Cleaning Your Grilling Machine

It’s Grilling Time!  Traditionally, spring is the perfect time to prep and clean your grill.  As we all know, summers in Alberta and Saskatchewan are short so we have to pack in as much barbecuing as we can, though we really can barbecue any time of the year.  Keeping your barbecue in tip-top shape is…

Veggie Burgers

We have been talking about barbecues a lot recently and many of our recipes involve meat.  There are however loads of veggie options.  Here is an in-house recipe for you to try. Makes 8-10 patties 2  540 ml cans chickpeas (drained) 4  large eggs 1  medium onion, diced 1 lemon, zest only ½ red pepper,…

Rotisserie Pork Loin

2-3 kg centre cut pork loin tied with string to hold the shape Seasoning rub (store bought will do as well): 2 teaspoons coarse salt, Kosher or sea 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons thyme   Using…

Smoky Barbecue Baked Beans

Ingredients yield 10 servings Soak ¼ cup barbecue sauce ½ cup ginger ale 5 litres water 500 g navy beans, dry Braise 2.5 litres water ½ cup barbecue sauce ¼ cup ginger ale ¼ cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons molasses 1 ounce prepared espresso 10 drops liquid smoke – hickory Salt and pepper to taste…

Barbecued Fruit Salad with Raspberry Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients yield 4 servings Vinaigrette 4 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Pinch salt and pepper ¼ cup sunflower oil Prepare vinaigrette by combining all ingredients but the oil and mixing thoroughly. Once mixed, add the oil very slowly while mixing in order to emulsify. Salad ¼…

Grilled Sea Bass Skewers with Hawayaj & parsley

2 pounds Sea Bass 2 garlic cloves ½ teaspoon crushed chillies 1 cup chopped flat parsley 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoon olive oil Lemon wedge for serving Hawayej spice mix 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1.5 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom 4 garlic clove 1.5 teaspoon ground turmeric…

Barbecue Greek chicken wings

3 pounds chicken wings, separated to drumettes and wing 1 tablespoon Sara’s Green Stuff* 2 tablespoon Cavenders Greek seasoning 1 tablespoon lemon pepper Soak chicken wings in cold salt water for 1 hour. Drain and dry. Heat cast iron pan on high on barbecue. Toss wings with Sara’s Green Stuff, Greek seasoning, lemon pepper. Put…

Chili Barbecue Ribs

Ingredients 4 lbs pork back ribs ¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup chili sauce ½ cup white vinegar 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ¾ cup water 1 diced onion   Method Mix sauce pour over cut up ribs in a roaster, cover with foil. Put in low barbecue about 250 degrees for three hours. After three…

Summer Salmon Slow Cooked on the Grill

  Cooked low and slow for tenderness. Ingredients Two 5 oz fillets wild Salmon, pin bones removed with needle nose pliers ¼ cup low sodium Soy sauce 1 tsp brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, one minced, one sliced thinly ½ Pasilla or jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 tsp red chilli flakes 1 small piece…

BBQ Skewered Shrimp

10-15 Large shell shrimp 1 cup vinegar 1 minced jalapeno – remove seeds if heat bothers you 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Red Hot sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons pepper 1 zucchini Colourful peppers Mix together vinegar, jalapeno, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce,…

Teriyaki BBQ Chicken Breast

Ingredients: Yield 2 pieces 2 x 4-6oz chicken breasts, skinless ½ cup barbecue sauce ½ cup ginger ale ¼ cup teriyaki 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon ginger Salt and pepper to taste Mix together barbecue sauce, ginger ale, teriyaki, honey and ginger. Allow chicken breasts to marinate in mixture overnight Preheat barbecue grill to medium…

Chef David’s Old-Fashioned Burger Patties

3 pounds lean ground beef 1 egg, large ¼ cup panko bread crumbs 4 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon tabasco sauce Salt & pepper to taste, added while grilling Preheat barbecue grill to medium heat. Apply a small amount of cooking spray immediately before…