Grilled salmon and three more recipes for grill lovers

To fully enjoy the barbecue season, you need to take care of the main attributes: a good barbecue, the right place for it, a cheerful company of relatives and friends, and proven recipes. Then the food prepared on the barbecue will not leave you indifferent.

Vaida Budriene, communication manager of the Iki chain, says that Lithuanians can be called one of the biggest lovers of pork kebab, but she notices that the grill table is decorated with grilled fish, cheese or vegetarian dishes. .

Grilling is a great way to let your imagination run wild

“For many years, Lithuanians are looking for interesting and undiscovered tastes. We find that customers love grilled cheeses and vegetables, which can be the real star of the party. Additionally, foil-fried potatoes can be creatively flavored with bacon, onions, or sauces, and can also evoke nostalgia for many. According to sales data, we see that pork kebabs are the most popular in the warm season, but customers prefer sausages and chicken wings,” says V. Boudrinier.

According to Gintars Bachkovs, Iki’s meat technologist, a grill party is a great way to unleash your imagination, as you can experiment with different combinations of spices and products, cooking and serving methods. However, for the best version, you should follow a few simple rules.

Simple tips for steak lovers

G. Bachkov reminds steak lovers to take the meat out of the refrigerator and wait until it warms up to room temperature when preparing it for grilling. “It would be good if the pieces of meat for grilling are at least a few centimeters thick, because this meat will be deliciously browned on the outside, while the inside will remain juicy and tender.” If the meat is thin, it is impossible to achieve such a result,” the specialist assures.

The meat technologist also recommends drying the meat thoroughly before grilling, as moist meat has difficulty forming a proper crust and can impart an unpleasant aftertaste to the cooked meat.

“There are those who believe that you don’t need to marinate the meat before grilling, you just need to season the cooked steak with salt and pepper. However, different flavors can be obtained by properly marinating meat, so don’t be afraid to experiment with spices and allow the meat to absorb the full flavor of the marinade – the optimal marinating time should be between 2 and 24 hours.” , advises G. Bachkova.

It focuses on the grilling process itself – different types of meat are grilled differently, so it’s important to judge both the charcoal temperature and cooking time. Meat cooked too long will lose its juiciness, and grilling too hot will burn the outside and turn green inside.

G. Bachkov advises not to forget to turn when cooking kebabs, which is also an important part of the cooking process. If you want the barbecue to cook evenly and remain juicy, then you should constantly rotate the meat skewers without taking your eyes off the barbecue.

To make the barbecue party successful and delicious, “Iki” offers 4 recipes for everyone’s taste.

Grilled chicken with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce

You will need:

  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • butter for cooking
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 2 c. sh. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 year mustard
  • 1/2 century BC. salt
  • 2 kg of chicken meat (thighs, wings, drumsticks are suitable)

We produce

Melt the butter in a large saucepan and fry the garlic until soft. Add other ingredients: tomato and chili sauces, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then remove from heat and set aside.

Cook the chicken on a lightly oiled grill grate over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally. Drizzle with sauce and grill for another 10-15 minutes until nicely browned.

Salmon with homemade teriyaki sauce

You will need:

  • 500 g of salmon
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • one finely chopped ginger root
  • 4 years soy sauce
  • 2 c. sh. Honey
  • a little olive oil
  • 1/2 century BC. salt
  • 1/2 century BC. angle
  • sesame seeds

We produce

Prepare the sauce – mix soy sauce, olive oil, honey, ginger and garlic in a bowl. Season salmon with salt and pepper and cover with sauce. Store the covered salmon dish in the refrigerator for at least a few hours.

Grill the salmon skin side down for about 5-7 minutes. After a few minutes, pour the sauce over the salmon, fry for another minute, then flip the salmon over and fry for a few more minutes. Sprinkle the prepared salmon with sesame seeds.

Grilled potatoes with onions

You will need:

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 2 small onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 6 years butter
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 6 years grated hard cheese
  • 1 year chopped onion
  • 1/2 century BC. black pepper
  • 1st century salt

We produce

Cut strips 3-4 cm deep in each washed potato with a sharp knife. Place the onion, butter and garlic between the potato slices. Mix the cheese, onion, pepper and salt and sprinkle the mixture over the potatoes. Wrap the prepared potatoes tightly in foil and cook over indirect medium heat for about 35-45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Season the baked potatoes to taste: bacon or barbecue sauce is perfect for this dish.

Juicy beef patties

You will need:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 years chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 3/4 century ground allspice
  • 3/4 century black pepper
  • 1/2 century BC. salt
  • 1 kg lean beef

We produce

Place the ground beef in a bowl and mix with the onion, parsley, garlic, ground and black pepper and salt. Use your hands to make small balls of desired size.

Cook patties over medium heat until well browned, about 4-6 minutes on each side. Serve baked patties with salad or hamburger buns and sauces.

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