Barbecue Recipes To Try This Summer

Barbecue? Who does not like that smokey aroma from a barbecue. Try my top five recipes for fiery, zesty flavours and spice up your grilling season. Have fun cooking.

Barbecueing especially over open fires is a cooking method that has been with us for thousands of years. In Africa it is not unusual down to this day, for farmers and their families to light up an open fire to grill their lunch. Which they all sit down and enjoy. Many of what is grilled over open fires have become popular street food over the years in many parts of Africa.

In many places we have to wait until summer to enjoy such luxuries of setting up open fires in our backyards to cook! Indoor grilling devices are great but they always fall short of the smokey aroma from open fires. However, if that is what you have got, please use it you can still do a few tricks to get your smokey flavour. We will talk about this at a later post. For now, let us take a look at food you could add to your grill this summer.

What To Barbecue This Summer?

As mentioned above, summer is the time of the year to bring out those grills. Now, when we talk about barbecue, many of us might be stuck with burgers, bacon, sausages, meatballs. These are great, I love them. However, in recent times, I have limited my consumption of processed meats. Processed meat is linked to the rise of many chronic illnesses. You may want to investigate this and make the needed changes for yourself and your family. I found this post from the WHO helpful and this from the NHS. Try the following instead:

  • Periperi Chicken
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Asun(Peppered Goat Meat)
  • Suya
  • Nyoma Choma

If you are looking for alternatives to buns, you are on a gluten-free diet or you will rather go meatless but want something barbecued, then, you will be fine with the following:

  • Corn on cob
  • Bole (barbecued plantain)
  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Roasted yam
  • Roasted peppers

These are my favourite. What are yours? Did you try any of these recipes? Please share your experience below:

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