July 28, 2014 By Shanna Uptergrove
Grilling is pretty straight up- you get your grill turned on and to the right temperature and you grill your meat. I thought, why not add some flavor to the things we grill, give your taste buds a good shock!? Summer is all about being outside and having BBQs and cooking out. Don’t end your summer days by having to go into the kitchen and fix lunch or dinner. Think of your grill as an extension of your kitchen. Grilling brings everyone to the ‘hood, or so they say It is the perfect opportunity to get everyone together and enjoy some great food.
I have several go-to grilling recipes that are a no fail with the hubby and kids!
Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime and Chipotle Lime Butters- Like I said, give your taste buds a kick!
Grilled BBQ Salmon with Avocado and Corn Salsa- You could even use Chicken if you’re not a big fish fan!
I am a big fan of salads, but they have to be FULL of flavor! These two salads are right up to the top- and delivers it all!
Shrimp and Avocado Salad- it is the perfect summer salad!
This salad is my FAVORITE! Can’t go wrong with barbecued chicken and corn! A real flavor profile going on in every bite!
Steak is a very popular choice for grilling. I found this recipe that allows you to dress it up and give it lots of flavor.
Ever think about grilling up some pineapple and making a burger with it? Grilling fruits bring out a much stronger taste. Substitute regular hamburger meat for the turkey if you aren’t big on turkey burgers.
Grilled Pizza!? Who would have thought!? Here’s a How to so you can grill up your own! Get the kids involved and have them make their own.
Make a dip for everyone to snack on- this one is great with pita chips or tortilla chips!
Ever thought about grilling a SALAD? Weird. But this totally works! And very yummy too!
Lots of people like to make baked potatoes on the grill. Why not cut your cooking time in half and add in some flavor while it’s cooking?
There are so many other recipes you can find online to flavorize (if that’s a word) your grilled foods. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box and try something new. You may be surprised! I hope your summer is full of great food and friends!