Along with sizzling steak, these grilled Greek kababs can be a summer favorite. Read on for the recipe, plus five steps for turning out a a great steak. Photo by: familyfeatures.com
June 24, 2020 10:45:31 AM
The first thought that comes to mind when picturing grilling in the summer sun might be a perfectly cooked steak or a juicy burger, but no backyard barbecue is complete without the all-important sides and beverages that complete the meal.
Whether you're pairing a main protein with separate side dishes or going all-in-one by combining tender chicken with veggies on skewers, the opportunities are endless for a crave-worthy cookout.
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Five steps for sizzling steak
A sizzling steak is a surefire sound of summer, and the flavors achieved from one that's perfectly grilled are hard to match.
Before you fire up your grill, consider these five basics for cooking a chef-worthy steak:
Make summer grilling easy and delicious by cooking your side dish and main dish together so you can spend more time outdoors and less time meal planning. These Grilled Greek Kebabs pair cubed chicken thighs with little potatoes on skewers, making for a classic cookout combo.
With no washing or peeling required, Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company require little prep, which helps make this recipe a breeze, and they cook quickly on the grill. Just marinate your chicken and potatoes with this zesty dressing and prepare for a taste bud-tingling backyard barbecue.
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Sipping on sweetness
When it's summertime, many people crave something cold and fruity. Simply combine frozen strawberries with frozen pink lemonade concentrate to create a cool concoction perfect for a sizzling day. This fizzy summertime treat can delight your taste buds and keep you quenched while enjoying the sun's rays.
A simple stuffed side
Whether you need a quick appetizer or something to snack on, these Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes make for an appealing bite.
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GRILLED GREEK KEBABS
3/4 cup olive oil
2 lemons, zest and juice only
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 teaspoons mayonnaise
2 cups The Little Potato Company Dynamic Duo bagged Creamer Potatoes, cut in half
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
8 wooden skewers dipped in water
Pita bread (optional)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
4 sliced Lebanese cucumbers
1/4 cup red onion, finely sliced
1 cup feta cheese
1 cup pitted kalamata olives
1 package (10 ounces) frozen sliced strawberries, sweetened and thawed
2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled
1can (12 ounces) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
(Source: Adapted from Taste of Home)
STUFFED CHERRY TOMATOES
24-48 cherry tomatoes
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
3 green onion stalks, diced
2 teaspoons minced dill
Fresh dill, for garnish
(Source: Courtesy of culinary.net)