Grilling Recipes

Yes, the grill is a summertime icon, but a barbecue is more than an excuse for a backyard get-together. Grilling gives all types of food - from <a href="/recipes/grilling/vegetable/popular/">veggies</a> to chicken to <a href="http://www.recipe.com/search/?searchType=partnerRecipes#partner_2100001rca=true&null=true">pork</a> - a flavorful char and addictive smoky taste. Nothing else in your cooking arsenal can give you the same flavors (sorry, not even your stovetop grill pan), and it's worth finding the best grilling recipes to take advantage of it. Of course <a href="/recipes/grilling/hamburger/popular/">hamburgers</a> and <a href="/recipes/grilling/chicken/popular/">chicken</a> are a no-brainer, but branch out and try <a href="/bbq-chicken-grilled-pizza/">grilled pizza</a> (the charred crust is amazing), <a href="/happy-fruit-kabobs/">grilled fruit</a> (peaches are sublime), or even grilled paella. What type of grill should you choose? Depends on what your objective is. Gas grills give you more control - temperatures can be quickly adjusted, warming racks can be employed - but charcoal gives food a pronounced smokiness that can't be duplicated.

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Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken

From EatingWell

Hoisin sauce along with pureed tart raspberries makes a wonderful Chinese-inspired marinade and dipping sauce for grilled chicken. Plan ahead: The chicken thighs benefit from marinating for at least 2 hours before grilling.

Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken

Steak & Purple-Potato Salad

From EatingWell

This hearty steak and potato salad is inspired by salpicon, a favorite dish in Chile. The purple potatoes add vibrant color but you can substitute any young "new" potatoes that are harvested early in the season--even small fingerlings would work. Serve on a bed of spicy mesclun greens to round out the meal. This recipe can easily be doubled.

Steak & Purple-Potato Salad

Tilapia & Summer Vegetable Packets

From EatingWell

Wrapping vegetables and fish in a foil packet for grilling or baking is a foolproof way to get moist, tender results. Tilapia and summer vegetables pair with olives and capers for a Mediterranean flair.

Tilapia & Summer Vegetable Packets

Shish Kebab with Tahini Sauce

From EatingWell

Roasted and grilled meats are ubiquitous throughout the Middle East. This marinade, infused with allspice and cinnamon, would be excellent on lamb or chicken as well. Tuck the grilled chunks of meat and onion into warm whole-wheat pitas.

Shish Kebab with Tahini Sauce

Jerk Pork Loin

From EatingWell

"Jerk" isn't Jamaican for "as hot as you can stand it." Instead, a jerk paste should be a carefully blended, aromatic melange, as much nose tickle as tongue spike. Here we use that flavorful paste on grilled pork loin. Watch out for that hot chile pepper: wear rubber gloves to protect your skin and touch no one until you've washed up thoroughly. If you have time, marinate the pork the full 24 hours for the best flavor.

Jerk Pork Loin

Grilled Whole Trout with Lemon-Tarragon Bean Salad

From EatingWell

This freshwater favorite is a snap on the grill. Grilling with the skin on keeps the fish from falling apart and gives the skin a delightful crispy texture. Grill some garlic-rubbed bread and enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Grilled Whole Trout with Lemon-Tarragon Bean Salad

Greek Fava with Grilled Squid

From EatingWell

Fava is the Greek word for bean puree, almost exclusively made with yellow split peas--here it's served with grilled squid, but the simplest and most traditional is raw onion, olive oil and lemon juice; in Santorini it is topped with stewed capers and onions, a combination referred to as "married" fava in Greek. For a vegetarian topping, try a combination of arugula and caramelized onions.

Greek Fava with Grilled Squid

Scallops Yakitori

From EatingWell

"Yakitori" is a Japanese word that literally means "grilled bird," a reference to chicken bits on skewers in a sticky/salty sauce. The sauce itself is so favored that it has come to be known as "yakitori." Here we make yakitori with scallops, mushrooms and scallions. Don't overcook these scallops; just a few minutes over the heat will do the trick.

Scallops Yakitori

Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Escarole

From EatingWell

Lightly grilled escarole combined with tangy tomato vinaigrette makes an irresistible accompaniment to juicy beef tenderloin. Serve with grilled baguette.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Escarole

Bistro Flank Steak Sandwich

From EatingWell

Make this bistro-style sandwich, sauce and all, completely on the grill. If you're in a hurry, just grill the steak and garlic and substitute jarred roasted red peppers for the grilled bell peppers. Make it a meal: Serve with Oven "Fries" and a glass of lemonade.

Bistro Flank Steak Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Ratatouille

From EatingWell

We gave this classic Provencal dish a taste of summer by grilling the vegetables traditionally used in ratatouille (bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, tomato). Topped with grilled chicken, it makes an easy main course for summer entertaining. We like fresh marjoram and basil to complement the flavors, but any fresh herb will work. Serve with polenta and a glass of Pinot Noir.

