July is National Grilling Month and with warm weather pretty much enveloping the entire nation, folks are going be firing up the coals in probably record numbers.
Americans really get into grilling–some cooking with gas and some maintaining allegiance to charcoal. Some have upgraded to the trendy Green Egg, while others stick with the classic Weber kettle.
More and more grilling fanatics are setting up an entire outdoor BBQ kitchen in their backyard. The stagnated economy has something to do with it. Folks are staying home rather than going on fancy vacations and are choosing to their upgrade their homes instead, adding elaborate grills and accessories, rotisseries, smokers, outdoor refrigerators, ice makers, sinks and faucets.
Whether your setup is high-end or hibachi mini, you’re still going to be looking for grilling recipe ideas, and that’s where we come in.
For your summer dining pleasure we present our grilling recommendations for National Grilling Month. We’ve included recipes for the main dish, the sides, and desserts, too. You can cook entire meals on the grill, armed with these recipe ideas.
We can almost smell that smoke and hear that sizzle right now. So light up the BBQ and cook over the coals tonight.
Meat Me at the Grill
Grilled Italian Stuffed Flank Steak. This culinary creation is over-the-top delicious. Stuffed with prosciutto, Parmesan cheese, red peppers, and basil, it’s got a real wow factor. Plus, this recipe includes step-by-step photos to walk you through the prep process.
Grilled Rosemary Pork Tenderloin. The flavors of rosemary and pork were made for each other. Grilled over a charcoal fire, this is a real summertime treat for pork lovers.
Citrus Grilled Chicken Breasts. Marinated in lemon and black pepper, and grilled to perfection. The fresh lemon juice not only flavors the chicken beautifully, it also helps to tenderize the meat.
Simply Superb Grilled Burger. For those who just love a great burger done just right. This recipe calls for using two types of ground beef to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and texture.
Surf on Your Turf
Tequila-Lime Grilled Shrimp. Marinated in tequila, lime juice, olive oil, red onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin and salt, these shrimp skewers are sure to please.
Cedar Planked Salmon with Soy Basting Sauce. Cedar planks are ideal for salmon. You’ll love how the subtle cedar-wood smoke complements the taste of the fish.
Can’t Miss Side Bets
Grilled Potatoes & Red Onions with Mustard Vinaigrette. Part of the beauty of this recipe is that it can be made in advance. The vinaigrette is quite versatile–works great as a marinade for grilled asparagus, for example.
Grilled Asparagus. This recipe is ideal for one of those times when you want to cook everything on the grill.
Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter. Smoky chipotle enhances the hot-off-the-grill summer flavor of sweet corn on the cob.
Sweet Summer Endings
Strawberry-Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake. This recipe lets you make good use of these awesome of these early-summer fruits for one superb cheesecake.
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream. This recipe combines two all-time favorites—key lime pie and ice cream—into one amazing tropical dessert creation.
Grilled Pound Cake with Coffee Ganache. This recipe came to us from the Culinary Institute of America, and yes, you really can prepare it on the grill.