The grill definitely has a season at our place. We brave the elements in the winter (or until the snow covers the grill completely) but nothing like when warmer weather hits and I can actually sue the grill to it's fullest. You see, I don't just slap on a steak and come back in 7 minutes to flip. Grilling is an art. I prefer to grill the entire meal from main dish to dessert, and that includes the prep of marinades and different wrapping techniques.
There really isn't much that doesn't taste better after a few minutes on the grill.
Take this recipe for 5 ingredient grilled chicken from Fuss Free Cooking. It has all the elements of a great grilled dish. The results are crispy, sticky, flavorful and tender. All the things you want to get from a carefully prepared main dish. It's also easy to prep. Who wants to have high maintenance meals when it's hot outside?
The Asian flavors go really well with some grilled vegetables from the garden, and a cool fruit salad. The entire meal pulls together in minutes and everything even tastes better the following day. I try to cook more than needed just so I can serve the leftovers. This chicken is heavenly on top of a fresh salad for lunch the next day.
Finish this meal with a grilled fruit if you have it. Peaches are in season right now, and something magical happens when you grill peach halves. Take a look at this recipe from Kayotick Kitchen: Grilled Peaches with Caramel Sauce, for inspiration. Who could say no?
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