5 Sizzlin’ Summer Grilling Recipes

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Summer is no longer just around the corner: it’s here, and that means the pool is filled, the coolers are out and most importantly, the grill is gassed up! Since this blog’s inception, we’ve posted many great recipes from our contributors and associates. Revisiting these classics and giving some much needed “grilling inspo” is a great way to kick off the summer with high cooking aspirations and even higher flames.

#1: Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas

Fajitas are perfect for fussy and adventurous eaters alike as they are easy to customize and fun to create. The options are endless and the potential citrus & savory flavors are perfect to pair with summer weather. This skirt steak recipe has a wonderfully balanced garlic rub that makes it just as good on its own as it is with fresh produce. You can get as traditional or fancy as you’d like with a fajita, and this skirt steak lets you have a whole lot of meat while still having room for vegetables, cheese, and of course sour cream.

#2: Tips for the Perfect Hot Dog

Hot dogs are a quintessential part of any American summer. They’re delicious, easy to make and ideal for any activity that’s done in the sun. In this guide to grilling hot dogs, Carla Snyder shared her tips on what makes the mighty dog a customizable treasure. There’s a reason so many regions have their own unique spins on this classic pork mish-mash: it’s one of the few foods that can capture an entire season.

#3: Grilled Fish Tacos with Fresh Georgia Peach Salsa

The combination of fish and salsa seems like a pairing designed to complement the summer weather. The fruity flavors of the salsa and lime taste even better served atop grilled fish. Although the recipe calls for fresh trout, the seafood opportunities are endless and most kinds of fish will taste delicious with fresh fruit and classic taco ingredients such as pico de gallo, your choice of salsa and cilantro.

#4: Cedar Plank Grilled Sockeye Salmon

Fish tacos are fun, but if you’re looking for something that tastes like it just swam out of the ocean, you can’t go wrong with a fresh sockeye salmon. It has a delicious rub from Two Brothers that adds a much-appreciated smoky taste while not overshadowing the sweetness of the bourbon maple glaze. In addition, the cedar plank not only adds a wonderful aesthetic for any photos you may take of your meal, but it also enhances the dish’s overall flavor and gives it even more smoke. It’s a seafood recipe that’s perfect for bragging about to  your fish loving friends & family.

#5: Greek-Style Pork Kebabs

Kebabs are another iconic staple of summer cuisine. They’re fun to eat, fun to make and very adaptable to each eater’s preference. Variations can be quickly made by adding a variety of grilled vegetables to different kebabs. Although this dish calls for green peppers and onions as complements to the marinated pork, the sky’s the limit here. No matter what vegetables you choose, you’ll be obsessed with the combination of flavors that end up on the stick. The marinade is filled with citrus notes and aromas, and it tastes heavenly on top of the pita paired with a dollop of tzatziki. If cooking an entire steak or fish seems like too heavy of a meal, these kebabs are the most delicious and easy alternative.


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