Ideas for Grilling
Ideas for Grilling
If you’ve got a dirty grill and no grill
brush, a wadded up piece of aluminum foil will
remove the mess.
Make sure your coals are red hot before spreading
them out, it’s really hard to do afterwards.
Raw vegetables, like a variety of
summer squashes, taste great grilled. Brush on some olive oil
and/or your favorite seasoning then stick them on
the grill for a few minutes on each side for
colorful roasted veggies. They can be skewered,
tossed in a special grilling veggie pan or wrapped
in tin foil. Raw vegetables can also be marinated
ahead of time to make them extra juicy, marinades
with a squeeze of citrus help bring out more flavor.
Thin slices of marinated meats work great to weave
in and out of thin wooden skewers. Just beware that
the ends of wooden skewers will probably turn black
and drop off.
Try plain chicken tenders on skewers and then dip
them into a quick homemade peanut sauce after
grilling to please both kids and adults.
Casseroles can be placed in tin foil packets and
placed on the grill. Seafood is good choice for the
protein here as it cooks quickly.
Grilled corn on the cob takes a little more time,
but is well worth the wait. Leave the ears in their
husks and soak them before grilling. Dip them again
into the water bucket a few times during cooking to
keep the steaming process going. Cook these before
the rest of the meal as they will remain warm in
their husks if you need grill space to complete the
No list of ideas for grilling would be
complete without dessert. That’s right, even
desserts are good on the grill!
Try this Pineapple Upside-down Cake for a change if
you’re tiring of S’mores.
They are so simple to assemble, just follow the
instructions below to make as many little cakes as
Take a square of tin foil and place a pat of butter
(about 1 Tbs) in the center add about 2 Tbs of brown
sugar on top and then a slice of pineapple. Put a
maraschino cherry in the pineapple hole and then
place a slice of pound cake on top (we used a slice
of pudding cake left over from breakfast, you could
also use a pre-made shortcake bun). Seal the tin
foil into a tight packet. These are fun to place on
the grill after you’ve taken your dinner off
so they can bake while you’re eating and then
be ready to enjoy. Cook the packets with the crimped
side up for about 10-12 minutes on a hot grill.
Carefully flip the packets onto a plate and cut open
the top of the tin foil to enjoy the upside down
effect. Be careful though, the melted sugar is very
hot and can burn if touched.