Friday, May 13, 2011

Summer BBQ Fantasy Interlude

I am already dreaming of the perfect summer BBQ. This year, I would like to branch out from the traditional and expected (burgers, chicken and hot dogs where I come from), and try some new grilling ideas.

Let’s start with dessert, with this grilled pineapple dish from Cooking Light:

While flipping through June's edition of Better Homes and Gardens, I saw these tantalizing ideas for grilling:

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Ribs and Boy Choy

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Shrimp Kebabs

Any other grilling ideas? BHG also had a recipe (but sadly, no picture online yet) that sounded so refreshing on a hot day: Watermelon Salad. We’re not talking Jello at la 1975, but rather fresh watermelon and white grape juices, set with fresh fruit and sprinkled with crumbled feta cheese and mint leaves. You can bet I’m going to bust out this side dish as soon as the weather heats up (as it inevitably will in Sacramento).


  1. Luv the shrimp:) I think seafood is underrated at BBQs.

  2. I don't even have a BBQ, but I love those new mesh baskets all the store have, genuis idea.

  3. I'd like some grilled pineapple right about now...

    How about simple grilled zucchini, sliced lengthwise, brushed with olive oil, sprinkled w/ s&p. Yum.


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