3 Tasty Herb Recipes for Summer BBQ’ing
You know that summertime is alive and well when you can walk outside in the evening and smell the delicious aroma of a barbeque.
But have you ever thought of growing your own barbeque herbs? Culinary herbs are perfect for growing in containers on the patio right next to the grill, so you can easily reach down and pluck the leaves as you are cooking. Remember to keep them in full sun and water them often. It’s okay to harvest the herbs regularly, it will keep them growing, but remember to keep them pinched back at the ends to prevent them flowering. The flavour will decline after the herb has flowered.
Here’s a few herbs perfect for grilling with links to recipes ready for your summer BBQ’ing:
This delicious herb works so well with all kinds of barbeque recipes, it was hard to pick one to share. You can add it to vegetables, baked potatoes, tomatoes, in burgers and just about any kind of meat. To use it simply pluck a branch from the plant and run your fingers up the stem to separate the aromatic leaves from the stem, and then sprinkle it onto whatever you are grilling.
We found this particularly delicious looking recipe on chow.com for Grilled Chicken with Rosemary White BBQ Sauce. It looks mouthwatering and seems simple enough to make. Let us know how it turns out!
Thyme is a great barbeque herb and can be sprinkled on tomatoes, peppers, onions, salmon and more. And there are different varieties of thyme with different flavours like lemon thyme (which is one of our favorites). We chose this recipe from Epicurious for Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes for something different to try. It’s a slightly spicy side dish that would go well with a grilled salmon or chicken.
Parsley should definitely be a staple of any herb garden, it is so versatile and healthy too! It is used in too many recipes to mention so instead we looked to Jamie Oliver (*swoon) for a great grill recipe featuring this wonderful herb. If you’re feeling like fish, try this Grilled Trout with Parsley and Lemon. You’ll need a baking rack and a roasting tray but the recipe itself is decidedly simple.
Do you have any barbeque herb recipes you’d like to share? Post them in the comments below.