Australia – BBQ recipe

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BBQ recipe!

Oh, those lazy summer nights are here! Kristin is from Australia, and she remembers her childhood’s lazy summer nights very well. It was on those kinds of nights that she would beg her mom to make her favourite steak marinade! She still loves the caramelizing smells of the sugars browning on the grill, and that smell takes her back to her childhood memories.

Kristin moved to Switzerland as an Au Pair 17 years ago. She met her Swiss husband and they now have three children. Kristin loves how much freedom children in Switzerland have, walking to school and playing outside until the sun goes down. Kristin has a beautiful blog that she has started when she has discovered the world of simple living during a trip to Sri Lanka. On her blog, called Simple Family Travel, she writes about nice things to do in Switzerland, and abroad, while keeping in mind how little we really need to be happy. On her blog she runs cool series on for instance best swimming spots in Switzerland, or favourite campsites!

Kristin misses living by the Ocean, and the wide open spaces they have in Australia. When it comes to food she misses the café culture, the poached eggs and smashed avocados, the chocolate milkshakes and yummy salads. She also misses the trays of mangos you can buy on the side of the road and her favourite ice-cream, the Golden Gaytime.

According to Kristin the Australian cuisine is highly influenced by its multicultural population, and even back in the 80’s you would find a lot of Asian flavours in the Australian BBQ culture, just like in this recipe. Steaks at Kristin’s home were always served with potato salad and coleslaw but also a green salad topped with avocado and mango.

Teriyaki Steaks

Source: ‘The Barbecue Cookbook from Australian Women’s Weekly’.


  • 6 pieces of rib-eye fillet
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons of grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of barbecue sauce (or if you don’t have it add ketchup and a dash Worcestershire sauce).

Mix all the marinade ingredients together and then pour over the steaks – make sure each piece is well coated. Let the marinade do it’s magic overnight or at least for a good few hours. Drain the steaks and cook on the BBQ.

Note: the marinade will get caramelized thanks to the sugars in the marinade.

If you would like to learn more about Kristin and her blog, or if you would like to find a great campsite to go with your BBQ and try out the recipe while camping, then have a look at Simple Family Travel.




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