34 Tasty Summer Grilling Recipe Roundup

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34 Tasty Summer Grilling Recipe Favorites!

The summer months are a great time to get out to the park or beach and have fun with family or friends. During these occasions, it’s common for people to have a barbecue and enjoy a great day of grilling with family and loved ones. Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your grilling experience. Here’s an awesome summer grilling round-up of 34 tasty summer grilling recipes you’re sure to love!

Safe Summer Grilling Tips

Summer is here and the grilling season is officially upon us. Many of us will be enjoying fun BBQ parties with friends and family all summer long. Before you fire up the grill and enjoy those yummy burgers, fresh fish filets, veggies and steaks, check out these tips to help make your grilling experience a little healthier.

Marinate – Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are substances that form when a chemical found in muscle called creatine reacts with amino acids which are the building blocks of protein during high heat grilling and pan frying. Research shows that these compounds increase the risk of certain cancers such as stomach cancer. Marinated meats produce less of these substances. Lemon and vinegar based marinades work well because the acidity prevents HCAs from adhering to the meat. Marinating with fresh or dried herbs such as rosemary, oregano, sage or thyme lowers risk of the cancer-causing compounds by up to 90%. Are you a beer drinker? Crack open a bottle, marinating meat in beer can slash the risk by 88%.

Don’t Overcook Your Food – You can also help counteract the adverse effects of HCAs by not overcooking the meat, frequently turning meat on the grill, cooking at lower temperatures and using smaller cuts of meat.

Be Very Careful With Raw Meat – Keep food in the refrigerator right up until the time you’re ready to throw it on the grill. Handle raw meats properly, cross-contamination is the leading cause of food poisoning. Use different cutting boards for meats and veggies and wash your hands and utensils regularly. Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly to remove pathogens.

Don’t Leave Perishable Foods Out For too Long – When left out, food can begin to develop harmful bacteria after only 2 hours. Various bacteria can cause food poisoning so put all perishable foods back in the frig within that time frame.

Remember to make sure and cook the burgers through. When under the pressure of grilling large quantities of food for a group of hungry friends, you might feel rushed to quickly finish each burger and put on the next. Don’t be deterred and instead, take your time finishing each burger as they become ready. People will be happier to eat later than to get sick from raw meat!

Choose Grass-fed Beef – It has more omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid. It’s also lower in fat and calories. It has more nutrients. Studies show that grass-fed meat is 2 to 3 times higher in the cancer-fighting fat CLA, has 60% more omega-3s and 200% more vitamin E. Organic chicken has 28% more omega-3 fatty acids. Organic is the healthiest option. Be sure to use a food thermometer whenever you cook so you can check your meat to make sure your food is cooked to the proper temperatures. Happy grilling!

34 Tasty Summer Grilling Recipes

Grilled Mackerel Fillets

 

Thai Grilled Chicken With Lemon Grass, Basil and Lime

Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Blue Cheese and Bacon Low Carb!

grilled cabbage steaks blue cheese bacon

Grilled Tenderloin Tacos

grilled tenderloin tacos

Grilled Pomegranate Harissa Chicken

 

Grilled Garlic Butter Shrimp Skewers

grilled butter shrimp skewers

Easy Hawaiian Steak Skewers

Citrus Marinade Grilled Swordfish

grilled swordfish

Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avocado Lime Sauce

grilled fish tacos

Jalapeno stuffed burgers

jalapeno burger grilled

5 Ingredient – Coconut Rum Grilled Shrimp!

Grilled Peaches and Cherries with Cinnamon Honey and Syrup

grilled peaches and cherries

Grilled Caprese Zucchini Boats

grilled zucchini boats

Rockin’ Dry Rubbed Grilled Ribs

Dijon Balsamic Grilled Pork Tenderloin

grilled pork tenderloin

Keto BBQ SAUCE

keto bbq sauce

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

 

Easy Grilled Fajita Burgers With Guacamole

 

Grilling the Perfect Steak

grilling perfect steak

Farmers Market Chimichurri Steak Salad

 

Veggie Kebabs with Cilantro Chimichurri

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