When many people think about Japanese food Sushi, Ramen and Katsu are among the first dishes to come to mind. However, grilled meat and veg are just as an integral to the cuisine. These Japanese grill dishes are the perfect inspiration for your next BBQ.
Think lamb and chicken yakitori skewers, chicken wings with a sticky soy sauce, and burgers imbued with great Japanese flavours like soy sauce and teriyaki.
For the veggies there are lots of great Japanese barbecue recipes too. We’ve shared below a delicious Curried Cauliflower Steak recipe and you can even cook Yakisoba noodles with heaps of veg on the grill!
So fire up the grill and read on for 6 great Japanese BBQ recipes that as both easy and delicious.
6 Best Japanese-Inspired BBQ Recipes For Your Grill
1. Teriyaki Burger Recipe
No BBQ is complete without a great burger recipe, and my Teriyaki Burger is a winner. These Japanese style burgers are packed with flavour thanks to the addition of soy and honey, giving that great teriyaki taste. You can of course sub a few tablespoons of Fused Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce in instead to make things even easier. Why not make ahead and freeze so you can enjoy whenever the sun makes an appearance.
Try my Teriyaki Burger recipe here.
Bonus Recipe: I couldn’t leave out Gilmar’s Homemade Burger recipe! A slight twist on the recipe above, this always goes down a treat in our house.
2. Negima Yakitori – Chicken & Spring Onion Skewers
Yakitori in Japanese literally means ‘grilled chicken’. One of my favourite yakitori recipes is Negima Yakitori: chunks of chicken thighs interspersed with spring onions, a fresh counterpoint to the umami-rich chicken. I would definitely encourage you to ask your butcher for dark chicken thighs – the darker meat really helps to dial the flavour up a notch.
Try my Chicken & Spring Onion Skewers recipe here.
3. Lamb Skewers In A Satay Sauce
This lamb recipe is bursting with flavour and the longer you leave the lamb marinading the better. It is a fantastic recipe to celebrate the good weather over the summer months but works just as well in the oven for when the weather is a little colder. My top tip for using wooden skewers is to soak them for 20 minutes in cold water to prevent them from burning on the grill.
Try my Lamb Skewers in a Satay Sauce recipe here.
I prepared this recipe live on Virgin Media One’s Ireland AM show. Read all about it and watch the recipe demo here.
4. Curried Cauliflower Steaks
It’s amazing how a handful of Fused ingredients can transform the humble cauliflower into something incredibly delicious. Using Fused’s Chopped Chilli and Garlic and either Fused Katsu or Chinese Curry Paste, you’ll be amazed at how simple and tasty this vegetarian BBQ alternative can be.
Try my Curried Cauliflower Steak recipe here.
5. Yakisoba With Mixed Vegetables
Noodles on a BBQ? Trust me, it works! For two years I lived in a beautiful rural village near the coast of Japan. Every summer the local community organised a trek, with a barbeque on the beach afterwards. I too was surprised to see yakisoba being cooked on the barbeque, as usually, you see it at street stalls during festivals. Now, while I often cook yakisoba in the kitchen, during a summer they are a regular on my grill too. It’s also an incredibly versatile dish, so you can mix it up every time you cook it with whatever vegetables you have at home.
Try my Yakisoba With Mixed Vegetables recipe here.
I recreated this recipe live on Virgin Media One’s Saturday AM – check out the video here.
6. Sticky Soy Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are the ultimate crowd pleaser at a BBQ and our Asian style marinade promises to take your wings up a notch. There are never any leftovers when these sticky soy chicken wings are cooked in my home. The marinade can be prepped in advance too so it’s the perfect dish to serve when entertaining at home.
Try my Sticky Soy Chicken Wings recipe here.
I demoed this recipe on Virgin Media One’s Saturday AM show. You can watch the recipe demo here.