Summer Grilling Roundup

With this summer grilling roundup, you can avoid heating up your home and cook in the open air instead. Foods made on the grill can be lower in calories than those cooked on a stovetop, and have a delicious smokiness that your traditional range won’t provide. Using our Eastern Shore Honey on the grill gives your food a mellow sweetness that enhances savory meats and vegetables.

Summertime is nice and hot, but your kitchen doesn’t have to be!

When grilling, it’s important to note that gas is healthier option than charcoal. Charcoal grills release more carbon than gas, and they can (potentially) add some chemical compounds to your food, if overly “charred”. Although you would have to consume a lot of char-grilled foods to see adverse effects, it’s best advised to use gas over charcoal when possible.

Our Top Summer Grilling Recipes

One of our favorite grilled recipes is this Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken. This is a great weekend meal and can be paired with any number of grilled veggies. It’s as easy to make as it is delicious. The honey caramelizes and creates a deep rich flavor.

This honey glazed chicken is so delicious, you'll want to invite friends over for a cookout.

Another delicious and healthy way to prepare grilled chicken is by making Kabobs with chicken breast. They’re light, healthy, and a breeze to make!

summer grilling chicken kabob closeup

This BBQ Brisket recipe made with our special honey BBQ sauce is a hearty way to feed weekend guests. When cooked slowly with indirect heat, the brisket is moist and tender. Great for sandwiches. One of our favorites is a brisket sandwich served with homemade healthy slaw.

Simple Brisket Recipe with Onion, Garlic and Spices Made in the Crock Pot. Easy, Tender, Delicious.

Artichokes are a delicacy that you definitely shouldn’t pass up. Our Grilled Artichokes with Thai Honey Vinaigrette just take a little bit of prep work to get ready, but they’re delicious and very well worth the time. They dazzle your guests.

Artichokes with the choke

Grilled Summer Vegetables are healthy and quick to prepare, and with the summer harvest in full swing you have lots of options to chose from. The beauty of this dish is that you really can’t mess it up! Our guests go crazy over thick-cut onions on the grill. It reminds them of onion rings, without any of the unhealthy part.

Summer Grilling Vegetables on a wood platter with a napkin and olive oil, in time for National Vegetarian Month

And we always save the best for last. Grilling fruit is so sexy and so easy. For two or twenty. Keep the grill on during dinner and let all the previous grill remnants burn off. When you’re ready, slice up fresh-cut pineapple in thick slices or peaches or plums, remove the pit and place flesh side down on the grill. Get a good char, flip, and drizzle with honey. Honey Grilled Peaches are our favorite. The flavors come together and offer a wonderful refreshment to your palette. Serve with your favorite ice cream or sorbet.

honey grilled peaches

If you decide to make any of these grilling recipes, or any variation that we’ve suggested, why not take a photo and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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