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Top 10 Grilling Recipes

Top 10 Grilling Recipes

If you’ve been keeping up with us over the last month, you know that we are “Chasing BBQ” this summer. However, summer isn’t just for BBQ…Monday is the unofficial kick off to the grilling season. So, fire up the grill and toss on some of these summer feast favorites!

For many people, summer is grilling season. But at our home office in Denver, Colorado, we've been known to fire up the charcoal grill any time of year...yes, even in December. So, fire up the grill because we're counting down our Top 10 Grilling (and BBQ inspired) recipes.

10. Santa Maria Steak & Potato Skewers & Grilled Pepper Steak Kebabs 

We couldn't choose between skewers and kebabs so the first item on our list is a two-fer. Serve skewers hot or at room temperature. *Tip* If you're using bamboo skewers, be sure to soak them in water for at least an hour first.

9. Grilled Veggie BBQ Pizza

Is it possible to make pizza even better? Add barbecue sauce, a little char, and some smoky flavor and the answer is yes! Tip from the test kitchen: Don’t slice the veggies too thin; you want them to be thick enough to hold up to grilling but thin enough to easily bite through on your slice. Also, we won't tell if you decide to add some sausage or pepperoni to your pie.

8. Grilled Apples and Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

Who said grilling can't be fancy. This sophisticated and delicious dinner is sure to impress. But don't just take our word for it. Customer Jessica Y. says, "I made this for dinner tonight and it is serious next level delicious! The combination of the spice, apples and reduction is high-end restaurant amazing and oh so easy to put together."

7. Grilled Creamed Corn

Just when you thought this classic couldn't possibly get better (or who knows, maybe you're someone who thinks it can definitely be improve), comes a revelation...put your corn on the grill for a quick char. It packs an extra, slight smoked layer of flavor into the finished dish.

6. Citrus Marinated Shrimp Skewers

With a three ingredient marinade, these couldn’t be easier. The shrimp only need to spend about 15 minutes in the marinade and it is also used to baste the shrimp. Try it on other other proteins like scallops, chicken, or veggies too. Serve on a platter over greens, couscous, or rice for a family-style dinner.

5. Grilled Steak Salad

It’s not all about meat and potatoes – this recipe is a great way to welcome summer. It might come as a surprise that we've added a salad to the list but this is not quite like your classic chef salad. A medley of grilled veggies (yes, even the romaine gets a turn on the grill) and steak, it's a salad that is hearty enough to be dinner.

4. Whiskey Glazed Grilled Peaches

Don't forget dessert! While grilling is most associated with proteins and some veggies, there are also some delicious dessert options. A platter of these sweet peaches didn't last long in our test kitchen. Every time we made them, they were gobbled up as soon as they came off the grill. Not a problem though as they are super simple to make!

3. Family Foil Dinners

This dish is perfect for feeding a crowd who might have particular (picky!) food preferences. No problem. Enlist them to help with the prep. Perfect for camping or a backyard bbq, these customizable grill packets allow each person to choose their own seasoning. Try switching it up with your family's favorite veggies and proteins! This is also a great activity to get younger kids involved in helping with food prep...as long as an adult takes the actual grilling responsibilities!

2. BBQ Street Corn

We added a BBQ twist to Mexican style street corn. We love the easy method too...simply bake or grill corn cobs in their husks so they cook without drying out. Cooking corn in the husk allows it to cook in its own moisture and makes it much easier to take the husk off. Finish them on the grill for great that classic BBQ char and serve with your favorite grilled or BBQ'ed protein.

1. Pearl Street Cedar Plank Salmon

There can only be one #1 and for us (and many of our loyal customers) it has to be Pearl Street Cedar Plank Salmon! Sweet and succulent with just a hint of spiciness and smoke, this rub has a perfect 5 star rating from our customers.

Some people find any excuse to grill. Others relish in selecting and showcasing the best offerings from the local farmer’s market. Let us know how you eat by telling us what you love through a recipe review.

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