We couldn’t narrow it down to just ten, so here are our top 11 things you didn’t know you could grill.
Burgers? Hot dogs? Steak? Step aside. It’s time try something new. Take advantage of the gorgeous summer weather and get adventurous with these foods that are even better fresh off the barbecue.
1. 1. Pizza
No, it won’t fall through the grates. The heat of the grill will mimic a wood oven, keeping your crust crisp and cooked to perfection. Cook the plain dough on the grill first and then add your toppings. We’re thinking BBQ chicken is the perfect place to start.
2. 2. Meatballs
Place meatballs on a warm grill for 3-4 minutes, covered. Then flip and cook the opposite side for an additional 3-4 minutes. After letting them rest, you’ll have the perfect topper for spaghetti, a sub, or on its own for perfectly grilled appetizer
3. 3. Cake
Pound cake, specifically. Brush a slice of cake with a bit of melted butter and grill each side for about two minutes. Top with ice cream for a crispy and sweet way to beat the heat.
4. 4. Lemons
Cocktails just got a little better. Grill lemon halves until they begin to caramelize to bring a smoky flavour to your favourite summer drink. For a backyard party pleaser try this honey infused grilled lemonade, it’s the perfect option to quench everyone’s thirst.
5. 5. Sliced Watermelon
Tired of watermelon juice getting everywhere? Grill it! Brush each side with olive oil and grill for no more than two minutes on each side. If you’re feeling really adventurous, try adding some smoky heat with Club House Chipotle Sea Salt.
6. 6. Apples
Grilled sliced apples are an excellent quick and-easy dessert option for warm summer nights. Pair with cheese, drizzle with honey, and enjoy.
7. 7. Cheese
No, we don’t mean the sandwich. Look for a hard cheese like provolone or halloumi and toss it on the grill for two minutes each side, until the outside is charred and the inside is gooey. It’s a great appetizer to serve with warmed bread.
8. 8. French Toast
Add smoky notes to this breakfast classic by grilling over medium heat for 3-4 minutes each side, until browned. Top with whipped cream, maple syrup and fresh berries. Is your mouth watering yet?
9. 9. Avocado
Is there anything that wouldn’t be made better with avocado? Cut in half, drizzle with oil and grill flesh side down for 5-7 minutes. We recommend stuffing with salsa and goat cheese for an extra burst of flavour
10. 10. Banana bread
Yes, you read that right. Enhance the flavour of this classic by taking it to the grill. Did we mention that it’s topped with maple bacon butter?
11. 11. Donuts
A true Canadian classic made even better with the grill. We bet you can’t eat just one of these grilled cinnamon sugar doughnuts. You’ll thank us later.
It’s not science – it’s wisdom. Grille Wisdom.
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