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Grill Recipes

There’s nothing like the flavor of grilled food, right? It’s so basic, and so many beloved foods are cooked that way! Burgers, kabobs, and veggies are all transformed by the heat of a grill, whether charcoal or gas. Fire it up!

Summer Grilling!

  • How to Grill the Best Burgers

    We tested all sorts of methods for mixing, shaping, and grilling backyard burgers, and even talked with grilling expert Steven Raichlen! Here is our take on the perfect grilled burger.

  • Elise Bauer

    Barbecued Chicken on the Grill

    BBQ Chicken cooked slowly on the grill, slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce — does it get any better? This is the best recipe for making perfect BBQ chicken for all your summer gatherings and cook outs.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    No need to soak your corn on the cob, or give it any special treatment before grilling. The secret to the easiest grilled corn? Grill it as is, husks on. Read more on why this works.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

    2 hrs, 30 min

    Low Carb, Paleo

    This Grilled Marinated Flank Steak is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! A marinade made with soy sauce, honey and garlic makes this cut extra delicious.

  • Megan Keno

    Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican street corn is a staple of summer and it's easy to make at home! Top char-grilled corn on the cob with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and dive in. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • Sally Vargas

    Seafood Paella

    This saffron-infused paella is loaded with mussels, clams, and shrimp. Cook it on the grill in your biggest skillet for best flavor (no special pan required). It serves a crowd and would be so much fun for your next cookout.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Grilled Salmon

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Here's an easy way to grill salmon without the fish sticking to the grates. Promise! And mix up your approach with 4 different marinades while you're at it.

  • Irvin Lin

    The Best Dry Rub for Ribs

    This BBQ Spice Rub is fantastic for ribs, but it's also great on pork chops, pork loin, and pork shoulder! You can even add it to your favorite BBQ sauce for an extra kick.

  • Elise Bauer

    Tandoori Chicken

    6 hrs, 55 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb

    Make tandoori chicken on your grill! Chicken legs marinated in lemon juice, yogurt, and aromatic spices.

  • Elise Bauer

    Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

    1 hr, 35 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    A California classic, Santa Maria style tri tip beef roast, a triangle shaped bottom sirloin cut, with a peppery, salty, garlic-y crust.

  • Elise Bauer

    Beer Can Chicken

    What's Beer Can Chicken, you ask?! A whole chicken cooked upright with a can of beer as its base. The reward? Tender, falling-off-the-bone chicken that's moist on the inside, crispy on the outside.

  • Elise Bauer

    Beef Kebabs

    1 hr

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Call them kabobs, kebabs, or shish kebobs, what's a summer grill without them? Top sirloin chunks, marinated in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, olive oil marinade, grilled with onions, mushrooms, bell peppers.

  • Elise Bauer

    Jerk Chicken

    Caribbean jerk chicken full of flavor and and a good amount of heat, using habaneros (or scotch bonnet chili peppers) and allspice. Make jerk chicken in oven or grill.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken! Marinate skinless boneless chicken breasts in lime juice and cilantro marinade and then quickly grill to perfection. So easy!

  • Elise Bauer

    Herbed Turkey Burger

    These easy, flavorful turkey burgers can be cooked on the grill or stovetop. Keep them juicy using turkey leg and thigh meat and a little olive oil. Season with fresh herbs from the garden and serve with a side of chips!

  • Elise Bauer

    Eggplant Caviar

    50 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Terrific smoky eggplant caviar dip! Perfect to spread over crackers for an easy, healthy, delicious appetizer.

  • Elise Bauer

    Chili Dog

    American classic chili dog, grilled hot dog on a bun, smothered in ground beef chili sauce, sprinkled with cheddar cheese and onions.

Grilling 101

  • Sara Bir

    How to Choose a Grill

    Buying your first grill, or fifth? There’s a lot to consider: charcoal or gas, huge or petite, spendy or budget. Here’s how to select the grill that’s just right for you!

  • Summer Miller

    How to Grill the Best Burgers

    We tested all sorts of methods for mixing, shaping, and grilling backyard burgers, and even talked with grilling expert Steven Raichlen! Here is our take on the perfect grilled burger.

