Cinco de Mayo is upon us and to get your celebration started right, we've got a number of great grilling recipes waiting for you -- from grilled guacamole to tasty tacos and more -- just by following the link below!
When it comes to grilled vegetable side dishes, lightly charred asparagus is almost always a perfect "go to". Here's a recipe from Chef Wendell Price for your next cookout!
Grilled vegetables don't have to be limited to corn on the cob. In fact, there are countless ways to create mouthwatering main courses based solely on veggies, including this slightly adapted recipe for grilled Portobello satay with spicy peanut sauce courtesy of The Mushroom Council and the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association.
Whether tailgating or in the backyard, about half of those who grill still barbecue at least once a week in the fall.* This harvest season The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) is encouraging all grill and smoker owners to #BarbecueProduce. Get fired up with these Nine Tips for Barbecuing your Produce.
Whether served as a main course, starter or side, you can't go wrong with this recipe for Grilled Endive And Romaine Salad from chef, author, and the mind behind the educational and inspiring food blog The Culinary Exchange, Matthew Robinson.
Take ordinary potatoes and make them extraordinary with this recipe for sage smoked fingerling potatoes!
Give your next cookout an Italian flair with this delicious grilled eggplant parm skewers recipe from Andrea Soranidis, the mind behind the amazing Petite Cook blog!
Fresh broccolette (a cross of Chinese kale and broccoli), like so many other vegetables, is just delicious when grilled, and it's so very easy to do as seen in this recipe courtesy of the country's largest supplier of organic produce, Earthbound Farms!
Today at Grillocracy, we are delighted to introduce special guest bloggers Judith Fertig and Karen Adler. Author of countless BBQ and grilling cookbooks including two of our favorites -- Patio Pizzeria (Running Press, 2014) and The Gardener & The Grill (Running Press, 2012) -- Judith and Karen certainly know their way around the grill!
I've always considered grilled watermelon to be one of those "don't knock it until you try it" summer menu items. By hitting the grill, watermelon is suddenly transformed into something completely different (in a good way), going from sweet to savory in a matter of minutes.
For this recipe, I pair the beef-like grilled watermelon with two wonderful products from Jacobsen Salt Co. in Portland, Oregon -- Bee Local Hot Honey (infused with the ultra fiery scorpion chili) and Jacobsen Lemon Zest Flake Salt -- to create the perfect balance of flavors.
Pimientos de Padrón are tiny fresh peppers originally from Galicia in northwest Spain. Sizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, they have a delicious flavor and most are mild. But once in a while you will bite into a spicy pepper - the reason The New York Times coined them "Spanish Roulette!" Our Pimientos de Padrón are grown from Spanish seeds by a family farmer in the U.S. and hand harvested and shipped fresh to our customers July through October (you can order them here).
Nothing says Summer cookout like grilled corn and while it's hard to beat on its own with a little butter and salt, the addition of bacon is sure to drive you crazy!
While some may beg to differ, grilling doesn't have to be all about the meat. In this recipe, Sharon Palmer of Plant Powered for Life (http://www.sharonpalmer.com/) offers up a delicious chimichurri marinated vegetarian skewer recipe featuring fresh vegetables and seitan, a wheat gluten meat substitute.
Create by Betty Saleh, director of research and development at Neomonde Café & Market, this refreshing grilled eggplant salad is the perfect side dish for steak, chicken, fish, and more!
Big Green Eggs and similar ceramic cookers are arguably the hottest grills/smokers in the market today. For new an existing owners of these komado style cookers, Eric Mitchell of Yabba Dabba Que! competition barbecue team is firing up a ton of great recipes in his book Smoke it Like a Pro (Page Street Publishing 2015. Images by Ken Goodman) including this delicious grilled mixed fruit crostada recipe!
National Burger Month is officially underway and Grillocracy is celebrating with a burger that was inspired by all of the beautiful, fresh produce currently available at local farmer's markets nationwide!
