Summer Grilling

One of our favorite ways to enjoy fresh produce and proteins in the summer is by grilling. Below are a few summer grilling tips to help you get the most out of your summer!

  • Experiment. Try grilling new foods such as chilies (adds wonderful flavor to proteins) or avocados.
  • Grill fruit! A great dessert idea is to put fruits such as pineapples or peaches on the grill. The natural sugars in the fruits will caramelize and give them a delicious flavor.
  • Keep your grill clean. Be sure to scrub your grill after each use to prevent burning, bitter flavors, and smoking.
  • Marinate. Adding a simply marinade or dry rub of spices to proteins and vegetables is a great way to add flavor and variety to your meals.

Barbecue Marinade

In the United States, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, which means grilling season! Today we want to share a recipe for a delicious barbecue marinade that is easy to make and perfect to try!

Mix 1 cup (250 mL) rapeseed oil with a teaspoon of sea salt, freshly ground pepper, 1 large grated onion and 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley. For extra flavor you can add in 2 chopped garlic cloves or spices such as smoked paprika or red pepper flakes. Place any type of protein or vegetable in the marinade for at least three hours, or even better overnight before grilling. Enjoy!

Grilled Eggplant

Today we have another delicious summer recipe: grilled eggplant. Simple to prepare, this is an ideal dish for sharing.

Cut the eggplants in half, score the flesh, and then cook on the grill or in the oven until the eggplant is nice and soft. While the eggplant is cooking, take yogurt (according to your plan) and season with salt and pepper and any other spices (cumin, red pepper flakes etc.). Remove the eggplant from the grill and serve with the yogurt and fresh herbs (mint, parsley etc.). This recipe also works great with other vegetables such as zucchini and bell peppers.

Tip: Sprinkle the eggplant with salt and allow to sit on a paper towel for 10-15 minutes. This removes some of the water and allows for faster cooking.

Summer Fun – Happy & Healthy BBQ

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We’re often told that barbecuing food isn’t healthy for us! So let us gather a few tips so that you can get your BBQ going healthily without the release of cancer causing substances.

  • Use good quality charcoal or briquettes without chemical residues
  • Always try to prevent fat from dripping onto glowing embers to avoid harmful smoke
  • Do not use smoked or salted meat for grilling
  • Do not attempt to reduce or extinguish flames with alcohol such as beer, wine or similar drinks
  • It is better to grill in foil, or foil trays and baskets rather than directly on the grill

Invite family and friends and enjoy the rest of the BBQ season!