Charlie and I do a LOT of grilling in the summer. And by we, I mean he. I don’t do the grill. So on the weekends, I have him load up to grill with things for the week and it really cuts down on my cooking time!
Sure we do a lot of hamburgers ( and turkey burgers), BBQ chicken and fish, but we also like to mix it up some with different things. These are a few of our favorite grilling recipes:
This chicken piccata is so GOOD! You cook the chicken on the grill, and then do the rest inside. Super simple, really delicious and fairly light.
Is it me, or does everything just taste a little better on a skewer? Maybe it is because it cooks faster. I don’t know, but this is a great one!
I love lobster. I love most fish in general. And lobster on the grill is amazing. Charlie and I treat ourselves about once a year to a lobster tail if they are on sale at the store. And it is 100% worth it.
Now this is technically for potatoes, but you could really put any veggie (or combination of veggies) into a foil packet and cook them on the grill.
This is a great side to have with just about any main dish. You could also add squash to the mix for a little variety.
This is another really simple, super delicious side. Now I have a note on this one – the first time we did it, Charlie went and got the ingredients and he got balsamic dressing instead of balsamic vinegar. And we like that better. The flavor isn’t quite as intense as the vinegar.
And since I know nothing about grilling, I asked Charlie for a few tips:
Always give yourself more time than you need.
I can vouch for this. It always takes longer than he thinks. Part of that is because we got a new grill this year and he is still getting used to it.
Cook off the fire. Indirect heat is better.
Start with half an onion.
After you brush the grill (before you start cooking but after the grill is heated up), use half an onion and rub it on the grates. It keeps the meat from sticking.
And in case you are wondering, we do charcoal, not gas. I think the flavor from a charcoal grill is much better.
So do you do a lot of grilling in the summer? What are some of your favorite things to grill?