  • Elise Bauer

    Barbecued Chicken on the Grill

    BBQ Chicken cooked slowly on the grill, slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce — does it get any better? This is the best recipe for making perfect BBQ chicken for all your summer gatherings and cook outs.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    No need to soak your corn on the cob, or give it any special treatment before grilling. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • Sally Vargas

    Seafood Paella

    This saffron-infused paella is loaded with mussels, clams, and shrimp. It serves a crowd and would be so much fun for your next cookout.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Grilled Salmon

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Here's an easy way to grill salmon without the fish sticking to the grates. Promise! And mix up your approach with 4 different marinades while you're at it.

  • Irvin Lin

    The Best Dry Rub for Ribs

    This BBQ Spice Rub is fantastic for ribs, but it's also great on pork chops, pork loin, and pork shoulder! You can even add it to your favorite BBQ sauce for an extra kick.

  • Elise Bauer

    Tandoori Chicken

    6 hrs, 55 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb

    Make tandoori chicken on your grill! Chicken legs marinated in lemon juice, yogurt, and aromatic spices.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Asparagus

    22 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Nothing beats the flavor of asparagus, coated in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and quickly grilled.

  • Andrea Nguyen

    Char Siu Chicken

    Warning: This Char Siu Chicken is highly addictive! You'll wonder how you ever grilled chicken thighs without this mix of honey, hoisin, garlic, soy sauce, and Chinese five-spice powder. It's a take-out staple that's easy to make at home!

  • Elise Bauer

    Carne Asada

    Grilled Carne Asada! Thinly sliced, grilled beef made with marinated, grilled skirt steak or flank steak. Serve with warm tortillas, avocados, and pico de gallo fresh tomato salsa.

  • Hank Shaw

    Slow and Low Country Ribs

    BBQ Pork "Country Ribs" - cut from the shoulder, cooked slow and low, and glazed with the barbecue sauce of your choice! This country-style ribs recipe teaches you all you need to know.

  • Elise Bauer

    Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

    1 hr, 35 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    A California classic, Santa Maria style tri tip beef roast, a triangle shaped bottom sirloin cut, with a peppery, salty, garlic-y crust.

  • Elise Bauer

    Beer Can Chicken

    What's Beer Can Chicken, you ask?! A whole chicken cooked upright with a can of beer as its base. The reward? Tender, falling-off-the-bone chicken that's moist on the inside, crispy on the outside.

  • Elise Bauer

    Beef Kebabs

    1 hr

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Call them kabobs, kebabs, or shish kebobs, what's a summer grill without them? Top sirloin chunks, marinated in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, olive oil marinade, grilled with onions, mushrooms, bell peppers.

  • Elise Bauer

    Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

    1 hr

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Bacon-wrapped shrimp! Ridiculously good, grilled or roasted in the oven, and seasoned with chili and lime. Two tricks ensure crispy bacon without overcooking the shrimp. Perfect for your next backyard BBQ!

Best Grill Recipes for the 4th of July!

  • Summer Miller

    How to Grill the Best Burgers

    We tested all sorts of methods for mixing, shaping, and grilling backyard burgers, and even talked with grilling expert Steven Raichlen! Here is our take on the perfect grilled burger.

  • Elise Bauer

    Barbecued Chicken on the Grill

    BBQ Chicken cooked slowly on the grill, slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce — does it get any better? This is the best recipe for making perfect BBQ chicken for all your summer gatherings and cook outs.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    No need to soak your corn on the cob, or give it any special treatment before grilling. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Grilled Salmon

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Here's an easy way to grill salmon without the fish sticking to the grates. Promise! And mix up your approach with 4 different marinades while you're at it.

  • Irvin Lin

    The Best Dry Rub for Ribs

    This BBQ Spice Rub is fantastic for ribs, but it's also great on pork chops, pork loin, and pork shoulder! You can even add it to your favorite BBQ sauce for an extra kick.

  • Hank Shaw

    Slow and Low Country Ribs

    BBQ Pork "Country Ribs" - cut from the shoulder, cooked slow and low, and glazed with the barbecue sauce of your choice! This country-style ribs recipe teaches you all you need to know.

  • Elise Bauer

    Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

    1 hr, 35 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    A California classic, Santa Maria style tri tip beef roast, a triangle shaped bottom sirloin cut, with a peppery, salty, garlic-y crust.

  • Elise Bauer

    Beer Can Chicken

    What's Beer Can Chicken, you ask?! A whole chicken cooked upright with a can of beer as its base. Perfect for your next backyard BBQ!