Check out the full recipe by clicking the link below.
Recently I have been on a bit of a health kick, perhaps because so much of what I cook is severally lacking in vegetable (bacon hot dog bun anyone?).
As part of this new regimen, I decided to try some frozen veggie burger patties and while they looked and sounded pretty good on the box, they were greatly lacking in flavor so I decided to make my own. The result was a burger that I would be happy to serve again and again, something that I call my "Eat your damn vegetables burger."
We're all familiar with cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers but what if you replaced the cheese with smoky bratwurst, wrapped the pepper in bacon, then hit them with the grill? The result would be these irresistible brat poppers courtesy of the bratwurst experts at Johnsonville! For the complete recipe, simply follow the link below...
So you've settled on the appetizers and main bites for Sunday's big game but what about serving up something sweet to complete the ultimate spread? To get you inspired, the team at Sam Adams have partnered with esteemed chef David Burke to create an amazing grilled fruit dish -- Sam Adams infused grilled peaches with caramel!
Sure we all love our nachos, brats, and wings while watching the Big Game but that doesn't mean that you can't offer up a healthier alternative to your guests. This year, go fresh with one of my favorite recipes from the always awesome ScratchMommy.com -- Grilled Eggplant and Hummus Wrap Recipe! Simply prepare according to the instructions then slice into bite-sized pieces before serving to your hungry football fans!
Football's biggest annual showdown is right around the corner and we've got the recipes to help make your party a huge success beginning with this one for Plank Grilled Potato Skins from the fine folks at Napoleon Grills on behalf of the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association.
This time of year grocery stores and farmer's markets are packed full of various squash just waiting to come home and be cooked. Butternut squash in particular is a wonderful base for cool weather soups and the addition of bacon and maple syrup only makes it better.
If you've never tried grilled butternut squash then you won't believe what you've been missing after trying the recipe for Grill Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Onion, Sage and Ricotta Loaf from PATIO PIZZERIA (© 2014 by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group)!
It's peak season for sweet potatoes and while the traditional dish during the holiday season features them mashed then topped with mini marshmallows, they also make the perfect side dish for so many meals when sliced, seasoned and grilled as in this recipe from All Fired Up from Troy Black and the team at Southern Living magazine.
Apple pie is a holiday favorite around my house but this recipe for grilled mini apple pies courtesy of HPBA BBQ and created by Island Grillstone, the company that brings the art of stone grilling to your backyard, is sure to take the top spot at our dessert table!
Looking for the perfect grilled Thanksgiving side dish? Well we’ve got you covered with a medley of roasted fall root vegetables!
Brussels sprouts are a staple at my Holiday dinner table and this is by far my favorite recipe as the flame roasted Brussels sprout are combined with grilled fennel and crispy Serrano ham to create the perfect balance of flavors.
I love, love, LOVE scallops but they can go from super tender to rubbery very quickly if they aren't cooked hot and fast so they are nicely seared on the outside and still opaque in the center. To do this, I like to fry them in a pre-heated pan, finishing them by basting with clarified butter (butter which has had the butterfat removed in order to give it a higher smoke point) then serving with a creamy smoked pea puree and crispy strips of country ham.
I love me some meat, so much so that you might as well add another "carne" to carnivore. That said, I am never one to pass up grilled vegetables so when Chef Eric Crowley of LA's highly popular Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom offered to share his recipe for Cheese-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burgers I immediately put the ground beef aside and fired up this flavorful vegetarian burger!
Recently I was asked to make a side dish for a dinner party and I decided to do some perfectly grilled asparagus topped with a poached egg that could be cut open to reveal the runny yolk just before serving.
Being addicted to finding new ways to amp up the flavor of the grill, however, I decided to add smoke directly to the egg, something that was originally inspired by watching Chef David Chang add smoke flavor to cooked eggs by placing them in smoked water during an episode of PBS's "The Mind of a Chef."