Posted on 27 Apr 2021
While we love a classic hot dog or juicy hamburger as much as the next person, sometimes branching out when you grill can be fun! As you’re getting your patio ready for summer and breaking out your barbecue, the Reunion community has collected suggestions for exciting grilled meals to ensure you have a memorable and delicious summer.
Balsamic Vegetable Kabobs
Grilled vegetables are the perfect pairing for your chicken or pork chops. We recommend marinating a variety of chopped summer produce — zucchini, onions, bell peppers — in a mix of balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, and salt to taste, then use the same marinade for your meat to save time without compromising on flavor. After marinating for several hours or even overnight, place the pieces of cut vegetables on wooden or metal skewers. Make sure to rotate the vegetable kabobs as you grill them to ensure even cooking. You probably already have all the materials you need stocked in your kitchen — these could be part of your dinner tonight!
Cilantro-Lime Grilled Salmon
Don’t overlook seafood when planning your next grilled meal. For cilantro lime grilled salmon, prepare your fillets by patting dry and then place on the grill for about 15 minutes, flipping halfway. Allow to rest while you prepare the sauce in a pan: Melt butter and add in some honey, several cloves of garlic, fresh lime juice, then salt and pepper to taste. Plate your salmon and drizzle the reduction over each fillet — garnish with chopped cilantro and enjoy on your patio for a food-focused weekend with friends.
Grilled Peruvian Chicken
Looking for a different take on classic BBQ chicken? Try spicing it up with exotic seasoning! Grilled peruvian chicken (pollo a la brasa) brings sweet heat with an olive oil-based marinade that includes a touch of agave syrup and is packed with spices like cumin and paprika. For a stronger flavor, allow your chicken to sit in the sauce overnight in a sealed container. Generously spread the marinade to fully coat the chicken and grill on medium-high to sear both sides, then continue on a lower heat to finish cooking. Serve with an herby green sauce and eat at your family dining room for a casual weeknight meal.
Is there one recipe in particular you especially look forward to as grill season approaches? We hope you’ll share it with your Reunion community neighbors!