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 Caesar Chicken
If you are planning to have a salad, add some grilled chicken to it in style with this Caesar Chicken recipe. It takes about an hour from start to finish and is the perfect topping for salads or you could do a few kabobs and then serve salad with them. You can even toast your croutons on the grill to really make your salad taste delicious. If you want a healthier alternative to grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, this is a very tasty one.
Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
You dont necessarily have to have meat on your kabobs. In fact, vegetable kabobs are the perfect side for your favorite grilled steak or chicken recipes. You can use okra, mushrooms, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, onion and any number of other vegetables. Just add them to your kabob skewers and grill them until theyre done. Note that some vegetables take a bit longer to cook thoroughly than others so you may have to choose your veggies wisely if you are planning to mix them all up a bit.
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Grilled corn on the cob is sure to be a favorite among grillers. This is a very easy way to enjoy fresh corn and one that has a delicious taste. The best thing is that you cook the corn directly in its own husk. You simply clean away the silks and then replace the husk, adding in your salt, pepper and butter as you want. They will need to stay on the grill for about 20 minutes or so, depending on the temperature. Grilled corn is the perfect side dish for any grilled meat and can be cooked while the meat is cooking so everything is done at the same time.
Grilled Stuffed Peppers
If you love stuffed peppers you are going to really love them on the grill. This recipe takes the deliciousness of stuffed peppers and the convenience of grilling to give you the perfect dish. It takes a few minutes for the prep on this one and then the peppers have to cook on the grill for about 45 minutes but they are certainly going to be worth the extra time. These would be perfect for any outdoor event and especially great for those times when hamburgers and hot dogs just wont do it for you.
Grilled Pot Roast
That Sunday dinner pot roast gets a whole new look and taste when you cook it on the grill. This is a really easy recipe considering there is pot roast involved and only takes a couple of hours to complete. The recipe calls for potatoes, carrots and onions just like a traditional roast but the marinade is where it really gets special. If you are planning a dinner and you want something a bit traditional but you still want to enjoy cooking it outdoors, here is the perfect pot roast to serve.
Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops
The marinade for these grilled rosemary lamb chops is what makes them wonderful. A mixture of fresh rosemary, garlic, olive oil and red pepper gives them a delicious flavor. You have to make the marinade and allow the chops to sit in it for at least half an hour. Overnight is even better. Once youre ready to grill, it takes only about 10 minutes or less depending on how well done you want them. This is a quick and easy recipe that is great for busy weeknights when you want something grilled but dont really have time for lengthy recipes.
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs
Okay, so you really want those hot dogs but you want something a bit different at the same time. These hot dogs are wrapped with bacon and stuffed with cheese and sauerkraut. You only have to grill them for a couple of minutes and they are a great change of pace from traditionally plain hot dogs. Of course, if you dont like sauerkraut you can just leave that out or maybe substitute onions or something else. The bacon helps to really seal in the juices and make them taste absolutely divine.
Tuscan Style Grilled Tuna
After letting your tuna sit for about 10 minutes with a delicious Tuscan styled rub, it takes only about 10 minutes or so to grill them. If you love tuna and you want a grill recipe that is as healthy as it is tasty, this is a good one. You can serve grilled tuna with grilled vegetables, mushrooms or rice and have a really healthy meal that takes very little time to create.
Grilled King Crab Legs
Delicious king crab legs in a barbecue dipping sauce are perfect for any cookout. This is a really fast and easy recipe that takes only a few minutes once your grill is heated to the right temperature. The dipping sauce makes the crab legs really delicious and you can serve them alone or have them with your grilled fish or steak. You have to be careful when grilling crab legs not to break them though because doing so could cause them to dry out and lose their flavor.
Grilled Eggplant with Feta
These grilled eggplant rolls with feta and olives are perfect as a main dish or as an appetizer. It only takes about five minutes total to cook them on the grill and they have a wonderful mixture of flavors. They are also very healthy and are perfect as a side with grilled steak or chicken. You grill the eggplant first and then roll them up around the feta and olive mixture which takes very little time and is sure to become a hit at your grilling dinner parties.