Grilled Chicken Ratatouille

Grilled Chicken & Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa

From EatingWell

Grilled nectarines and fresh blackberries turn into a summery salsa to top cumin-rubbed chicken and polenta in a dish that's special enough for weeknight entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with a spinach salad and a crisp glass of rose.

Grilled Chicken & Polenta with Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa

Mexican Grilled Corn

From EatingWell

Street vendors across Mexico sell this style of roasted or grilled corn--topped with mayonnaise, chili powder and Cotija cheese. You can serve the unadorned corn on a platter with small bowls of the sauce, cheese and lime on the side so everyone can make their own.

Mexican Grilled Corn

Grilled Pepper Salad

From EatingWell

Toss a colorful mix of grilled bell peppers with briny olives, sweet sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette for a lovely side dish. Or spread crostini with goat cheese and top it with this salad for an easy summer appetizer.

Grilled Pepper Salad

Pecan-Crusted Turkey Tenderloin with Grilled Peach Salsa

From EatingWell

Here we top pecan-crusted turkey cutlets with a mildly spicy grilled peach salsa. It's better to prepare your own turkey cutlets from a whole tenderloin than buy them precut. The precut ones often vary in size and shape, leading to different cooking times. You can also use 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts in place of the turkey tenderloin.

Pecan-Crusted Turkey Tenderloin with Grilled Peach Salsa

Garden Pizza

From EatingWell

Bell pepper, zucchini and a fresh tomato sauce give this vegetarian pizza a taste of summer. Beer pairing: Look for a brew without overpowering flavors, such as a lager or a less yeasty witbier, so the pizza's fresh, subtle flavors can shine.

Garden Pizza

Black Bean Nacho Pizza

From EatingWell

Break out the napkins! This pie is an over-the-top, vegetarian concoction with black-bean spread, Jack cheese, tomatoes, scallions, olives and pickled jalapenos; it's part nacho, part pizza. For an even more decadent treat, serve with low-fat sour cream. Beer pairing: Spicy foods need spicy beers--go for an India Pale Ale (IPA). If you're not a hop-head, the malty sweetness of brown ales work well with the sweeter elements on the pizza.

Black Bean Nacho Pizza

Nectarine & Prosciutto Pizza

From EatingWell

Here sweet ripe nectarines and salty prosciutto ham are arranged on a crust slathered with basil pesto and sprinkled with assertive blue and provolone cheeses. If you haven't tried pizza on the grill, you're missing one of the joys of outdoor cooking. Once you've mastered this technique, use it with any selection of toppings that float your boat.

Nectarine & Prosciutto Pizza

Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

From EatingWell

Cook chicken tenders quickly on the grill and top with pesto made with cilantro and sesame seeds for a zesty, speedy dinner. Serve with: Quinoa and grilled asparagus.

Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Apricot Salad

From EatingWell

This grilled pork dish offers a triple hit of the fruit with an apricot preserve glaze for the tenderloin plus a grilled apricot and watercress salad with an apricot-spiked vinaigrette. Serve with grilled whole-grain country bread and a chilled Chardonnay, which will harmonize beautifully with the smoky-sweetness of grilled apricots.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Apricot Salad

Black Bean & Hominy Succotash with Barbecued Portobello Mushrooms

From EatingWell

Here smoky-flavored grilled mushrooms are served over a black-bean-and-hominy succotash. Serve with: Cornbread and an avocado-and-tomato salad.

Black Bean & Hominy Succotash with Barbecued Portobello Mushrooms

Duck & Strawberry Salad with Rhubarb Dressing

From EatingWell

Strawberries provide a sweet counterpoint to rich duck breasts. Here, they meet in a quick salad for two, dressed with a rhubarb vinaigrette. Showcase the fruity, tangy dressing and the smoky grilled duck with the smoky, raspberry character of a Washington State Syrah.

Duck & Strawberry Salad with Rhubarb Dressing

Shrimp Po' Boy

From EatingWell

This twist on the Louisiana favorite piles grilled shrimp and creamy-dressed cabbage onto a crusty bun. Bread that's soft on the inside and crusty on the outside is perfect for a Po' Boy sandwich. We grill both sides of a whole-wheat bun for that added crunch. You may need a few extra napkins to enjoy it, but this quick and easy sandwich is well worth it. Serve with: Sauteed corn and bell peppers.

Shrimp Po' Boy

Vietnamese Steak Sandwich

From EatingWell

Crisp vegetables and a sweet-salty sauce top thinly sliced grilled steak. Marinating the steak after it's grilled ensures a flavorful result.

Vietnamese Steak Sandwich

Shrimp & Plum Kebabs

From EatingWell

Toss quick-cooking shrimp, juicy summertime plums and zesty jalapenos with a simple cilantro-lime marinade for a deluxe meal in minutes. If you like, use peaches or nectarines in place of the plums and red or green bell peppers for the jalapenos.

Shrimp & Plum Kebabs

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