Grilling inspiration for warm nights outside

It's hard to top cooking and eating outside on a warm night—and if you're anything like us, grilling is top of mind right now. So, tell us below: When it comes to grilling, what are the dishes or ingredients you can't get enough of?

Emily Kochman


KLS May 17, 2021
Corn on the Cob
Soak unhusked unsilked cobs in water for about 15-20 minutes. Put on grill for around 20 minutes (more or less depending on size and your preference for doneness). I usually leave them till the husks start to char, turning them as needed.
Husk, desilk and season to taste.
Happygoin May 13, 2021
Grilled vegetables. Almost any veggie can be grilled. Slather on some tahini/yogurt sauce, chimichurri or a simple vinaigrette.

Chicken thighs (boneless or not) with almost any marinade produces terrific results. They’re practically impossible to overcook. I especially love yogurt marinades.

HalfPint, you’ve given me the confidence to try grilling pizza this summer. I’ve always wanted to, but was afraid of incinerating dinner. I have a pizza stone, but was afraid it would break. Good idea about the cast iron fry pan! I’m going to give it a go! Thanks.
HalfPint May 14, 2021
Here’s a photo of my pan pizza on the grill.
Happygoin May 14, 2021
Did you put the pan on the grill and heat it up first? Or just put the pizza in the pan and put the pan on the grill? Thanks so much for this info. I'm excited to try it!
HalfPint May 14, 2021
Pizza in the pan, then pan onto the grill. Then lowered the burners to medium. Grill was about 475F. I probably could have turned the burners down to med-low. Crust was a bit burnt, but not incinerated. Definitely will put thick pizza stone or unglazed tile/ bricks next time.
Happygoin May 14, 2021
Thanks HalfPint. I'll let you know how it goes.
HalfPint May 13, 2021
In hot weather, I like to grill:

-corn, Viet-style (husked, grilled til charred, slathered with scallion oil)

-pan pizza. Last weekend, I baked King Arthur Baking's cheesy pan pizza on my Weber gas grill. First time trying this. Crust got a bit burnt, but the rest of the pizza was perfect. Next time, I'll put the cast-iron pan on top some bricks or tile. Yeah, we'll do this again and again.

-Halfsies Chicken. My husband can't get enough of it. Works with pork ribs too.

-Fish tacos. Because I hate to deep-fry, I make little boats from heavy duty aluminum to grill the fish (idea from ATK). Fish never sticks.

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