You Don't Have To Be A Chef To Cook Ethnic Food on the Grill
Try ethnic recipes such as Indian, Asian, and Mexican Food on the BBQ
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ethnic food on the grill can be a nice change from all-American fare. It's easy to whip up exotic food from other parts of the world, since many ethnic cuisines also cook over open flame. Try one of these ethnic dishes to expand your menu choices.
Indian Grilled Salmon
This is ethnic food at it's easiest - and best! Serve it with fresh jasmine rice. If you don't like it too hot, just cut back on the fresh ginger and chili powder.
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons olive oil
1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
2. Cover the fish and marinate for thirty minutes.
3. Leave the marinade mixture on and grill the fish until it flakes easily. It should form a flavorful crust.
Hoisin Beef Ribs
This ethnic recipe is a Korean specialty. Serve it with rice and stir fried vegetables.
3 pounds of beef ribs
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons green onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons chilli sauce with ginger
2 tablespoons grated ginger
1 tablespoon crushed dried chiles
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1. Cut the ribs into individual pieces. In a stockpot, cover them with water and bring to a boil. Simmer for thirty minutes, then drain.
2. While the ribs are simmering, combine all the other ingredients and mix well.
3. Barbecue the meat for about ten minutes. Do not baste them during the first ten minutes. After this time, move the ribs to an area of indirect heat and grill for ten more minutes, basting often with the sauce. It should form a crispy crust on the ribs.
Almost everyone loves this ethnic dish in their local Mexican food restaurant. Look how easy it is to prepare at home! Serve this with all the fixin's.
1 pound flank steak
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup ground cilantro
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon cayenne
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients and marinate overnight in a sealed bag or covered glass dish.
2. Remove the meat from the marinade and bring it to a boil in a saucepan. Let it simmer for several minutes.
3. Grill the steak on medium heat until it is cooked to your preference. Slice it in thin strips and serve immediately.
People have been using open flame to cook food for centuries, and delicious ethnic recipes are a perfect way to experience their special flavors.