Summer is the time for outdoor fun and a great reason to dust off your barbecue grill and cook a large meal for your family and friends. It gives people a reason to leave their scorching kitchens and cook their food outside in the cool summer breeze. It is as easy as throwing charcoal inside the grill, lighting it up, and cooking your favorite grilled meals on it as you relax by the pool in your comfortable chair. However, that is not to say that you can cook everything on the grill and expect it to taste great. Some traditional dishes, such as a roasted turkey, might not taste the best while you cook it on a grill top.
If you are looking for a reason to take out their BBQ grill, you have come to the right place. Grilling meat is an art within itself. It requires knowledge about meat temperature, and most of all, it is all about how you season your meat. However, don't worry, as today in this article, we will share with you some mouthwatering recipes for your grill that will help you kick off your summer with a bang. Some of these recipes are listed as follows:
GRILLED SALMON WITH PINEAPPLES
This type of dish is simple and only takes ten to fifteen minutes to be ready. Season a fillet of fresh salmon with salt, lemon, and garlic powder. In a separate bowl, add soy sauce, water, brown sugar, oil, and mix it till all the sugar dissolves. Place the seasoned salmon fillet inside this marinade and let it sit inside your fridge for 30-40 minutes.
Pull out the marinated salmon fillet from the fridge and remove any residual marinade from it.
After doing so, place it on a medium heat grill and cook for 7-9 minutes on each side, or until the fillet becomes flaky. Accompany the grilled salmon with a fresh pineapple salad or freshly grilled pineapples to complete the dish. Every best grilling blog has a recipe for this dish, so do a quick search on the internet for more detailed cooking directions.
GRILLED PAPRIKA CHICKEN WITH A SHERRY VINAIGRETTE
While grilling chicken is pretty straightforward, the dish's star is, surprisingly, the vinaigrette that you will serve along with it. To prepare the chicken's marinade, add yogurt, salt, cayenne pepper, olive oil, two tablespoons of paprika, and crushed garlic in a large bowl and whisk them together. Add chicken fillets to the bowl and toss until every chicken piece gets thoroughly coated with the marinade.
Preheat your grill to medium heat and oil the grill grate. Pat the chicken fillet dry of any residual marinade dry and place them on the grill grate, cooking for four minutes per side or until the chicken's pinkness disappears. To prepare the sherry vinaigrette, mix a one-eighth teaspoon of chili paste, one-fourth cup olive oil, ketchup, sherry vinegar, salt, and pepper inside a small bowl. Serve the chicken alongside this sherry vinaigrette or spoon it on top. Your guests will surely come for second servings.
GRILLED BABY BACK RIBS
When your guests eat this dish at your next summer cookout, they will savor the flavor of juicy and tender fall-off-the-done barbequed ribs and give you the respect you deserve as a barbeque chef. Cut into half a rack of ribs and marinate it with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Place the ribs in a preheated oven and bake them for two and a half hours. Prepare a sauce for your ribs, fry chopped onions in a saucepan for 6 minutes, and add to it tomato paste, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
Lightly season the sauce with salt, pepper, garlic powder, liquid smoke, onion powder, dark molasses, and paprika. Let the sauce simmer for one hour and twenty-five minutes. To grill the ribs, pull them out of the oven, and place them on a preheated outdoor grill grate. Grill the ribs for 5-6 minutes per side. Also, don't forget to brush the sauce while they are on the grill. Applying it to the ribs too early will burn it. Serve the ribs with homemade bread or corn to complete the dish.
This dish is easy and fast to prepare, and will surely be a hit on your next barbeque party. Combine crushed garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and stir them together to form a thick paste. In a separate bowl, toss cleaned deveined shrimp with a little garlic paste, salt, pepper, and a preheated grill grate.
As the shrimps cook on the grill, continually brush them with the marinade mixture. Cook the shrimps on both sides for three minutes per side. Then transfer the grilled shrimps to a serving plate, garnishing with lemon wedges.
GRILLED POTATO SALAD
There is no need to boil potatoes, as with a traditional potato salad. You only need to place them on the grill and see the magic. Add salt and drizzle olive oil on top of two large potatoes in a large bowl and lightly toss them. Fire up your outdoor grill to medium-high heat, place the potatoes on the grill grate, close the grill lid, and cook for three to 5 minutes.
To prepare a dressing for the potato salad, combine salt, pepper, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and olive in a small bowl and whisk all the ingredients together. Cut the cooked potatoes into bite-size cubes and toss them with the dressing inside a salad bowl. Your potato salad is now ready to serve.
GRILLED CORN ON THE COB
Nothing screams summer barbeque more than traditional grilled corn. This simple dish requires you to place husk in corn on a medium-high preheated grill for around twenty to twenty0five minutes, or until the corn husks develop a beautiful char on them. After cooking the corn, peel away the husks and serve it with a simple butter and cilantro drizzle.
THE FINAL WORDS
Summertime is the season to fulfill all your barbeque desires. It is a time for you, your friends, and family to enjoy quality time with each other, and what better way to bring everyone together than a barbeque cookout. With the mouthwatering recipes shared today in this article, your barbeque party will surely be a hit, and people will talk about it for a long time to come. Don't forget to give them a try at your next cookout.