From appetizer to dessert: a menu that’s 100% BBQ
Enjoy summer to the max with our 100% BBQ menu—whether you’re on your balcony, in your backyard, or at the cottage! From appetizer to dessert, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the delicious dishes you can make using only your grill!
Grilled melon gazpacho, butterflied Greek chicken, warm grilled veggie salad, and of course, a decadent chocolate-berry pie . . . discover our summer menu featuring in-season ingredients!
Make room for veggies
Set the tone for the evening by starting with a tasty, one-of-a-kind appetizer, like our grilled melon gazpacho. Our version of this Spanish cold soup is packed with flavour and freshness! Elevate the recipe by adding some Serrano ham chips, mascarpone cheese, or a few mint or parsley leaves as garnish.
You can also make the most of your BBQ by grilling up a selection of in-season veggies; eggplant, zucchini, corn, baby potatoes, and green peppers are but a few of July’s star ingredients. Plus they can be prepared (and enjoyed!) a million different ways! For a savoury backyard snack, try making this Trois fois par jour salsa featuring grilled corn, cucumber, feta, and pesto. Served with grilled pita chips or corn tortillas . . . it’s the perfect summertime snack! If you want to spice things up, add some hot peppers or green tomatillos to the recipe, and you’ll be having a fiesta in no time!
Dips are delicious during happy hour! Impress your guests with grilled eggplant caviar. It’s sophisticated and oh-so-simple! Slice your eggplant in two lengthwise, cook it en papillote on the BBQ, then scoop out the flesh when done. Season with garlic, thyme, and cumin, and right before serving, drizzle with olive oil, and top with pomegranate seeds or chopped black olives. Enjoy!
Crazy for chicken!
Have you ever tried making butterflied, or flattened chicken on the BBQ? This technique consists of flattening the chicken by cutting through the backbone, thus reducing the cooking time and resulting in crispy and golden pieces. Although this method is most often used for making that famous Portuguese chicken everyone loves, it’s easy to adapt to a variety of other tastes and flavours, such as Greek or Korean. Here are a few tips for a tasty chicken every time:
- Make sure to fold the wings under the breast so they don’t burn.
- Serve your butterflied chicken with individual dipping sauces such as sriracha mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, pesto sauce, maple-mustard sauce, yogurt and fresh herbs, etc.
- Cook your butterflied chicken over indirect heat, for a juicy and tender finish.