Meat is awesome in all its forms—steaks, chicken, lamb, pork chops, bacon, and even fish, they’re all amazing! However, eating the same stuff can get tedious. In fact, a Statista report stated that, “88% percent of U.S. consumers typically barbecue meat or steaks.”
Everyone likes a little variety when they go to a cookout, and if you keep serving the same stuff, your next barbecue may put you on the neighborhood blacklist. Nobody wants that. It’s time to break the cycle, determine your individual cooking style, and start grilling!
Become a Grill Master
Start off by getting some high tech, trendy accessories to use with the grill. Items such as heat resistant silicone cooking gloves and windproof butane lighters should do the trick. Even if you don’t really know what you’re doing, these accessories will make it look like you do. Once you’re ready to go, it’s time to decide what you’re going to cook. We’ve put together a few ideas of what items you can grill other than meat this summer.
Instead of sliding it in the oven, put it on the grill. You can still use the cooking instructions that come with it; get the grill up to the recommended temperature and lay down the frozen pizza—it’s that simple. That smoky flavor will change the way you cook frozen pizza forever.
Corn on the cob
A summer staple, corn on the cob tastes great on the grill. Leave the corn in the husk and cook it using indirect heat. It may take a while, as the corn is steaming inside the husk. Once it’s done, peel the husk back and leave it on the grill for a few minutes—this will give it a nice char. Use the husk as a holder while you eat.
Grilled cheese sandwich
You need to grill this; the name alone demands it! Butter the bread and assemble the sandwich as you normally would. Cook it for two to three minutes, then rotate it 90 degrees and cook for another two to three minutes. Flip it and repeat. You’ll love the end result.
Don’t spoon guacamole onto your grill—it will be a mess. Halve some avocados, take out the pit, and put them on the grill. A few minutes will be enough to get them soft and smoky. From here, you can make guacamole as you normally would.
Cut off the stems and clean the caps. Next, brush on a mixture of melted butter, garlic, and onion and let it sit, gills up, for an hour. Once it’s ready, you’ll want to grill the mushrooms for 10 minutes. Immediately serve it as is or make a sandwich.