May 13, 2014 – Memorial Day, for many of us, is the official start of summer. The three-day weekend brings many things – no school for the kiddos, the opening of community pools and the prepping of your grill to be the star at your barbecue. Whether you’re mastering the art of perfect sear marks on your steak or ending your meal with a sweet treat, let’s honor this day with these memorable recipes.
These kebabs and salsa offer a unique savory and sweet flavor combination that’s perfect for a crowd of kids and adults. This dish is easy to assemble and cooks in under 10 minutes. Try alternating pineapple and chicken so all of your chicken pieces can soak up the sweet juices on the grill.
Save the messiness for another time – these ribs are much easier to eat than their bone-in cousins, but still pack a ton of flavor and juiciness. Once baked, throw on the grill for a smoky taste and perfect sear marks and serve with a variety of barbeque sauces so guests can choose their favorite.
Show off your home grown garden (or your bounty of ALDI produce) with these colorful and nutritious veggie kebabs. Stack your favorite vegetables in any order you please, sprinkle with a seasoning of your choice (we like to keep it simple with salt and pepper only) and place on a hot grill for 10-15 minutes, turning frequently to avoid burning. Once cooked through, remove and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
Bananas hold up nicely on the grill and make a sweet ending to your grilled feast. Sprinkle the halved bananas with cinnamon and sugar, grill for two minutes per side, add a scoop of your favorite ice cream, top with a dollop of whipped cream and voila! A light flavorful version of a classic awaits.