Well, it’s that time of year again folks! Some of us grill year round, and for others Memorial Day marks the “official” kick off to summer and grilling season. So what to make this weekend as you dust off your grill and invite friends and family over? Here are my favorite recipes that have been tested year round. They’re my top crowd pleasers and are sure to be yours too! Click the links below for full recipe and directions.
1) Caveman Style Steaks:
To truly impress your guests, grill your steaks Cave- Man style!
2) Coconut Lime Butter Grilled Corn:
3) Grilled Romaine:
Who says salad has to be stuck inside. Grill the romain hearts and watch them get sweet and caramelized before your eyes. Finish with sea salt and fresh grated parmesan and your guests will think you are really really smart on the grill.
4) Rosemary Lemon Spatchcocked Chicken
Grill a whole butterflied chicken on the grill underneath a brick to get the skin nice and crispy. This is really entertaining for a crowd and yields tasty results!
5) Grilled Margarita
Yes, you can grill a cocktail. Throw those lemons, limes and citrus on the grill for some smokiness- this adds complexity and an element of fun to your average cocktail.
6) Cilantro Lime Beef Satay: Everyone loves meat on a stick. The marinade on these sirloin skewers will knock your socks off!
7) Appetizers: Grilled Pineapple and Black Bean Salsa:
Grilled Pineapple paired with grilled jalapenos, coconut, black beans and lime juice. And you don’t have to feel too guilty about this recipe!
8) Dessert: Grilled Peaches and Pound Cake:
Grilled summer fruit with grilled poundcake- easy-peasy and delish. Need I say more! (scroll to the bottom of this post)
9) Best Ever Banana Pudding:
Okay so this wasn’t made on the grill but I wanted you to have this recipe for Banana Pudding. Banana pudding is a Southern Thing and if you haven’t had it you are missing out!
10) Last BUT NOT LEAST! West Indies Wings!!:
These have been SUPER popular with my fans and that’s because this recipe is AWESOME! The mixture of coconut milk, ginger, habanero pepper sauce and curry on wings is a moutwatering combination and an unexpected surprise on grilled wings!