May 26

The Best of…Grilling & Summer Barbecue Recipes


Grilled Mahi Mahi with Red Pepper & Cilantro Pesto Recipe

With temperatures starting to rise and the promise of summer just around the corner, many people are starting to dust off their barbecues. The Victoria Day long weekend in Canada and Memorial Day in the United States mark what many think of as the unofficial start of summer. Whether you are firing up the propane or stirring the coals, grilling and backyard barbecue parties are popular activities during the warm sunny days and the long evenings. While hamburgers and hot dogs are standard fare, many people are looking for recipes that step outside of the proverbial box and that give them the opportunity to experiment with fresh herbs and marinades. To help you in your quest to be the barbeque king/queen of your block or just to impress your dad on Father’s Day, I have compiled a list of recipes from various food blogs, including Cookin’ Canuck. There is a good variety of seafood, chicken, beef, pork, vegetable, pasta, and dessert recipes. However, if you do not find what you are looking for, use the Food Blog Search box in the left sidebar. If you have any grilling or other summer barbecue recipes that you would like to share, please feel free to leave a link in the comments.


Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Shrimp & Pesto Pizza
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Mahi Mahi with Red Pepper & Cilantro Pesto
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango, Red Pepper & Lime Salsa
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Shrimp with a Kick
Passionate Cook’s Grilled Scallops with Thyme Butter, Red Chilli & Parmesan
Kalyn’s Kitchen’s Grilled Salmon Packets with Tomatoes, Olives, Garlic, Thyme & Saffron
Three Many Cooks’ Smoked Salmon Tartare
Laylita’s Recipes’ Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Je Mange la Ville’s Chili-Ginger Grilled Halibut with Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Beef, Pork & Lamb:

Cookin’ Canuck’s Smoky Burger Sliders with Grilled Pineapple & Chipotle Mayonnaise
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Chimichurri Dressing
The Perfect Pantry Bob’s Smoky Beef Ribs
White on Rice Couple’s Ultimate Umami Hamburger
Michael Ruhlman’s Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Lemon Zest-Thyme Marinade
Steamy Kitchen’s Korean Style Tacos with Kogi BBQ Sauce
The Ivory Hut’s Tandoori-Spiced Grilled Butterflied Lamb
Wasabimon’s Korean BBQ-Style Hamburger
Rasa Malaysia’s BBQ Ribs
Chez Us’ Chili & Kaffir Lime Beef Skewers
Big Black Dogs’ Oven-Braised Pork Shoulder

Chicken & Turkey:

Cookin’ Canuck’s Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate-Spice Marinade
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Chicken with Spinach-Chive Pesto
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Chicken with Soy-Curry Sauce
Simply Recipes’ Red Chile Marinated Grilled Chicken
Kalyn’s Kitchen’s Very Greek Grilled Chicken
Picky Palate’s Feta Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Sliders
Evil Shenanigan’s Honey Lime Grilled Chicken Salad

Pasta & Grains:

Cookin’ Canuck’s Mint-Basil Chicken Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Asparagus & Feta Cheese
Cookin’ Canuck’s Israeli Couscous with Grilled Summer Vegetables
Fat Free Vegan Kitchen’s Asparagus Pesto Pasta Salad
Cooking with Amy’s Quinoa Salad with Arugula, Asparagus & Avocado
How to: Simplify’s Pasta Salad


Cookin’ Canuck’s Spicy Asian Slaw with Napa Cabbage, Carrots & Ginger Dressing
Cookin’ Canuck’s Corn on the Cob with Mint-Feta Butter
Cookin’ Canuck’s Smoky Grilled Asparagus
Gluten-Free Goddess’ Red Potato Salad with Horseradish
Citron & Vanille’s Mini Pizzas with Red Bell Pepper Pesto, Grilled Eggplants, Artichokes & Feta
Kitchen Parade’s Easy-Easy Grilled Mushrooms


Cookin’ Canuck’s Spiked Blueberry Crumb Bars
Cookin’ Canuck’s Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars with Gingersnap Crust
Cookin’ Canuck’s Blueberry & Coconut Ice Cream (Gluten- & Dairy-Free)
Tartelette’s Mini Pana Cottas with Blackberry Coulis
Daydreamer Desserts’ Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Two Peas and Their Pod’s Blackberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Cake
La Fuji Mama’s Strawberry Gelato
Brown Eyed Baker’s 7 of the Best Ice Cream Recipes
Sugarcrafter’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Trifle with White Chocolate Mousse
Love & Olive Oil’s Strawberry Shortcake with Cream Biscuits

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kalyn May 26, 2010 at 11:58 am

Great round-up of grilling ideas! Now if we can just get the weather to cooperate!


2 Maria May 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm

So many wonderful recipes for summer! I just hope the sun comes out soon and stays:)


3 Tickled Red May 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Thanks for the in depth list. You will be keeping me busy all summer :)


4 Cherine May 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Great recipes! Everything looks yummy!


5 Chef E May 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Brilliant post- I have my eyes on sever things!


6 5 Star Foodie May 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm

An excellent recipe collection!


7 Jenny May 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm

What a fantastic list Dara! They all sound incredible!


8 Tracy May 26, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Wonderful list of recipes! Thanks for including my trifle. :-)


9 bunkycooks May 26, 2010 at 9:16 pm

What a terrific group of recipes to refer to. Thanks for putting this together.


10 Mrs. L May 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm

What a great list. So many good recipes to check out. Now if it would just stop raining here I'd be in the mood to barbecue!


11 bellini valli May 27, 2010 at 11:38 am

Everything looks delicious. Let grilling season begin!


12 Claudia May 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Wow! What a round-up – all this fresh spread of new produce, new flavors and the beginning of the barbecue season. Fire up the grill and let it begin!


13 Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog May 27, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Wow so many summery recipes need days to explore them, great compilation Dara!




14 Maggy@ThreeManyCooks May 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Dara, you've outdone yourself with this one. I'm officially make that grilled pizza this weekend. Officially. (oh yea, and thanks for including us!)


15 ivoryhut May 28, 2010 at 3:26 am

Great lineup, Dara! Thank you so much for including me, too. I'm definitely going to raid this post for ideas for my next grilling party!


16 Pam May 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Lots of good things here, great job! Nothing like grilling in the summer time, thanks!


17 Fuji Mama May 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm

What an awesome list! I love the variety. Thanks for the shoutout!


18 jen cheung May 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm

holy moly! this is so professionally done!

jen from


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