As the weather sizzles around the country and heat indexes are soaring, we’re looking for foods to grill this summer and keep the oven off.
We’ve chosen 7 of our favorite delicious outdoor meals from Sunset Magazine that you can enjoy on the grill, at camp and more.
Smoked Ribs with Huckleberry BBQ Sauce
This recipe, from chef David Kreifels of Laurelhurst Market in Portland, strikes the perfect balance between smoky, spicy, salty, and fruity. You’ll need applewood chips, sold with grilling supplies, and a drip pan.
A simple glaze of brown sugar, mustard, and thyme highlights salmon’s delicate sweetness. This dish is great for serving a crowd at camp.
Camp Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Sausage, and Fontina
A pizza recipe you can make at your campsite. For efficient prep, bring the ingredients in sealed containers, grouped by use.
Chicken with Spicy Corn on the Cob and Grilled Lettuces
Russell Moore, chef and owner at Camino restaurant in Oakland, has a technique for grilling chicken breast—and it’s the juiciest version ever, protected from overcooking by the bones and skin. “Don’t cook it too fast,” he adds. “You don’t want it burnt outside and raw inside.” His clever way of producing an entire dinner over one fire is a technique you’ll want to implement!
Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Coconut Chutney
Designed for cilantro fans, this Indian-style chutney gives chicken breasts loads of flavor and keeps them moist in their parchment-paper packets. Don’t let the grill get over 425°, or the paper may catch on fire.
Indian-Spiced Lamb Kebabs
They’re simple, fun, and deliver the flavors you crave. The smells coming off the grill are heavenly when you cook these delectable meat-and-vegetable skewers. If you’re not a lamb fan, use beef instead.
Chicken Enchilada Nacho Bowls
Shockingly easy. These nacho bowls include chicken in a spicy sauce, tortilla chips, lettuce, and a squeeze of lime.