Summer is the perfect time to host a BBQ, so with the summer season quickly approaching it’s time to get some recipes prepared. If you’re tired of preparing the same meals each year, perhaps it’s time to mix things up a bit. Surprise your guests at your family BBQ by trying one of these great recipes.

Sweet-and-Smoky Cedar-Planked Salmon

Preparation Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of grated lemon zest
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1, 2 1/2 pound skin-on salmon fillet

Instructions:

  1. Soak a large cedar grilling plank (about 15” x 7”) in water, 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Heat grill to medium. Combine sugar, paprika, lemon zest, and 1/2 teaspoon of both salt and pepper in a bowl. Season the salmon with salt and rub spice mixture all over flesh side.
  3. Place salmon on soaked plank, skin side down. Grill, covered, to desired doneness (25 to 28 minutes for medium).

Jalapeño Popper Burgers

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella
  • 2 jalapeños, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1 1/2 angus ground beef
  • 4 burger buns

Instructions:

  1. First, make your filling. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, and jalapeños. Season with salt and pepper, then fold in cooked bacon.
  2. Form ground beef into 8 large, thin rounds (about 1/4 inches). Spoon about 1/4 cup of filling mixture onto one patty, then place a second patty on top. Pinch edges to seal burger and reshape into a disc if necessary. Repeat with remaining patties and filling mixture.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Season burgers on both sides with chili powder, salt, and pepper. Place on the grill and cook until you are pleased with how they look (about 6 minutes per side for medium).
  4. Sandwich with burger buns and serve immediately.

Pineapple Chicken Tenders

Preparation Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup of packed, brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of light soy sauce
  • 2 pounds of chicken breast tenderloins or strips
  • Wooden skewers

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix pineapple juice, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Remove from heat just before the mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Place chicken tenders in a medium bowl. Cover with the pineapple marinade you mixed, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat. Thread chicken lengthwise onto wooden skewers.
  4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken tenders 5 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. They cook quickly, so watch them closely.

Grilled Pork Chops

Preparation Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • Eight 1/2-inch bone-in pork chops (about 3 ounces each)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Begin by making the marinade. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, oil, vinegar, cumin and red pepper flakes.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper and place in a resealable plastic bag with the marinade. Let them rest on the counter for 1 hour.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Remove the pork chops from the bag and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook until the pork chop releases from the grill, after about 4 minutes.
  4. Flip and cook on the other side for another 3 minutes. If you are using a grill pan, be sure to do this in batches so you don’t steam the chops. If you have neither, you can do this in a pan.

Inspiration:

Country Living

Delish

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