Simple party ideas for breezy summer entertaining

It’s summer. It’s the holiday season. Chances are you’re going to be attending (or hosting) a fair amount of get-togethers in the heat. Here are some recipes that are perfect on a summer’s day.

Lemon garlic prawns

Lemon garlic prawns are a delicious combination of light summery flavours. Simply marinate the prawns in the lemon and garlic mix and then throw them onto the barbecue.
  • 500g fresh green king prawns
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp parsley, fresh or dried
  1. Mix all together.
  2. Toss in pan or on the barbeque until the prawns go pink and are cooked.
  3. Season with freshly ground pepper and salt.

Cucumber and smoked salmon roll-ups

These lovely smoked salmon and cucumber roll-ups are perfect for a special lunch or part of a morning tea or picnic spread. Little fingers enjoy them too! prep: 0:15
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  • 1/2 tub (125g) extra light cream cheese
  • 1 small spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped dill
  • 1 large telegraph cucumber
  • 100g smoked salmon, sliced
  1. Mix cream cheese, spring onions and dill together and set aside.
  2. Using a sharp vegetable peeler or mandolin, slice the cucumbers thinly lengthways to make long strips.
  3. Lay out 1 cucumber slice, top with salmon slices and spread about 1 heaped teaspoon of cream cheese mixture over it (finishing about a centimetre before the end).
  4. Roll up placing the seam (end) side down or secure with a toothpick.
  5. Place rollups in the fridge until ready to eat. Best made just before serving.