Fire up the grill for a summer barbecue inspired by the colours and flavours of Canada. From backyard barbecues to frozen goodies, here are ideas to help you treat yourself and others this Canada Day.
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MainsMaple Glazed Ribs
These pork back ribs are cooked on the barbecue. Brush them with a sticky maple soy glaze for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
SidesBarbecued Bannock Biscuits
Bannock, a staple of Indigenous cuisine, is often cooked over an open fire. This recipe lets you make fluffy bannock-style biscuits in a cast iron skillet on your barbeque. The brick placed between the pan and the grill gives the biscuits some distance from the heat and keeps them from overbrowning.
MainsGrilled Cod with Horseradish Dill Butter
Cod fillets are dense enough to stand up to a boldly flavoured horseradish and dill butter. The texture of the fish also makes cod easy to cook on the barbecue.
SidesSmoky Baked Beans
These spicy-sweet baked beans get their smoky flavour from canned chipotle peppers, which are smoke-dried jalapenos. Serve them as a side dish at your next barbecue.
MainsButterflied Buttermilk Marinated Chicken
Butterflying, also known as spatchcocking, requires cutting open a whole chicken and removing the backbone and breastbone so that it can lay flat on the barbecue. A butterflied chicken cooks more quickly and evenly than an intact bird. This recipe calls for the chicken to be marinated in buttermilk for moist and tender meat.
MainsBeef and Bison Kebabs
Do you prefer beef or bison? Get a taste of both with these grilled skewers. Both meats are marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce for extra flavour.
Red, White and Maple
MainsMaple Mustard Salmon
Maple works so wonderfully with salmon and a touch of Dijon mustard. This delicious dish cooks up quickly on the barbecue in a foil packet.
DessertsStrawberry Angel Food Bruschetta
This dessert “bruschetta” is a mix of chopped strawberries, orange liqueur, marmalade and vanilla. Serve it spooned over grilled slices of angel food cake for a backyard barbecue dessert.
Sauces & SeasoningsBourbon Maple Syrup
Serve this flavourful bourbon-spiked syrup with pancakes, waffles or French toast.
Breakfast & BrunchMaple Glazed Bacon
Bacon is always a treat, but for something extra special bake it in the oven with maple syrup. You’ll end up with a salty candied breakfast delicacy.
SidesWarm Cherry Tomatoes with Goat Cheese
Gently warm cherry tomatoes before combining them with goat cheese and basil for this unique take on a tomato salad.
DessertsSaskatoon Berry Crisp
A true backyard dessert, this crisp is cooked on top of bricks on the barbecue. The filling is a delicious blend of Saskatoon berries, maple syrup and spices.