With the end of summer upon us, we are looking forward to enjoying the last few weeks of outdoor cooking and grilling before fall begins. Late sunsets and warm nights make summer the perfect time to take advantage of our backyards and grills when hosting dinner parties. While grilling is fun and always delicious, it can often be tricky to think of ways to elevate the classics. Cheeseburgers and hot dogs are always crowd favorites, but if you really want to impress your friends, keep reading.
Tomato-Ricotta Grilled Pizza
This recipe for Tomato-Ricotta Grilled Pizza is an unexpected and fun way to spice up any dinner party! Grilling your pizza dough instead of baking it will give your dough a nice smoky flavor that you usually only get at restaurants. You can serve this as an appetizer or main course for your guests, and this also makes for a great family dinner. Remember: if you don’t have a pizza cutter, you can always use kitchen shears (just like they do in Italy)!
Grilled Spatchcocked Greek Chicken
If you usually serve your guests roasted chicken, this recipe is for you! If you’ve never spatchcocked a chicken, don’t be intimidated, it is not as difficult as it may seem. All you need is a great pair of kitchen shears and an 8” chef knife. With a grilling time of about 50 minutes, you will have a delicious whole grilled chicken to serve to your guests in no time. If Greek flavor is not your favorite, feel free to substitute with your favorite chicken seasonings.
Grilled Pound Cake with Peaches and Plums
Every dinner party has to end with a delicious dessert! Instead of spending hours baking desserts for your guests, this recipe for Grilled Pound Cake with Peaches and Plums comes together in just 15 minutes. You can bake your own pound cake or go the easy route and pick one up from your favorite local bakery (we choose the latter)! This recipe combines the flavors of sweet summer fruit and grill smokiness, leading to a dessert that is an elegant and unique treat.
P.S. None of these dishes would be possible without high-quality grill utensils. We recommend going with any one of our 4-Piece Grill Sets. Check them out here!