Summer is nearly here and with it comes loads of grilling and outdoor cooking. If you have grown a bit tired of the same old hamburgers and hot dogs, we have just the collection for you.
We have gathered 40 of the best grilling recipes that will turn your dull summer barbecue into culinary masterpiece. Whether you prefer chicken, steak, pork or seafood, there are some amazing ways to grill your favorite foods and give them a wonderful new flavor. There are even recipes for grilling vegetables that are sure to get even the pickiest eaters sampling them.
You are sure to find many recipes that suit your fancy so even if you are grilling the same types of foods, you can make them extra-special in a new and exciting way. Best of all, these recipes are just as easy as those boring old hot dogs and hamburgers, but much more delicious. Fire up that grill and get ready for the tastiest summer ever!
Grilled Malibu Chicken
Spice up that boring chicken with a great Malibu chicken recipe. The recipe calls for yummy ingredients like ham, Swiss cheese, pineapple and other delicious additives. Its a really easy recipe and one that is sure to be a huge hit at your outdoor cookout parties. The preparation takes a little over an hour but you only have to grill it for about 15 minutes depending on the temperature of your grill. Its a quick recipe with regards to the cooking time so its perfect for weekday evenings when you just dont have that much time to cook.
Campfire Banana Splits
Not everything that you cook on the grill has meat involved. You can also do desserts and these banana splits are perfect for any cookout. They are really easy to make and oh so delicious. To make them, you just have to slice the banana peel, add chocolate chips and mini marshmallows and then grill. You get a delicious grilled banana complete with a chocolate and marshmallow topping. You can also add shredded coconut or other ingredients if you want.
Grilled Chipotle-Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter
You can really impress your friends and family with your grilling talents when you create these delicious steaks that include lime butter and a great chipotle flavor. They take less than half an hour to make from start to finish and have a wonderful zesty flavor thanks to the lime butter. You could use this recipe with chicken if you prefer that to steak but the red meat really does bring out the flavor of the limes and is perfect for the chipotle flavor.
Grilled Three Cheese Potatoes
Imagine cooking delicious potatoes and having them ready as soon as you take your steaks off the grill. The great thing about grilling is you can cook all of your foods in the same place. These three cheese potatoes are not only easy to make, they are absolutely divine and they take very little time to prepare. They do need to cook on the grill for about half an hour or so, until they are done. They combine the yummy taste of potatoes with cheese, bacon and flavorings for the perfect side dish for all of your grilled meats.
Chili Rubbed Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa
These pork chops are not only tasty, they are beautiful when prepared properly. The pineapple salsa gives them a wonderful color and the tang of the pineapple is perfect with the chili rub. It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare the recipe and then another 20 to grill. If you are tired of chicken and steaks and you want something delicious and easy to make, chili rubbed chops with pineapple are a great choice. These would be great with slaw or just about any other side you want to prepare.
Cedar Plank Salmon
For salmon that is tender and juicy, cooking it on a cedar plank is the only way to go. This recipe is much easier than it sounds and it only takes about 20 minutes total before its ready. You will need a cedar plank that is untreated and the ingredients include salmon, Italian dressing, basil and sun dried tomatoes. If you are looking to eat healthier, this is certainly a delicious way to do that. Even if you dont normally like the taste of salmon or fish in general, you are sure to enjoy salmon grilled to perfection on a cedar plank.
Italian Grilled Chicken
For a different chicken recipe, this Italian grilled chicken is perfect. It combines the health benefits of chicken along with Italian dressing to make a very easy and very delicious meal. You marinate the chicken in Italian dressing for at least 4 hours. If you know that you are going to be grilling, you can let this sit in the refrigerator overnight which makes it a bit more convenient and really gives the chicken a nice taste. Then, simply fire up the grill and cook the chicken until its done.
Barbecued Lime Shrimp and Corn
With the right ingredients, you can have a wonderful meal in about 10 minutes. This barbecued shrimp and corn recipe is really easy to make. You simply assemble the ingredients, wrap in tin foil and then grill until its all done. You can do these in individual servings and then use the tin foil to serve them in which helps reduce your cleanup time. The shrimp and corn are mixed with lime juice, honey and a few other ingredients that make them taste delicious and this is a fast and easy recipe.
If you do find that you have a taste for burgers but you want to avoid the same old boring ones that you normally whip up on the grill, make them Ranch Burgers instead. The gist is to simply mix dried ranch dressing mix along with a few other ingredients into your hamburger meat before you pat out those patties and add them to the grill. This gives the burgers a wonderfully different flavor and takes no longer than traditional burgers to cook. Try these the next time you want a burger and you may not ever go back to plain grilled burgers again.
Spice up your normal grilled chicken with this recipe that incorporates all the signature ingredients of the mojito cocktail. The recipe uses ingredients like lime juice, mint and run to really give your chicken a great Caribbean taste. This is a good recipe for themed cookouts this summer. You can serve it with fried plantains, black beans and the cocktail that inspires the dish, a mojito. Of course, you dont have to serve it with cocktails. It tastes great with whatever you choose as a side and is sure to be a huge hit at your summer parties.