It’s time to fire up the grill and turn up the heat, because it’s officially summer aka BBQ season! At backyard cookouts and warm weather get-togethers, it’s easy to turn to the classics that are reminiscent of summer’s past, such as charred hot dogs, mouth-watering hamburgers, and crispy charred steaks – mmm there’s nothing like it!
However, we don’t like to be predictable, and neither should you! We encourage you to do things a little out of the ordinary, switch it up, and try some new flavours on the grill this year. We promise that they’ll be a massive hit and pleasantly surprise your guests.
Here are seven crazy foods that you must experiment with on the grill this summer. Some might sound completely bizarre and out of this world, but trust us. They’re delicious!
Think grilled peaches on the side of vanilla ice cream or charred pineapple with a drizzle of maple syrup. Nothing less than healthy, refreshing, and extremely tasty!
Yes we’re talking a full pizza. If you’ve ever had a wood-burned pizza, you’ll notice the BBQ will have a similar effect. Load it up with all your favourite toppings, let it brown for a few minutes on the grill, and enjoy the charcoal-infused crust and melted cheesy goodness!
Clams or Oysters
Not many people know that shellfish are perfect for frying up on the BBQ, and they’re incredibly easy. Rinse them off and throw them on the grill, when the shells begin to open, that’s when you know they’re done. Serve with herbed garlic butter or a Verde salsa, both a perfect addition to the subtle smoky flavour.
Use as a side course or dip in a fresh dill infused tzatziki sauce. You can also pair them with a protein and cheese and make them into skewers – the choice is entirely up to you!
Obviously, we had to include cheese! Brie might be to-die-for when baked, but not until you’ve had it grilled. Place your Brie wheel on the grill, not directly onto of the heat source and close the lid for 2 minutes, flip and repeat on the other side. To ensure it’s done, cut a tiny hole in the top and watch as the gooey cheese spills out. Serve with any regular charcuterie options, along with your grilled fruit, and homemade garlic bread.
Who says you can’t fire up the BBQ for breakfast? Grill each slice up on the BBQ and enjoy with male syrup, whipped cream, and fresh berries. The works!
New and limited to our shop right now are German Style Grillfackeln skewers. They are crispy pork belly skewers, and the perfect addition to any BBQ’d breakfast or dinnertime appetizer. Only available for a limited time, these skewers come pre-seasoned and ready to throw on the grill. Talk about the ultimate homemade Stampede Breakfast!
Contact us at to pre-order, grab a package from our meat shop in Calgary or Rosemary, or find us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.
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