  • Elise Bauer

    Jerk Chicken

    Caribbean jerk chicken full of flavor and and a good amount of heat, using habaneros (or scotch bonnet chili peppers) and allspice. Make jerk chicken in oven or grill.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo

    Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken! Marinate skinless boneless chicken breasts in lime juice and cilantro marinade and then quickly grill to perfection. So easy!

  • Elise Bauer

    Chili Dog

    American classic chili dog, grilled hot dog on a bun, smothered in ground beef chili sauce, sprinkled with cheddar cheese and onions.

Recent Grill Recipes & Ideas

  • Nick Evans

    Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

    It’s summertime and that means it’s time to grill! These easy grilled BBQ chicken sandwiches are just what you (and your backyard) ordered. Tangy barbecue sauce, shredded chicken, and toasty bun piled high crunchy slaw make this a family dinner win!

  • Irvin Lin

    The Best Dry Rub for Ribs

    This BBQ Spice Rub is fantastic for ribs, but it's also great on pork chops, pork loin, and pork shoulder! You can even add it to your favorite BBQ sauce for an extra kick.

  • Sara Bir

    How to Choose a Grill

    Buying your first grill, or fifth? There’s a lot to consider: charcoal or gas, huge or petite, spendy or budget. Here’s how to select the grill that’s just right for you!

  • Hank Shaw

    BBQ Grilled Chicken Wings

    These Amazing BBQ chicken wings are slow-grilled and slathered in a classic Buffalo wing sauce. Make plenty because everyone will want seconds!

  • Nick Evans

    Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs

    1 hr, 20 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb

    The secret to amazing ribs? A pressure cooker, of course! The results of these Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs are fall-off-the-bone perfection and take a fraction of the time.

  • Nick Evans

    Grilled Chicken Under a Brick

    1 hr, 10 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo

    Want to know the secret to crispy chicken skin? Grilled Chicken Under a Brick! No actual brick required, just something heavy. Get ready for weeknight chicken dinner perfection!

  • Elise Bauer

    Barbecued Chicken on the Grill

    BBQ Chicken cooked slowly on the grill, slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce — does it get any better? This is the best recipe for making perfect BBQ chicken for all your summer gatherings and cook outs.

  • Hank Shaw

    Slow and Low Country Ribs

    BBQ Pork "Country Ribs" - cut from the shoulder, cooked slow and low, and glazed with the barbecue sauce of your choice! This country-style ribs recipe teaches you all you need to know.

  • Lisa Lin

    BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowl

    25 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy

    Make-ahead BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowl with corn, black beans, and pico de gallo. Great for lunch or dinner during busy weeks!

  • Hank Shaw

    Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce

    Barbecue sauce made with Dr. Pepper soda, onion, tomatoes, orange juice, vinegar, honey, and cayenne. Great with pork ribs or brisket.

  • Hank Shaw

    Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

    Outrageously good homemade barbecue sauce with molasses, chili, onion, lemon juice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and bourbon.

  • Summer Miller

    How to Grill the Best Burgers

    We tested all sorts of methods for mixing, shaping, and grilling backyard burgers, and even talked with grilling expert Steven Raichlen! Here is our take on the perfect grilled burger.

  • Elise Bauer

    Barbecued Chicken on the Grill

    BBQ Chicken cooked slowly on the grill, slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce — does it get any better? This is the best recipe for making perfect BBQ chicken for all your summer gatherings and cook outs.

  • Elise Bauer

    Grilled Corn on the Cob

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    No need to soak your corn on the cob, or give it any special treatment before grilling. Serve with warm tortillas, avocados, and pico de gallo fresh tomato salsa.

  • Hank Shaw

    Slow and Low Country Ribs

    BBQ Pork "Country Ribs" - cut from the shoulder, cooked slow and low, and glazed with the barbecue sauce of your choice! This country-style ribs recipe teaches you all you need to know.

  • Elise Bauer

    Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

    1 hr, 35 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    A California classic, Santa Maria style tri tip beef roast, a triangle shaped bottom sirloin cut, with a peppery, salty, garlic-y crust.

  • Elise Bauer

    Beer Can Chicken

    What's Beer Can Chicken, you ask?! A whole chicken cooked upright with a can of beer as its base. The reward? Tender, falling-off-the-bone chicken that's moist on the inside, crispy on the outside.


