We all have our favorite go to foods for our grill, the ones that have been with us for years and always delight the family. We also have the staples, those that are always good to have in supply for big BBQ get togethers. People need to be fed, and those ones always ensure that they leave your grilling session fully satisfied.
But then there are the other ones, the ones that don’t get a regular airing on the grill. You might not have thought to grill the foods we’re listed below before, but give it a go – you might be pleasantly surprised. And if you’re not, then no bother – variety is the spice of life and you’ll have had your heat for the day.
Animals from Down Under
We all know that Australian’s know what they’re doing when it comes to setting up a barbie’. They’re the masters of it. After all, this is a nation that spends Christmas Day having a BBQ with friends and family! What you maybe didn’t know was that Australian animals can also be cooked on the grill. Think you’ve tried everything? You will be once you try a kangaroo burger, kangaroo fillet, or a crocodile burger. Some people will recoil (remember Skippy?) but those that do give it a go will have stepped outside of their comfort zone and had a meal that is utterly unique.
Straight from the Cow
If I offered you the chance to try a cow’s stomach lining, I wouldn’t hold it against you if you backed away slowly and uninvited me to every BBQ you’ll ever have. But you would be wrong, because tripe meat tastes much better than it sounds. Throw the tripe on a skewer, marinated in butter and sprinkled with breadcrumbs and scorch over high heat. Hurray, you have grilled tripe! We’re sure it’ll become a fixture on your BBQ menu for years to come.
From the Sea
Seafood tastes delicious when it’s grilled, and we’re not going to lie – we’re pretty comfortable with you trying anything, because you won’t be disappointed. Salmon, shrimp, scallops…none of them will let you down. But every now and again you might want to get a little bit adventurous with what you put on your BBQ. Need suggestions? How about an octopus? They look ridiculous, have no business in being anywhere other than the sea..and they taste delicious, especially when they’re properly prepared. You can also grill clams, which are small enough and quick enough to grill that they make for a delicious pre-meal appetizer. Simply throw them on the BBQ, cover, and in two minutes you’ll have a tasty clam ready to be eaten.
Essentially, what we’re saying here is: go nuts with what you’re eating! There are no rules as to what can taste great if they’re grilled in a smart way. Spend a little bit of time learning how to prepare your obscure meat and you’ll soon have an extensive menu that’ll be the envy of your BBQ buddies.
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