When you think about dusting off the grill for a barbecue, it’s probably burgers, hot dogs, brats and fish that come to mind. While these grill favorites are certainly delicious, they’re not your only options. In fact, you can grill anything from appetizers all the way to desserts. Consider any of these unusual, yet tasty items to grill for your next get-together:
Instead of setting out slices of watermelon for your guests to snack on, consider throwing this juicy fruit on the grill first. Grilling really brings intense flavor to this already refreshing summer treat. Top off slices of grilled watermelon with some cool homemade Greek yogurt for a creamy addition.
Give this citrusy drink an interesting boost of flavor by cutting a lemon in half and dipping them in sugar. Next, place them on the grill for a few minutes and pop them in your pitcher of lemonade. This will give your beverage a slightly smoky taste. Garnish with rosemary sprigs.
Before you toss those meatballs in with your spaghetti, toss them on the grill. It gives your ground beef those beautiful char marks and a slightly crispy outside which pairs perfectly with the loose texture of the noodles.
Give your pizza a homemade artisan crust by cooking it on your grill instead of the oven. This method will give your crust a slightly charred and chewy texture.
Pickles are the perfect side dish to any barbecue plate. Put an interesting spin on your pickles by grilling them for a few minutes, and then canning them in spiced vinegar. You’ll get a crispy pickle with a soft inside and lots of flavor.
Clams are a tasty choice for a summer barbecue, and grilling them makes the cooking process simple! Place your clams directly on the grill and leave them covered for two minutes or until they pop open. Remove the clams and mix them with mashed garlic, salt, lemon, chopped parsley, melted butter and some cayenne. Enroll in a shellfish course online to see all of the other creative dishes you can make with grilled clams.
Counter the moist texture of pound cake by placing it on the grill, which will give the outside a crisp and toasty finish. After you eat pound cake this way, you’ll never go back! Top off your dessert with a velvety dollop of whipped cream and some fresh peaches.
Take your favorite candy bar to the next level by putting it on the grill. Put 2 teaspoons of marshmallow fluff on a small flour tortilla and put a candy bar of your choice in the center. Wrap the tortilla around the bar and brush with melted butter and sugar. Place aluminum foil around your creation and grill for five minutes.