Healthy BBQ Recipes- Healthy Irishman Gavan Murphy

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Chef Gavan Murphy also known as the Healthy Irishman joined us live with some healthy recipes that you can cook up on the grill. Gavan is among the most popular and respected chefs in LA. He has cooked privately for James Cameron and Cindy Crawford just to name a few. For more information on the recipes demonstrated in the segment, see the information below. For more information on Gavan including how you can hire him for your next party, go to You can also follow Gavan on twitter @healthyirishman or

Grilled Watermelon Salad

Serves 4
8 slices watermelon - rinds removed
8 oz Goat's cheese - crumbled
4 cups arugula
chiffonade of basil - optional
drizzle balsamic reduction

Dressing: Drizzle olive, lemon juice and a pinch of salt to season greens. Toss gently before assembling dish.

NOTE: To make sure all the pieces of watermelon are equal in size and shape cut regular slices and just cut them into squares. The best part of this is that you get to munch on the Scooby snacks as your prepping.


Preheat outdoor grill on high for 5-6 minutes or until up to desired temperature. If using a stovetop grill pan, heat for 2 minutes until hot. To sear the watermelon simply throw it on the grill (figure of speech, obviously) for 1-2 minutes each side or until grill marks appear. You don't want to cook it per say, you're just aiming to get some caramelization on the outside. When all the pieces are marked place them on a foiled tray and pop them in the fridge until needed, which can be done ahead of time, or assemble immediately.To assemble:Compose in two layers of watermelon, arugula and crumbled goat's cheese. Drizzle balsamic reduction over to finish. Sprinkle fresh basil on top if you're feeling dangerous.All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers' market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients.

Grilled Fava Beans
Serves 2 appetizer portions
1 lb Fava beans in their pods
2 tbsp olive oil
pinch S&P
2 tsp Chile con Limon (chilli lemon salt)*
*NOTE: You can find this seasoning in a Mexican grocery but alternatively just mix the following together:
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 lemon – zested
DIRECTIONS:In a large bowl toss the bean pods with the seasonings and oil, coating completely. Place the beans in a single layer on your grill (outdoor or stove top) on a medium heat. You don't want to put them on a high heat or the pods will char too much before the beans have had a chance to steam.Flip pods over after 4 minutes to continue cooking. Total grilling time was about 7-8 minutes. If the pods start to burn move them off the direct flame or turn the heat down.Once cooked, place back in the mixing bowl you tossed them in and toss again with squeeze lime juice.Serve in the pods.

The idea here is to eat the beans from the pod much like you would eat edamame, while licking the seasoning from the outside of the pod or from your fingers to get that delicious flavour as well.All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers' market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients.

Sweet Chilli Chicken

2 lbs organic chicken drumsticks
2 tbsps Agave or honey
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
DIRECTIONS:Preheat outdoor grill on medium heat for 15 minutes until hot.Toss all the marinade ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Coat the chicken and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, covered.

To cook, place chicken on grill to sear turning every 2 minutes until all sides are browned. Move chicken to top shelf on grill (if there is one) or simply turn heat down to low. Close lid to create oven and cook for 15 minutes or until internal temp 160°F.

Easy!All recipes are made with the finest quality farmers' market whole foods, natural and non-processed ingredients as much as possible.

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