Nothing quite beats a delicious fry-up outside on a hot and sunny day. Well, maybe an ice-cold beer while you’re flipping burgers? But that’s about it. However, there are only so many things you cook on the grill before things get a little stale. Perhaps you’re looking for a little recipe motivation?
This article will provide you with three must-try delicious BBQ recipes, beginning with an all-time classic: BBQ chicken.
Classic BBQ chicken
Grill it right and it’s mouthwateringly delicious, falling off the bone and full of spicy flavours. Get it wrong and it’ll be dry, rubbery, and contain the texture of a deflated football.
The secret to great BBQ chicken is the marinade, create this yourself and let the chicken soak up the flavour for several hours, ideally overnight.
- Lemon juice
- 2 TBSP Olive oil
- 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
- 3 TBSP Brown sugar
- A pinch of salt and pepper
- ½ TBSP garlic powder
- 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
In a mixing bowl, stir these ingredients together until it forms a marinade paste. Let the chicken sit in the paste, ensuring each piece is covered entirely. You can use zipped locked bags or the bowl - the choice is up to you. Let the chicken marinate for a minimum of four to five hours, longer if possible. Fire up the grill and enjoy, cook as usual.
Chicken and pineapple skewers
If you’re looking to add a little bit of variety to your BBQ, there’s no better way than introducing a pineapple or two. Kids will love them, and they’re healthy and taste great.
- Boneless chicken thighs
- Wooden skewers
- Fresh pineapple (you can also do tinned, but fresh taste so much better!)
For the paste:
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- 1 ½ to 2 cloves of garlic (personal preference)
- Lemon juice(freshly squeezed is best)
- Yellow mustard (small amount)
You have two options here: you can either create a marinade and let the chicken sit in this before cooking. Or alternatively, you can brush the chicken with the paste before cooking. This is down to personal preference, and whatever time you have! Cook as regular - ten to fifteen minutes, turning as you go.
Delicious grilled pork chops
There’s nothing quite like a perfectly grilled pork chop, unless you’re using a delicious BBQ pork chop rub to enhance flavour?
- Pork loin chops
- Salt and pepper
- 2 TBSP brown sugar
- 1 TSP paprika
- 1/2 TSP cayenne pepper
- 1/2 TSP ground mustard
Much like you sprinkle salt and pepper onto pork chops and rub this in, do the same with your newly created delicious seasoning. Sprinkle onto the pork chop, rubbing in if required. Grill until cooked, ensuring to rotate half-way through cooking time (2-3 minutes each side).
No grilling experience is quite complete without a stainless steel, top of the range BBQ. Cronin Alfresco sell various BBQ packages, some of which contain burners, more storage space than hour front room, and all the cooking and cooling options you could ask for.
To view the full range of Cronin Alfresco BBQs, click here.