20 Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Campfire Meals and Your Oven

N o matter what time of the year, foil packet recipes are always in season. Taking the fuss out of cooking, especially when it comes to dinner recipes, foil packets can be baked, roasted, grilled, or tossed over an open campfire. Who says camping food is only hotdogs and roasted marshmallows? Simply load up the camper kitchen with your favorite flavor combinations, make sure the packs are completely sealed, cook, and enjoy some campfire meals.

When cooking your tin foil packet meal, be sure to use a heavy duty aluminum foil. This will prevent tearing and the wonderful juices from oozing out of your meal. When in doubt, you can always double up on foil, especially when you boil foil packets.


Looking for easy COBB recipes? Get your inspiration here!

We truly believe that almost any meal can be made on the COBB. If you are new to this, start with a simple roast or hamburgers. The COBB is rather forgiving. It was designed to keep food moist while adding flavor to the food through caramelizing, smoking, searing etc. As you are gaining confidence, you can attempt baking and other more elaborate recipes. You will find that most everyday recipes can be adjusted to cook on the COBB.

Here are a few ideas to get you inspired.

FEATURED RECIPES

Sirloin Steak

Who doesn’t crave a steak now and then? Learn how to grill it to your own taste.

Butterflied Lamb

Never fear dinner with the parents again! You have COBB on your side!

Chocolate Fondant

Easy and only 5 ingredients to put together and bake this decadent dessert.


WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SMOKELESS INDOOR GRILL

If you are looking at buying a smokeless indoor grill there are some product characteristics you may want to look for. The weather will be turning cold soon and this is a great time to start your grill search!

  • You want the grill to have a drain of some kind to catch drippings and grease. This will help you avoid big messes in the kitchen!
  • A lid or cover of some kind helps reduce smoke in the kitchen.
  • Removable parts will make cleaning the grill much easier. Do you want it to be dishwasher safe?
  • Do you want a stand-alone product or something that works on your stovetop?
  • You want to make sure the grill can heat to high enough temperatures to cook meat!
  • Do you want to be able to take it out for tailgating? If so you may want to get the George Foreman GGR50B grill.


10 Great Recipes for the Grill

Now that you’re a grilling expert, try these easy and delicious recipes! We’ve rounded up a selection of main dishes, sides, and desserts that all can be cooked on the grill.

1. Basic Burgers

Nothing beats an old-fashioned hamburger, and the best burgers are really quite basic.

2. Grilled Salmon Kabobs

Not only are these salmon kabobs healthy and easy, but also they are full of flavor from the simple marinade.


Photo credit: Vankad/shutterstock

3. Beef Kabobs

This is one of our favorite steak recipes! These Beef Kabobs soak in an easy, homemade marinade that adds flavor and zest.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

4. Baby Back Ribs With Coffee Spice Rub

This Baby Back Ribs With Coffee Spice Rub are made with a unique coffee rub mixture that features a hint of cocoa.
While cooking the ribs on the grill, brush the sauce onto the ribs every 30 minutes and right before you take off the grill. Mmmm!
This recipe is adapted from Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue Bible.​

5. Grilled Eggplant Halves With Herbs

When you score the surface in a crisscross pattern, the inside is succulent and soft, but where the scores meet, the eggplant is nice and crisp. Mmmm!


Photo credit: Mironov Vladimir/Shutterstock

6. Grilled Salmon With Maple Mustard Glaze

Next time you think of grilling salmon, add this maple mustard glaze in minutes! The fragrance of sweet maple, tangy mustard, and lively ginger comes together for a great meal.


Photo credit: Anna Hoychuk/Shutterstock

7. Grilled Pork Kabobs

Fire up the barbecue for Grilled Pork Kabobs—a welcome change from the ubiquitous burgers and hot dogs. Prepare in an herbal marinade in advance for juicy, tender, flavorful skewers.

8. Chicken Satay

Skewered chicken flavored with peanuts and spices, this Chicken Satay is exotic enough to thrill the grownups, but mild enough for kids.


Photo credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

9. Grilled Corn With Chili-Lime Butter

Our Chili-Lime Grilled Corn is always a huge success. The creamy chili-lime butter brings out the crunchy, grilled flavor.

10. Grilled Chicken With Fresh Herbs

This is the perfect summer recipe and a time to use garden herbs for that extra-fresh taste!

More Recipes for the Grill!

