11 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes P

Summer is here and so is another delicious New England grilling season! Whether you’re celebrating Dad for Father’s Day, rolling out the stars and stripes for the Fourth of July, or getting together with family and friends for a long-awaited reunion cookout, here are some of our favorite summer grilling recipes to put on the picnic table.

Outside-In Homemade Burgers

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Outside-In Homemade Burgers

Even though condiments are incorporated into the patties, don’t hesitate to top these homemade burgers with the usual fixings. You’ll enjoy an even richer flavor. Classic Baked Beans on the side are great, too.

Shrimp and Corn “Clambake” Grill Packs

Inspired by the iconic New England clambake, these grill packs replace lobster with quick-cooking shrimp, along with spicy sausage, corn, and potatoes. Smoked mussels are optional but add a wood-fired flavor.

Brown Sugar Bourbon Steak Tips

Thanks to a boozy-sweet marinade, this recipe for brown sugar bourbon steak tips is a flavorful addition to your grilling repertoire. It’s also the most popular steak tip marinade recipe in the Yankee archives. Serve with grilled veggies.

Grilled Swordfish with Tomato and Sweet Pepper Salsa

This simple grilled swordfish topped with a fresh tomato and pepper salsa is fast and flavorful. It’s also delicious on fish tacos or grilled chicken.

Slow-Grilled Chicken Thighs with Alabama White Sauce

Grilling over lower heat is perfect for bone-in chicken thighs. Alabama white sauce is a simple vinegar-mayonnaise blend white BBQ sauce that’s fantastic on chicken and pork. If you think barbecue sauce should always come in shades of red, you’re in for a delightful surprise.

Pull-Apart Skillet Garlic Bread

Michael Piazza | Food Styling by Catrine Kelty | Prop Styling by Caroline Woodward

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Pull-Apart Skillet Garlic Bread

These buttery skillet garlic pull-apart rolls are a major crowd-pleaser. They’re easiest to bake in a lidded charcoal or gas grill, but you can also make them in a covered skillet over a fire pit.

Grilled Ratatouille Salad with Lemony Herb Dressing

Celebrate the bounty of summer with this ratatouille salad, an update on a classic French dish.

Grilled Zucchini Salad

In this flavorful and fresh summer zucchini salad, zucchini slices are lightly browned, then tossed with fresh herbs, almonds, Parmesan, and lemon.

Grilled Corn with Herbed Bacon Butter

Fresh herbs and crisp bacon elevate buttered, grilled corn to delicious new heights in this easy summer recipe.

Campfire S’Mores Dip

Michael Piazza | Food Styling by Catrine Kelty | Prop Styling by Caroline Woodward

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Campfire S’Mores Dip

This gooey skillet s’mores dip couldn’t be simpler: You just melt some chocolate in a skillet, top with marshmallows, cover, and cook. To eat, dip the graham crackers into the sauce. If you want a nicely browned top, it does help to have access to an oven’s broiler, a small kitchen torch, or a carefully wielded flaming branch.

Apple-Cranberry Slab Pie

There’s something homey and endearing about slab pies, which makes them perfect for a summer party. It also helps that they’re portable and easy to cut up and serve. This apple-cranberry slab pie offers the perfect combination of sweet-tart flavors.

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