By all weather forecasts, we've got a long summer ahead. While burgers and hotdogs are the great staple of BBQ season, you'll need some great other recipes to keep things fresh when it's too hot to cook indoors! Here's some of our favourite recipes beyond the burger.
Bacon-Wrapped Planked Whisky Chicken Recipe
I like this Bacon-Wrapped Planked Whisky Chicken recipe because it's a great alternative to burgers when feeding a crowd. Serve it with my Beer Rosemary Cheese Bread, Loaded Baked Potato Salad and Baked Cheesy Tomatoes and you're all ready for the party!
Spiced Honey Lemon Chicken with Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe
I love fruit salsas. This one plays off the spice of the chicken nicely, adding a bit of heat, crunch, and sweetness. As the sun creeps out and we finally hit spring, people here on the West Coast will be digging out their barbeques, hoping to catch a bit of summer flavour as early as possible.
BBQ Corn On The Cob With Grilled Shrimp
So, I decided to really enjoy the last days before the back-to-school routine kicks in and the one-pot oven meals and slow cooker season begins. Here is my ultimate late summer menu.
Asian Style Salty Sweet BBQ Ribs
I usually prep my rub and sauce the night before so I can get the ribs immediately on the BBQ the next day and have them on the table in less than 30 minutes. They are super easy to make, and lip smacking good, making them a weeknight favourite at my house.
Vegan BBQ Delight: Chickpea and Mushroom Burger
While the rest of the family clamours for beefy burgers, I am constantly on the search for a good vegan option. The other night I made these scrumptious, protein-rich chickpea mushroom burgers, and they were incredibly satisfying and tasty. These are very easy to make - and you probably have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen right now!
We adore this recipe. Not only is it incredibly easy and kid friendly, but it's so yummy that it just screams summer. Serve these with potato salad on the side and you are going to have one happy family!
Grilled Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce
This Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce is the perfect way to feed a crowd—not only is this cut lean and flavourful, but it's also inexpensive. Marinated in an oil, vinegar, and mustard mixture, the flank steak is grilled to melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and then topped with a Latin chimichurri sauce, the blend of fresh herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil.
Nothing says Canada to me more than a thick piece of juicy salmon glazed with maple syrup and cooked on a cedar plank. This recipes works well in an oven or on your BBQ, just make sure to soak the cedar plank for at least 2-3 hours before you start so that it won't burn too much. Here in BC you can get cedar planks for cooking on at the grocery store, but if you don't have access to them at the store just find yourself a clean, untreated flat piece of cedar.