5 Great Grill Ideas For Your Next Summer Barbeque
All winter long, Canadians look forward to barbeque season, and when it arrives there are few things as satisfying as firing up the grill and slapping on some juicy cuts of meat. But as grilling season goes on, cooking the same old foods in the same old way can get boring. Hamburgers are great and steak is delicious, but is that all there is to a good barbeque? With these five fresh menu ideas, you can inject a little brio and flare into your next barbeque:
1. Portuguese-Style Piri Piri Chicken
Chicken has always been a barbeque favourite, but chefs with a more adventurous palette should try their hand at a classic of Portuguese cuisine: barbequed whole chicken with piri piri sauce. Piri piri sauce is a hot, spicy dressing made from bird’s-eye chilis, and it is irresistible when coupled with the charbroiled flavour of barbequed chicken.
2. Mixed Grill
If variety is what you’re going for, a mixed grill is one of the best ways to offer your guests a little bit of everything. The key to a good mixed grill is simple seasoning and natural flavour, which is why it is important to make sure you are serving only the very best cuts of meat — grass fed beef, free run chicken, gourmet sausages, and wild-caught fish that has been raised without added hormones or antibiotics.
If you buy meat online it is easy to get a variety of different premium cuts delivered straight to your door using truLOCAL’s delivery service. With truLOCAL, you can get a wide sampling of the best sustainably raised meat without needing to buy more than you need.
For grill aficionados, few cuisines offer as much excitement and challenge as the Korean barbeque tradition, and the apotheosis of Korean barbeque is Bulgogi: thinly sliced strips of marinated sirloin or tenderloin steak cooked over a charcoal grill or gridiron.
Bulgogi requires careful preparation in a mix of soy sauce, pepper, sesame oil, sugar, and garlic, and it works best with high-grade cuts of beef. If you order premium steaks online through truLOCAL, you can make sure your guests get the very best by having a box of grass-fed steaks delivered fresh to your home.
4. Cedar Plank Salmon
Grilling salmon on cedar planks is an ancient tradition practiced by First Nations people in Canada long before Europeans arrived, and it is one of the best ways to cook fish on a grill. Using a cedar plank helps keep the salmon from crumbling, and it also imparts a subtle, smoky flavour to the meat. If you want to get the very best salmon, buy wild-caught Alaskan sockeye from truLOCAL — we deliver quality fish that has been ethically sourced from Caudle’s Catch, an Ontario-based provider committed to sustainable seafood.
5. Buffalo Burgers
No barbeque is complete without a juicy hamburger, but this summer why not surprise your guests with a twist on this old favourite by using buffalo? With truLOCAL, you can order a box full of our pre-made 8 oz. buffalo burgers sourced from Townsend Butcher — or you can make your own burgers with truLOCAL ground buffalo!
If you’re getting tired of the same old barbeque recipes and want to give your next cookout some extra zest, why not up the ante with flavourful new recipes and different cuts of meat. With truLOCAL’s fresh meat delivery service, it’s easy to get high quality, sustainably raised beef, pork, chicken, fish, and buffalo brought straight to your home, so you can spend your time perfecting your favourite new recipes.