One of the best parts of summer is cooking outside on the grill. You just can’t copy the flavor that comes from food made on the grill. Whether you’re cooking for your family on a weeknight or cooking for a crowd at a party, there are so many recipes you can make on your grill. If you’re looking to branch out from your usual hamburgers and hotdogs, try making one (or all!) of these recipes this summer.
Grilled Italian Sausage With Sweet & Sour Peppers and Onions
Grilling sausage is a great meat to use when you’re expanding your grilling repertoire. When you follow a few simple tips, you can make perfect sausages every time. Using sausage is great because it comes already seasoned, giving you less work to do when preparing them. This recipe is a quick, easy and delicious one to use. You’ll get a great smoky flavor from the sausage and a tang from the sweet and sour peppers and onions.
When you’re first learning how to make sausages on the grill, you may make a few mistakes. Here are a few tips for grilling great sausages:
Make sure the heat is high enough: If you cook the sausages at too low a temperature, they may become wrinkly and not as juicy. Cook at a high enough temperature where you get it nice and browned on the outside and fully cooked the whole way through.
Don’t have the heat too high: On the flip side, if the temperature is too high, the sausages won’t cook right. Your sausages could be charred on the outside but still slightly raw on the inside. Not a good combination. Try cooking the sausages over indirect heat so you get the temperature at its sweet spot.
If you love a great, rare cut of steak, the London Broil will be your new favorite thing to make on the grill.
A London Broil isn’t a particular cut of meat, but rather how you prepare it. You take your cut of beef, like a flank or top round steak, and let it marinate for at least a few hours. It only gets better the longer you let it marinate. Plan to let it sit overnight before cooking it. After it marinates, you broil the steak over a high heat, leaving it rare in the center. It’s then cut into thin steaks and enjoyed.
This is the perfect recipe to make if you’re cooking for a crowd. You’ll get a lot of great meat when you make it. Even if you’re cooking for a smaller number of people, it makes delicious leftovers.
When you’re looking for a lighter summer meal, seafood is a great pick. Salmon doesn’t have a super fishy taste, and when cooked right it gets an amazing flaky texture. Salmon is a great fish to learn how to grill because there are so many different ways to cook it. It goes well with all kinds of different seasonings and other foods, making it a versatile main dish.
The sauce for this particular recipe complements salmon’s taste perfectly. It is both creamy and tangy, bringing out the best of the fish’s flavor. This salmon dish will fill you up without making you feel stuffed. Sometimes when it’s really hot out, your appetite decreases. A lighter fish dinner is ideal for those days. This dish will come together quickly and it will hit the spot.
You’ll need the full recipe before getting started on this dish.
Chili Garlic Chicken Skewers With Greek Yogurt Dip
Chicken can be a little bit trickier to grill, but once you master it, it opens up a new world of grilling possibilities.
Making chicken skewers is a great way to introduce yourself to grilling this meat. You run down the possibility of either undercooking or overcooking the chicken because it is in smaller pieces. When cooking with skewers, just make sure to soak them in water for at least 20 minutes before threading on your ingredients. This keeps the high heat from the grill from burning the wooden skewers.
These chicken skewers are both sweet and spicy. It’s a great combination you’re sure to love. You marinate the chicken before grilling it, letting it soak up all of the delicious flavors, like honey and chili garlic paste. The yogurt dip is just the thing to offset some of its heat.
When you cook using a gas grill, you have to keep a few things in mind to make sure your food is cooked properly every time.
For most foods, high temperatures and even heating are necessary to cook your food the right way. Gas grills are perfect for this cooking method because you have the most control over your grill. You don’t get that amount of control with other grills, like charcoal grills.
You can adjust each of the burners in the grill to get the right amount of heat. It doesn’t matter if you’re cooking different things on different sides of the grill because you can adjust it to the right settings as you need to.
It’s most likely that your grill uses propane as its fuel source. There are a few different ways to use propane to fuel your grill, too. The method you’re probably the most familiar with is the portable tank. This method is easy, but it can be easy to forget to refill the tank. You wouldn’t want to step up to the grill ready to make a great meal, only to find you’re out of fuel. Avoid that problem by hooking your gas grill up to your home’s propane source. That way, you don’t have to worry about refilling the portable tank.
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