Easy Minimal-Ingredient Grill Recipes For Your Next Barbecue
By Adrian T. Cheng
Planning a menu for a party, simple or not, can be difficult sometimes especially when you’re cooking for a crowd. This is why it’s ideal to go for simple recipes that don’t require lots of ingredients and too much work. There are plenty of delicious recipes that only need a few ingredients and minimal work.
Here are easy minimal-ingredient recipes that you can make for your next barbecue:
Grapefruit-Glazed Grill Chicken
What you need:
- 4 bone-in chicken breasts
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
In a small bowl, mix together garlic, grapefruit juice, honey, oil, grapefruit zest, salt and pepper. Stir until ingredients are well-combined. Cook the chicken breasts over medium-high heat on a pre-heated grill, brushing with glaze frequently, until cooked through. When ready, place grilled chicken on a serving plate. Pour the remaining glaze on a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over grilled chicken before serving.
Grilled Lime-Sugar Honeydew
What you need:
- 1 large honeydew melon
- Finely grated zest of 3 limes
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Lime wedges
Combine the lime zest and sugar in a small bowl. Slice the honeydew in half, remove the seeds then cut into 2-inch wedges. Cook the honeydew on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat, turning once, for 1 minute or until caramelized. Remove from heat and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with lime-sugar mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with lime wedges.
Fruity Grilled Scallops
What you need:
- 1 kilogram large sea scallops
- 1 large honeydew melon, rind removed and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1 hass avocado, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- Finely grated lime zest
- Salt and ground black pepper
Mix together lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil and lime zest in a large bowl. Add honeydew and avocado then toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle scallops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Transfer to a serving plate. Spoon honeydew and avocado mixture alongside grilled scallops before serving.
If you’re looking for easy minimal-ingredient grill recipes, these dishes are good choices!
Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s website where he has other interesting posts.
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