Grill up an entire meal with these tips and recipes from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
In the Midwest, grilling goes on all year round. However, warmer weather is peak grill season – graduation parties, family reunions, summer cookouts, etc. While the main dish is typically made on the grill, you can actually make full meals on the grill, too. Blain’s Farm & Fleet has compiled some full meals you can make on the grill, as well as some quick tips to get you started. Let’s get grilling!
Quick Tips for Grilling Whole Meals
- Prep well in advance – For success, you’ll want to create a prep plan. This includes marinating any meats, cutting up vegetables and preparing the grill. Make sure you have all your grilling tools, serving platters and seasonings all ready to go.
- Make a grilling timeline – Coordinating vegetables, meats and more all require different cooking times and different temperatures. Know when you’re going to put food on the grill and when you’re going to take it off.
- Keep it simple – Don’t go overboard with complicated recipes. Keep appetizers and sides fairly simple – grilled vegetables are always an easy side dish to make. Even a simple bruschetta or grilled ciabatta bread make for a good starter.
Whole Meal Grill Recipes
Enjoy a seafood boil without the mess, using this recipe from Weber. The shrimp, clams, sausage, corn and potatoes are all neatly wrapped in foil packets that you can just throw on the grill. When it’s ready, simply pour the contents into a bowl and enjoy. Easy to make and easy cleanup.
The chicken, chile peppers and corn are all cooked on the grill for this spicy, savory soup from Weber. Top the soup off with tortilla chips, cilantro, lime wedges and sour cream for the perfect meal.
This recipe from the Recipe Critic is easy to make – and the sauce is deliciously packed with flavor. You can make the grilled chicken along with their grilled pineapple recipe for a complete summertime meal.
Pizza is always a great meal. A grill is hotter than your oven, and it you’ll get a nice crispy crust. Read through our tips and grilled pizza recipes to create the perfect meal on the grill.
Grilling out is one of the best parts of spring and summer. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we understand. That’s why we carry everything you need to become a grill master. From charcoal and gas grills to grilling tools to seasonings, you can grill up your favorite dishes all year round. For more grill recipes and tips, visit our Grilling & Patio blog.