Still hungry? Here are some more options to try:

When you grill vegetables, cooking times depend on the shape and size of the vegetable. See our Guide to Grilling Vegetables

Browse our Picnic Recipes for awesome side dishes to go with grilled food, including our best potato and pasta salads.


25 Grill Recipes You Should Bookmark Right Now

A recipe doesn&rsquot have to be complicated to be great.

Grilling may be marketed as a summer activity, but most Americans are not bound to this ploy. The summer angle has never made a whole lot of sense, frankly &mdash who in their right mind wants to sit by a 650-degree hellfire in the summer?

This curated and wide-ranging list of 25 great grill recipes includes sides, desserts and plenty of charred meat. Some are simply the best versions of a very typical dish (ribeye, fish tacos and so on), others are clever takes on classics. Use it year-round &mdash your appetite isn&rsquot bound to the temperature on your porch.

Grilled Pork Shoulder Steaks with Mustard Greens

This is one of thost part-recipes, part-exceptionally useful ideas. Bon Appétit shows us that cuts of meat needn&rsquot always be bound to the philosophy that you should slow cook &ldquobad&rdquo cuts and sear &ldquogood&rdquo cuts. Not only is this recipe delicious, it&rsquoll save you cash.

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Due to its idyllic mix of thickness and width, flank steak is among the best grilled meats for a crowd. Though there are plenty of marinades, rubs and sauces to flavor it with, the soy, garlic, oil variety is probably the most popular. Just remember to slice across the grain.

Burnt Oranges with Rosemary

Burning fruit is a very simple way to show off without doing anything difficult. This recipe from the NYT&rsquos cooking team throws in a bit of added sugar for caramelization and aromatics for a slightly elevated take on it.

Grilled Jerk Chicken

Jerk chicken is not bound to any single cooking method. After a longwinded introduction (just keep scrolling) this recipe&rsquos simplicity and relatively low ingredient count is a welcome sight in the face of 25-ingredient jerk marinades.

Curry and Coconut Milk Grilled Pork Skewers

Epicurious&rsquos very simple marinades pork skewers work just as well as a party hor d&rsquooeuvre as they do the star of a meal. Toss the very affordable skewered pork in its marinade before friends come over, chill and slap on the grill for a few minutes once they&rsquove arrived. Or just eat them all yourself.

Grilled Skirt Steak

The best parts about this recipe is its lack of direction after you&rsquove grilled the skirt steak. Put it on tacos or sliders, stab tiny pieces with toothpicks and snack or just slab big portions over some rice and beans and feast. Whatever delivery method, Food Republic&rsquos no bullshit recipe is ripe for a go-to or eat-then-adjust tweaking.

Grilled Whole Chicken

If you want to know how to cook something and why you do it the way everyone tells you to, you look for any recipe guide by J. Kenji López-Alt of Serious Eats. No matter how much testing you think you&rsquove done, he&rsquos done more. This guide to grilling a whole chicken is no different, and you&rsquoll be a better cook having read it.

Grilled Fish Tacos

This is one of those ideal, straightforward recipes of one of the grill&rsquos best uses. Courtesy of Bon Appétit, this concise recipe is devoid of 1,000-word introductions. Make these fish tacos, then twist this base recipe (and accoutrements) to fit your tastes.

Thai Grilled Cornish Hens

Cook&rsquos Illustrated is one of the OGs in the recipe-building game, and this take on Thai street food is well worth plugging in your email for a trial.

Grilled Pizza

Read The Kitchn&rsquos guide in full before attempting a grilled pizza. There is a recipe on the bottom, but, as the guide notes, it should be treated more like a foundation than anything else. Pick your own toppings.

Grilled Fish

A recipe from Garden & Gun by way of Chris Hastings of Hot & Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama, this is how a James Beard-winning chef grills fish on his off days.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Whether for a weekend gathering or weekday dinner, everything is easier if all food is cooked on the grill, rather than some half-stovetop-half-grill confusion. That&rsquos what this grilled salsa recipe is for &mdash when you&rsquove got a hot grill going, use it.

Grilled Shrimp Satay

Yes, satay is typically chicken or lamb, but that doesn&rsquot mean shrimp isn&rsquot just as good. This unfussy recipe is easy to follow and doesn&rsquot bore you with an essay on satay&rsquos cultural relevance (go here for that).

