The weather channel predicts clear skies and hot temperatures this weekend. You know what that means: it’s time to grab your apron and a pair of tongs and pull out the grill. Here are three BBQ ideas that will inspire your upcoming dinner.
Burgers and hot dogs are classic BBQ fare, but they’re the obvious choice. Surprise your family by choosing a more exciting main course: lobster tails. The moment that they dig into the freshly grilled meat, they’ll wonder why they’d never asked for it before.
Instead of searching through the frozen food aisle of your grocery store, go to Lobster Anywhere and order lobster tails or whole lobsters for your weekend barbeque. They will deliver fresh Maine lobster to your front door right away. You can have these top-quality ingredients in your kitchen within 24 hours.
What do you do with the tails? When you’re grilling lobster, it’s best to keep it simple and let the ingredient shine on its own. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Cut open the lobster shell down the middle and gently pull it open to expose the meat. Place a skewer through the tail to keep it from curling up while cooking.
Drizzle them in olive oil or butter, and then place them shell side down on the grill. Putting them shell side up will pull out moisture and cook the meat too quickly, making it tough and rubbery. Cook until the meat goes from slick and translucent to firm and white.
While they’re still warm, serve them with clarified butter and delicious side dishes like creamy coleslaw, potato salad or corn on the cob.
Shrimp is a quick and simple barbeque dish that’s perfect when you’re in the mood for something light. Serve them with a healthy summer salad or a side of grilled asparagus and bell peppers.
The hardest part about grilling shrimp is keeping them out of the fire. To keep them secure, line them up on a skewer before putting them onto the grill.
You’ll want to pick a seasoning, marinade or serving sauce for your shrimp, so they have an extra kick. Here are some ideas that you could try out:
- Drizzle on garlic butter before and after cooking
- Whip up some homemade pesto to put on before and after cooking
- Marinate them in coconut milk, lime zest and minced ginger before cooking
Salmon is also a great choice for a BBQ. Let it be the star of the show by pairing it with simple dishes like white rice, garden salad or garlicky green beans. Or, toast up some buns and turn into a tasty sandwich that will rival any burger.
Salmon meat is tender and flaky, so you will want to wrap it in aluminum foil before putting on top of the grill. Otherwise, most of your dinner is going to end up on top of the coals. To pack more flavor into the fish, you can use a homemade meat rub or drizzle it in olive oil and lemon juice before cooking it.
Spice up your weekend barbeque by adding an unexpected ingredient: seafood. Your family will be pleasantly surprised by the change.
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