Summer is officially here. School’s out, gardens are in full bloom and the oh-so-missed sunny days’ warmth is finally felt again. Who doesn’t love that?
It is the time of the year when outdoor grills are dusted off so we can host social grilling gatherings. Whether a quick family lunch on the deck or an outdoor backyard dinner with lots of friends, it’s just something most (if not all) of us look forward to every summer.
To make this year even more memorable, why not put a twist on the usual, somehow-too-familiar barbecue and grilling recipes? I have a roundup of must-try Asian grilling and barbecue recipes to help you out.
There’s sure to be something here for everyone, but it’s also a great idea to try all of these out! We’ve got all summer. ENJOY 🙂
18 Must-Try Asian Grilling and BBQ Recipes
Grilled Chicken Breast with Black Bean Sauce
Perfectly cooked chicken with crispy and flavorful crust, juicy and tender meat, and heavenly smoky aroma. Yum!
Chinese Grilled Potato
Cook the best grilled potato by slicing it finely, grill until blistered on the surface and creamy in texture. Add cumin and chili powder to spice it up. Definitely a must-try side dish for your party!
Tender chicken thigh and scallion skewers marinated in rich, sticky, finger-licking Yakitori sauce is a staple in Hapa Nom’s BBQ spread.
Grilled Corn with Miso Butter
Fresh and naturally sweet corn is a wonderful side dish for both children and adults at barbecues. This recipe from Just One Cookbook uses miso butter to tweak the usual grilled corn into something tastier and more interesting.
Bulgogi Korean BBQ Short Ribs
Learn the secret sauce for making the perfect Korean BBQ short ribs! Courtesy of Silk Road Recipes.
Grilled Eggplant with Yu Xiang Sauce
Trust me when I say, you can easily have this perfectly cooked eggplant dish, with a crispy surface and buttery flesh, without the hassle you’d expect. Check out my recipe for a vegetarian side dish that’s satisfying enough to be served as a main!
Orange-Ginger Salmon Marinade
This is an easy, like five-minute-prep kind of easy, and healthy grilled (or stovetop) recipe. Pickled Plum’s marinade does the trick, leaving your fish perfectly moist and oozing with sweet and bright flavors.
Grilled Five Spice Chicken
Use this dry rub blend for the juiciest and most flavorful chicken on the grill! No marinade needed.
Grilled Masala and Lemongrass Chicken
This flavorful dish uses boneless, skinless chicken thighs for a shorter cook time, and low fat yogurt to lock in the meat’s moisture. Quick, easy, healthy, and delicious, just like how we and Roti n Rice like it!
Thai-Style Grilled Chile Salsa (Nam Prik Num)
A heavenly smoky and flavorful salsa that makes a perfect dip, tacos sauce, noodle toppings, or stir-fry condiment. Delish!
Xinjiang Lamb Skewers (新疆烤串, chuar)
These tender, juicy, and very flavorful meat skewers are beautifully charred and seasoned with cumin and chilli powder. Definitely one of my top summer party food recommendations, perfect with cold beer and non-stop chit chat with friends!
Grilled Honey Soy Chicken Wings
An easy snack that is perfect for your summer grilling party or weekend movie night!
Hoisin Grilled Asparagus
Requires only two ingredients; the asparagus are perfectly charred, flavorful, and tender. You can either grill them or bake them in the oven.
Grilled Thai Red Curry Lime Drumlets
Thai Red curry. Lime. Chicken wings. Grilled. Oh, just the thought of this flavor-packed recipe from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe is making my heart (or tummy, perhaps?) skip a beat.
For something that comes from the sugar capital of the Philippines, this indigenous recipe is not at all your typical sweet and sticky BBQ. Instead, according to Adora’s Box, what Inasal offers is simplicity, a beautiful aroma, citrusy flavor, and true meat-on-charcoal smoky taste. Beer lovers, this makes for a great beer accompaniment, too!
Cha Siu Kebab 叉烧肉 (Chinese BBQ)
Chinese BBQ + smokiness from charcoal = perfection.
Chargrilled Lemongrass Beef
Many thanks to Eat, Little Bird for sharing this light Vietnamese snack to serve with cold drinks. It’s just perfect for summer. By the way, this recipe can be turned into grilled burger patties, meatballs, and sausages too. How cool is that!
A hint of smoky flavor underneath a spicy marinade, plus the intense heat of the grill, transforms tender fish into something pretty special. For this reason, fish and grilling are Fun Food Frolic’s favorite duo this time of year. We couldn’t agree more!
So there you have it – 18 must-try Asian grilling and barbecue recipes for your summer outdoor party. Feel free to share this with your friends and family, so they can have this very useful reference, too.
Questions and Reviews
What a line up, Maggie! It’s just after 9am, but I’d eat any (or all!) of these for breakfast! Thanks for so many great ideas.
These all look great Maggie – where to begin!
Thanks so much for including me here Maggie, looks like quite the delicious round up. Time to get another cup of coffee and check all of these out. 🙂
BTW, loved your vacation photos, thanks for sharing.
What a great collection of recipes. I don’t know which one to make first!
My mouth is watering looking at your pics!! Thanks for the most. I’m going to fire up my smoker this afternoon and try-out some of your recipes! Thanks!
Very well explained..
Thanks for sharing the amazing recipe. Mouth watering!!!
I made your recipe at home very tasty. Please add more recipes.