Grilled Okra with Sriracha Lime Salt

How to impress with minimal effort, 101. Okra is cheap, limes are cheap, and there&rsquos a good chance you already have Sriracha and salt. Put them all together, apply flame and serve a starter that&rsquos got something more to offer than chips and salsa.

Indian Grilled Ribs

You don&rsquot need a tandoor to make tandoori ribs. This is how to shake up ribs in a way that&rsquos more impactful than changing from a dry rub to a tomato-based sauce.

Grilled Artichokes with Espelette Mayo

Yes, you need to boil the artichokes for a few minutes before grilling. But the difference between a plain, boiled artichoke and a smokey, charred artichoke is equivalent to the difference between the Orlando Magic and the Golden State Warriors &mdash one is sad, the other is world-beating.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

If you&rsquove not eaten elotes yet you need to fix that. These mayo, cheese and pepper-covered wonders of a side dish are among the greatest street food dishes on the planet, and they&rsquore dead simple to make.

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Another example of Cook&rsquos Illustrated noticing a silly oversight in other recipes and correcting it. Over-marinading skewered meats leads to a dry, unpleasant finished product. The solution is a quick brine and last second dip in a bath of everyday ingredients.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

I&rsquom fully aware this is a recipe on a website that sells chickens en masse. That doesn&rsquot mean it&rsquos not the ideal baseline for a grilled buffalo chicken sandwich. It doesn&rsquot recommend a specific hot sauce, so choose your personal favorite or let the pros guide your way.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

The hardest part of making cauliflower steaks is cutting the steaks evenly. After seasoning and grilling, throw them as the base for a dish to sit atop of, or use it as the centerpiece of a vegetarian spread.

Grilled Beer Brats

We can all thank the Midwest for gifting us a better-tasting, less-repulsive, more-filling hot dog alternative. There are few grill recipes as necessary to master and the humble bratwurst, and this recipe understands the importance of the beer sauce to top one with.

Grilled Steak

To my mind, this is the guide to grilling steaks, and it&rsquos another entirely free masterclass courtesy of Serious Eats and J. Kenji López-Alt. If you&rsquore in too much of a hurry to read the full recipe guide, try the shorter version.

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

Don&rsquot discount this recipe&rsquos quality on account of its simplicity. Grilling is how you set the vegetable-rejecting masses on the right course. Eggplants are among the best grilling veggies, and throwing in a familiar heat element is the icing on the cake.

Grilled Beer Can Chicken

Few recipes are better than those that require you to drink to execute them. Drink half a can of your preferred beer, shove it in the cavity of spice-rubbed chicken, stand it up over indirect heat on the grill, wait a bit and you&rsquove done it. This is your grill&rsquos version of rotisserie.

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri

A rack of lamb is not too fancy to go on the grill. This recipe provides some trimming tips, and it understands lamb doesn&rsquot need a whole lot to be delicious. It also offers up a pitch-perfect sauce to slab over when serving (a completely optional addition).


Choose scallops that are “dry” (not stored in liquid preservatives). Larger is better small ones could overcook before browning. Make sure to coat them thoroughly in oil before grilling so they don’t stick to the grate.

Use whatever type of eggplant looks most appealing at the market they should be firm to the touch, with glossy skin. Small globe eggplants are easy to find, but this is also a terrific time to use long Asian types, small round white ones, or any of the cool-looking striped varieties.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound bay scallops
  • 1/2 Pound 50-60 count shrimp, peeled, deveined and halved
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced white onion
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg, whisked with a fork
  • 1/2 Pound lump crabmeat, picked clean
  • 1/4 Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Tortilla chips or crackers, for serving

2021 Father's Day gift guide for grill lovers

Grilled broccolini

Executive Chef Chris Schaefer, a New Jersey native who grew up cooking with his family and now helms the kitchen at Geraldine’s at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas, shared this simple charred side that can be done in less than 10 minutes and adds a bright ingredient to the grill.

Plus, Schaefer told "Good Morning America," you can garnish with preferred toppings to make the side custom for your friends and family. "At Geraldine’s, I add yuzu-cashew butter on the bottom of a plate, top with the broccolini and garnish with serrano chilies and furikake," he said.

Ingredients

Salt, pepper and olive oil (to taste)

Trim broccolini stems half-inch.

Bring half-gallon of salted water to a boil and add one bunch of broccolini.

Cook until tender then chill in ice water. Remove and drain. Refrigerate until ready to use. Can be prepared 48 hours in advance.

