The recipe to a successful cookout: stylish tableware, good food and great company! Putting together a tasty menu to serve your guests can be super easy when you are well-prepared. Start by establishing a theme for your get-together and watch as everything falls into place.

Set the backdrop for your meal with the gorgeous vibrant colours of our Laguna range of dinnerware and serveware by Maxwell & Williams. Top each platter with a delicious spread of grilled steak slices, corn cobs and marinated halloumi skewers dipped in the ultimate addition: Smoked Paprika & Herb Butter.

Get this quick and simple recipe below:

Smoked Paprika & Herb Butter
Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves approx. 10


  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1/3 cup flat leaf parsley
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Sea salt & cracked pepper to taste


  1. Place the softened butter in a bowl. Beat the softened butter with a wooden spoon or an electric beater. Whip until soft and creamy.
  2. Finely chop the garlic, bay leaf, oregano, rosemary and parsley. Add into butter.
  3. Add in chili flakes, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Beat until well combined.
  4. Your butter is now ready to use. Spread generously onto steak, grilled corn or halloumi skewers.

To create butter discs:

  1. Tip the flavoured butter onto a square of several layers of cling wrap. Roll it around the butter to form a sausage shape. Twist the ends to seal.
  2. Store flavoured butter tubes in fridge. Put any leftover butter in the freezer where it will keep for several months. When you need to add a flavoured butter to your dishes, just cut a disc from the butter tube.

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