Help Wanted: Looking for Grilling Recipes for Summer Fun

by Cate on May 17, 2007

Wake up the kids and prop up the pets. It’s that time again where even the most novice of cooks (MYSELF) can slap some meat on a grill and suddenly look like Wolfgang Puck himself. Something about grilling just automatically makes us look forward to a meal. Let’s see: Boiled hot dogs or Grilled hot dogs????? It’s a no brainer.

I am calling on all of my grill mates out there to dish out some grilling recipes, secret recipes, handed down recipes, seasoning recipes. You get the hint. Let me have it. We’re hoping to try lots of new recipes this summer, and revisit some old favorites (Grilled Hanger Steaks with Olive Oil and Herbs, Mexican Burgers and Grilled Lobster with Spicy Garlic Shallot Butter come to mind). How ’bout you?

Cate makes a heck of a burger. She won’t share the recipe, not even with The Neighbors. Hopefully, she’s getting the hint to whip up burgers this weekend. I’ll supply the ingredients.

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Claire May 17, 2007 at 3:22 am

We had grilled salmon on cedar plank the other night and it was SOOOO good. You can get those at Williamsand Sonoma. Other options are grilled catfish with simple seasonings or marinated portabella mushrooms.


Anonymous May 17, 2007 at 2:36 pm

I love the post. Does this mean you will be cooking all summer?

I like the sound of that.

The Neighbor (wife)


Anonymous May 17, 2007 at 5:00 pm

neighbor wife: If I do not get any recipes it looks like you and Cate will be doing the cooking.

Claire: sounds great / what and how much make the “simple seasonings”?


Cate May 17, 2007 at 5:15 pm

Neighbor Husband – nice try, but grilling duty belongs to the guys, thankyouverymuch. I can, however, be convinced the make the burgers for you. ;)


Patricia Scarpin May 17, 2007 at 5:29 pm

Cate, this salad, from a dear friend of mine who happens to have a foodblog too, is so delicious I thought you should see it:


Claire May 17, 2007 at 5:59 pm

Season All is good. I’m pretty sure that’s what my dad uses. Just sprinkle it on like you would put salt or seasoning on a steak. As to the salmon, I think maybe all he put was a little salt and pepper…it has enough flavor not to need much.


DD May 17, 2007 at 9:17 pm

I have fallen in love with a recipe of Emeril’s from the Food Network: Grilled Sweet Potato Salad. I use those premade foil grill bags and YUMM!!
Thanks for the great, fun posts!


mdvelazquez May 18, 2007 at 7:47 pm

Grilled Italian Chicken

Chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
Olive Oil
1-2 tsp. Vinegar (white or wine)
Italian Seasoning blend
Garlic powder (opitional)

Clean chicken and dry.
In a bowl or baggie, put chicken and coat with vinegar and olive oil. Once coated add, Italian seasoning and garlic. You can cook it immediately or let it marinate. The flavor is even better if you have time to marinate it. Grill/Bake at 350° with skin side down first. Cook until no longer pink. Remove from heat and let stand for 10-15 minutes.

I don’t have a blog, so I hope it is okay that I posted this in the comments.


Cathy (longtime lurker and recipe stealer) May 19, 2007 at 12:50 pm

One of my favorite grilling recipes when we’re camping is bacon wrapped shrimp or scallops. No real recipe. I get the biggest shrimp I can afford, wrap in slices of bacon (cut in thirds), thread on skewers with some onion, brush on BBQ sauce towards the end. I use a HOT fire to get the bacon crisp and it creates constant flare ups but that’s ok –stay calm and keep flipping — they’re done in just a few minutes.


Anonymous May 22, 2007 at 9:32 pm

Pork souvlaki and grilled pita bread, with a side of Nigella’s Greek Salad…Nicholas will love the olives! I don’t want to post here because they’re too long, but all are on the Cooking Light community site!


Hubers May 23, 2007 at 12:18 am

I’ve got a super simple, really tasty grilled shrimp recipe here(especially good with rose . . . )

And here are two grilling articles (with oodles of recipes) that I wrote for differents magazines a while back (now residing on my website): (Take Two From the Grill, Cooking Light, 2002) (Grill Happy, Fitness Magazine, 2005)

Hope you enjoy!


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