When ready to grill, make sure the grill is at its hottest to achieve a nice char on the broccolini. This will impact flavor. Be on the lookout for char marks, meaning spots that are getting dark but not burnt all the way around.

Remove and cut broccolini while it’s still warm.

Toss with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.

Grilled street corn elote

This staple BBQ side dish elevates the flavor of the charred kernels with a spicy and creamy finish that works on its own or as a topping in a salad.

Ingredients

4 ears of corn, shucked and silk removed

1 tablespoon chipotle powder

2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

1 bunch cilantro to garnish

1 lime sliced into wedges to garnish

Shuck corn until it's silk-free and clean.

Combine mayo, chipotle, parmesan, lime zest and salt.

Cover all of the corn with the mayo rub. Refrigerate at least one hour (can prepare a day in advance and sit in the refrigerator overnight).

Light your grill, after temperature has evened out (or put gas on medium), place your corn on the grill. It will grill relatively quickly, and you will need to move it around until it's nice and brown.

Remove from grill, garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon of parmesan and garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

Recipe reprinted courtesy of Executive Chef Kristin Beringson at the Henley, Kimpton Aertson Hotel in Nashville.

Mark Consuelos’ easy garlic and herb-grilled halibut skewers

The actor and father of three shared his fool-proof, fast, easy and flavorful Father’s Day recipe that makes a perfect grilled summer dish.

The recipe, he said, is ideal for grillers of any skill level, has just six ingredients and combines flaky halibut with some of the star’s favorite seasonal produce like cherry tomatoes and mildly spicy shishito peppers, plus he amps up the flavor with Grill Mates' roasted garlic and herb seasoning blend.

Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 8 minutes

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons McCormick Grill Mates Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning
1 pound halibut or swordfish steaks, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch chunks
12 heirloom cherry tomatoes
12 small shishito peppers

Instructions
Whisk oil, lemon juice and seasoning in small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the mixture for basting set aside.
Alternately thread halibut, tomatoes and peppers onto 6 skewers. Brush evenly with remaining seasoning mixture.
Grill skewers over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, turning halfway through grilling and basting with reserved seasoning mixture.

Recipe reprinted courtesy of Mark Consuelos.

Grilled peaches with toasted walnuts

Robbie Meltzer, head chef at Jaleo in Washington, D.C., and father of 2-year-old Oliver, shared a grilled summer dessert perfect for a sweet end to any meal.

"Nothing feels more like summer than enjoying super sweet peaches. Grilling peaches makes them even more delicious, and it couldn't be easier," he told "GMA." "Goat cheese and toasted walnuts add the perfect salty balance to their natural sweetness."

Ingredients
1 peach
1 tablespoon toasted walnuts (recipe below)
2 tablespoons fresh goat cheese
1/2 tablespoon Tempranillo wine reduction (recipe below) - optional
Maldon salt (to taste)
1/4 oz extra virgin olive oil
Microgreens
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
Tempranillo wine reduction
3 tablespoons honey
4 oz Brandy
750 ml (approx. 3 cups) Tempranillo wine
3 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean

Directions
Slice the peach in half and remove the pit from the center.
After removing the pit, slice each half into 3 rounds for a total of 6 rounds.
Place the peach rounds on a plate, and spray with blended oil.
Sprinkle the sugar over top of the peaches, and transfer directly onto the grill, sugar side down.
Grill the peaches for 2-3 minutes, rotating the peaches a quarter turn to create grill marks.
Remove the peaches from the grill and arrange on a plate. Place crumbles of goat cheese on top of each peach round. Add toasted walnuts on top of the peaches.
Drizzle Tempranillo wine sauce on top of the peaches, followed by a drizzle of olive oil.
Garnish with sea salt and micro greens.

Toasted walnuts
1 lb walnuts, shelled
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the walnuts on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, turning halfway, until golden brown and fragrant.


This is a weird one, so bear with us. Grilling pasta ensures that you get those sought-after crispy bits and a great caramelized flavor. Plus, it's just a fun variation on a tried-and-true favorite.

You may have heard us sing the praises of these mini patties as a make-ahead, family-friendly way to save weeknight dinner. They pack in some secret mushrooms, so your family eats a little less beef and a little more vegetables. We usually bake them, but there's no reason you couldn't throw them on the grill.

Mini Beef and Mushroom Patties