You guys, I just can’t contain my excitement because GRILLING SEASON IS HERE! This is my favorite type of food – backyard bbq, summer grilling spectacular! I am grilling everything in sight and I want to make every single one of the amazing grilling recipes I’ve rounded up for you today! There are SO many options and varieties so if you love meat or vegetables that are grilled to perfection then you’ve come to the right place!
Juicy and delicious, these grilling recipes really take your meal to the next level. Filled with amazing spices and flavor, my mouth waters even just looking at the delicious pictures! Salmon is one of my favorite meals to grill. It is simple and usually takes less than 15 minutes. Shrimp and scallops are also fun to see the grill marks on and taste how delicious each one is. Steak, chicken, and pork know their way to my heart… and grilled veggies? Oh man, I am done for! Create a masterpiece with these grilling recipes and WOW your family and friends!
Grill to perfection with these grilling recipe tips! Learn how to prepare your meat so that you can cook it to perfection and enjoy a perfect meal! Impress your family and friends with these grilling recipes this summertime.
Clean Grill: Yes, you will want a clean grill before starting. Heat up the grill and clean it off using a brush or a grill cleaning spray.
Marinate: If your recipe calls for it (or you really want your meat to be extra juicy) marinate the meat either overnight or a few hours before grilling.
Room temperature: Let the cold meat from the refrigerator sit on the counter for 15 to 30 minutes letting it rest at room temperature. This will ensure an even and simple cooking time.
If the meat sticks: Try not to move your meat around on the grill too often. It is best to leave the meat cooking in one place then flip over to finish cooking it through. If the meat is sticking to the grill, leave it and it will unstick after it is finished cooking.
Don’t squish the meat: When grilling it is tempting to lay the spatula on top of the meat and squeeze it down to see all the juices run out. Don’t! This is all the fat and juiciness that you need for flavor and cooking.
Bone in meat: Cook these meats on high and over direct heat. Once they have a nice crust look, lower the temperature and place in the indirect heat to finish grilling.
Flare ups: These do happen every once in a while. Keep a spray bottle of water close by and use it when needed.
Let it rest: Be patient and let the meat rest before cutting into it. This will help the meat hold tight to all the juiciness in the meat. 15 minutes is a good number to wait on.
Cutting meat: When cutting the steak, remember to cut against the grain. The lines in the meat are the direction you want to find and cut opposite of those lines. This will enhance the flavor of the meat as well as keep it tender.
Know Your Meat
Know how to cook your meat the way you like! Here are a few things that will help you get your meat just perfect! Using a meat thermometer will help you to know what temperature you need. Once you get this part down, you will have a meal to impress! These grilling recipes are just waiting for you to test them out!
Rare: Temperature: 115°F; Remove when it reaches 110°F
Medium-Rare: Temperature: 125°F; Remove when it reaches 120°F
Medium: Temperature: 135°F; Remove when it reaches 130°F
Medium-Well: Temperature: 140°F; Remove when it reaches 135°F
Well Done: Temperature: 150°F; Remove when it reaches 145°F
Where to put the thermometer: place a meat thermometer into the chicken at its thickest part to check the internal temperature
Cooked Temperature: The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prep: Add in stuffings or marinate any pork for extra flavor and tenderness.
Cooked Temperature: The safe internal temperature for cooked pork is 145°F (medium-rare) and 160°F.
Grilled California Avocado Chicken marinates in an amazing honey garlic balsamic sauce and is grilled to perfection! It is topped with a thick slice of mozzarella cheese and avocados, tomatoes and basil. This chicken is INCREDIBLE!!
Ingredients: balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, olive oil, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, boneless skinless chicken breasts, mozzarella cheese, avocados, roma tomatoes, fresh chopped basil, salt and pepper, balsamic vinegar for drizzling
These Grilled Steak Fajitas are the perfect departure from burgers and hot dogs for simmer grilling. Marinated in the morning, throw on the grill with a medley of bell peppers and onions, and serve in charred tortillas with all your favorite fixings.
Salmon that gets grilled in the best spice rub and topped with a fresh avocado salsa.
Ingredients: salmon, olive oil, salt, chili powder, paprika powder, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, avocado, roma tomato, small red onion, corn, Juice from 2 limes, finely chopped cilantro, dash of salt
Grilled Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings are perfectly tender and juicy on the inside with a crispy skin on the outside that is drenched in a sweet and spicy honey buffalo sauce. The flavors are so irresistible you will not be able to stop eating them!
Ingredients: wings, salt and pepper, buffalo sauce like Franks Red Hot Sauce, honey, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce
Brown sugar grilled peaches are a summertime delight. Ripe peaches are lightly charred on the barbecue then sprinkled with a sweet spiced topping that transforms into a glaze. Perfect as a quick dessert or add it to a fresh salad.