Grilling for the Summer

Well, the dog days of summer are officially here, and for those of us who don’t have the luxury of central A/C, it’s just too hot to go home and turn on the oven to cook dinner.

In an effort to avoid going hungry all summer, I went on a mission to find some great summer recipes that only involve one cooking method: Grilling. And I’m not talking about just hot dogs and hamburgers. I’m talking appetizers, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts, too!

Appetizers and Salads

Grilled Romaine Salad with Willowtree’s Caesar Dressing

Grilled Romaine Salad with Willowtree%27s Caesar Dressing

Grilled Watermelon Salad


Herb-Brilled Tomatoes


Main Dishes

Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter

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Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewers with Smoky Paprika Glaze 


Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Basil-Caper Butter 



Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn


Grilled Asparagus with Caper Vinaigrette

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

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Barbecued Apple Crisp

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Brown-Sugar Grilled Peaches

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No special recipe needed here!


Now that I have compiled all my recipes, the only thing standing between me and a great summer meal is the fact that I don’t have the slightest idea of how to operate a grill. Anyone have any tips for me?