2022 – Danish Smørrebrød, Vietnamese Salad Rolls, and Scotch Eggs – 20 Best Al Frisco Eating Recipes | a meal

a Simple outdoor dining festival. Perfect for you, your friends and your family. On the anniversary weekend if the weather continues. Mix and match outdoor recipes to eat anywhere. Introducing Trine Hahnemann’s Smørrebrød, Uyen Luu’s summer rolls, and Yasmine Khan’s Sun Salad. There’s grilled mackerel from Nathan Outlaw, Tom Kerridge’s pork burger and Samin Nosrat’s kufte kebabs. Finish off with Simon Hopkinson’s gooseberry pie or Nigel Slater’s delicious ice cream sandwiches. Maybe bring sunscreen just in case.

Open sandwiches can be garnished with anything, but seasonal ingredients like radishes, pea sprouts, new potatoes, and tomatoes are best.

Filled with fresh leaves and herbs, as well as Vietnamese specialties such as pork or shrimp, these rolls can be as simple or as original as you like.

Fresh Salad Rolls from Owen Low. Photo: Kate Whitaker/The Observer

The perfect outdoor snack, this recipe contains a soft, self-absorbed egg yolk and a deep flavor of buttermilk-studded blackened sausage.

Scotch Egg by Callum Franklin. Photo: Kate Whitaker/The Observer

Mackerel is one of the best fish to grill, and a salad of refreshing citrus, hot peppers, and sweet fennel makes the perfect accompaniment.

Grilled Nathan Outlaw Mackerel With Fennel, Red Onion And Orange Salad.
Grilled Nathan Outlaw Mackerel With Fennel, Red Onion And Orange Salad. Photo: David Loftus

Perfect for picnics or packed lunches, the freshness of cucumber yogurt adds a distinct flavor to the taste of your lentil filling.

Lentil curry and green springtime dumplings from Joe Woodhouse.
Lentil curry and green springtime dumplings from Joe Woodhouse. Photo: Kate Whitaker/The Observer

Inspired by the bounty of Cypriot summer produce, creamy avocado, sweet cherry tomatoes and halloumi cheese combine to create sunshine on the plate.

Sunshine Salad by Yasmin Khan.
Sunshine Salad by Yasmin Khan. Photo: Matt Russell

Golden bread topped with sweet tomatoes and cheese, this Italian street food combines rustic simplicity with delicious indulgence

Ben Tish lasagna bread from Sicily.
Ben Tish lasagna bread from Sicily. Photo: Kris Kirkham Photography Ltd / Kris Kirkham

Great meal prep. Marinate chicken for up to 48 hours for surprisingly sweet and delicious flavour

Chicken Shish in Sweet Garlic Dressing from Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovic.
Chicken Shish in Sweet Garlic Dressing from Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovic. Photo: Kate Whitaker/The Observer

Crispy peanuts, sturdy tomatoes, delicious shallots and garlic – a real summer salad attraction

Khayan jin thee thoke - Crispy Tomato and Peanut Salad by Rangoon sisters Amy Chung and Emily Chung.
Khayan jin thee thoke – Crispy Tomato and Peanut Salad by Rangoon sisters Amy Chung and Emily Chung. Photo: Martin Bol

Plenty of olive oil is the key to releasing the sweet grapes of this vegetable. The result is luxuriously delicious

Slow Cooked Zucchini With Mint, Chili And Almonds From Letitia Clark.
Slow Cooked Zucchini With Mint, Chili And Almonds From Letitia Clark. Photo: Kate Whitaker/The Observer

There are many types of delicious Middle Eastern meatballs, but they are easy to put together and perfect for grilling

Kofta Kebab Lasmin Nusrat.
Kofta Kebab Lasmin Nusrat. Photo: Kate Whitaker/The Observer

A refreshing summer salad with extra layers of flavor from olives, chili and herbs

Watermelon with fried halloumi and thyme from Sami Al-Tamimi.
Watermelon with fried halloumi and thyme from Sami Al-Tamimi. Photo: Jan Casals/The Observer

No roast is complete without a burger, and the garlic flavor of pork dishes adds a delicious French touch

Tom craig pork burger with grebech sauce and fried onions.
Tom craig pork burger with grebech sauce and fried onions. Photo: Jan Casals/The Observer

An abundance of delicious rice salad that can include all the ingredients in your pantry and the vegetables in your fridge

Joe Trivelli insalata di riso al mare.
Joe Trivelli insalata di riso al mare. Photo: Kate Whitaker/The Observer

A fresh summer cake that makes a delicious focal point on any outing. Slice for packed lunches

Nigel Slater's Pea Mozzarella Cake.
Nigel Slater’s Pea Mozzarella Cake. Photo: Jonathan Lufkin/The Observer

Spicy Herbed Prawns With Simple Chili Sauce – Delicious flavors that combine Afghani and Guyanese cuisine

Grilled Chili, Coriander, Lemon Shrimp
Roasted Chili, Cilantro, Lemon Shrimp “Nacos” by Mersal Sayeq and Joshua Moroni of Cue Point. Photo: Jan Casals/The Observer

Inspired by the dish of a famous restaurant in Jerusalem, the tasting brings out the wonderful flavors of eggplant

Roasted whole eggplant with roasted egg yolks, tahini and chili sauce from Sarit Baker and Itamar Srulovic.
Roasted whole eggplant with roasted egg yolks, tahini and chili sauce from Sarit Baker and Itamar Srulovic. Photo: Patricia_Niven / Patricia Niven

Gorgeous cake dipped in milk spiced with cardamom, baked in a tin foil bowl, given each spoonful and scattered inside

Malay head cake at Ravneet Gil.
Malay head cake at Ravneet Gil. Photo: Ellis Barender

Simple homemade ice cream between fresh citrus biscuits – sit in the sun and enjoy

Nigel slater sandwiches with orange and lemon.
Nigel slater sandwiches with orange and lemon. Photo: Jonathan Lufkin/The Observer

Nothing says summer like gooseberries, and this classic cake fits beautifully in any outdoor setting

Gooseberry Pie by Simon Hopkinson.
Gooseberry pie by Simon Hopkinson. Photo: Kate Whitaker/The Observer