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15 Items That Taste Exceptionally Better Grilled

By Sai Shanmuka Vangmaye Maddulapalli September 05, 2022

Grilling can outperform any preparation, including raw, sautéed, fried, or even baked.

The grilling season might range from just a few months during the summer to all year long, depending on where you reside. 

Steak on a grill

Whether you have unlimited access to the grill or have to wait patiently for warmer weather, grilling enhances the flavor of almost any item, not just meat.

As an illustration, cooking fruit over a fire allows the fruit's naturally occurring sugar to caramelize, something only a grill can duplicate. Find out which are the best grill recipes that taste better when they're grilled and which ones gain flavor when they're cooked on the grill.

Before reading about the grilling recipes, it is important to learn about the essential requirements for grilling:

Things for grilling

1. Grill Spatula

Whether you are grilling with charcoal or gas, a barbecue spatula is one of the most essential tools. To flip hamburgers and other grilled foods without coming too close to the flames, a decent spatula will feature a long, heat-resistant handle.

2. Grill Brush

A grill brush is a necessary piece of equipment for anyone who likes to cook outside. A decent grill brush will assist in cleaning the grilling surface of debris and residue, keeping the grill clean and guaranteeing that the food will taste excellent and fresh.

3. Meat Thermometer

A meat thermometer is one of the most crucial instruments for success, as any grill expert will tell you. While there are numerous aspects of grilling meat that can be controlled, including temperature, cooking time, and fuel type.

Check out this article to learn more about the best grilling accessories.


Find out the delicious recipes that taste better when they're grilled and which ones gain flavor when they're cooked on the grill:

1. Watermelon

Grilling such a cool fruit may seem counterproductive because there is nothing quite like biting into a chilly piece of watermelon. Well, it's not. Feta and balsamic vinegar go great with grilled watermelon. 

By combining salt, fresh lime juice, honey, and salt, you may make spicy watermelon. Once all the charcoal is ignited and coated with gray ash, pour out and distribute the coals evenly across the whole area of the coal grate.


2. Pineapple

One of the major reasons you might like pineapple so much is that it contains a lot of juice. However, grilling the fruit enables the extra liquid to drop off, which might make cleanup easier. To add some sweetness to a savory dish, grill pineapple rings for a sundae or lay them on top of burger patties.

3. Salmon

In need of a quick summer meal? A quick summer supper winner is plain, grilled salmon topped with fresh avocado and corn salad.

Salmon cooks quickly; if you cook it for more than approximately 10-15 minutes, you'll have serious dryness problems, especially if you're using a grill. You have two options to make grilled salmon: roast it with salt and pepper or stew it in green curry sauce.

Grilled salmon

If meticulous cooking isn't your thing, you could also coat the fish with your preferred sauce and olive oil and place it right on the grill.

4. Eggplant

Everyone likes eggplant because it tastes great. Grilled eggplant is coated in a fantastic garlic and herb oil, which gives them so much flavor, and is soft in the middle with slightly burnt edges.

Grilled eggplant

Grilled eggplant can be kept for a few days in the fridge without going soft, in contrast to other grilled veggies like zucchini. The leftovers are highly adaptable and can be used in numerous ways. These fit the keto diet and are low-carb.

5. Chicken Breasts

Chicken breasts that have been grilled can be considered boring. When chicken is grilled too frequently, it becomes chewy or dried out. But grilled chicken is guaranteed to taste delicious when it's coated in a super-quick marinade composed of balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, dried thyme, and brown sugar.

Grilled chicken breast

 In a medium bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil, and brown sugar with the chicken to be grilled. Add pepper and salt to taste. The bowl should then be mixed with the chicken.

Leave it to marinate for no longer than 20 minutes, up to a day. Turn the grill's heat up to medium-high. Grill the chicken for six minutes on each side after adding, and baste often with any remaining marinade.  Before serving, garnish the grilled chicken with parsley.

6. Peaches

A ripe, sticky-sweet peach is the best. Additionally, while you may simply bite into a peach, cooking with them is fantastic. One of the greatest ways to consume peaches is grilled while they are in season, which is from May to September with peak months in July and August.

