You Go, Grill! Great Grilling Ideas

Have you fired up the grill this summer? If so, you’ve got plenty of company. According to CNN, an estimated 79.1 million Americans have grilled out in the last year, and 75% of us own a grill or smoker. Hamburgers are king of the grill, but every year millions of hot dogs, brats, steaks, seafood and so much more also are cooked to perfection on the nation’s grills and barbecue pits. Since July is National Grilling Month, why not explore ALL the possibilities your grill offers for beating the heat with fresh, flavorful – and even unexpected – meals? Here are six to try:

1. Smoky BBQ Sliders.

You can’t beat a great burger. This one gets its exquisite flavor from Ultimate Steak Seasoning and Smoky Bacon BBQ Sauce. Easy and awesome!

2. Grilled Pesto Steak.

A great marinade is the secret to tender, juicy, flavorful steak on the grill. Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix is the secret ingredient to this classic steak with an Italian twist.

3. Bruschetta Grilled Chicken.

We suggest pounding chicken breasts to a uniform thickness before grilling over medium heat, so the meat will cook evenly. This recipe dresses up plain ’ol chicken with a tantalizing topping of tomatoes, fresh basil and the flavor punch of our signature Ultimate Steak Seasoning and Garlic Garlic Seasoning.

4. Citrus Herb Grilled Shrimp.

If you’ve been afraid to try seafood on the grill, this is your invitation to dive right in! A zesty marinade flavored with Citrus Herb Seasoning is key to sensational shrimp on a stick.

5. Grilled Corn with Sí Sí Cilantro Butter.

Just like mom always said, don’t forget your vegetables! If you savor the flavor of cilantro, you’ll LOVE how Sí Sí Cilantro Seasoning adds ka-pow to your corn!

6. Cauliflower Steaks.

Who knew cauliflower could be so flavorlicious? Nothing could be easier: just brush thick slices of cauliflower with olive oil, then sprinkle liberally with Ultimate Steak Seasoning and grill for 3-4 minutes. Dinner is served!

BONUS: Sweet Pepper Grilled Crostini

Having a garden party? Drinks with friends on the deck? Your grill doesn’t have to be limited to dinner. Your friends will be impressed when you grill up appetizers like this so-simple, yet simply amazing grilled Crostini topped with goat cheese, Sweet Pepper Jalapeño Jam and prosciutto slices. Party time!

Summer is short, so take every opportunity this month to celebrate the wealth of delicious possibilities your grill offers!