Ten Favorite Grilling Recipes and Tips for Grilling for National Barbecue Month 2011
Did you know that May is National Barbecue Month
? I love late spring when it’s finally time to get serious about cooking on the grill again (even though my grill is on a covered deck and hooked into the natural gas f my house and I’ve been known to grill when there’s snow on the ground.) I’ve been writing about grilling for quite a while, both here on my blog and on BlogHer.com, so this post is going to spotlight my ten favorite grilling recipes from last summer, plus lead you back to some other grilling round-ups and grilling posts you might have missed in the past. There are ideas here for grilled chicken, pork, and beef, as well as grilled vegetables, grilled zucchini pizza, and even some grilled salads!
The first picture at the top of this post is a long-time favorite recipe for Grilled Chicken Sanpete Kabobs
. You can also use this same marinade on turkey breast (which is what they do in Utah’s Sanpete County, where the recipe came from.)
Cooking the sweet potatoes on the grill adds a wonderful flavor to this Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Green Onion, Basil, Thyme, and Feta.
Shown here used on chicken breasts, the Savory Marinade for Grilled Chicken, Pork, or Beef
might be the only marinade recipe you’ll ever need. The marinade is low carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free, and I’m betting it might taste great on tofu too if anyone is so inclined.
I don’t know how I came up with the idea for Grilled Zucchini Greek Salad
, but I love this combination of grilled zucchini, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and Feta cheese. I season the zucchini with Greek seasoning to give it extra flavor that makes this dish so good.
I don’t eat a lot of beef compared to other foods, but I love this recipe for Cuban Flank Steak
with a marinade flavored with lime juice, cumin, oregano, onion, and garlic.
Finally, one of my most popular grilling posts last year was these Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices
, which are mini “pizzas” made of grilled zucchini topped with pizza toppings. I made these with slices of 8-Ball Zucchini, but you can also use slices of extra large zucchinis.
More About Grilling from Kalyn:
How to Make Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts That Are Perfect Every Time (all phases)
How to Grill Zucchini (all phases)
How to Roast Red Bell Peppers on a Barbecue Grill (all phases)
How to Roast Anaheim Green Chiles on a Barbecue Grill (all phases)
Polder Digital Meat Thermometer (perfect Father’s Day gift for a grilling dad!)
Choose a Grill that Matches Your Cooking Personality (by Kalyn from BlogHer.com)
Tips and Recipes for Fish and Chicken on the Grill (by Kalyn from BlogHer.com)
Tips and Recipes for Vegetables on the Grill (by Kalyn from BlogHer.com)
More Grilling Round-Ups from Kalyn’s Kitchen:
Ten Grilling Recipe Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend Grilling 2010
Grilling Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend 2009
Ten Grilling and Salad Recipe Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2009
Grilling Ideas for the Fourth of July – 2008
Grilling Ideas for the Fourth of July – 2007
This weekend I won’t be grilling anything because I’m hosting a wedding shower for my beautiful niece Alyson who’s getting married in June, but if you’re grilling I’d love to hear in the comments about what you’ll be cooking.