Fire up those grills because summer is finally here. These seven grill recipes from Taste and See‘s CATERING La Jolla are ready to go as soon as you emerge from your winter hibernation. From Olive and Basil’s extensive roster of summer meals that are delicious and DIY-able to boot, these unique and flavorful dishes have a little something for everyone. And you’ll still have enough time after making them to fully enjoy those summer nights we’ve all been waiting for.
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- Maple Sriracha Grilled Pork Chops
This pork chop recipe is a make-ahead miracle. Simply marinate for a few hours in a flavorful fiesta of Sriracha, maple syrup, lime juice, and garlic before tossing on the grill for a few minutes on each side. Whether you’re feeding the neighborhood or dining solo, these pork chops should be on the menu of CATERING La Jolla.
- Grilled Chicken Caprese With Balsamic Glaze
If chicken is more your style, check out this grilled dish that doubles as our beloved Caprese salad. Layering the chicken breasts with slices of mozzarella on the grill gives you a slightly melted layer of cheese that’s just waiting to be topped with juicy summer tomatoes and a sweet balsamic glaze.
- Mozzarella and Pesto Stuffed Chicken With Zoodles
While you may think stuffed anything and a grated grill may be a recipe for disaster, these stuffed chicken breasts are grilled with a spill-free guarantee thanks to the help of toothpicks. Simply slice a slit into the chicken, fill with the pesto-mozzarella mixture, and sew the sides together with toothpicks. Serve on top of zoodles for a fresh and healthy base that’s tough to come by at your average BBQ.
Don’t let the cooking time scare you—these ribs are worth the wait. Plus, your refrigerator and grill will be doing most of the work, anyway. Cooking the ribs low and slow brings out the sweet and spicy flavors of the balsamic, garlic, and rosemary rub. Most importantly, finish with a sweet BBQ sauce that puts store-bought versions to shame.
- Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad With Chicken Sausage
Caesar salad is a summer party staple. But why did nobody ever think to beef it up a little? While we’re not talking beef in the literal sense here—a little chicken will do the trick—charred sausage slices take this salad from appetizer status to a hearty main dish. And by grilling the romaine (haven’t you always wanted to set a salad on fire?), every bite has an irresistibly smoky flavor.
- Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Kabobs
You can’t spell barbecue without kabobs. OK—maybe you can, but skewers of any kind make for an easy app, a meaty main dish, or even a refreshing dessert. With a little grilled pineapple, these chicken meatball kabobs combine meat with the perfect amount of sweet. With just three minutes of grilling time per side and a pineapple-infused teriyaki sauce to bring it all together, these delicious meatballs risk getting gobbled up before making it onto a skewer.
- Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs
Rainy summer days are inevitable. But if you’re craving that just-off-the-grill flavor and tenderness during a washout, your Instant Pot is a great backup. Prep these baby backs with a four-spice rub to bring out all the juicy flavors without overpowering the meat. In just 35 minutes, you can cook ALL the ribs without ever having to step outside.