When it comes right down to it, people are always looking to try something new. Sure, burgers and brats are great staples, but every so often you just need something a little bit out of the ordinary. Wondering what to grill tonight is a pretty common thing for people and the great news is that the team at Mighty Flame loves nothing more than to seek out great grill recipes and ideas to see what works and what doesn’t. The truth of the matter is that some things just don’t come together quite like you’d expect them to and others just…well, others just aren’t that good to begin with.
But if you’re the type of person who wants to try something a little bit out of the ordinary then today’s post is for you. In it, we’ll be sharing a handful of cool grilling ideas that you may never have even considered trying. It’s still the perfect time of year to fire up the grill so when the time comes to think up some new grilling ideas then be sure to keep your eyes on Mighty Flame’s blog posts!
Wondering what to cook on the grill to break yourself out of a rut? Here are a few of our favorite ideas to get you started off on the right foot.
Unique Grilling Ideas You’re Sure to Love
Grilled Garlic Bread
Finding a good side to go with your meals can sometimes be a challenge when you’re grilling. Sure, you could throw some vegetables on the grill, but what about those times when you’re just craving some carbs? We have you covered with this awesome Grilled Garlic Bread recipe from culinary genius Bobby Flay and Food Network. Both Flay and the Food Network are great options for finding amazing recipes that you’re going to love but this one is a stroke of genius and we think it will find a place in your list of go-to easy grilling ideas.
All it takes is sliced bread, roasted garlic, butter, salt and pepper, and parsley. It really and truly doesn’t get much easier than this recipe because once your grill is preheated it all comes together in a few short minutes. As a matter of fact, the hardest thing about this recipe is keeping an eye on the bread to make sure that it doesn’t burn!
Speaking from firsthand experience here, this recipe goes along perfectly with the recipe for Italian Sausage and Provolone Skewers that we shared in our previous blog post. If you make them together, the whole meal will come together in under 20 minutes and when you’re strapped for time on a weeknight it’s hard to eat this good with this little effort. Of course the grilling garlic bread would go equally well with some meatballs. If only there were a way you could throw meatballs on the grill…
This recipe for Grilled Italian-Style Meatballs With Pecorino and Parmesan from the fine folks at Serious Eats and as the recipe itself notes, “The cheese lends a bit of a bite and a complex saltiness that melds into the rest of the mixture to make a cohesive flavor throughout.” We couldn’t agree more and we can tell you that this is one recipe that we’ll be keeping around to enjoy for many years to come. It’s good to have a go-to meatball recipe but there are certainly going to be times where you just don’t want to break out the cast iron skillet or turn on the oven and that’s where these really fit the bill perfectly.
As the recipe notes, make sure to have some of your favorite marinara on hand for dipping (which is also good advice for the aforementioned garlic bread that you’ll no doubt be enjoying alongside these meatballs). No matter how you choose to enjoy these awesome grilled meatballs we’re sure that you’ll find them just as amazing as we do.
Grilled Watermelon and Feta
Leave it to Martha Stewart to try something out of the ordinary and have it all come together perfectly. While many of her crafts and projects look easy, the good news is that this recipe for Watermelon and Feta Skewers really is easy. As her website sums it up so perfectly, “Juicy watermelon gets a heavenly charred note from the heat of the grill [and] salty feta and fresh basil bring it back down to earth.” What a wonderfully accurate summary!
Although the recipe calls for wooden skewers that have been soaked in water for a half hour, we’d advocate that you invest in some metal skewers because they’re infinitely reusable. That one detail aside, all it takes is a minute or so per side and the fact that all you have to do is add a basil leaf and a cube of feta afterwards makes it a breeze all the way around. Finish things off by seasoning each skewer with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil and you’ll have a delightful (and delightfully easy) bit of elegance on your hands. Whether you serve it as an appetizer or a dessert, this recipe proves definitively that getting fancy doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg or require three days of planning. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Stay Tuned For More
Believe it or not, we’re just getting started! We’ve barely scratched the surface of unique grilling recipes that we’ve tried recently and we would absolutely love to share some more of our favorites with you. Fortunately we will be doing just that in part two of this blog post so whether you found something that piqued your interest or you still haven’t found the perfect thing, one of these posts ought to have it covered for you.
Just to give you a taste of what’s to come in future blogs, we’ll be taking a look at recipes for grilled lobster, peanut butter and nutella sandwiches, grilled butter lettuce caesar salads, and more. In other words, no matter what you’ve been craving, we have you covered with some of the best grilling ideas on the planet.
Of course in the meantime you should make certain that you’re stocked up on the items that you need to grill well into the fall. That means making sure to buy a propane tank if you’re running low and the good news is that you can do that at a propane tank exchange location near you. We have a number of Mighty Flame locations all across the country, making it easy to run out and grab one.