If you’ve been following along with our blog, you may have seen our post about summer grilling ideas that you can use any time of the year. This winter has been unseasonably warm, so take advantage of the weather while you can! Of course, if it snows, simply following our tips for grilling in the winter in order to make sure you do everything the right way is a good choice.
Trust us when we say that even if you have to scoop out a path to your grill, this food will be worth it. Sure, grilling in the summer makes people think about baseball, backyard get togethers, and flip flops, but we’re sure that when you take a look at these great BBQ ideas, you’ll agree that simply relegating your propane grill to use in the summer is a thing of the past.
Recipes For Grilling All Year Long
Grilled Salmon and Baked Potatoes
There’s just nothing quite like salmon when it’s been lovingly cooked on the grill. Sure, you could pan fry it, but there’s something about those grill marks that makes the whole thing taste that much better. One quick word of caution- this recipe requires a bit of time in the fridge, so if you’d like to start cooking as soon as you get home from work, you can do the prep work beforehand.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Salmon filets
- Garlic powder
- Lemon pepper
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 2 potatoes
Start by combining salt, garlic powder, and lemon pepper to taste (don’t overdo it, but be sure that you get enough to enjoy the taste of each). Next, combine 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce with half a cup of water, ¼ cup of brown sugar, and ⅓ cup of canola oil. Add mixture to a large sealable glass dish and coat your salmon filets.
You’ll want to allow for at least a couple of hours of refrigeration time, but preparing your meal the night before certainly won’t hurt anything.
For the baked potatoes, you can give yourself a bit of a break my piercing them with a fork. This ensures that they’ll cook evenly (and, of course, that they won’t explode in your microwave). Then microwave them for between 5 and 8 minutes depending on your microwave, turning them halfway through cooking.
At this point, preheat your grill for medium heat. When it’s ready to go, place your salmon on the grill. Don’t worry about brushing the filets with your marinade, because it’s already done its work. Place your potatoes on the grill as well. This meal will take between 10 and 15 minutes. Be sure to turn both the salmon filets and your potatoes halfway through. Salmon filets will be done when pieces flake off with a fork.
From there, simply season each to taste. Our recommendation is to serve with a squeeze of lemon juice on the salmon and plenty of butter and a dash of Worcestershire sauce on the potato to bring everything together perfectly. It’s a simple meal that is sure to please anyone you cook for.
As an added bonus, if you cook your salmon on aluminum foil, cleanup is as easy as pulling it off of the grill and throwing it away. Now how’s that for a summer grilling idea done right?
Of course, you probably need a dessert recipe for the grill as well.
For this one, you’ll need a fresh pineapple, a bit of honey, and some melted butter. It’s best, just like the recipe above, if you can give it some time to marinate in the fridge, so feel free to make these at the same time and then simply throw the pineapple on the grill when your salmon and baked potatoes are done.
- 1 fresh pineapple
- A squeeze of honey
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
It’s easy- just coat your pineapple pieces, set them in the refrigerator overnight, then when you’re ready, grill them for a couple of minutes per side. You’re looking for grill marks that are well-defined, but not burnt for best flavor. Serve pineapple slices on their own or in a dish of vanilla ice cream. These recipes for grilling in the middle of winter make the perfect solution for a cold night, don’t they?
Summer Grilling Ideas Aren’t Just For Summer
Sure, salmon and pineapple might seem like summer foods, but try them this winter. We’re sure you’ll agree that they’re a great way to fill your stomach no matter what time of the year it is.
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