Memorial Day Weekend is on the horizon! This means that the start of Summer is coming. So it’s time to take your grill out and prepare delicious Summer staples!

 

Treat yourself, your family, and friends to these five out-of-this-world meals from this awesome article we found. And do you know something even better? All can be done in under 30 minutes.

 

 

Let’s start with some delicious chicken wings…

 

Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings

 

This recipe can also be adapted to a boneless chicken breast for a healthier option. However, one thing is guaranteed. These smoked grilled chicken wings are a burst of flavor.

Photo by: CHRIS COURT; FOOD STYLIST: JUSTIN POOLE; PROP STYLIST: LUCY TWEED

 

Prep Time: 0 hours 20 mins

Cook Time: 0 hours 10 mins

Total Time: 0 hours 30 mins

 

What ingredients do you need?

 

1/2 c. Ketchup

2 tbsp. cider vinegar

1 tbsp. dark brown sugar

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 chipotle pepper in adobo, finely chopped

1/2 c. sour cream

1 lime

1/4 c. Fresh cilantro, chopped

1 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

3 lb. chicken wings (about 36) split

2 tbsp. olive oil

kosher salt

black pepper

4 ears fresh corn, halved

 

What steps do you need to follow?

 

  1. Heat grill to medium-low. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire, and chipotle.
  2. Place the sour cream in a bowl. Finely grate the zest of the lime on top, then squeeze in juice (about 2 tablespoons). Add cilantro and feta and mix to combine; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the wings with 1 tablespoon of oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush the remaining tablespoon oil on the corn.
  4. Grill the chicken wings, covered, turning occasionally for 12 minutes.
  5. Place the corn on the grill. Grill the wings and corn, basting the wings with some of the sauce and turning the corn occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the corn is slightly charred, 4 to 6 minutes. Serve the corn with the wings, any remaining chipotle sauce and sour cream sauce, for dipping.

 

Now, let’s move on to a bright and refreshing salad with Summer fruit star – watermelon – and the juicy strip steak.

 

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Steak and Tomatoes

 

The combination of charred and refreshing watermelon will enhance the tender strip steak.

Photo by: CON POULOS

 

Prep Time: 0 hours 20 mins

Cook Time: 0 hours 5 mins

Total Time: 0 hours 25 mins

 

What ingredients do you need?

 

1 lb. strip steak (about 1″ thick)

Kosher salt and pepper

3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for brushing

1 tsp. honey

1/2 tsp. small red onion, thinly sliced

1 lb. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 small seedless watermelon (about 3 lb.)

1 c. fresh mint, leaves torn

1 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Chopped, roasted unsalted peanuts, for serving

 

What steps do you need to follow?

 

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Season the steak with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper and grill to desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, honey, and a pinch each salt and pepper. Fold in the onions and tomatoes.
  3. Cut the watermelon into 1/2-inch-thick triangles and cut off the rinds. Brush lightly with oil, then grill until lightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to serving plates.
  4. Fold the herbs into the tomato mixture, then spoon on top of the watermelon. Slice the steak, divide among the plates and sprinkle with peanuts, if desired.

 

Now, let’s turn the eye to our seafood lovers with the easiest recipe of this blog.

 

 

Old Bay Shrimp

 

When you don’t know how to prepare shrimp, go for the classic Old Bay seasoning. Just one bite and it will take you to Summer.

Photo by: JONNY VALIANT

 

Prep Time: 0 hours 5 mins

Cook Time: 0 hours 5 mins

Total Time: 0 hours 10 mins

 

What ingredients do you need?

 

1 1/2 lb. shell-on deveined shrimp (16- to 20-ct.)

1 tbsp. olive oil

3 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

1/4 c. Chopped parsley

 

What steps do you need to follow?

 

  1. Heat grill on high. Toss shrimp with olive oil and 1 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning.
  2. Thread shrimp on skewers and grill until opaque, turning over once, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove shrimp from skewers and transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and 1 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning; toss to combine. Serve immediately.

 

We didn’t forget about the health-conscious, we have wild-caught salmon burgers!

 

Fresh Salmon Burgers

 

Enjoy delicious and one-of-a-kind burgers following this recipe.

Photo by: CHARLES SCHILLER

 

Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins

Cook Time: 0 hours 5 mins

Total Time: 0 hours 20 mins

 

What ingredients do you need?

 

4 scallions

1 tbsp. pickled ginger slices (found in your market’s Asian section)

1 tsp. dark sesame Oil

1/4 tsp. each salt and freshly ground pepper

White from 1 large egg

1 tbsp. Soy Sauce

2 lb. piece salmon fillet (preferably sockeye)

Nonstick spray

6 leaves Boston lettuce

Toppings: wasabi mayonnaise, pickled ginger slices and radish sprouts

Garnish: black sesame seeds

 

What steps do you need to follow?

 

  1. Heat outdoor grill.
  2. Make Burgers: In a food processor, pulse scallions, ginger, sesame oil, salt and pepper until finely minced, scraping down sides of processor bowl once or twice. Add egg white and soy sauce; pulse to blend. Add salmon. Pulse just until very finely chopped but not a paste. Shape into 6 burgers, each about 3/4 in. thick.
  3. Coat burgers with nonstick spray. Grill, turning once, until done as desired (6 minutes for medium-rare, which is preferred).4. Place on lettuce leaves. Top each with wasabi mayonnaise, ginger slices and sprouts; sprinkle with a pinch or two of sesame seeds.

 

Lastly, we share an explosive combination of pork and apple.

 

Glazed Pork and Apple Skewers

 

The sweet flavor of the apple will elevate these grilled pork skewers to the roof.

 

Photo by: CON POULOS

 

Prep Time: 0 hours 25 mins

Cook Time: 0 hours 5 mins

Total Time: 0 hours 30 mins

 

What ingredients do you need?

 

1/2 c. apricot preserves

1 tsp. lemon zest

5 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped

1 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for rubbing

1 tbsp. prepared horseradish, drained

Kosher salt and pepper

1 shallot, thinly sliced

1 1 1/4-lb. pork tenderloin

2 Gala apples, cored

1 small head green leaf lettuce, torn, or 1 5-oz. package mixed greens

wooden skewers

 

What steps do you need to follow?

 

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, whisk together the preserves, the lemon zest, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, the Dijon mustard, and the rosemary. Reserve all but 2 tablespoons of glaze.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, the horseradish, 2 tablespoons apricot glaze, remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add the shallot; toss to coat.
  3. Cut the pork into 1-inch pieces. Cut each apple into eight wedges, then cut the wedges in half crosswise. Thread the pork and apples onto eight 8-inch skewers. Rub with oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the skewers, turning occasionally, for 3 minutes. Brush with the glaze and continue grilling, turning and brushing occasionally with the glaze until just cooked through, about 3 minutes more.
  5. Toss the shallots and dressing with the lettuce and serve with the skewers and any remaining glaze on the side for dipping.

 

These are 5 recipes that you should try this Memorial Day weekend! We hope you enjoy grilling dishes with your loved ones as much as we did compiling them. Let’s welcome the unofficial start of Summer with the best 100% grass-fed beef and premium sustainable cuts. Order 24/7 at www.GauchoRanch.com/shop