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Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or want to simply enjoy the outdoors, backyard barbecues are always a good idea. Planning the menu is one of the hardest parts. While it’s easy to resort to the usual grilled dishes, add a little more fun by serving your guests unique barbecue recipes they won’t normally get to enjoy!

Hot Raspberry Grilled Chicken

What you need:

  • 1 kilogram boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle ketchup
  • 1 1/4 cups raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, mix together ketchup, raspberry preserves, pickle juice, honey, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, onion flakes, garlic powder and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Lower heat, add hot pepper sauce and simmer for 1 hour. When ready, remove from heat and set aside. Season chicken with salt and black pepper. Cook on a pre-heated grill over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Transfer to serving dish and pour spicy raspberry sauce over chicken before serving.

Barbecued Turkey on Scallion Toast

What you need:

  • 4 English muffins, split in half
  • 3 cups cooked, chopped turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions, divided
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together hoisin sauce, barbecue sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil and ginger root in a large saucepan. Stir in turkey, half of green onions, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Combine remaining onion and remaining olive oil in a small bowl. Brush cut sides of each muffin with the mixture and place on a baking sheet. Cook on a pre-heated broiler until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Top with turkey mixture and serve immediately.

Blue Cheese Grilled Pears

What you need:

  • 4 pears, sliced in half lengthwise and cored
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

In a small bowl, combine cheese and butter and scoop mixture into the cavity of each half of pear. In a separate bowl, mix together hot pepper sauce and olive oil and brush each pear half with the mixture. Cook pears on a pre-heated grill over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender.

On your next barbecue, surprise your guests with these new and unique barbecue recipes!

Unique Barbecue Recipes That Will Surprise Your Guests

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