Is there anything better than a BBQ on a summer night. I don’t think so! I’ve been doing lots of grilling lately and not just the classics (steak, burgers, sausage). I’ve been going outside the proverbial BBQ box to try out new recipes. Let me know what you think!
Shrimp & shishito peppers
It’s no secret I have a new found love for shishito peppers recently. Love these little gems as an appetizer or side dish. Recently I paired them with spicy, garlic, buttery, butterflied shrimp. I marinated the shrimp in melted butter and garlic pepper tabasco sauce.
Grilled pork tenderloin sandwich
I absolutely love the Bon Appetit Magazine Instagram account and found this delicious recipe on their account recently. I think my favorite part of the sammy is the homemade garlic, chive and basil aioli. Grab the recipe here.
Portuguese marinated whole chicken
I recently discovered pre-marinated whole chickens at Longos. I forget what the price is regularly, but they happened to have a sale so we got the whole thing for about ten bucks. Longos had a few different flavors but we opted for the Portuguese marinade. This is definitely a dinner to make when you have some time, it will take about 40 minutes on the BBQ. I served it up with a fresh salad and corn on the cob, a summer staple for me.
Fiesta Corn Salad
While I love a good corn on the cob, this salad makes it a little more fancy and a little less messy. I usually pre cook corn in boiling water on the stove and then finish it off the BBQ to get some beautiful grill marks. Cut the corn off the cob and then roughly chop and toss into a bowl. Mix it up with diced red pepper, cilantro, olive oil, salt, pepper and lime juice.
Pork chop & cous cous salad
The cous cous salad isn’t done on the grill but holy jeez it goes well with a grilled pork chop! I was in a rush to make dinner this night so I grabbed a pork chop from Pusateri’s (I forget which marinade – but everything there seems delicious!). I made it on the grill and then whipped up a ‘kitchen sink’ cous cous salad. Mine consisted of cooked cous cous, diced red pepper, cucumber, roasted chick peas, cherry tomatoes and any other veggies in your fridge. Dress it with lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper.