This is what awaits you in our article about fall barbecue:
- Grilling is also a lot of fun in autumn
- The pumpkin also belongs on the grill in autumn
- Enjoy delicacies from local forests
- Lamb tastes good not only at Christmas
Summer is over so is it time to put the grill back in the garage? No way! Even in autumn there is no reason to say goodbye to enthusiasm at the grill. Quite the opposite - especially in autumn and winter there are many culinary delicacies, as if made for the grill, which are sometimes not so easy to get in high summer. Discover with us perfect recipes for grilling in autumn.
Autumn is pumpkin time
In autumn, the delicious pumpkin is simply a must, and not only in the USA. The seductive Pumpkin Spice in coffee, cake & Co. is an American classic beyond compare. But not only in the cup or on the baking tray makes the pumpkin a good figure but also on the grill. Ideal for the grill (especially for vegans) are varieties such as Hokkaido or butternut squash. You can either cut the pumpkin into pieces and then serve it, for example, as a fruity-nutty side dish with grilled meat (more on this in a moment) or make it the star of your autumnal barbecue.
Simply cut the pumpkin in half lengthwise, remove the core and grill the halves in one piece (depending on the variety, you can even eat the skin). To serve, the pumpkin decorated with a fresh stripe pattern just needs to be filled, for example, with other seasonal vegetables such as zucchini or eggplant (which, by the way, also taste super delicious from the grill when sliced). For a special kick of flavor, we recommend cutting the vegetables for the filling into small cubes in advance and marinating them in a spicy soy-based sauce, e.g. Garlic Teriyaki Sauce or Sesame Ginger Teriyaki Sauce. To serve, we like to add a spoonful of the fresh Scallion Aioli to the squash. The pleasantly tangy freshness is an ideal partner to our aromatic autumn and slightly smoky fall barbecue recipe with pumpkin.
For more fun and educational info on pumpkins, just browse our blog on the topic and learn, for example, why pumpkins have also been allowed to fill a supporting role in the Olympics.
Seasonal delicacies from our forests
Readers of our hunting season blog are already fully in the know about the culinary gifts from our local woods that love to land on plates, especially in fall and winter.
These delicacies also look particularly good on the grill, especially as an alternative to classic meats such as beef and pork. A highlight in the fall months is fresh leg of venison, which you can cook slowly on the grill as a whole or serve sliced as a substitute for traditional steaks. Aromatic flavors of garlic and rosemary are especially delicious with this wild delicacy. We like to dip the decadently pink roasted meats in Roasted Garlic Aioli, Rosemary Aioli or Roasted Garlic Onion Jam from Stonewall Kitchen, or adorn the steaks with a glossy garnish of Garlic Rosemary Citrus Sauce before serving.
If you like your meat particularly spiced, you can also add extra flavor to your dish before grilling. As with classic beef steaks, you can prepare a delicious rub for your venison steaks and turn the meat in it before grilling. We recommend aromatic herb rubs with notes of thyme, coriander & Co. for this, such as Herbes de Provence or the Kansas City Classic Rub from Urban Accents. For a particularly autumnal taste, you can refine the seasoning mix with a hint of Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Another meaty delicacy in autumn is fresh wild boar. Try this delicacy for fall barbecue, for example, in typical American style as Pulled Pork on a freshly prepared burger. Marinate the meat in advance in spicy Baby Back Rib Sauce or Pulled Pork Simmering Sauce from Stonewall Kitchen. After grilling, it's easy to get the meat ready to serve thanks to Outset's Pulled Pork Fork. In addition to deliciously flavorful and tender wild boar meat, garnish your burger with onions, for example, and spread your burger buns generously with tangy goodies like Stonewall Kitchen's Truffle Aioli. If you prefer to enjoy your pulled pork without the bun, be sure to dip it in a tantalizingly fruity sauce before tasting, such as Stonewall Kitchen's Roasted Apple Grille Sauce or Vidalia Onion Fig Sauce.
Last but not least, our selection of delicious recipes for fall barbecue includes a greeting from winter. Lamb is a particularly delicious delicacy, not only at Christmas, and is usually much more affordable now in autumn and the coming winter than during the peak season in spring. Serve delicious lamb chops from the grill with suitably spicy side dishes based on aromatic notes of rosemary or garlic - similar to venison & co. Perfect partners to this most festive of all grilled meats are, for example, the Roasted Garlic Aioli, the Rosemary Aioli or the Roasted Garlic Onion Jam Jam from Stonewall Kitchen.
If the barbecue enthusiasm does not let you go despite falling temperatures, then we have a few practical tips for your perfect barbecue experience in the cold season in our blog on the topic of winter barbecue, in addition to delicious recipe suggestions.