The days are getting longer and the temperature is getting warmer. One of the many things this means is that it is time to break in the outdoor grill. There is nothing quite like grilling on a warm summer afternoon and we’ve got you covered for what to prepare for your next cookout. We rounded up recipes from some of our favorite chefs and websites below.
Grilled Pizza – George Germon and Johanne Killeen, owners of Al Forno restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, swear the key to grilled pizza is to work quickly (don’t let the crust burn!) and keep the toppings light.
Grilled Calamari – The key to preparing calamari is to either cook it really fast or really slow; anything in between will leave you with a chewy texture.
Grilled Vegetables – Even after they’re grilled, the vegetables keep their clean, bright flavors. Arrange them in sections on several platters rather than mixing them together to create a geometric look.
Grilled Tuna Skewers – Fresh herbs and lime juice brighten these skewers of silken tuna.
Grilled Pineapple – This healthy dessert will have you feeling like you are at an island luau.
Tandoori Pork – Try this Australian twist on an Indian classic.
Spicy Grilled Shrimp – Chili paste and fish sauce give these shrimp a Thai-inspired flavor. Both are available in the ethnic-food aisles at many supermarkets, in Asian grocery stores, and online.
Grilled Peach Melba – Don’t forget the raspberry sauce for this classic summer dessert.