BBQ Turkey

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12 lb. turkey

Beer basting sauce:
1 can beer
12 oz. water
1 stick butter
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
½ tsp. garlic flakes
1 tsp. parsley

Thaw the bird completely. Wash inside out. Securely tie the legs and wings. Light rotis burner. Turn to high. Combine all the ingredients for basting sauce in a shallow pan. Place it under the turkey 15 to 20 minutes. Cook for approximately 3 hours. The basting sauce combined with turkey drippings makes delicious gravy.


BBQ Salmon

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2 large salmon steaks
2 tbs. oil
Salt & pepper
2 oz. thin bacon slices
2 tbs. butter
1 tbs. lemon juice
Spring of parsley
Lemon wedges

Preheat the BBQ.

Brush the steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on BBQ grill and cook for 10 minutes, turning steaks over halfway cooking time.

Meanwhile fry the bacon in a pan on the side burner. Drain on paper towels. Melt the butter in a small saucepan taking care not to discolor it. Arrange the fish and bacon on serving plates. Pour the butter over and sprinkle with lemon juice. Garnish with parsley springs and lemon wedges. Serve with boiled potatoes tossed in butter and sprinkled with chopped parsley and a crisp lettuce salad.

Note: Substitute catfish, halibut or cod for salmon.


BBQ Pork Chops

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4 Pork chops

1 large onion
2 tbs. lemon juice or vinegar
2 tbs. oil
½ tsp. powdered mustard
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. paprika
1 clove garlic

Peel, grate onion, and add rest of the ingredients except the pork chops. Mix well. Pour over chops and marinate one hour in a cool place. Turn the BBQ grill on full. Heat 10 minutes. BBQ the chops brushing with the marinade occasionally. Serve with mixed salad, dressed with vinaigrette flavored with fresh dill.


BBQ London Broil

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4 to 6 servings
¾ c. Italian dressing
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dries mustard
¼ tsp. thyme, crushed
1 medium onion, sliced
1 pound flank steak, scored
2 tbs. butter, melted

Combine first 4 ingredients, add onion and marinade flank steak with it. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove steak and grill on your preheated BBQ grill. Grill 5 to 7 minutes on each side basting frequently with the marinade. In the meantime sauté onions from the marinade in butter in a skillet on your side burner for 3 minutes. To serve, slice steak diagonally into thin slices, sprinkle onions over top. Garnish with vegetable kabobs.


BBQ Chili Corn

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6 medium ears corn, husked
3 tbs. butter or margarine, melted
Dash ground cumin
Dash ground coriander

About ½ hour before cooking, turn the butter on for grill. Place each corn on a heavy-duty foil. In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Mix well. Brush 1-1/2 tsp. Butter mixture over each ear. Close foil and fold up ends to seal. Place on grill. Cook, turning packets occasionally 10 to 12 minutes or until cooked through.


BBQ Potatoes and Cheese

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1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/3 cup milk
2 tbs. barbecue sauce
¼ tsp. oregano
¼ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
4 cups thinly sliced potatoes (4 medium-sized potatoes)

Preheat grill. Combine cheese, condensed soup, milk, BBQ sauce, oregano, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Stir in potatoes until well coated. Turn into well buttered 1-1/2 quart rectangular baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake covered 25 minutes on medium with the lid of your BBQ grill closed. Remove foil and continue baking 15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Veggie Kabobs

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3 medium-sized zucchini
12 cherry tomatoes
12 fresh mushrooms
Grated Parmesan cheese

Parboil whole zucchini 5 minutes on your side burner or until just tender. Drain and cut into ½ inch slices. Thread zucchini, tomatoes and mushrooms alternately on each of six skewers. Brush with marinade made of Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and thyme. Grill 5 to 7 minutes turning and basting occasionally. Sprinkle liberally with Parmesan cheese.


Tangy Seafood Kabobs

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1 lb. large shrimp, shelled & defined
¾ lbs. sea scallops
2/3 c. chili sauce
¼ c. cider vinegar
3 tbs. chopped parsley
1 tbs. vegetable oil
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. prepared horseradish
1 cove garlic, minced
1 20 oz. canned pineapple chunks in juice, drained

In medium bowl, combine shrimp and scallops. In small bowl combine chili sauce and next six ingredients. Pour over seafood. Toss to coat. Cover, refrigerate 2 hours.

Half-hour before cooking, turn the burner to the grill on full. Drain seafood-reserving marinade. On each of twelve 10” skewers, thread 2 shrimps and 2 scallops, alternating with pineapple chunks. Place skewers on grill. Cook 7-10 minutes, often basting and turning.



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1-1/2 lb. flank steak or boned chicken breasts
2 tbs. oil
½ cup limejuice
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. celery salt
¼ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. oregano
¼ tsp. cumin
Flour tortillas

Pound flank steak to ¼ inch thickness or flatten chicken breasts. Mix oil, lime juice and seasonings in a zip lock bag. Add meat and shake bag to coat the meat. Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 to 8 hours. Wrap tortillas in foil. Remove meat from marinade. Cook on a pre-heated gas grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side. While meat is cooking, heat tortillas on grill. Slice meat across grain in thin slices. Place on hot platter. Squeeze lemon juice over. Wrap meat and any of the following toppings in tortillas: chopped tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, and taco sauce.


Beef Lamb Kabobs

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½ lb. boneless sirloin or beef cut into 1” cubes
½ lb. boneless loin of lamb cut into 1” cubes
2/3 c. water, divided
¼ c. chopped onion
2 tbs. soy sauce
¼ c. vegetable oil, divided
1 tbs. dark brown sugar
1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ tsp. ground cumin
¼ tsp. ground coriander
¼ tsp. ground turmeric
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1 red pepper cut into chunks
1 large banana, cut into chunks
8 small mushrooms
1/3 c. smooth peanut butter

In blender, process 1/3 c. water, onion, soy sauce, 2 tsp. oil and the next 8 ingredients until smooth. Pour over meat cubes and marinate about 4 hours, turning occasionally. Drain and reserve marinade. Onto to four 12” skewers alternately thread meat, pepper, banana and mushrooms. Preheat grill. Brush the kabobs with oil. Grill 7-8 minutes each side.

Bring marinade to boil on the side burner in a saucepan. Add remaining 1/3 c. water and peanut butter. Stir to blend. Heat through. If sauce gets too thick, add 1 tbs. water. Serve sauce with kabobs.

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