By Jamie Wheeler, Intent.com
"Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining. Everyone wants to get involved." ~ Bobby Flay
There are few things in life more pleasant than a summertime barbeque, whether it is in the backyard or the beach. There is a leisurely quality to grilling that serves to make the food seem even more delicious. This summer, in addition to the usual fare, why not try one of these great recipes and bask in the glow of your friends' praise…well, when they stop eating long enough to do so!
Replace the chips and queso with this innovative combination of the sharpness of bleu cheese, the sweetness of figs, and the saltiness of prosciutto. Make quite a few. They disappear quickly!
A tasty treat to begin your feast! Portobello mushrooms taste fabulous on the grill and this twist on the traditional tomato bruschetta is an easy and delicious blend of Portobello, garlic and parsley on lightly toasted French bread.
Delight your guests with these flavorful kabobs. Peaches hold up well on the grill and their flavor infuses the bites of chicken. A tangy temptation that everyone will love!
If you want to grill something a little fancier and watch your guests ooh-and-ahh, you can't go wrong with this beautiful dish that pleases both the eye and the palate. Here, "tender filet mignon is drizzled with a savory gorgonzola cream sauce and topped with crumbled bacon bits and sliced green onions."
A picnic isn't a picnic without dill pickles, but stir things up a bit and include that classic flavor in this scrumptious seafood dish. Moreover, salmon is a good choice for the grill because "it doesn't need careful testing for doneness - the fish is wonderful cooked anywhere from rare to medium."
This dish marinates in a spicy combination of chili powder, pepper, garlic, and oregano for about an hour and grills quickly.
Asparagus is a great choice for the grill and bacon makes it even tastier! Serve it up with some fresh, sliced tomatoes for a fresh summer veggie snack or with your main course.
Corn-on-the-cob is one of those ephemeral treats of summer. Great on the grill, give this classic an update by coating it in yummy chive butter.
Make kids and adults happy with this spin on the traditional banana split. Just brush the bananas with butter and grill, surround with vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.
Everyone will have "saved room" for desert when you serve up this marvelous dish. Grilling caramelizes the sugar for a bit of a crunch over hot and juicy pineapple. Great on its own, or serve with a scoop of vanilla ice and top both with lightly toasted coconut.Related Articles
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