Victoria Day Long Weekend Barbecue Recipes | NIKU Farms

May 16, 2022

Summer is finally on its way in, and the long weekend is the perfect time to pull out your barbecue. Do you know what you’re grilling up this May 24 weekend?

Nothing tastes more like summer than grill marks on a cut of meat, served with fresh vegetables on a paper plate on a sunny afternoon. If we’ve got your stomach rumbling, keep on scrolling to get some BBQ inspiration!

Various types of meat cooking on the grill.

Variety of Burgers

When we say grilling, we can bet that one of the first things that comes to mind is burgers!

Did you know that our local farmers offer more than just beef patties? On top of the classic beef burgers, you can also try out bison burgers, lamb burgers, or fish patties this barbecue season! Or grab a package of ground chicken and make your own chicken burgers.

And don’t forget to think about your toppings! Of course there’s ketchup, mustard, onions, lettuce… but feel free to get creative with types of cheese, sauce, or vegetables you add to your burger masterpiece!

Pasture Raised Chicken

If your family prefers chicken to beef, you can’t go wrong with your pasture-raised options.

Develop a tasty marinade with your favourite spices and sauces, and let the chicken sit in the marinade overnight. Whether it’s chicken breast, chicken drumsticks, chicken thighs, or chicken wings – the marinade will give these cuts a lot of flavour that will only get better on the grill!

Sweet and sour, honey garlic, hot and spicy, or smokey barbecue sauce – no matter what you prefer, your chicken will be delicious and tender. Just keep in mind that pasture-raised meat is a lot leaner than grocery store meat, so it won’t need as much time on the grill.

Pork Selection

There’s nothing like the smell of a barbecued succulent rack of pork ribs or juicy sausage.

If you tend to prefer pasture-raised pork, our farms have a wide variety of sausages that would be the perfect addition to your long weekend backyard barbecue. Sausages aren’t really your thing? No problem – grab a package of pork chops or pork ribs!

Lamb Cuts

Take your BBQ to the next level by serving up some local, pasture-raised lamb!

Our farmers offer lamb ribs, rack of lamb, lamb chops, lamb sausages or burgers, lamb roast… the possibilities are endless with these incredibly flavourful cuts. 

Grilled Vegetables

No summer barbecue is complete without a selection of grilled vegetables! If you’re looking for some veggies to grill up and serve with our grass-fed proteins, why not try some pineapple or cherry tomatoes for added acidity, or grill up some zucchini or bell peppers for an added crunch?

Add some fresh salad, fruits, or warm potatoes to your barbecue spread, and you’re guaranteed to impress your guests! 

Fill your next NIKU Farms box with local, sustainably raised grass-fed meat that will impress your friends and family this coming long weekend!