Heaven Sent Grilled Pork Chops: The succulent pork chops with a simple garlic cumin rub get their name from our nine year old’s reaction to how tasty they are! Consider this one if you’re looking for something that packs a lot of flavor with minimal work.
Cilantro and Lime Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Cream This is one of my all-time favorite recipes, especially served with these Sweet Potatoes with Cumin Sage Butter. This was another Wine Pairing Weekend pairing, served with a Bonny Doon Syrah.
Pork Tenderloin Tacos Pork tenderloin makes a nice taco filling, even better paired with a good red wine.
Grilled Ribeye with Portobello Mushrooms Meaty portobello mushrooms grilled and served alongside ribeye steak for a succulent supper.
Grilled Steak Tacos with Awesome Avocado Chimichurri Sauce: Entertaining this weekend? This is a great way to get your guests some steak without breaking the the bank! A few pieces of beef along with the tasty sauce makes a a great taco. “Awesome” was the operative word for the sauce when we served it to family at a recent gathering.
Grilled Steak with Garlic Cumin Rub Regular readers of Cooking Chat may have figured out by now I use this rub a lot! Hey, when you’ve got something that packs a lot of flavor but also gets a thumbs up from a nine year old, you’re going to make it a lot. This is another easy option for a low maintenance weekend grilling plan.
Gruyere Burger Sometimes a simple meal is what you want on a long weekend. This burger is simple, but still is a special burger topped with gruyere cheese and served with a Bordeaux.
Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches Wow, these sandwiches from Magnolia Days are gorgeous! Great option if you want to grill something lighter that will still impress.
Cuban Quinoa Bowl Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Plaintain This healthy recipe from the grill gets topped off with avocado-mango salsa. Yum! From Caroline’s Cooking.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Pasta Here’s a substantial vegetarian main course featuring portobello mushrooms. Great with a Pinot Noir!
Grilled Baby Romaine Lettuce with Parmesan Vinaigrette Wow! I wouldn’t have thought of grilling lettuce, but this recipe from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen looks awesome.
Grilled Halibut with Mango Salsa I tried grilling halibut for the first time this year, and love the way it came out topped with a mango salsa.
Grilled Swordfish and Eggplant with Fusilli and Tomatoes I’m a fairly new convert to the virtues of eggplant. Grilling is the key for me. This Sicilian inspired combination was very good, shared for a Sunday Supper event earlier this summer.
Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa Gotta love salsa! The pineapple in this one gets grilled along with the fish, great flavors.
Seared Trout on the Grill with a Tropical Viogner Sarah from Curious Cuisiniere came up with this one for our July Wine Pairing Weekend event. This post demonstrates that cooking whole fish on the grill can be pretty easy, and is especially nice served with a good wine!
Marinated Grilled Octopus If the grilled whole trout got your creative juices flowing, maybe you are ready to try the grilled octopus from Culinary Adventures with Camilla! Gotta love that this dish was inspired by her kid’s requesting this when visiting the local fish market…and now he has some interesting leftovers to scare his friends at school!
Simple Grilled Tilapia Though it’s a fairly light fish, tilapia grills up nicely. This is a simple recipe to try.
Italian Dressing Grilled Shrimp Sticking with the seafood theme for a bit longer (easy to do, writing this from Cape Cod!), here’s a great looking grilled shrimp from Julie, a.k.a. The Texan New Yorker.
Grilled Red Snapper with Cilantro and Onion Stuffing Another tasty idea for grilled whole fish! This one from Stacy at Food Lust People Love has a stuffing that certainly has me wanting to give this a try.
Simply Scrumptious Grilled Chicken with Garlic Basil Butter: Bone-in chicken breasts can be a good value. Many online recipes for them can get a bit complicated; my recipe streamlines the process with tasty results!
Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts These boneless chicken breasts are cooked in a very different manner than the bone-in chicken above, but comes up with similarly tasty results!
Grilled Tandoori Chicken Typically baked in an Indian clay oven, Tandoori chicken is tasty on the grill, too! This marinates in a yogurt spice blend for a flavorful meal, but is not overwhelmingly spicy.
Chicken Fajita Kebabs Yum! These chicken kebabs from Christie at A Kitchen Hoors Adventures sound great, especially with the black bean and avocado salsa she serves with them.
Piri Piri Grilled Chicken Ready to kick things up a notch? Stacy has you covered with this recipe from Food Lust People Love! Plenty of hot pepper and garlic flavor here, inspired by a trip to Portugal. Or maybe you’d like the similar flavors to go with some grilled fish.
Drinks & Dessert
Grilled Lemon Cherry Drop Martini All this grilling is going to make you thirsty! So why not add some lemons to the grill and try this creative martini recipe from Renee at Magnolia Days. So fire up the grill, pour a glass, and enjoy your weekend!
Grilled Figs with Mascarpone & Honey I don’t make a lot of dessert, but was pleased with the way the grilled figs came out when I made them for our anniversary last year. A great dessert to enjoy in the backyard to celebrate the last long summer weekend!