10 Foods You Should Grill This Memorial Day

May 17, 2013

Nothing says Welcome to summer, like firing up the grill. This year, break out of the traditional burgers and hotdogs, to grill something a little different. Here are 10 foods that will rock your Memorial Day picnic. 

Grilled Potato Salad

This recipe almost made me leave my desk to go make it. I have never thought to grill my ingredients before making an entirely new recipe. Brilliant!

Barbecued Oysters

I will be honest, an  oyster will never cross my lips-even grilled in this succulent manner. However, the rest of my family would be happy to indulge. 

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Bacon Jalepenos

Just say that recipe title slowly. If you are not assembling the ingredients for this one, I can't help you. 

Grilled Goat

As a dairy goat farmer, I hesitate to share this next recipe with you very loudly, lest my milkpail not be filled. However, as someone who has had her foot stepped on out of spite, here ya go. 

Grilled Fish Soft Tacos

This recipe brings blessed silence to my crew of 7, how shall I say it...errr, feisty dinner guests. Not a peep out of anyone. It is THAT good. 

Grilled Mushroom Salad

You know the scene: Steaks are resting, corn is steaming and plates are set, when suddenly..your neighbor with a good sniffer, rings the doorbell. He has wine with him, but still. Cut the steak in half, and whip up this delectable little salad over the preheated grill. You *are* a rockstar!

Grilled Sea Scallops and Grapefruit

Many years ago, I traded ham salad sandwhiches for free lobsters. Seafood will forever be synonomous with youthful-no-kids-free-as-a-bird-livin'. Add to that, a grill and a citrus fruit? C'mon, join me in a culinary treat! 

Grilled Asparagus With Shaved Parmesan

If you grow asparagus in the garden, you are groaning over the thought of eating *one more stalk*. EXACTLY!! What a perfect storm of guests, too much asparagus, and a hot grill! Do what I do in these situations; Beg off from having any yourself, because you...ummm, get to eat it every day (every single day).

Grilled Peaches

Let's face it, even I can choke down a burnt hot dog  if there is dessert. Not pointing any fingers at He-Who-Runs-The-Grill at my place. Jest sayin'.

Grilled Banana Split

If someone asked me how to improve upon the glorious Banana Split, I would have to recommend simply making it larger? It is a good thing that other cooks are more inventive. Now, I will say grill it and THEN make it bigger!

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