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National BBQ Week: Unconventional BBQ Recipes
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National BBQ Week: Unconventional BBQ Recipes

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When we tell you now that it is BBQ week this week, thoughts of burgers, sausages, ketchup, and bread rolls will undoubtedly spring to your mind. The same food items spring to our minds too, but that doesn't mean we'll be popping to Tesco any time soon to drop them into our shopping baskets. Nope, this year we want to, literally, spice things up a bit. Fancying more imaginative BBQ ideas as well? That's great, we've got the ideas that will leave both your family and friends drooling. Warning: Neighbours may start queuing at your door.

1. Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza

Ricotta Pizza

Keep those Domino's leaflets tucked away in your draws, because pizza is amazing when it's cooked on the grill! Just brush olive oil over dough that has been flattened, pre-made pizza dough can be found at alot of grocery stores, and put it on the grill for cooking! The recipe uses an incredible combination of ricotta and asparagus, though grilled dough can be used for the base of any salad, pizza or open-face sandwich.

2. Grilled Clams With Spiced Paprika Butter

Grilled clams with spiced paprika butter

Don't forget about sizzling up the seafood on the grill! Shellfish especially. The only preparation you need to do for clam grilling is cleaning them. Just put them in a bucket of cold water with cornmeal to take out any remaining sand. Dry shells, coating them with an amazing butter and paprika mix, and put on a grill of high-heat for roughly two to three minutes. They will be ready when the shells pop open.

3. Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebabs

Give regular vegetable kebabs a twist by adding quarters of lemon to the skewer. This recipe incorporated asparagus, lemon, onion and chicken, though the combinations of vegetables are limitless: from tomatoes and mushrooms to onions and peppers. Grilling softens lemon sourness and adds in the ideal quantity of citrus taste to vegetables.

4. Grilled Lamb Meatballs With Salsa Verde

Grilled lamb meatballs with salsa verde

Although they look rather elegant, lamb meatballs take just six to eight minutes to cook on the grill! You simply need to roll them up into teeny-tiny balls and lace them on skewers. Salsa verde is an incredible twist on the traditional red sauce and provides a rather zesty punch.

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