Best Grilling Recipes
Our grill is in service 12 months a year whether there is rain, snow, or sub-zero temperatures. Here are some of the Best Grilling Recipes from the blog for you to test out with your family no matter what time of year!
These Grilling Ideas range from entrees to appetizers to salads and desserts! Now you have many reasons to fire up the grill.
Why You’ll Love these Grilling Recipes
- When it’s summer and the days are hot and humid, cooking dinner outside is a spectacular idea!
- There are recipes for beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and even side dishes and dessert!
- Grilling adds a smoky flavor along with creating the Maillard reaction which you can read more about below.
There was that time when our Big Green Egg grill was frozen shut. I was out of town so Bill and Nick carried it into the house to let it defrost. Mind you, this thing weighs a ton. And is full of charcoal and ash. That is determination! Obviously, we do a ton of grilling at our house, so over the years, I have collected plenty of barbecue recipes from entrees to desserts. Here are some favorite grilling recipes from the blog.
A terrific way to jazz up your poultry. The marinade is fabulous and the grill just adds more flavor: Grilled Thai Chicken. Or try these Honey Glazed Chicken Kabobs.
Main dish recipes that are perfect for the BBQ. From seafood to beef, I've got you covered!
An easy, flavorful recipe for grilled chicken kabobs! Adapted from All-Recipes.
A fabulous chicken marinade full of Asian flavors. Adapted from The Beach House Cookbook
A fabulous grilled version of the classic shrimp scampi.
Succulent marinated broiled shrimp inspired by the margarita cocktail!
A super easy, 3 ingredient marinade that's perfect on flank steak!
A simple Asian marinade transforms a flank steak into a fabulous entree!
This marinade of garlic, Dijon, rosemary and lemon is perfect for lamb chops!
Marinated Grilled Lamb Kebabs paired with a Greek Salad! Perfect for Easter or a spring dinner.
A super simple salmon marinade that will get an entree on the table in just a little over 30 minutes.
Grilling fruit and vegetables provides exquisite caramelization. If you love eating the veggies skewered on shish kabobs, you know what I mean!
Grilled Side Dishes
Grilling corn or peaches is a delicious way to bring out their flavor. And using them in side dishes adds an extra tasty nuance to the recipes.
A simple recipe for grilled corn on the cob with herbed butter
Recipe adapted from Michael Symon
The hubby swooned over these smoke-kissed desserts! Your grill is good for baking, too!
Grilled Dessert Recipes
Using a cast iron skillet makes it easy to grill cobblers and crisps. The flavors are phenomenal!
A twist on the classic Peach Melba made with grilled peaches.
A fabulous apple crisp baked on the grill!
A classic blueberry cobbler with a biscuit topping made in an unconventional manner!
Frequently Asked Questions
Grilling imparts delicious flavor. Almost any cut of meat can be grilled. Just remember that
a large roast or turkey must be monitored more carefully if grilled, compared to chops, steaks or burgers which take much less time. Plus, using a gas grill is no more difficult than cooking on the stove.
The browning that occurs from cooking, or the Maillard reaction, occurs above 285º F. This happens with both grilling and roasting, but the grilling process is generally is faster due to the higher temperature of most grills.
The reaction reduces sugars and proteins via a chemical reaction giving browned foods a most distinctive flavor!
Yes, we live in an area of the country with cold winters and occasional snow and grill through the winter. The grill can still be fired up, though it may take charcoal a while to get hot enough on a bitterly cold day if you don’t have a gas grill.
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- 15 Kiss Ass Grill Recipes from Kiss My Smoke
- Grilled Paprika Yogurt Chicken Kabobs from Cookin Canuck
- Plus, check all my Best Grilled Recipes in my recipe index.
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- Silicone Basting Brush
- 9-inch Cast Iron Pan – Perfect for Grilling Desserts!
14 Comments on “Best Grilling Recipes”
Fabulous roundup of grilling ideas Liz! Thanks! We’re going to be above 100F all week, so the grill is going to get a lot of use. Great timing!
good golf umbrella…sorry typo
Absolutely love each and every one of these recipes. We are fair weather grillers but a god golf umbrella and a quick shovel the path out to the grill keeps us grilling all year around.
Great round-up Liz! I’m looking forward to trying out those shrimp. Happy Father’s Day weekend to you!!
A great selection! We only grill in the summer so I look forward to that.
Oh my….everything looks wonderful.
I don’t grill, but I would love to try some of these with my grill pan!
All the recipes sound so tasty and delightful, Liz!
YUM! Now let the summer parties begin!
This is a fantastic collection of grilling recipes! I especially like that you made apple crisp on the grill and oh those maple glazed salmon fillets – yum! Never thought to grill peaches – I can imagine how delicious that tastes. Thanks for all these wonderful recipes Liz!
Love grilling season! And you have so many wonderful ideas here. Can’t wait to try them all! 🙂 Thanks so much.
Such a wonderful collection of scrumptious grill recipes. I so want to try them all this season.
I want to try them all! We’re like you, grilling in the snow haha. Thanks for sharing all these lovely recipe – pinning!
Everything looks fabulous! DOnt know where to start! I love that salmon at the top and grilled peaches! WOW!!