I hope your tongs are at the ready, ’cause June’s knocking, and it’s time to fire up those grills. Let’s welcome this balmy month with the tantalizing aroma of charcoal, the sizzle of meat, and the sweet kiss of smoke. Today, we’re diving spatula-first into seven must-try BBQ recipes we’ll be rocking this June. Hold on to your hats – and your aprons!
1. Cornell Chicken
Kickstarting our fiery journey is the storied Cornell Chicken. This isn’t just any ordinary recipe. It’s a well-aged narrative steeped in history and hatched in the culinary labs of Cornell University. This vinegar-based marinade’s gastronomic sorcery tenderizes the chicken to a degree that even the most gourmet restaurant would raise their white tablecloth in surrender.
2. Habanero Skirt Steak Burritos
Marching next is the Habanero Skirt Steak Burritos. The skirt steak, robust and fiery, struts across the palate with smoky echoes trailing behind. Nestled in a soft tortilla with pico de gallo and black beans, this burrito unfolds like a tantalizing story, each bite revealing a fresh, surprising twist in the flavor narrative.
3. Chipotle Grilled Corn on the Cob
Up next, let’s drumroll for the Chipotle Grilled Corn on the Cob. A humble ingredient transformed into a culinary masterpiece with a mere kiss from the grill. Butter, chipotle hot sauce, and lime together pull off an Oscar-worthy performance, turning this supporting act into a headliner.
4. Grilled Shrimp with New Orleans Remoulade
Anchoring at the fourth spot, we present the Grilled Shrimp with New Orleans Remoulade. A dish that whispers tales of the Big Easy, the Remoulade sauce, with its rich and tangy persona, takes the succulent, smoky shrimp on a gastronomic Mardi Gras. This recipe is like the rhythmic jazz note that hits right when you’re absorbed in the melody, adding a delicious layer to your BBQ repertoire.
5. St. Louis-Style Barbecued Ribs
Next, we journey into the American heartland with the St. Louis-Style Barbecued Ribs. An embodiment of BBQ brilliance, these ribs, basted in a homemade St. Louis Red sauce, slow-cooked to perfection, are a testament to the transformative power of slow heat. This recipe is a Zen koan in BBQ form, teaching us the virtue of patience and its delicious rewards.
6. Chicken Wings with Alabama White Sauce
Entering the scene at number six are the Chicken Wings with Alabama White Sauce. This dish delivers an unexpected twist to the traditional BBQ narrative with its creamy, tangy, and slightly peppery white sauce. It’s like that plot twist you didn’t see coming but totally appreciate. BBQ isn’t always about the reds and the marinades; it’s also about embracing delightful surprises, just like this recipe.
7. Grilled Peaches with Chili Lime Salt
Finishing our lineup is the surprising Grilled Peaches with Chili Lime Salt. A side, an appetizer, or a dessert if you please, these peaches are like the curveball in our BBQ repertoire. The grill’s gentle kiss caramelizes the peaches’ natural sugars, delivering a unique ensemble of sweet, smoky, and spicy notes.
And there you have it – our grill-centric roadmap for June, with these seven diverse BBQ recipes. From Cornell Chicken to Grilled Peaches with Chili Lime Salt, we’re all set to turn up the heat and enjoy the BBQ season in its full glory.
But we’re curious to know what’s going to be sizzling on your grill. Whether it’s a tried-and-true family recipe, an innovative marinade you’re itching to test, let us know in the comments!
Let’s kick off June with flavorful smoke and irresistible sizzle. We can’t wait to see what you’ll be grilling. Happy BBQ-ing!