Bobby Flay once said, “Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining. Everyone wants to get involved.” Isn’t that what summer is all about – having fun with friends and family without a lot of fancy, formal fluff? When you think of summer don’t you think of a party on the patio, with guests wearing flip-flops and bug spray while eating on Styrofoam plates with plastic utensils? And in order to get that party started, you have to fire up the ol’ grill. We at Mr. Appliance love a good party on the patio – it’s part of a summer lifestyle. We also love a plate full of food right off the grill. So, here are our top grilled foods for a complete meal. We’d love to know your favorite grilled foods!
- Hamburger Patty
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No need to complicate the hamburger patty. Keep it simple with a little salt and pepper on each side. The pizazz in the burger will be in the Horseradish Mustard Mayonnaise. Mouths are sure to water.
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Who wants to top a burger with an ordinary raw onion? Everyone does that. Make your burgers stand out by adding grilled onions. Grilling onions brings out a mellow sweetness that is sure to delight the taste buds of your guests. And as a side note, with grilled onions you won’t have the onion-breath issue you do with raw onions.
- Corn on the Cob
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Spread a mixture of salted butter, lime juice, honey, chili powder and a dash of cayenne powder on your corn cobs for a sweet and spicy treat that will leave your guests wanting, maybe even begging, for more.
- Veggie Kabobs
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You have to admit, there’s something fun about eating a kabob. Plus kabobs are a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the local fresh produce.
- Pound Cake
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Surprise your guests with a grilled dessert. Slice a pound cake and brush with melted butter. Grill each side for 2 minutes per side and top with a warm berry sauce. Delicious, yummy goodness fresh off the grill.