It's officially grilling season! Time to have the family over for a BBQ and make some delicious recipes on the grill. We can go with the classics of burgers and hot dogs, but we can also impress our guests with these new delicious recipes.
Grilled Marinated Shrimp
Grilled shrimp are an easy and quick meal to make that can also be a side to your meat. It's as simple as marinating, placing on a skewers and grilling! There are also a great option for those that do not eat meat.
Makes 6 servings
1 cup olive oil
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached
1. In a mixing bowl, mix together olive oil, parsley, lemon juice, hot sauce, garlic, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Reserve a small amount for basting later. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag with shrimp. Seal, and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
2. Preheat grill for medium-low heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.
3. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp for 5 minutes per side, or until opaque, basting frequently with reserved marinade.
A summer time classic that deserves all of its glory! Full of BBQ sauce with their fall of the bone meat, these ribs will impress all your guests. They are a 2 day process but definitely worth all the time they take.
Makes 8 servings
4 pounds baby back pork ribs
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup cider vinegar
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup chili sauce
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons onion, chopped
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove crushed garlic
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Place ribs on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Scatter 4 cloves of sliced garlic over ribs. Cover, and bake for 2 1/2 hours. Cool slightly.
2. In a small bowl, mix together white sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, chili powder, and ground cumin. Rub spices over cooled ribs. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
3. In a small saucepan, mix together brown sugar, cider vinegar, ketchup, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, onion, dry mustard, and 1 clove garlic. Simmer over medium-low heat, uncovered, for 1 hour. Reserve a small amount for basting; the remainder is a dipping sauce.
4. Preheat grill for medium heat.
5. Place ribs on grill. Grill, covered, for about 12 minutes, basting with the reserved sauce, until nicely browned and glazed. Serve with remaining sauce for dipping.
Grilled Hearts of Romaine
This became quite the trend last summer and because of its delicious flavour, it will definitely stick around for another BBQ season. If you haven't tried it and it seems strange, please give it a go. It might impress you!
Makes 6 servings
3 romaine lettuce hearts, halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided, or as needed
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or to taste
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, or to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil, or to taste
1. Preheat an outdoor grill on high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
2. Brush each romaine lettuce half with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.
3. Cook romaine hearts, cut-side down, on the preheated grill until the cut-side is slightly caramelized but the inside is still cool and crisp, about 2 minutes.
4. Transfer lettuce, cut-side up, to a platter. Sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over lettuce and drizzle balsamic vinegar, sherry vinegar, and 2 tablespoons olive oil over the top.
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