Coolest Things To Grill This Summer
At long last the season of grilling is back and we are SO ready! With a bucket list of the coolest and most delectable recipes we could find, it’s bound to be a delicious Spring!
What do you get when you grilled up some corn, slather it in garlic mayo (or sour cream for any mayo haters!), roll it in crumbled cotija cheese and dust it with spicy chili powder? The Mexican street food favorite that is ✨elotes✨! Making for an extra special treat at any lunch, dinner or barbecue, this simple recipe packs mega flavor with ultra-satisfying cheese and just enough spice for anyone to enjoy.
Another recipe where minimum prep makes for mega “yum”! There’s nothing more to this gorgeous dinner than oiling and seasoning your chicken, grilling and melting some mozzarella on top. Finish it off with some pesto, a simple tomato-basil “salsa” and a couple cracks of black pepper and voila – a fresh, tasty and homemade dish that would impress at a barbecue just as it would satisfy on a weeknight!
The ultimate adventure of taste and texture, this refreshingly original recipe makes cabbage the star of the show underneath a tasty garlic-yogurt-mint sauce. Interestingly enough, cabbage wedges go onto the grill as raw as raw goes with no oil or seasoning. This allows it to get a fine charring on the outside with a tender and crunchy inside. After its grilled on all sides, simply toss with olive oil, salt and pepper and serve with sauce for something a little different at your barbecue.
Get ready to take lobster from a “once in a while treat” to “backyard favorite” with this wonderfully simplified anyone-can-do-it recipe! All you need are some lobster tails, butter, garlic, lemon, parsley, salt and a grill to enjoy amazing lobster at a fraction of the price you’d pay dining out! The tricks to grilling lobster yourself are:
- Cutting your lobster correctly
- Oiling your grill adequately to prevent sticking
- Not overcooking. Lobster meat is done when it is firm, moist, and opaque or reads 145º F.
This recipe is just in time for the first peaches of the season! Featuring a whole wheel of brie covered with honey, balsamic reduction and diced peach, this is one next-level and unique appetizer to whip out for company. We love that the hardest part of this recipe is making the balsamic reduction – otherwise it’s as simple as oiling your brie, grilling it for 2 minutes on one side, topping with peaches and grilling 2-3 minutes more. Drizzle with honey and balsamic reduction to enjoy this warm, oozy, slightly-smoky goodness with crackers, baguette, fruit or on a burger or sandwich. 👌
Cuban cuisine has an interesting way of standing apart from other latin cuisines despite their similarities. Whether its their bomb-dot-com usage of orange juice or the way they can and do work avocado into almost everything, this grilled salmon is a great example of what makes it great. Starting by marinating a pound of the freshest salmon you can find in this awesomely Cuban marinade, simply grill over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side – brushing on more marinade as it cooks. We love the finishing touch here of melting salted butter on top before serving with a fresh tomato avocado salsa.
Get ready for pizza like you’ve never had it before! Yes, there is marinara and some shaved pecorino, but apart from being topped with an intriguing zucchini-jalapeno-mint salad and prosciutto this pizza is made entirely on the grill! Not only does this give you an awesomely crispy crust but a light (and delightful) char for some added depth of flavor and oh-so-good smokiness.
This grilled pineapple is one way to dish-up something a little different for dessert! All you need is some fresh pineapple cut into planks, honey, cinnamon and a grill to make it happen, and once you do you’ll be glad you did. Part of what makes grilled pineapple so good is the slight char it gets on the outside. It adds a slight crispiness which gives way to a somehow amplified juiciness and richer flavor. And once it’s topped with the cinnamon honey you can forget any hope of there being leftovers!
Marinated chicken breast cubes skewered with red bell peppers and grilled to perfection! This recipe is ideal for a quick dinner any night of the week or for making quick work of grilling for a crowd. Aside from the ease of it, the best part of this recipe has to be the marinade, an exciting combination of brown sugar, bbq sauce, smoked paprika, garlic, cayenne and dried oregano! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting it on other grilled goodies this year!
You can leave the mayo at home for this one! This potato salad utilizes a super creative grilled lemon vinaigrette on some masterfully grilled potatoes for a side dish like no other! Going from crispy to crunchy then creamy, we love the variety of tastes and textures underneath such an awesome vinaigrette. The key to such awesome potatoes is par-boiling for 5 minutes before you oil and season for grilling. The coolest part of this recipe? Topping it off with the juice of a grilled lemon for a smoky-tang that makes for the ultimate flavor experience!
Delightfully sweet with a hint of heat, this Chinese food favorite gets a major grill-friendly, vegan/vegetarian makeover with these cauliflower kabobs! Requiring a handful of must-have Asian ingredients like soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and sriracha, these make the perfect main, side or appetizer for your weeknight or backyard bash. AND – not only are these great as is, but they are also awesome in most fusion foods tacos or on a pizza!
Got something awesome you’re grilling up? Tag us with #BestMarket, we would love to see!
May 7, 2019