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Patio weather is upon us so it’s time to start prepping your summer barbeque cookout menu. Finding the best foods for grilling can seem simple but you may need some extra creative help to make your barbeque food sizzle. Check out these recipes you can cook in your outdoor kitchen. We’ll give you some barbecue ideas for the summer on what foods taste great on the grill for even the pickiest eaters.
Veggie skewers are a simple and dietary conscious appetizer for all of your cook out guests. Make it interactive by prepping the veggies and having people build their own skewers to their liking.
Grilled pizza is another great customizable appetizer. The combinations of pizza are limitless so whether it’s personal sized or sliced and shared, your guests are sure to enjoy it.
If you’re having people over for game day, chicken wings are the perfect crowd pleaser. There are many variations that you may consider serving like classic buffalo, asian inspired or jerk chicken.
Corn is a classic grilled food that you can cook in your outdoor kitchen. First invented in Mexico in 6,660 BCE, this dish has been a staple at cookouts for ages. With little prep, minimal cook time and comes with a handle?! You can’t go wrong with this basic bbq food .
Grilled peppers are another solid food for a cookout. Grilled peppers can be enjoyed in a taco, fajita, with some dip or plain. These versatile veggies can add color and flavor to almost any dish.
Mouthwatering Main Entrees
This is the classic of classics, grilled burgers. Dress them up or down, season them, marinate, or stuff with cheese…the possibilities are endless. For your vegetarian or vegan guests blackbean burgers are always a great option to have on hand.
Grilled tacos are another fan favorite that’s hard to mess up. Tacos can be any meat or bean such as chicken, beef, shrimp or black beans. Grilling your meat in your outdoor kitchen and setting up a taco bar on the patio is a sure fire way to keep the line moving and your guests full.
Cedar plank salmon is a great way to add loads of flavor to your dish without it sticking to the grate of your grill. Check out the full recipe for an effortless miso-glazed cedar plank salmon.
These apple crisp foil packets are perfect for grilling in your outdoor kitchen or over a campfire. This simple recipe of juicy apples topped with a delicious cinnamon oatmeal streusel goes perfect with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Grilled fruit skewers are a refreshing summer dessert fit for any backyard bbq. Drizzled with honey and a little salt, this recipe will have your guests coming back for more.
This recipe is such a fun and easy summer dessert. The pineapple is soaked in brown sugar and rum then topped with vanilla ice cream. When grilled, the natural sugars from the pineapple caramelize perfectly to create a sweet treat you’ll love.
Cook in Your Outdoor Kitchen
Try out some of these summer cookout ideas in your outdoor kitchen and let us know which one is your favorite!
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