Roll out that grill from the garage and pop open your porch wines — it’s grill time! That means it’s “go time” for summer and we’re ready to fire up the fun! This Memorial Day Weekend, sizzle up these satiating new grill recipes to share with friends and family. Don’t forget the wine — scroll for my Memorial Day Weekend wines that are perfect for celebrating the “unofficial start of summer.”
Latin Sliders with Jalapeño Relish
Slide into summer like a Houston Astro sliding into home with these lovely little sliders from Goya Foods! These Latin Sliders with Jalapeño Relish are so flavorful — but only take minutes to prepare. Temper some of the spice with a sip of the Lamarco Prosecco — one of my ultimate favorite Proseccos from H-E-B. Learn more about it here.
Baharat Rubbed Grilled Vegetables
Spice up vibrant summer vegetables with Bahārāt, an all-purpose Middle Eastern spice blend that will quickly become your “go-to” grill rub this summer. Get creative on your produce picks — instead of the typical bell peppers and onions, why not try Belgian endive, okra and cauliflower?
‘Chef Buddy’s’ Pork BBQ with Pickled Papaya
Image Credit: Be More Pacific via Instagram
Give it up for this brand new recipe for ‘Chef Buddy’s’ Pork BBQ with their alluring atchara, or pickled papaya, from our friends at Be More Pacific in Austin. Chefs Giovan Cuchapin and Mark Pascual shared this recipe from their Filipino fusion food truck and new brick-and-mortar location. You can bring some of that Pacific-inspired flavor to your own grill — shake it up with your wine finds, too! I’m loving the Field Recordings Dry Hop Pet Nat at H-E-B.
Bánh Mì Burger
Image Credit: American Diabetes Association*/Food Photographer: Mittera Creative Services; Lifestyle Photographer: Michelle Pederson
That bodacious Bánh Mì Burger above is actually under 350 calories and contains less than 5 grams of sugar! Pickled vegetables and grass-fed beef make this burger delightfully decadent. It was created by celebrity chef Devin Alexander (you may remember her as the chef from The Biggest Loser) for her new cookbook, You Can Have It! We love this new cookbook that’s packed with dozens of diabetes-friendly recipes or for folks looking to cut back on sugar (aren’t we all?).
Raise a glass to healthy choices with a sip of the FitVine Sauvignon Blanc at H-E-B. It’s just 90 calories for a 5-ounce pour! More about this great summer wine here, plus my tips for drinking wine on a diet!
Zinc Bistro’s Devil’s River Lamb Burger
This juicy lamb burger is so good, we just couldn’t keep the secret any longer. Zinc Bistro’s Devil’s River Lamb Burger is made with locally-sourced lamb and stacked with a luxurious slab of triple creme brie cheese and fig jam. A burger this good deserves a splurge-worthy wine — try the Josh Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (more details here).