5 Unexpected Grilling Recipes to Make All Summer

Are you looking to refresh your grilling repertoire this season? There’s nothing wrong with a reliable burger, but if you are hosting a dinner party, you may want to elevate the fare. Explore the delicious ways that lighter meats like pork, veal, and chicken can improve every summertime gathering.

From Memorial Day weekend to the last cookout of late summer, here are 5 recipes that will serve you well all season. 

1. Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

This easy recipe for chicken satay is packed with Southeast Asian flavor. A long marinade in coconut milk and 8 different aromatics makes for super tender chicken that’s highly flavored in every bite. And everyone loves eating from a skewer at an outdoor party!

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Grilled Pork Chops with Citrus Butter

Berkshire pork is naturally juicy and flavorful, and a lighter meat to enjoy at warm-weather gatherings. Zesty citrus butter adds a just enough of a lift to these grilled porterhouse chops without overpowering them.

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Peri-Peri Grilled Baby Chicken

It’s not just chicken, but juicy, mild poussin, the perfect vehicle for the spicy peri-peri marinade in our easy recipe. Garlic, lemon, oregano, and fresh chilis come together for big flavor payoff. Butterfly and marinate the night before your gathering, then grill this super-tender chicken for about 15 minutes for perfect results.

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Tuscan-Style Veal Chops

Anyone can throw a steak on the grill, but how many veal chops have you eaten at a summer party? You’ve been missing out! These juicy veal chops are very simply – and quickly – grilled with garlic and fresh herbs. Packed with fresh flavor from a drizzle of olive oil and squeeze of grilled lemon before serving adds a mellow, citrus kick.

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Spiced Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Just like your favorite Middle Eastern restaurant makes, these juicy spiced ground lamb kebabs are delicious on pita with herbed yogurt and cool, crisp veggies. Extra-wide double skewers make them easy to turn over smoking hot coals. The best part? They take just minutes to make.

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Do you have a grilling go-to? Tell us in the comments … we love to know what’s cooking.


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