You know what time of the year it is — it’s finally summertime! That means that it’s time to get your grills ready for use and your taste buds prepared for scrumptious food and mouth-watering wafts. If you’ve begun to get your grill prepared, you’re probably wondering what to grill that’ll thrill your hard-to-impress family. You’ve heard of grilling meat and vegetables, but have you heard of grilling fruits, seafood, and salad? No? Well, then there’s a lot more in store for you!
Things That You Didn’t Know You Can Grill
While raw fruit tastes delicious by itself, did you know that grilling fruits gives it a whole new smoky and delicious flavor? Grilling fruit locks in the sweetness and juices. If you’re looking to shake up your grilling, try grilling fruit! Get a bit of oil and brush over pineapples, watermelons, mangos, and berries and grill over medium heat. Once they’re done, you can eat them as is or add them to salads and desserts for a new burst of flavor!
You’ve probably grilled beef or lamb before but grilling shellfish can be a game-changer for your meals. Grill some lobster meat, oysters, clams, or shrimp and brush them with a bit of oil over medium heat. Serve them up with some flavored butter sauce or cocktail sauce.
Grilled cheese sandwiches sound familiar, but what about grilling cheese on it’s own? Get some halloumi or provolone and slice it into thick pieces before brushing with oil and grilling it on medium heat. Serve it with some toasted bread and veggies!
You might think that naans and flatbreads are difficult to make if you don’t have a traditional oven. However, you can use a grill — get your dough ready and grill it with a bit of oil. Enjoy this with some butter or sandwich fillings!
Grilling a pizza isn’t as difficult as you think. All you need is a dry fire to get the crust ready before adding your preferred toppings and then getting it back on the grill to cook thoroughly.
Grilling nuts gives them a unique flavor that enhances their distinct taste. Spread your nuts on a piece of foil over medium heat and use them in salads and baked goods when done!
Still Wondering What to Grill? Try These Recipes
Instead of racking your brain over what to grill, try out these fun recipes:
This scrumptious dish is made with an unbeatable combination of crumbled bacon strips, eggs and large portobello mushrooms cooked on your grill. Break a raw egg in the inside of the mushroom and cook until done. Sprinkle it with bacon and shredded cheese until the cheese melts, and enjoy!
To make these soft and delectable mashed potatoes, wash your potatoes, pierce them and wrap them in foil. After setting the grill to an indirect flame, add them directly to the grill. Squeeze them with mitts to check if they’re done, and peel them after they cool down. Add your favorite ingredients, such as milk, salt, and pepper and mash until creamy!
Experiment and Have Fun With Your Grill
There’s a lot that you can make with your grill, so get ready to experiment and have fun! Make sure to contact us or drop by one of our locations for a grill upgrade, new accessories, and even advice for making the best of your grill!