcher’s Selection Irish Lamb Leg Steaks 300g €5.29

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured.

Specially Selected 36 Day Matured Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Ribeye €13.99

100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured. Diamond Taste Award winner at Irish Taste Institute Awards 2023 after 7 consecutive wins of 3 Star Superior Taste Awards.


Beer, Wine and Spirits

Road Works Non-Alcoholic IPA €1.59 (500ml) <0.5% ABV

Armagh Craft Cider €2.49 (500ml) 4.5% ABV Choose from Dry, Medium, or Sweet.

Parachute CBD Drink €2.49

Road Works West Coast IPA €2.49 (500ml) 5.9% ABV

Zerozecco Sparkling Rosé Alcohol Free €2.99 (75cl)

Brown Bear Gluten Free Lager €1.99 (500ml) 4.1% ABV

Specially Selected Coteaux De Béziers Rosé €9.99 (75cl)

Athlon Greek Assyrtiko €9.99 (75cl)

Saoirse Non-Alcoholic Gin Alternative €9.99 (700ml) <0.5% ABV

Specially Selected Australian Clare Valley Shiraz €9.99 (75cl)

Mo Chara Passionfruit & Mango Gin €19.99 (500ml) 

40% ABV – Awarded a Gold Medal in the Flavoured Gin category at Global Gin Masters 2023.

St. Germont Premium French Vodka €22.99 (700ml) 40% ABV

Boyle’s Raspberry Blush €24.99 (700ml) 40% ABV


Salads

Nature’s Pick Mixed Chillies €0.49 (50g)

Nature’s Pick Ginger €0.55 (125g)

Cucina Fusilli Pasta €0.69 (500g)

Ready, Set… Cook! Dried Crushes Chillies €0.75 (29g)

Nature’s Pick Scallions €0.79 (100g)

Nature’s Pick Mint €0.99 (25g)

Nature’s Pick Basil €0.99 (25g)

Nature’s Pick Garlic €0.99 (200g)

The Deli Cider Vinegar €1.05 (500ml)

The Deli Red Wine Vinegar €1.05 (500ml)

Emporium Greek Feta €1.09 (200g)

Cucina Wholewheat Fusilli €1.09 (500g)

Nature’s Pick Pomegranate €1.09

Cucina Fusilli Pasta €1.29 (1kg)

Nature’s Pick Bistro Salad €1.39 (130g)

• Nature’s Pick Courgettes €1.39 (500g)

• The Pantry Walnut Halves €1.59 (200g)

• The Pantry Caster Sugar €1.75 (1kg)

• Nature’s Pick Baby Cucumber €1.79 (250g)

• Nature’s Pick Plum Tomatoes €1.99 (450g)

• Specially Selected West Cork Irish Buffalo Mozzarella Pearls €2.49 (265g)

• Egan’s Cherry Tomatoes €2.69 (220g)

• Solesta Extra Virgin Olive Oil €3.39 (750ml)


Available in 160 ALDI stores nationwide.


Slán go fóill.

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