There’s something about summer that makes you want to kick back relax, enjoy time with friends, and fire up the grill. The perfect way to combine all those is to throw a grill party!
Backyard grilling is as American as apple pie. A recent survey found that about 75% of Americans have their own grill. So, it’s safe to say that most of your guests enjoy a good cookout.
If you want to wow your guests, you’ll want to find some unique and delicious recipes. Keep reading to learn some of our favorite summer grill recipes to enjoy this summer.
Best Meaty Grill Recipes
Don’t get stuck in a rut with boring burger patties and humdrum hotdogs. Here are a couple of new takes on grilling meat for you to try at your next cookout.
Key West Steak
For this bright Caribbean-inspired recipe combine onion, cilantro, vinegar, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Add in a few halved limes and the flank steak. Refrigerate that for at least 8 hours or overnight.
After you take the steak out, you can blend up the rest and make a delicious steak sauce! Grill up the steaks for about 4-5 minutes then add the lime sauce before enjoying.
Grilled Ranch Chicken Sandwiches
This is one of our favorite summer chicken recipes for large groups. Make sure you have a Long Lasting Gas Grill so you don’t run out of gas before you’re done grilling up the food.
For this grill marinade combine ranch dressing, panko bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and a couple of garlic cloves. Refrigerate the marinated chicken for 15 minutes and then grill for 5-6 minutes on each side.
Best Summer Grill Recipes for Vegans/Vegetarians
Sometimes, you’ll have guests that don’t eat meat at all. For them, here are our favorite summer grilling ideas for vegans and vegetarians.
This recipe uses tomatoes, shallot, basil, olive oil, and garlic on top of grilled baguette slices to make a bright and flavorful addition to your menu. For extra flair, reduce some balsamic vinegar on the stove and drizzle on top to finish.
Grilled Chipotle-Lime Corn
For the best corn recipe ever, add the corn to a large stockpot and cover it with cold water. Soak the corn for 30 minutes and then drain.
Grill the corn over medium heat until tender making sure to turn it on occasion, or about 25-30 minutes. Then combine 1/2 cup of softened butter, grated lime zest, and some fresh minced cilantro. While the corn is warm, slather it with butter.
Keep the Fire Going but Don’t Let It Burn
Practice makes perfect and even the most seasoned grillmasters burn food from time to time. Get out there and try new recipes and techniques to broaden your grill skills.
Any of these recipes make for mouth-watering summer snacking. Try whipping up a couple of different options to give your guests some variety.
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