Whether you’re using charcoal or gas, there’s nothing quite like pulling out the grill to celebrate summer. But it doesn’t have to be all ribs and barbecued chicken. Pull off the cover, and get it preheating because this month I’m sharing some flame-grilled favorites so you can put your grill to good use!
Hauling out the grill isn’t exactly on the top of people’s minds when they think about quick and easy weeknight meals. That’s why folks are always impressed with Bacon Wrapped Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Tenders. They’re easy to prepare, cook quickly and are filled with flavor.
Speaking of quick and easy, Amazingly Easy Grilled Corn is one of my favorite summertime sides. After soaking the corn in water for a little while, you grill it right in the husks. This adds tons of flavor but also makes it super easy to remove the husks and silks. After the initial grilling, you can return the corn to the grill to get some char and add even more flavor. Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with salt for summertime perfection.
But corn isn’t the only vegetable I like to toss over the flames. Okra turns out great when grilled, and it’s the perfect cooking method for those who might be turned off by okra’s sometimes slimy texture. The quick cook over high heat helps reduce the slime factor. Jalapeño Ranch is the perfect complement. Chargrilled Okra is great served as a side dish or an appetizer.
When you really want to impress family and guests, whip up Grilled Twice Baked Potato Stuffed Peppers. While they do take a few steps, the end product is something seriously impressive. The grilled pepper flavor permeates the stuffed potato mixture to create a side dish showstopper.