Every opportunity for outdoor cooking should be taken with zeal as the days are still hot and ready to be enjoyed. Those perfect summer days are quickly fading into the fall, and no one wants to miss out on a grilled meal with friends and family. A favorite summer activity, firing up the grill will bring a unique flavor to the table while also minimizing the amount of dirty dishes to worry about later. Cook every part of your meal in the backyard with these fresh and fun grilled recipes that will liven up your summer with touches of sweet and savory notes.
A sweet addition to a kick of spice make this recipe pop from any ordinary steak. Papaya and grapefruit mingle in a pepper-heated marinade to accentuate a summery steak, grilled alongside a flavorful salsa dish. The best of the summer is guaranteed to be tasted in this plate of paradise!
Our Wine recommendation Skyside Cabernet Sauvignon 2017: This beautiful red will take a dominant role for an evening at the grill. Aromas of violet, blueberry and plum fruits, spices, coffee and chocolate swirl with tannins in a bold blend that linger on the palate.
A summer can’t end without savoring a rack of tender ribs. A combination of seasonings are infused into the meat during the marinating process and later awaken through the smoke from the grill. This beautiful rendition of a classic is the way to go for a blast of summertime BBQ!
Our wine recommendation Skyside Red Blend 2017: A unique blend of Merlot, Petite Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, this summer red is a great addition to any grilled meal. Expressing notes of cranberry and plum fruits, warm baking spices, floral and chocolate, Skyside will make a commanding entrance and a graceful exit.
Skewered dense mushrooms may become your new summer staple. A little bit of flaming coal will refine the mushrooms’ earthy tones, and alternating pearl onions provide a burst of power-packed tang. Generous coatings of a balsamic vinegar mixture are this recipe’s calling card, flavoring the kabob from the outside in.
One of our favorite sides come from these canned chili recommendations where you have an easy, hearty meal everyone will enjoy.
Veggies easily earn their place on the grill as the juices compose a tenderized haven within a seared, crisp outer coating. The lemon garlic sauce infused into the zucchini leaves a spark of summery zest with every bite!
Our wine recommendation The Snitch 2017 - not your typical Chardonnay, this sipper is only slightly oaked, with lush tropical fruit aromas and notes of green apple and pear
Nothing quite says summer like tropical fruit. This dish brings you a little closer to the beach even if landlocked! Already rich in tropical notes, the pineapple is brushed with a caramel and coconut milk glaze, heightening this dessert’s playful attitude. The grill will give your meal a sweet and satisfying sendoff with this fruity take on skewers.
Summer only comes around once a year, and it brings fresh fruit with it. Combine ample fruits and a few simple ingredients in an iron skillet to make up the bubbling base of this hearty recipe. The brown butter biscuit topping creates a one-of-a-kind cobbler that will be hard for anyone to resist! The grill will thank you for creating something so delicious with it.
Our Wine recommendation Robert Mondavi Winery 2017 Fumé Blanc - a crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc made from the oldest white wine vines planted in the U.S., this wine has aromas of white summer peaches, juicy Meyer lemon citrus and tangerine zest.
An adaptable cooking tool will change the game of any food, and the grill is the one-stop tool to get it done. As the grill is easy to master, you’ll cling to every chance to cook and dine in the warmth of the summer. These recipes are just the way to enjoy it all!