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Aren’t Florida’s summers the best thing ever? Our balmy summer days are perfect for the beach, getting out and about, or relaxing around the barbeque with friends.
Americans have worshipped at the firey altar of the barbecue since at 1540, and the trend hasn’t died down since. In this time, we’ve developed four distinct and delicious styles of slow-cooked barbeque.
Who’s got time to sit around waiting for hours for their dinner to cook nowadays though? Rather try some of these quick unusual BBQ recipes to add a little interest to your next outdoor get-together.
1. Grilled Avocado and Shrimp
Get your meal off to a super start with this appetizing titbit. Nothing says Florida like avocado. So, try it out as soon as you can.
- 1 Haas avocado, cut in half and seed removed
- 1/4 cup pre-cooked shrimps.
- 1 lemon
- 4 Tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1 tsp Mayonnaise
- Cut the lemon in half and juice one half.
- Place the shrimps and the other half of the lemon on skewers. Grill them for a few minutes, then cool and remove from the skewers.
- Brush the inside of the avocado with hoisin sauce and place cut side down on the grill for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Mix the remaining hoisin sauce, mayonnaise, and lemon juice.
- Season the shrimps with this mixture and fill up the avocado with the shrimp mix.
2. Unusual BBQ Recipes With Chicken
Chicken breast fillets are the perfect summer meal. They’re light, nutritious, and cook in a flash. Here’s the ideal summer chicken dish for your barbecue.
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebabs
- 1/2 lb. fresh asparagus spears with the tough ends removed
- 3 chicken breast fillets – boneless, skinless and seasoned
- 1 lemon
- half a red onion
- olive oil to taste
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- fresh parsley, chopped
- Soak 6 wooden skewers in water for a few hours beforehand.
- Boil the asparagus for 2 minutes and cut them into 1½ inch lengths.
- Cut the chicken into 1½ inch. Slice the lemon into rings and cut each round in half. Cut the onion into 1½ inch pieces.
- Thread the chicken, lemon, asparagus, and onion on the skewers. Lightly brush each skewer with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Heat the grill to medium-high and cook the chicken until it’s slightly charred. Turn after eight minutes and cook the other side.
Want more? Try out this BBQ chicken made with Florida’s own ‘turbo shandy’.
3. Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
End things off with this light and refreshing pudding idea. Fruit salad’s perfect for summer entertaining. Try this easy version.
Start by making the cinnamon chips as follows:
- Brush melted butter over both sides of 6 flour tortillas, then cut them into wedges using a pizza cutter.
- Place the chips in a gallon freezer bag, and seal it.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of cinnamon with 1 cup of sugar in a bowl and pour the mix into the bag.
- Shake the bag to coat your tortilla chips, then bake them at 400 degrees F for about 7 minutes.
- Chop up some mango, kiwi fruit, peaches, strawberries, and pineapple and mix them together in a bowl.
- Sprinkle with lemon juice and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.
The best part about this recipe’s that you can make it before your guests arrive, and put it together just before you serve it.
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