It’s summer! And what this means for most people is — grilling time! Who wouldn’t love the smell and taste of grilled dishes on your dining table? Match it with an outdoor vibe and you’ll have a mouth-watering dining experience.
Whether you’re dining with a small group of friends or a large crowd of family members, your menu should be very carefully made.
In this article, we will give you the most favorite grilled dishes across households and backyards. These are:
1. Cowboy Steaks and Grilled Potatoes
One of the most loved grilled dishes by people is steak! Cowboy style. Not only is it aromatic while it’s on the grills but when it is cooked well, it will give you a trip to the countryside through your taste buds. Especially when these are being made in tandem with grilled potatoes, it’ll be a complete heart meal.
To make this grilled dish, follow this recipe:
- 2 (2 1/2-inch-thick) cowboy steaks
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 1 1/2cups of sharp Cheddar, grated
- 2 scallions, chopped (make sure the whites and greens are separated)
- 4 small russet potatoes
- Canola oil, for grill grate
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- 1 tsp. hot sauce
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 lb. broccoli, halved lengthwise
- Mix the sour cream, Cheddar, cream cheese, Whites of Scallions, hot sauce — all of that in a large bowl.
- Put salt and pepper.
- Create a grill that is fit for direct and indirect cooking. Start with medium heat. Make sure the grill is clean and apply oil on the grates.
- With aluminum foil, wrap the potatoes. Put them over on the portion of the grills where the indirect heat is located.
- Wait until it becomes tender. About an hour and ten minutes will do. Bake and rotate it two times.
- While waiting, you may apply some olive oil into the broccoli and put salt and pepper into it.
- Once done, you may grill the same over direct heat. From time to time, turn it until you feel and see that it’s crisp enough — looking well cooked. This may take about 10 to 12 minutes. After that, do the chopping.
- For the steak, season it with the pepper and salt on the direct heat. Uncover; turn once until it becomes brown.
- Around 8 to 10 minutes will complete the turning and uncovering. Make sure that the meat looks cooked.
- Put the grilled steak on indirect heat. Grill until it becomes “done” according to your liking. If you want it medium rare, you should grill it for 14 to 15 minutes. After which, let it rest for the juices to settle gracefully into the steak. Slice the steak to desired forms or cuts.
- Open the foil. Cut the potatoes into half or in the form desired. Put some pinches of salt and pepper according to your liking.
- As for the finishing touch, put the cheddar mixture, the broccoli and the scallions (green) on the top.
2. Black Berry-Glazed Chicken
Chicken is one of the most popular foods to be grilled because it becomes juicy but less oily and gives a different kind of taste to your palate. In order to have a sweet taste, you may want to mush some blackberries then brush it on your chicken meat to achieve that tart-like taste. The mixture of sweetness and smoky taste would never give you disappointment.
Follow this recipe:
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 (6-ounce) package blackberries
- 1 tbsp. whole-grain mustard
- 2 tbsp. cold butter
- 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
- Fresh, flat-leaf parsley
- 4 drumsticks
- 4 chicken thighs
- Medium heat is recommended for this grilled dish.
- While heating, you can make a mixture made of water, black berries, white wine vinegar and sugar — all in on a small saucepan.
- Once these are all mixed, proceed in simmering and mashing them, until it reaches a minimal liquid form (about 2 tbsp). Do this for 18 to 20 minutes.
- Next, stir the butter along with mustard (whole-grain). This will serve as the glaze. Transfer half of it in a bowl and then save it for later.
- Pat the chicken (thighs and drumsticks) until it becomes dry. Then, put some Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to add flavor into the Chicken Meat.
- Grill it properly with skin-sides up. Cover for about 15 minutes.
- Take away the cover.
- Get the glaze you’ve kept and baste it onto the chicken meat and resume in grilling. Turn and baste occasionally for about 10 to 12 minutes.
- As for the finishing touch, sprinkle fresh flat-leaf parsley and you may (optionally) serve and apply the remaining glaze.
3. Worcestershire-Glazed Burgers
Burgers — whether as a complete meal or a snack, should never be forgotten on your grilled selections. But to give your burgers a makeover, brush and apply some worcestershire sauce because this eliminates the blandness of your burger. This will give people a different burger experience they will surely love. Follow this step by step recipe:
- 2 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 8 hamburger buns
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Cheese, lettuce leaves, pickles, and sliced tomatoes, for serving
- Canola oil for grill grates
- You will need “direct cooking” portions on medium to high heat. If it becomes hot to the desired level, oil the grates lightly.
- Get the beef. Shape them into 8 balls. Afterwhich, flatten them about 3/4-inch thick. Turn them into Patties.
- With the use of your thumb, make an indent (1.5 and a half wide) in the top portion of each patty. Salt the patties and apply some pepper.
- Proceed to grilling the patties with indent sides up. Wait until it becomes brownish and if the patties lifts from the grates. This may take 3 to 4 minutes.
- Continuously flip and grill. To add that distinguished flavor, baste the patties with worcestershire sauce until. About 3 to 4 minutes will do the trick if you’d like it to be medium.
- Finally, place the burgers on buns. Top it with cheese, fresh lettuce, pickles and tomatoes alongside.
That’s it! 3 grilling recipes that will surely satisfy your tummies.
There are plenty of ways to grill and that being said, you should be able to be creative enough and be experimental when grilling because this is how wonders are being fabricated. We are ever-craving individuals for new flavors and taste especially when it comes to grilled dishes because that’s just how it is. And this craving rises during the Summer Solstice and you couldn’t just disregard the grilling part during that season. So, you might want to cook those mentioned above. Trust me, it’s worth the heat. To start off, you will also need to make sure to use high quality equipment and tools for best results. You can check this website for a variety of options: https://outdoorcookingpros.com/