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The barbie arvo is a favourite staple of the Australian lifestyle, a tradition as entrenched as backyard footy and leaving dad in peace during the Boxing Day Test Match. But, as with many enduring customs, the occasional tweaks and additions are required to keep the afternoon barbeque fresh and exciting. As delicious and satisfying as the standard BBQ dishes are, it’s a delightful change to sometimes try out something a bit unusual, something a little bit left of centre. Read below some fun ideas that could be right up your alley for your next outdoor feast. By the way, both these different recipes and the classics are at their best when produced on a top-of-the-line barbeque; if you’re not yet equipped, you’d best get to browsing at a specialist retailer like www.barbequesgalore.com.au!
Kale is, without a doubt, one of the most talked-about vegetables of today. And for good reason – this leafy green is stocked full with beneficial antioxidants and healthy vitamins. If you’re already on the kale bandwagon, here’s some great news: this stuff grills beautifully. Who says delicious food can’t be good for you? If you haven’t experienced the wonder that is kale yet, a BBQ’d batch with your favourite herbs and spices is the best introduction you could ask for.
No longer do you need to drive to the nearest Mexican restaurant when the craving for nachos strikes; simply turn on the BBQ and grill your own fiesta! The added smokiness will add a unique flavour that will blend perfectly with your extra ingredients of choice – jalapenos, shredded cheese, tomato, pepper, red onions… it’s entirely up to you! This idea will always go down well, but would be particularly suitable for house parties and family gatherings (who doesn’t love nachos?).
Fruit is something we all love to eat fresh, true. But some fruits take on a whole new exciting flavour when grilled for three minutes or so! Once you’ve tasted these cooked items, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t thought to try it sooner. Some fruity pieces that are great grilled include bananas, peaches, pineapple, and avocado. Combine all four, grill with olive oil or lime juice, and prepare for an unexpectedly delicious dessert!
Grilled oysters are a culinary luxury that deserves to be tried at least once. If you’re already a fan of this delicacy or just enjoy seafood in general, there’s a high chance that oysters off the barbie will send your tastebuds to heaven. If you’re worried about under or overcooking them, there’s a handy hint to know when they’re ready: when the first one opens up, that’s usually the sign to take them all off the grill. Needless to say, butter and lemon juice go perfectly with these divine little treats.
The Aussie BBQ certainly isn’t limited to sausages and steaks; hopefully the above suggestions have cooked up a creative storm in your mind or at least inspired you to come up with your own original, unusual barbequed meal!