Take your barbecued bread to a gourmet level by buttering a French loaf with a mixture of savoury herbs, spices and condiments. A slice of this bread works beautifully as part of a grilled steak sandwich. Alternatively, this butter mixture also is great melted directly over steak.

Yield: Serves 8.



  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped drained capers
  • 1/2 tsp thyme, crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced 1 inch thick


  1. Preheat natural gas barbecue on medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes.
  2. Place all ingredients except bread in a mini food processor; process until smooth. Spread butter mixture over one side of each bread slice. Reassemble loaf and wrap in foil.
  3. Heat bread directly on grid or on warming rack, turning over occasionally, until heated through, about 20 minutes.
Nutritional analysis per serving:


274 calories, 12.6 g fat, 7.1 g protein, 33.8 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fibre, 419 mg sodium