Summer is the perfect time for firing up the grill and indulging in delicious barbecues. While traditional barbecue flavours are well-loved, why not take your grilling experience to the next level with black garlic? This unique ingredient offers a distinct umami-rich taste that can elevate your barbecue dishes to new heights. In this blog post, we'll explore how black garlic can be used to enhance your barbecue recipes and provide some mouthwatering ideas to try.
Black Garlic Barbecue Sauce: Upgrade your barbecue sauce with the rich and complex flavours of black garlic. Simply blend black garlic cloves with your favourite barbecue sauce base, such as tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, and spices. The black garlic barbecue sauce will add a delightful sweet and savoury dimension to your grilled meats, turning them into an irresistible feast.
Marinating with Black Garlic: Marinating your meats before grilling can enhance their tenderness and flavour. Create a black garlic marinade by blending black garlic cloves with soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, and a splash of lime juice. Let your choice of protein soak in the marinade for a few hours or overnight to infuse it with the umami goodness of black garlic.
Black Garlic Butter for Grilled Veggies: Grilled vegetables are a barbecue staple, and black garlic butter can take them to the next level. Mix softened butter with mashed black garlic cloves, chopped fresh herbs, and a pinch of salt. Toss your favourite vegetables in the black garlic butter before grilling, and watch them become even more irresistible with their caramelized edges and savoury flavour.
Black Garlic Skewers: Create flavourful and unique skewers with black garlic. Alternate pieces of your chosen protein, such as tofu or mushrooms, with whole black garlic cloves on skewers. Brush them with a black garlic-infused glaze made from honey, soy sauce, and black garlic. Grill the skewers until they are perfectly charred and caramelized, resulting in a delightful blend of textures and tastes.
Black Garlic Stuffed Burgers: Transform your burgers into gourmet delights with black garlic stuffing. Mix minced black garlic and grated cheese of your choice. Form patties with your choice of burger mix (traditional or plant based works fine). Add a spoonful of the black garlic mixture to the centre of each patty, encasing it with the meat. Grill the burgers to perfection, and watch as the melted black garlic filling adds a burst of flavour to each bite. Go the whole experience, and top your burger with Garlicious Grown Black Garlic Aioli.
Black Garlic BBQ Tofu: Tofu is a fantastic canvas for bold flavours. For a delectable vegan barbecue option, marinate slices of tofu in a black garlic-based marinade, then grill until lightly charred. The black garlic infusion will give the tofu a tantalizing depth of flavour that will appeal to both vegans and non-vegans alike.
Black garlic's umami-rich and complex flavour makes it a wonderful addition to your barbecue repertoire. From creating mouthwatering sauces to marinating proteins and infusing grilled veggies, black garlic offers a delightful twist to your classic barbecue dishes. So, this summer, take your grilling game to the next level with black garlic in our Black Garlic Barbecue Kit and savour the unique and elevated flavours it brings to your barbecue gatherings. Your taste buds and guests will thank you for this culinary adventure.