Blog September 6, 2014
Who doesn’t enjoy a good breakfast or brunch? Now that the weather is finally going to start warming up, it’s time to plan great BBQ ideas to wow the family and friends and this is a novel idea that not many people have thought of, seen or experienced. Barbecue is by far more of a lunch or dinner tradition however, no one ever said that traditions can’t be broken! Breakfast on the barbie anyone?
Begin with something light like the fruit skewers above. Simply load them full of mango, melon balls, strawberries, watermelon, peach and whatever else you may like. Be sure to buy fruit that’s a little underripe. The reason for this is that when grilling them, they will soften and release their natural sugars. Click on the image for more details about the BBQXL bamboo chopping block and stainless steel tray!
Grill the fruit skewers over medium heat until they start to sweat. Stay close to the bbq to make sure they don’t burn.
When the fruit’s sugars start to singe, it’s either time to turn them or remove them from the barbie and serve!
When half of the skewers are done and there’s room on the grill, it’s time for the pineapple! Don’t over-grill pineapple or any other fruit for that matter. Contrary to popular belief, grill lines on pineapple are desirable however, don’t over grill them as they can make the natural sugars bitter and unappetising. Remember that when grilling fruit on the barbie that the goal is to enhance their sweetness.
Have extra berries at hand when you serve the skewers. Blueberries and raspberries don’t skewer easily and fresh berries accompany grilled fruit perfectly!
Drizzle the grilled fruit with fresh lime and then dress with a plain yogurt of your choice and a crunchy muesli with extra dried coconut shavings.
Finish off the breakfast starter with a good drizzling of honey and enjoy!
And don’t worry about the kids! They won’t need to be asked to join at the table. Click on the image to view the BBQXL bamboo skewers.
It’s time for the second course, pancakes. If your bbq is large enough, have your hotplate in place before starting with the fruit. If not, using protective gloves, switch a grill for a hot plate. Don’t have a hotplate? Don’t fret, click on the image!
Make sure to butter or oil your hotplate well when preparing pancakes or you’ll end up with a sticky mess. Cook pancakes or crepes over medium-high heat. Watch not to burn them as they will cook quickly. You’ll know they’re ready to be flipped when they form hollow bubbles on their surface.
Yes, pancakes with real maple syrup are truly a crowd pleaser! No maple syrup? No worries, use golden syrup and top them off with slices of fresh banana as our friend did in the image on the left!
And now for the “pièce de resistance”……..
……..and of course it’s counterpart……..
…….Bacon!!!!!!!!!! Make sure that when you’re going to do bacon on the grill that you forget the traditional bacon that’s only fit for frying on a hotplate or in a pan. When grilling bacon, go to a charcuterie or butcher that sells it whole and that will slice it for you. You’ll want to have slices that are at the very minimum 0.5 cm thick. Be sure to grill them over maximum heat as you want nice grill lines that form quickly and a sear that will seal in all the smokey goodness and juices!
The eggs can either be prepared traditionally in a pan indoors or on your barbie’s side burner if you have one.
And lest we forget the toast! Simply grill it after the bacon’s done and serve it up with your bacon and eggs.
Voilà! Breakfast is served! Click on the image for the BBQXL 4 piece deluxe tool set I’ve used here!
Breakfast in the sun with friends and family. Nothing better!
So, it really is that simple to enjoy breakfast outside on the barbie………
………and don’t forget the mimosas and bloody Mary’s if it’s brunch!
From the entire team at BBQXL we wish all the fathers out there a very, very Happy Father’s Day! Cheers!
Enjoy and happy grilling!