Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial day is the weekend that kicks off summer. What better way to get it started right, than to get out and grill. If you are like me, you keep things pretty standard, right? Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, maybe chicken? Well, I want you (and I) to get brave and try some new things out there on the grill.  Seafood, vegetables, ribs? You bet- we can do it!! Here are some recipes that I have book-marked to try, along with a recipe for some really easy and super yummy chicken kabobs which I make often.

First, this Honey Ginger Grilled Salmon looks amazing!

Grilled salmon with jalapeno butter sounds really good.

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp sounds like a great appetizer- or just a nice light dinner.

Speaking of bacon, this recipe has you wrapping it around fresh corn on the cob and then grilling the corn.

Marinated and Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash look really tasty.

These ribs sound fairly simple- which is good when grilling ribs is a little scary!

I hope to try these recipes this summer. I will let you know how it works out. You should try this recipe- it works out to a tasty dinner!

Chicken Kabobs
4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
4 Tbsp. Soy sauce
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. basil
Pinch of red pepper flakes

Mix all ingredients in a ziplock bag and marinate 1-2 lbs. chicken breasts that you have cut up into large chunks. Try to make all the pieces the same size- they will cook more evenly. After they have completed the marinating time, thread onto skewers. We like to cook bell pepper and onions, cut into large chunks and threaded onto their own skewers. Grill over medium heat until the chicken's juices run clear.

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