As summer approaches, we’re all wondering how we can make the most of the weather with the top BBQ recipes. Hot dogs and burgers are all well and good, but they’re by no means unique or exciting.
As a rule of thumb, meat is the most sought-after food for a BBQ, and it’s also incredibly significant in an array of cultures. For instance, Qurbani 2022 isn’t too far away, and this is an Islamic ritual that revolves around meat. Not to mention Turkey at thanksgiving and ham at Christmas, meat holds much significance in a multitude of holidays, and summer is no exception.
Read on to discover some of the top summer BBQ menu ideas.
First up are pork-pineapple kebabs with honey chipotle barbecue sauce. As you can imagine, these gems are bursting with taste, thanks to the spicy, sweet, and tangy flavor combination. All you need to do is get your hands on some pork loin, pineapple, bell peppers, and red onions. The meat should also be seasoned with pepper, adobo sauce, oregano, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon, molasses, honey, brown sugar, and tomato sauce. Be sure to grill your pork until it’s cooked all the way through, as undercooked pork can be risky!
Planked Salmon with Maple Ancho Chili
When the sun’s beaming down, sometimes the last thing you want to do is chow down on a heavy meal. This is where salmon comes in and provides the ideal light alternative! When not properly seasoned, salmon can have quite a bland taste; however, with the fiery flavor of maple ancho chili, this tastelessness is sure to be avoided. The secret to good salmon is to not overcook it; you can determine its “doneness” by gently pressing the top with your spatula. For a well-cooked piece of salmon, you’ll feel a little resistance that is spongy, yet firm.
BBQ Roast Beef with Fresh Cherry Relish
Beef is a favorite amongst many; however, it can be one of the hardest things to get right. There are only a few minutes between cooking that takes you from dripping in blood to a tough, leathery slab. Similarly, everyone likes their beef cooked differently, meaning that finding a happy medium can be a tricky feat. Despite this, BBQ roast beef with a fresh cherry relish is a real crowd pleaser, regardless of one’s beef preferences. Once the beef has been roasted it can be slow cooked on the BBQ with a simultaneously sweet, smoky, and spicy rub. Serving it alongside the relish is the “cherry” on the cake.
Satay chicken with peanut sauce is a takeout favorite, but there’s no reason why this can’t be done at home! With some chicken thigh fillets, oyster sauce, soy sauce, turmeric, chili powder, vegetable oil, garlic, shallots, lemongrass, coriander, onions, and cucumber, you can be well on your way to making your very own satay chicken skewers. In order to maximize the flavor, you should marinate the chicken cubes overnight in your peanut sauce before the day of grilling. As with pork, underdone chicken is dangerous, so make sure it’s white all the way through before serving – pink bits are a no go!
Peach BBQ Grilled Turkey Legs
Last but not least is the peach BBQ grilled turkey legs, which are slathered in peach BBQ sauce and grilled to perfection. Turkey often takes a back seat in favor of chicken; however, it’s actually a juicy and delicious meat when cooked well. With this being said, the same rule applies in which pink meat must be avoided at all costs!