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paap1975 Wed 03-Jul-19 09:53:24

We've got a new gas BBQ which we love and are using almost every evening, but as a result, our healthy eating seems to have gone out of the window. Who has tasty but healthy recipes to suggest?

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BlingLoving Wed 03-Jul-19 10:11:28

what are you using it to cook? Cooking on the BBQ is not intrinsically unhealthy and it's often a good low fat cooking method?

But a few ideas for things to do:

Make lamb skewers using neck fillet. Marinate the meat in lemon and olive oil, rosemary, thyme after you've cut it into chunks.

Thread onto the skewer with a combination of peppers and tomatoes between (aubergine also work well). Brush with the olive oil mix, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook on bbq.

You can serve as skewers. OR.... remove the cooked meat and vegetables from the skewers and mix with prepared couscous. You can just pour a little olive oil over the lot or you can make up a dressing - lemon, oil and yoghurt. Or go for something with tahini - lemon, yoghurt and tahini. Sprinkle with your preferred herb - chopped mint is obviously good. Also parsley. SIL would probably toss some pomegranate seeds on top.

these are an absolute winner and when DH was a veggie I made them all the time. Am planning to make them for our next bbq (they also freeze well, pre cooked - I used to make up a big batch and freeze individual portions).

A nice veggie side we do sometimes is to wrap asparagus in parma ham and grin on BBQ. A friend always cooks her corn then sticks it on the BBQ for a few minutes at the end. I haven't tried this personally but I think aubergines cooked on the bbq would work well (cut lengthways in half) then served with some kind of sauce or paste - miso would probably be my choice.

Chicken pieces work brilliantly on the bbq but are probably best precooked. Marinate them with your preferred marinate and cook in the oven, covered, for about 20 minutes. Then remove to the bbq and cook to crisp up the skin, brushing them with marinade regularly.

I personally never do fish on bbq but I lots of people who do. Mackerel or trout is a particular favourite. I'm sure you could get instructions online.

DSIS cooks a butterfly leg of lamb on her gas bbq and it comes out beautifully. Again, search online.

Otherwise, the secret with a bbq is to make sure you have lots of lovely and delicious salads so that you're not relying on burgers with the only veg being a thin slice of tomato in the bun.

PenguinsRabbits Wed 03-Jul-19 10:16:57

Not really a recipe but you can grill sweetcorn on there, jackets and vegetable kebabs and some fruits.

We found a recipe for apples online though this may not be that healthy but were fairly nice:

www.thesimplethings.com/blog/bakedapples

GinMama1 Wed 03-Jul-19 16:53:28

Any bbq'd meat iwth baked potato and salad! We like chicken pieces.

Finfintytint Wed 03-Jul-19 17:00:41

Bling, does your veggie side really have Parma ham?
Must be wafer thin grin

Mummoomoocow Wed 03-Jul-19 17:02:37

Halloumi and Mediterranean veg! Think nandos...

LoafofSellotape Wed 03-Jul-19 17:04:59

Skinless,boneless chicken thighs on the BBQ with salad. Yum

LoafofSellotape Wed 03-Jul-19 17:06:10

We cook salmon fillets a lot too.

Ricekrispie22 Wed 03-Jul-19 17:52:29

Chargrilled tuna steaks www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fish-recipes/chargrilled-tuna-with-oregano-oil-and-beautifully-dressed-peas-and-broad-beans/
Herby fish skewers realfood.tesco.com/recipes/herby-fish-skewers.html
Sweetcorn and chickpea burgers realfood.tesco.com/recipes/sweetcorn-and-chickpea-burgers-with-smoky-tomato-sauce.html
Fish parcels www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/bbq-cod-parcels-and-herb-sauce-andy-bates-recipe
Salmon allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/918/barbecued-salmon-with-soy-and-brown-sugar-marinade.aspx
Stuffed peppers www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3304/stuffed-peppers-on-the-barbie

BlingLoving Thu 04-Jul-19 10:26:44

Hahaha Fin - sorry, i meant a side dish, with vegetables! Although yes, wafer thin - one piece of parma ham should do at least 2 or more likely 3 spears! grin

paap1975 Thu 04-Jul-19 13:52:23

Thank you for all your great suggestions. For some reason my brain was fried and I had run out of inspiration

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IHeartKingThistle Thu 04-Jul-19 13:55:20

We did a Mexican BBQ the other day and it was amazing. Marinated chicken wings, steaks with chimichurri, corn and went to town on the salads.

SpoonBlender Thu 04-Jul-19 14:05:21

Had a barby last week. A third meaty things, the rest was quartered peppers, lengthways sliced courgettes, corn cobs, and whole mushrooms. Cobs need to be pre-cooked, or wrapped in foil although that takes forever. The others need a little olive oil brushed on.
Oh, and a slab of salmon. That needs turning quite often.

FusionChefGeoff Sun 07-Jul-19 22:50:19

I dis roasted veggies in a roasting tin very successful

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