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Quick and Simple BBQ Healthy Spring Recipes - Le Montreaux A Concierge Community Blog

Quick and Simple BBQ Healthy Spring Recipes

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Ahh, springtime! A time when we put our winter recipes to bed and look forward to light and healthy meals to share with family and friends down by the pool!  

To get you in the mood, our team at Le Montreaux apartments in Austin, Texas is sharing some of our favorite easy BBQ recipes with you!

Be sure to check our Blog later this month for Delicious and Simple Picnic Recipes

Bon Appetit!

BBQ Chicken with Springtime Herb Salsa

Ingredients:

  • ¼ Olive Oil (or Olive Oil infused with Lemon or Garlic)
  • 1 T Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ C Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Tsp Grated Lemon
  • ½ Cup Fresh Mint, chopped
  • 1 Cup Italian Parsley, chopped
  • ½ Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves, mashed
  • 1 Small Serrano Pepper, quartered
  • ¾ Tsp Kosher or Regular Salt
  • 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Medium to Large Onion, cut in half (use to coat the grill)

Directions:

  • Score the Chicken ¼ inch in several places on the smooth side of the Breast and set aside
  • Blend the rest of the ingredients in a blender  – processing into a Pesto-type consistency
  • Place the Chicken and 1/2 Cup of the herb mixture into a medium shallow bowl; save the rest of the herb mixture for basting
  • Coat both sides of the Chicken, place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours
  • Prepare the Grill down by the pool :0) by brushing the grates and rubbing ½ slide of the onion on the grates (this helps to keep the chicken from sticking to  the grill); heat to 400°F
  • Remove the chicken from the bowl, letting the excess marinade drip back into the bowl (discard after use)
  • Flip the chicken twice, marinading lightly with each turn
  • Cook until the middle section reaches 165°F

BBQ Garlic Shrimp 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound of Shrimp, cleaned
  • BBQ Skewers (if using wood, pre-soak)

For Marinade:

  • 1/3 C Olive Oil
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 T Tomato Paste
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, mashed
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Pepper

For Garlic Butter:

  • ¼ C Melted Butter
  • 1 Clove Garlic, mashed

Directions:

  • Clean and prepare the Shrimp
  • Soak skewers (if using wood)
  • Set aside
  • Place marinade ingredients in a blender, or whisk/ mix until combined.
  • Warm Garlic Butter for basting consistency
  • Place shrimp and marinade in a deep bowl. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat grill to 400°F
  • Place shrimp on skewers, threading through the tail and main body
  • Grill for 2 – 3 minutes
  • Serve with Garlic Butter

BBQ Grilled Vegetables

Ingredients:

Our favorite choice of veggies that are ideal for the Q:

  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Bell Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Egg Plant 
  • Red Onion

Ingredients for Marinade 

  • ¼ Fresh Parsley, chopped
  •  3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  •  1 Tsp Pepper & Salt
  •  ¼ Olive Oil (simple, or infused with lemon or garlic)
  •  ¼ T each: Fresh Basil, Oregano (or ½ Tsp dried)
  •  Red pepper flakes to your preference

Directions:

  • Clean the vegetables, cut into large pieces (so they don’t fall through the grates)
  • Prepare Marinade by mixing all the ingredients (in a jar or small bowl)
  • Pre-heat grill to 400°F
  • Place veggies on the grill (suggested times, will vary according to size: 
  • Zucchini, Asparagus, grill 2 minutes on each side 
  • Onion, mushrooms, grill 3 minutes on each side

Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Carrots, grill 4 minutes on each side  

  • Remove from Grill
  • Toss with marinade and serve

 

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