Everything Grillable

July 1, 2010

It's difficult to toss around superlatives when it comes to food. Too many delicious dishes to consider. But I feel confident in saying that food that has been grilled is among the best. Burgers, ribs, chicken, fish, fruits, vegetables, you name it. There's just something unique about the charring of the food's exterior, the sizzle of searing, that unmistakable smoky flavor, the way the high heat brings out the gentle sweetness in an otherwise savory food.

Summertime grilling deserves a special kind of attention. Since it so often occurs at cookouts, beach vacations, gatherings of family and friends, the meals that emerge from those blackened grates are that much more meaningful. They're a shared experience. Memories made not only around the taste of those thick juicy burgers, but around the company you grilled them with.

With the Fourth of July in sight, it's time to wrangle some grillable recipes. Ones that will make the holiday as delicious as it is fun. This week, the blogworld has been abuzz with summery fare. Everything from pork to pizza to peaches.  Here are a few tasty recipes to consider when planning your weekend festivities!

A juicy, chipotle glazed "Swine Burger" topped with caramelized onions and pork belly from Foodo del Mundo:

Steamy Kitchen's sweet and savory Hawaiian Luau Burger:

Grilled Korean Short Ribs from Another Pint Please:

Because every burger needs a bun, Gluten Free Hamburger Buns from Gluten Free Girl:

To quench your thirst: Mango Lemonade from Joylicious!

And just for fun, patriotic Rice Krispie treats from How Does She?

-Andrea Mitchell, Foodista staff and blogger at CanYouStayForDinner.com



Shelley's picture

Thanks for featuring! Such gorgeous grillable ideas here. :)

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Mmmmh! awesome burgers! lucky me for going to a BBQ tomorrow ;)

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