Barbecue cooking shouldn’t be limited to burgers, ribs and sausages. You can prepare a variety of world cuisines on your gas or charcoal grill. Here are some deliciously different grilling recipes to serve up this summer.
Cypriot halloumi cheese is a perfect addition to vegetarian kebabs. Cut cheese into one inch cubes. Alternate cheese cubes, slices of green or red pepper and whole cherry tomatoes on skewers. Brush the kebabs with olive oil and grill, turning frequently. Cook until the peppers are soft and the cheese is brown and crispy.
Bring an Asian twist to your picnic with soy and honey drumsticks. Combine 2 teaspoons Chinese five spice powder with 1 tablespoon ketchup, 1 tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Make slashes in the skin of eight drumsticks. Coat the chicken in the sauce and marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Grill for 35-40 minutes or until the juices run clear.
Koftas are a type of Middle Eastern meatball that can be grilled on skewers. Combine a pound of ground lamb with 2 teaspoons each of cumin and coriander, 3 crushed garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon of chopped mint. Divide into eight portions and roll into oval shapes. Thread onto four skewers and brush with olive oil. Grill for about five minutes on each side.
Grilled lemon salmon is fresh and tangy. Whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 4 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lemon zest and 1 tablespoon dried dill. Season four salmon steaks or fillets with salt and pepper. Cover with the dressing and marinade for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Grill on both sides until the salmon is flaky and pink.
There are even Simple Grilling Recipes For desserts. Try these chocolate bananas. Cut through the skin along one side and fill with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap in foil and seal shut. Place the foil packages into the embers at the bottom of the barbecue. Bake for about 15 minutes so that they are gooey inside. The chocolate and marshmallows compliment each other.
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