This entire Father’s Day menu can be made on the grill, can be prepped in advance, and relies on fresh seasonal ingredients. That means you can spend a lot more time socializing and a lot less time cooking and cleaning on Dad’s big day. Plus, there’s a little something for everyone, from seafood lovers to steak connoisseurs and veggie fanatics. Dig in!
Food & Wine’s simple shrimp skewers make a great appetizer. They’re easy to assemble and can even be put together by little helpers. As a bonus, you can marinate the shrimp and tomatoes ahead of time, so they’ll be ready to toss on the grill at a moment’s notice!
The trick to achieving super-crispy grilled garlic bread is to melt your garlic butter, then brush half of it on the bread before grilling. This hack from RecipeTin Eats allows the bread time to absorb the butter, so that it doesn’t drip into your grill causing flare-ups and excess charring. Then simply brush the remaining butter on the bread after you’ve grilled the cut side.
Our recipe for grilled steak salad guarantees you’ll make the most of abundant summer produce! Silky avocado-buttermilk dressing brings the whole dish together, so don’t skip it. You can prep the dressing, plus most of the veggies, in advance to make assembly a breeze. This salad also does well sitting at room temperature.
When pineapple is tossed on the grill, its sweet juices caramelize and become much more complex. In fact, the flavor profile starts to resemble common tasting notes in barrel-aged rum, which is what makes this recipe from bartender Johnny Swet and Liquor.com work so well! Consider pre-mixing a couple of rounds so you can serve these as soon as the pineapple garnish is ready.
To serve a dish “à la mode” means to top it with ice cream, which is almost always the right call when it comes to grilled desserts! When prepping these grilled apples from A Couple Cooks, try adding some ground cardamom to your sugar and spice mixture for an added touch of herbal warmth.