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Here's What You Should Be Grilling

Some people consider summers to be the official grilling season. While others don’t like to limit their grilling activities to just a few months each year. We at Side Chef belong to the latter! We will grill whenever we want and whatever we want (within reason). So if you’d like to join us and get some delicious grilling ideas this recipe collection is for you!
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If you are a lucky owner of a grill (either charcoal or wood, your choice) you must know all the amazing advantages of this cooking method. Grilling is healthy, it is fast, it is easy, it makes food more flavorful, and you can instantly turn any gathering into a party!

We love how many delicious recipes can be made with a grill. There are probably hundreds of ways to marinate and grill chicken wings alone!

If you enjoy variety when it comes to your meals and love how grilling turns anything into a feast full of flavor you cannot miss this collection carefully selected for you by our staff. We will give you some must-grill classics and a few fun things to grill you’d be surprised to learn. Perfect grilled steak, amazing grilled chicken, best side dishes… we have it all here! But, actually, let’s call it “part 1” because we can’t stop getting new grilling recipes.

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Grilled Ribeye Steak

How to BBQ Right

Ribeye steak cooked on a grill is probably one of the best choices you can make when decided what to grill. With a minimum amount of ingredients and cooking time, it can be the main dish for your next cookout.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Spicy Thai Grilled Wings

How to BBQ Right

It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t love chicken wings! And if it is one of your favorites, you have probably tried grilled chicken wings every which way. Try these Thai-inspired flavorful wings with an extra spicy kick. We love them!

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Honey Balsamic Grilled Salmon

How to BBQ Right

Another grilling go-to dish with a little twist. Salmon was created for grilling, it literally takes only a few minutes. This honey balsamic salmon recipe can easily become your go-to for weeknights.

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Grilled Steakhouse Burger

SmokyRibs

For all you burger lovers out there - the perfect grilled steakhouse burger recipe. The only burger recipe you will ever need. Fresh ground ribeye steak, with provolone cheese, coca-cola onions, Doc Holliday Steak sauce, and smoked bacon… it doesn’t get better than this!

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers

Closet Cooking

Skewers and all the variety of foods you can grill on skewers is just one more reason to start grilling if you haven’t yet. Next time you want to spice up your skewer game give these tandoori chicken skewers a try. Marinated in a spicy yogurt that is seasoned with masala and chili pepper, they are amazing with a vegetable side or in a wrap.

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Grilled Oysters with Chipotle Bourbon Butter

Feed Me Phoebe

If you love oysters you have probably know Hog Island Oyster Co, and if you’re lucky enough you have tried their oysters with chipotle bourbon butter. It’s addictive… Here’s some good news: you can easily recreate it in the comfort of your home if you own a grill!

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Sweet Pepper Poppers

Buy This Cook That

These delicious-looking peppers are just as amazing as you imagine. You won’t be able to get enough of this bacon-wrapped goodness! Make sure you grill some extra.

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Char Siu Pork Chops

How to BBQ Right

Char Siu is Chinese BBQ, this sweet and savory sauce gives pork chops distinct red color and a ton of flavor. You will have to marinate it overnight to let the pork soak it all in, but it’s worth all the time you need for prep, trust us!

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Grilled Cilantro Lime Scallops

CaribbeanPot

The Caribbean-inspired cilantro-lime scallops are ready in 2 minutes… they will be gone in even less time though. Quick and tasty for any occasion.

Let’s look at some Vegetable sides and vegetarian options now. Mix and match if you’d like!

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Grilled Vegetables with Feta and Farro

Garlic & Zest

Feta and farro were made for grilled vegetables! This salad is an amazing side dish. Tossed in a light zesty dressing with mint and basil it will compliment your main of choice perfectly well.

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Grilled Watermelon Salad

Live Eat Learn

Watermelon might not be your first choice when you think about what you should grill...but trust us, the sweet and savory flavors with lemony zing and creamy feta, it is bound to become your summer grill favorite.

PEANUT-FREEFISH-FREE

Grilled Eggplant Burger with Halloumi

SideChef

One of the best vegetarian burgers you will ever have! It’s so delicious and juicy, full of Italian flavor and “meaty” texture. You can deconstruct it and enjoy the grilled perfection halloumi is by itself as well.

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob

How to BBQ Right

If you’re having a BBQ, you must do corn on the cob, it’s just not a BBQ without it. And you can’t beat this method, quick, easy, perfectly cooked in just 15 minutes.

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Grilled Potato Salad with Black Garlic Vinaigrette

Feasting at Home

This version of potato salad is lighter and more elaborate than the classic potato salad recipe you probably have. It is a perfect side to serve alongside meat or fish, and everyone will surely love it.

We can’t leave you without some mind-blowingly delicious desserts you also can make on your grill! Give these a try!

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Grilled Pina Colada

Sear Nation

Rum, pineapple, coconut, cream… what not to love! This is such a delicious spin on the classic tropical cocktail!

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Apple Cobbler on the Grill

How to BBQ Right

Quick and delicious apple cobbler made right on the pit. You can never go wrong with apple cobbler, it’s perfect for any season, any weather and apparently, it’s also perfectly normal to make your cobbler on the grill.

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Grilled Pound Cake Ice Cream Sundae

LodgeCastIron

If you’re feeling creative, this grilled pound cake sundae is for you. Grilling the fruit brings out so much flavor! Scoop some vanilla ice cream, top with grilled pound cake, and finish with a couple of fruit skewers. The kids will love it!

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