Wondering what to grill tonight? You’re not alone! As wonderful as it is to eat burgers and brats often during the summer, sometimes you’re just looking for a change of pace. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, other than the fact that you have to figure out what else to make. If you’re anything like the rest of humanity then there’s a good chance that you also don’t want to spend hours laboring over your food for the evening. Work is always a challenging 8 hours (if you’re lucky) and by the time you get home you just want to make something quickly and start enjoying.
The good news is that in today’s post we’d like to share a handful of quick grill recipes that you’re sure to love. No matter the reason for needing a quick meal, having some options tucked away in your back pocket for just such an occasion can come in handy. If you’re wondering what to cook on the grill that you can actually get done quickly, keep reading to learn more.
Quick Grill Recipes You’re Sure to Love
Grilled Salmon and Asparagus on a Bed of Rice
All too often, people across the country think that grilling fish is going to be a difficult task to undertake. The truth of the matter is that with a bit of preparation and something resembling a plan, you’ll often be able to crank out a culinary masterpiece on your first try (and if not on your first try then you’ll definitely get it right on the second).
All you need are some salmon fillets, salt and pepper, seasoned salt, and garlic powder. Start things off by preheating your grill to medium, then head back inside and throw some rice on top of the stove. While the rice cooks you can get the rest of the process started since rice is such a “set it and forget it” type of thing to cook. In the meantime, cut your asparagus into chunks about 2” in length. Season them with salt and pepper, seasoned salt, and garlic powder as well, then put them in a foil packet with a bit of canola oil.
Once the grill is preheated, lightly oil the grates, then add your salmon. Cook it for 5-8 minutes per side depending on the size of the salmon you’re grilling. In 10 or 15 minutes you’ll have brilliantly grilled salmon and your asparagus will be done as well. If you timed it right your rice should be finishing up as well.
To complete the dish, plate your rice, then add the salmon filet and some asparagus on top. Squeeze a fresh lemon or lime over the top and chow down. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!
Balsamic Grilled Steak Salad with Peaches
For the second recipe we’d like to share we’ll turn to the folks over at Delish. Their recipe for Balsamic Grilled Steak Salad with Peaches is a winner no matter which way you look at it. The total time it will take you to make this dish varies a bit, but in our experience it took just over half an hour–and most of that was prep work!
All you’re doing essentially is grilling a skirt steak and adding it to a delicious salad with homemade dressing. Who wouldn’t love that?
We put our own twist on this recipe by throwing the sliced peaches on the grill as well just to bring out some extra flavor and give the dish a great texture and the good news is that we can’t recommend this method highly enough! Whichever route you take, the end result is a delicious and healthy meal that you can make quickly at the end of a long day, and that’s about as good as it gets!
Crosshatch Hot Dogs on Grilled Croissants
This amazing recipe from our friends at Food and Wine is for Crosshatch Hot Dogs on Grilled Croissants and it’s a winner. (As a matter of fact, you could say something like “winner winner hot dogs and croissants dinner,” but you don’t have to.)
The introduction to the recipe notes that this dish was inspired by one that was “discovered at a Manhattan Chinatown restaurant” and because “they’re cut in a crosshatch pattern, [it] makes the franks cook even faster.” The mustard-brushed croissant is the icing on the cake (or the croissant on the hot dog in this case).
Isn’t this too close to the burgers and brats we’re trying to avoid, you ask? Great question, but the answer is that this is something entirely different. Yes, it’s a hot dog, but it’s so far elevated that it’s a joy to eat. If you’ve followed along with our blogs in the past then you know all about our love of a good hot dog every now and again and this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy one for yourself!
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