Do you enjoy hosting a cookout at your home? There’s nothing like the taste of char-grilled meat pulled fresh off the fire. Whether you’re cooking with gas, charcoal, or pellets – a barbeque is an epic way to spend the afternoon hanging out with your friends and family while you enjoy a tasty meal.
Are you one of those grill chefs that’s limited in your culinary knowledge? If you find yourself cooking hotdogs and burgers on the grill at every barbeque, you need to upgrade your BBQ skillset with a few recipes to make things more exciting.
All it takes to make fantastic, restaurant-quality meals on the barbeque is the finest quality ingredients and a method you can follow. We decided to give you the knowledge you need to cook delicious dishes on the barbeque. Light up the grill and prep the ingredients, it’s time to experiment with these 16 gourmet barbeque recipes.
1. BBQ Spring Chicken with Pumpkin Hummus
Grilling chicken is a satisfying experience when done right. The key to avoiding undercooked chicken is to cook it in the microwave for 10-minutes before grilling. This strategy reduces the time on the grill and ensures you never have a raw breast or thigh. Served with pumpkin hummus, this recipe for BBQ spring chicken will make you look like a gourmet chef to your family and friends.
INGREDIENTS – For the Chicken.
4-spring chickens – spatchcocked
6-tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
4-cloves garlic, crushed.
Juice of 1 lemon
INGREDIENTS – For the hummus.
6-oz. Cooked chickpeas.
24-oz. Butternut or pumpkin squash.
2-cloves garlic, sliced.
2-tablespoon extra olive oil.
Juice of 1 lemon
In a small bowl, combine the thyme sesame seeds for the marinade Place the chicken in a baking dish and cover in the marinade, leave overnight.
Preheat the oven to 375F. Place pumpkin chunks into the roasting tin, drizzle with oil – roast for 25-minutes until fork tender. Add the rest of the hummus ingredients to the food processor along with the pumpkin and puree.
Remove the chicken from the fridge 1-hour before cooking. Prep the grill to medium heat, add the chicken and sear on each side for 1-minute. Cook the chicken for a further 25-minutes. Remove from the grill and serve with the hummus and fresh bread, lemon wedges on the side.