Written by Andrea Buckett @andreabuckettcooks

It’s no wonder that cultures all over the world embrace cooking food on a barbecue or grill. From outdoor gas and charcoal barbecues, to indoor grills, this cooking method is accessible to almost anyone and is relatively easy to do. Grilling maximizes flavour through caramelization and browning, and the cooking style typically uses lots of fresh ingredients – yum! While each country uses slightly different ingredients and seasonings, the outcome and reward are the same: a flavour-packed meal that brings people together!

While travelling may be the best way to get an authentic BBQ experience, we can definitely infuse similar flavours into our own summer meals and gatherings. Pairing Farm Boy’s seasonal, local ingredients and their globally inspired products make creating a unique and flavourful BBQ experience a breeze. 

Here are some delicious menu ideas to help bring a world of flavour to your BBQ or indoor grill this summer. 

1. Germany

When we think of German BBQ, Bratwurst may immediately come to mind. But know that marinated pork steaks and kabobs of all kinds are also popular.

On the Menu:

Farm Boy™ Bratwurst Gourmet Sausages and Farm Boy™ Pub Style Mustard

Cook until charred and cooked through. Serve with mustard and the delicious sides below.

Farm Boy™ Potato Salad & Farm Boy™ Red Cabbage Salad with Apples

Farm Boy™ Waffle Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

2. Korean

Often cooked on an indoor grill, this menu is perfect for those who do not have access to an outdoor gas or charcoal unit.   

On the Menu:

Farm Boy™ Marinated Beef Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps

Cook Farm Boy™ Marinated Beef Bulgogi according to package directions and serve on bibb or romaine lettuce.

Kimchi & Scallion Salad 

Grab 2 bunches of green onions, thinly sliced and soaked in cold water for 10 minutes. You’ll also need ½ a container Farm Boy™ Organic Kimchi. Mix the ingredients below and serve on the lettuce wraps, or serve the lettuce wraps on the side.

Grilled Mushrooms & Onions

Drizzle cremini mushrooms and sliced onions with canola oil and add to the grill. Cook until soft and browned.

3. Mexico

Mexico never disappoints with its fresh and delicious variety of food. You can’t go wrong serving these dishes – everyone loves Mexican food. Don’t forget the margaritas!

On the Menu:

Farm Boy™ Blue Corn Tortilla Chips & Guacamole

Shrimp and Chorizo Tacos with Farm Boy™ Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Watermelon Slushies

Add 4 cups of fresh watermelon and ¼ cup lime juice to a blender along with 1 container of Farm Boy™ Watermelon Sorbet. Blend on high until you have a smooth, pourable slushie. To thin out, add ice-cold water until you reach your desired consistency. 

4. Spain

While Spain has a rich diversity of food offerings I often think of their outstanding grilled seafood and vegetables – particularly in Barcelona. Known as asado or parrilla, Spanish BBQ embraces what’s in season and locally available. Flavoured simply and grilled to perfection, Spanish BBQ is about showcasing the quality of each ingredient.

On the Menu:

Farm Boy™ Garden Fresh Gazpacho 

Serve in chilled bowls drizzled with Farm Boy™ Spanish Olive Oil.

Potato Packets with Farm Boy™ Spanish Olive Oil

You’ll need 3 Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into 1” pieces, drizzled with 1 tbsp Spanish olive oil. Wrap potatoes in heavy-duty aluminum foil and cook on the BBQ for 25 minutes (flipping occasionally) until cooked through.

Farm Boy™ Cooked Octopus

Thaw according to package directions. Place on grill and cook for 3-4 min per side until heated through. Cut into bite-sized pieces and set on top of cooked potatoes. Garnish with parsley and Farm Boy™ Lemon Garlic Dressing.

Farm Boy™ Lemon Basil Sorbet

5. India

The types of Indian cuisine are as plentiful and complex as the flavours and seasonings that are used. One thing is certain – the aromas created by cooking with these flavours on an outdoor grill are intoxicating.  

On the Menu:

Farm Boy™ Vegetable Samosas and Onion Bhaji

Warm over indirect heat on the BBQ (top rack or off to the side) and serve with Farm Boy™ Sweet Mango Chutney.

Farm Boy™ Chef Prepped Tandoori Flattened Chicken

Cook according to package directions and serve with fresh Cucumber Raita (1 ½ cups plain yogurt, ½ cut peeled and grated cucumber, 1 tbsp fresh chopped mint and ¼ tsp salt).

Tandoor Pepper & Onion Skewers with Tandoori Seasoning.

Cut red or green peppers and Spanish onions into large chunks. Drizzle with canola oil and season with Farm Boy™ Tandoori Spice. Thread on skewers and cook on the BBQ until charred and cooked through.

Farm Boy™ Mango Sorbet

For more summer cooking inspiration, visit our Savour the Summer page!


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