BBQ’s are more than just the standard hot dogs and burgers…. We’re not knocking the American BBQ classics, but exploring new foods is something we love the most at NetCost, so add some diversity to your BBQing repertoire this year with a couple of recipes that will take your BBQ to the next level.
A simple yet flavorful way of cooking chicken joints such as drumsticks, thighs or bone-in breasts, this dish is perfect for that Mediterranean touch.
You Will Need:
2 pounds chicken thighs, legs or bone in breasts
1 (16 ounce bottle) Italian-style salad dressing
1 teaspoon garlic powder, or fresh crushed garlic
½ cup chopped basil
1 teaspoon salt
- In a shallow dish, mix the salad dressing, garlic, basil, and salt.
- Add the chicken and turn until all chicken is well coated. Leave to marinade for a minimum of 4 hours, preferably up to 24 hours.
- Once well marinated, place the chicken on a hot BBQ grill, using any extra marinade to baste as it cooks.
- Grill for approximately 10 minutes on each side, making sure the juices run clear and the meat is piping hot in the middle before serving.
Hot and Fiery Alaskan Salmon
When it comes to BBQing fish, it is important not to overcook the meat otherwise it’ll become dry and tasteless. However, this wonderful recipe adds a tasty, flavorful layer of marinade to fresh salmon that also locks in the moisture making it an almost foolproof bbq recipe!
You Will Need:
8-10 salmon fillets
½ cup olive or peanut oil
4 tbsp soy sauce
4tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Worchester sauce
½ cup chopped white onions
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup honey
3 cloves garlic
2 tsp ground ginger
2 fresh red chilies, chopped
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp salt
- Mix together all of the ingredients apart from the salmon in a shallow dish, ensuring that the sugar has been dissolved and the mixture forms a slightly sticky paste.
- Into the mixture place, the salmon fillets Add all the salmon fillets and carefully turn them to ensure they’re fully coated. Leave to marinade in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, but preferably 24.
- Before cooking, ensure the grill is about 4 inches above the coals, and that you have moved the coals to one side of the grill. You want to cook the salmon on the side that is free of coals so that you are cooking it over an indirect heat.
- Oil the grill will prevent the fish from sticking. Cook the salmon for about 5 minutes on each side, turning it very carefully so as not to break the meat. If you notice that the salmon is cooking too slowly, move over a few coals until the meat is starting to cook at a slow pace.
- Once nice and soft in the middle but crispy and sticky on the outside, remove from the grill and serve with lime wedges.
Serve these dishes in addition to your favorite BBQ dishes to add a little extra wow factor to your next BBQ. Why not try these recipes out on the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend and really get your guests talking!