This is so so delicious and very easy! Garlic bread on the barbecue takes on a whole new dimension: slightly charred on the outside and meltingly garlicky on the inside. Yum! You can use either fresh bread for this or bread that is a day old or so. I have used baguette here but it works very well with ciabatta too. You can also add in 50 g grated parmesan in the garlic butter too as a variation, in which case reduce the salt to 1/4 teaspoon.
Ingredients: For 4 greedy people, or 6 as a side or starter.
- 1 baguette
- 100 g good quality soft butter (get it out of the fridge an hour or 2 ahead)
- 2 large garlic cloves (or 3 small ones), crushed
- 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh leaf parsley
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
1. Make the garlic butter: combine the butter, crushed garlic, salt and parsley and mash together with a fork.
2. Cut the baguette in half as you will probably not fit it whole on the barbecue! Then cut deep slashes into the baguette, as if you are slicing the bread into 1-inch slices but without completely separating the pieces.
3. Insert a generous amount of butter into each gap as if you are buttering each slice.
4. Tightly wrap the baguette in a double layer of foil. Make sure it is well sealed! At this stage I tend to pop the foil parcels into the fridge until ready to cook.
5. Cook on a medium heat barbecue for about 15 minutes, turning over every 2-3 minutes.
6. Unwrap (carefully!) and enjoy 🙂