Father’s Day Dinner Ideas

This year, treat dad to a delicious Father’s Day Dinner. To make planning easier, we’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes that we think dad will love. Each and every recipe listed below have been tested, and sampled, by us. It seems that most dads like to be king-of-the-grill, offering hot dogs and steaks or whole fish and kabobs. We’re also big fans of the grill! We find that using our Eastern Shore Honey on the grill is amazing. The sweetness and sugar in the honey will caramelize and develop a rich smokey flavor in the heat.

Grill in a backyard during the summer

One of our favorite honey to use for grilling is Orange Blossom. This honey is very thick, and almost buttery, and makes a beautiful glaze. Blueberry Honey is equally as good and can be blended with olive oil, seasonings, and lemon juice for chicken or fish. At Waxing Kara we are always sharing ways to use honey with every meal.

Father’s Day Dinner Salad and Starters

This is a perfect time of the year to visit the farmers market and pick up whatever is straight out of the field. There is nothing better than fresh-picked produce with handmade delicious dressings.

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

A recipe for every season, especially the new year for all those greens you resolved to eat.
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We love to have a couple of interesting starters at family get-togethers. Especially the kind that you can pick up with your hands! If you’re a fan of Asian-inspired food and wings, try our Thai Chicken Wings. It’s very easy to make and can be adapted to suit whatever cooking method you prefer. This recipe can be prepared the night before and served cold as a starter for guests as they arrive.

Thai Chicken Wings

These Thai Chicken Wings are easy to make, baked, sweet and spicy and truly delicious!
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Artichokes seem intimidating, but they don’t have to be! 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 it.

Grilled Artichokes with Vinaigrette

Grilled Artichokes served with Thai Honey Vinaigrette are delicious anytime you can get your hands on fresh artichokes.
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Main Course Ideas for Father’s Day Dinner

What’s dad’s favorite meal? Does he love chicken and seafood, or is he a red meat guy? Whatever the case may be, these Bee Inspired® recipes will bring a smile to his face. And, you’ll love them too!

For the vegetarian guys out there, our Seitan Skewers with Chimichurri Citrus-Herb Sauce make a great meal! If seitan isn’t your thing, tofu, chicken, or fish would also work well with the sauce in this recipe.

Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

Making scratch Seiten is not an easy task. It takes a lot of time (at least a half-day) You knead a dough ball of wheat gluten for at least an hour in ice-cold water to turn it into wheat protein. To make this recipe easier, I buy seitan from my local organic market and strongly suggest you do the same.
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One of our favorite recipes is Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken. It’s very quick and simple to make, and pairs well with grilled veggies and potato dishes. Leftovers can be enjoyed cold for lunch the next day.

Honey-Glazed Chicken Recipe

This grilled Honey-Glazed chicken recipe is ready in about an hour and it's easy to make.
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Our Honey Glazed Salmon is fast and easy, and perfect as a light meal during any warm summer day. Dad will love this paired with grilled veggies, rice pilaf, or these healthy mashed sweet potatoes.

Honey-Glazed Salmon

Our Honey Citrus Glazed Salmon is a perfect light meal, and it's made all the better with fresh-caught fish.
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Dad will love our BBQ Brisket recipe made with our very own, honey BBQ sauce. Even though store-bought BBQ sauce is sometimes easier, creating this sauce from scratch adds that special extra touch for dad.

Honey BBQ Brisket

Everything tastes better when you make it from scratch. This BBQ brisket features our very own Honey BBQ Sauce. try this delicious preparation. If you like Brisket, you'll love this recipe!
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Last for the main course, this beef tenderloin steak with mushroom sauce may be the best dinner for the meat-lover, carnivore dad this Father’s Day, but, remember that veggies are just as important too!

Steak with Mushroom Sauce

Steak with Mushroom Sauce redefines comfort food in the midst of winter
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Don’t forget about the sides!

Since it’s the best time of the year for produce, have at it. The asparagus, bok choy, carrots, all that is coming in from the farm. This is when veggies are freshest. These sides could make the meal for vegetarian dads. This sweet and spicy Asparagus Carrot Stir-Fry has Thai roots, and it’s deliciously simple to make!

Thai Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

A sweet and potentially spicy stir-fry. Tamari soy sauce, red pepper, and sesame oil combine to give the vegetables a southeast Asian flair.
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These grilled heirloom carrots make an excellent side dish to add color and brighten any meal. The dressing is versatile and can be added to any vegetable that can be grilled such as corn, asparagus, and onions.

Colorful Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots

Made with a glaze of honey, garlic, and dijon, these Honey Mustard Roasted Carrots are a colorful addition to the dinner table. Mix in your other favorite root vegetables, like potatoes or parsnips, for a wide variety of tastes. The glaze we used would also be fantastic on Brussels sprouts or beets!
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Our Grilled Vegetables make a perfect side to any meal. Made with our honey balsamic dressing, they brighten up any meal. And, they’re pretty darn yummy, too!

Grilled Summer Vegetables with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Visit the local market, pick up as many different color vegetables that you can find and bring them home for grilling.
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For Dad’s Sweet Tooth

An easy dessert for any summer meal while the grill is still hot. So simple! Cut the peaches in half, wipe them with a bit of olive oil so that they don’t stick, start face up and drizzle the inside of the peach with honey, grill both sides. Serve with greek yogurt and Eastern Shore Nut and Honey Nut Granola. The perfect ending to a perfect dinner for dad.

Honey Grilled Peaches

Take advantage of summer's peach harvest by trying these Honey Grilled Peaches. Caramelized on the grill with our Honey, the fruit becomes soft, warm, and pairs perfectly with ice cream.
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If you cook up any of these great father’s day recipes, tag us on Instagram! We always love seeing what you’re up to.