It comes as no surprise that July has been designated National Grilling Month. Using the backyard grill in your new Sierra Vista home is a healthy alternative to turning on the stove — not to mention a fun way to meet the neighbors. Get your grill on with these mouthwatering recipes.
Where’s the Beef
When Texans think barbecue, they think brisket. You could smoke one or you can use wood chips and your grill for some slow-smoked flavor. Treat guests to Porterhouse steaks in a pepper sauce and get rave reviews. Rather have ribeye? Check this recipe out. For the juiciest burgers, smash them on the grill. You’ll be glad you did.
Why fry chicken when you can serve up these tasty grilled chicken thighs with pickled peaches instead? Chimichurri isn’t just for beef anymore. Level up your healthy meal game with these rice noodle salad bowls with grilled lemongrass chicken. Throwing a luau-themed party? Don’t forget to grill these Huli Huli chicken wings.
Food Network has the only barbecue pork rib recipe you’ll ever need. Fruit, spice and pork combine to create these delicious apricot habanero pork chops. Pork shoulder tastes even better with chipotle chilies. We can’t get enough of this pork tenderloin smothered in peach-mustard sauce.
Bring on the Seafood
Throw some shrimp on the barbie and use plenty of garlic! Don’t just drink the tequila, add it to grilled oysters. Grill swordfish and don’t forget the tomatoes. Tonight, we’re dreaming of crispy salmon, lemon and sesame.
If you’ve got a vegetarian, don’t slap a tofu burger on the grill and call it good. They’ll feel special when you hand them these paneer tikka kebabs. There’s plenty of protein and deliciousness in grilled eggplant chickpea wraps. Up your veggie burger game with this grilled portobello burger with onion jam. Even meat eaters will love these grilled soy, ginger and lime tofu steaks.
Grilled Side Dishes
For a simple side dish, we’re thinking Mexican street corn. If you’ve got asparagus, we’ve got a grilled asparagus recipe! Use your grill to stir up a pot of spicy beans. Guests will quickly become fans of these Hasselback-style potatoes.
Grill dessert while everyone is enjoying a post-barbecue cocktail. This heavenly grilled Angel Food cake will have guests coming back for seconds and thirds. Grill peaches, apricots or plums. Add ice cream and voila, stone fruit sundaes. For a healthy after-dinner treat, we think these cilantro-lime grilled watermelon steaks are stellar. Skip the fire pit and whip up a large pot of s’mores.