Four Peaches

Choose the best you can make grilled peaches. Heat the grill to medium-high before preparing the peaches. Peaches should be grilled for 4 to 5 minutes, cut-side down, until tender. Brush with oil.

Skin-side down, flip, and grill for a further 4 to 6 minutes, or until practically falling apart. Serve this grilled meal with sweet and tangy sauce on the side.

7. Tomatoes

The nicest aspect of summer may be fresh tomatoes. Normally, people like to eat them raw with a big amount of salt or in a bruschetta, but grilling them has amazing benefits.

The direct heat also brings some of the rich savory tastes that you may get in tomato sauce without causing the tomato to entirely disintegrate.

Grilled tomatoes and Bacon

The char from the grill not only adds a tiny bitterness that balances a tomato's acidity and sweetness exceptionally effectively.

8. Pork

Each freshly grilled pork chop is covered in a simple glaze composed of savory soy sauce, sweet honey, lime juice, and fresh garlic. Honey, soy sauce, and garlic are brought to a boil in a pot before being reduced to a simmer for five minutes to cook the garlic.

Add black pepper after taking the pan off the heat. Pork chops should be salted on both sides while the grill is heated to 450 degrees. Pork chops should be seared for about 7 minutes total, flipping regularly to create a crisp on both sides.

9. Corn

Grilled corn on the cob is mandatory when the weather is warm. What could be better than the sweetness and crunch that come with delicious summer grilled corn, enhanced by a hint of smoky char?

Peeling back the husks just enough to see the kernels makes it simple to identify the tastiest ears of corn when purchasing it on the cob. To prepare grilled corn turn the grill's heat to high and let it run for ten minutes.

Grilled Corn

Add the corn and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned all over. Sprinkle salt and butter over the warm corn.

10. Shrimp

This recipe for grilled shrimp is quick and simple to make and is sure to be a favorite at any barbecue. If the weather is bad, the grilled shrimp also cook well under the broiler. To make grilled shrimp on the barbecue, Grill at a medium temperature.

Salt and garlic should be mixed with a fork in a small basin. Add the paprika and cayenne. Lemon juice and olive oil can be combined to make a paste. The shrimp and garlic paste should be combined in a large basin. Completely cover the shrimp by tossing.


11. Beans

One option to prepare for your grill party is grilled beans. A little preparation is required to get green beans prepared for the grill.

Washing and drying the green beans should come first. Trim the stem ends after that, as they can be fibrous and difficult to chew. To prevent sticking to the grill and enhance flavor, the beans will need some fat.

Choose coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil. Toss the beans in your chosen oil. With cherry tomatoes, shallots, and feta cheese, make a grilled green bean salad. Add fresh black pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice to the dish.

Combine them with all of your other favorite grilled vegetables in a pasta salad.

12. Lamb

The best time to prepare grilled lamb chops is in the spring. If you're like the majority of individuals in my family, you might believe that lamb has a strong flavor.

Grilled lamb

The secret to cooking lamb well is knowing which items bring forth their unique taste. A few excellent flavors for lamb are mint, oregano, fennel, lemon, garlic, and oregano.

13. Cauliflower

Fried cauliflower is frequently offered with ranch as an appetizer. However, if you're attempting to lose weight, it might be time to choose a healthy option for the fried form of this vegetable.

Cut the cauliflower into thick slices that resemble steaks, then cook the cruciferous vegetable at low heat until it is soft. Then turn the heat to high to give it a beautiful char. If you'd like, add herbs like cilantro or parsley to the cooked cauliflower.

14. Bananas

Although banana splits have always been popular, have you ever had one that has been grilled? A caramelized flavor that results from grilling banana pairs beautifully with something cool and sweet, like a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

15. Donuts

Donuts are already too good to resist when they're fried, but grilling them brings forth much more flavor. A dozen doughnuts should be gathered, cut in half, and then placed on the grill. To add a special touch to your grilled doughnut masterpiece, you may even make a fruit sauce using blueberries, butter, and sugar.


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