Ready to cook outside?
This warmer weather just begs for the doors to be opened and the grills to be lit.
To get you inspired, we tried a little of everything — and found that no matter what we threw on the grill, it ramped up the flavor to create an easy meal full of spring tastes.
What’d We Cook?
Grilled on either a regular gas grill or a gas flat top grill.
Wings — Purchased refrigerated 3-pack from Costco and marinated with Primo Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette and salt for a bit before putting on the flat top grill. We went with a simple marinade but feel free to experiment with the many marinade options available.
Steak — Purchased from a local butcher and prepared with some kosher salt and cooked on the grill. We timed it for medium-rare (about 4 minutes per side).
Cod — Purchased from a frozen supplier and cooked on the gas grill with some salt.
Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
Tomatoes, green beans, and peppers — Cooked on the flat top grill with a slight vegetable oil base and seasoned with kosher salt.
Asparagus and corn — Cooked on the grill with a spray butter seasoning.
Lemons — Cooked on the grill.
Limes — Cooked on the flat top grill.
Strawberries — Cooked lightly on the grill.
*All fruits were cooked for just a few minutes.
Tortillas —Lightly crisped on flat top grill.
Lemon pound cake — Purchased from a local grocery store and cut into slices and lightly toasted on the grill.
By Anita Oldham | Photos by Melissa Donald