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More Summer Grilling Ideas

Summer is a beautiful time of year. There seems to be color everywhere you look and people are happy to be out of school for the season, but the best thing about the season is the fact that fresh produce is readily available. Your first thought may be to simply head to the kitchen for a day of cooking, but that heats up the house and no one wants to be stuck indoors on a beautiful summer day. Instead head outside, fire up the grill, and try some of these spectacular summer grilling ideas for yourself.

 

Burgers Anyone?

Burgers are the quintessential summer food. A good beef burger with all the trimmings just cannot be beat, but a burger does not have to be simply a beef entity. It can be comprised of many different meats as well as some vegetables. Chicken, turkey, bean, and even Portobello burgers make for a great alternative to meat. With the right spices added in, you will not even miss the beef at all. To top these burgers, get out of the ketchup, mustard, tomato, and lettuce block and instead try adding a homemade slaw. Making it yourself will allow you to control the fat content without taking away the amazing crunch we are used to in burgers.

Bring on the Lobster

Summer is not just a time to eat burgers, it is also a time to splurge a little on yourself. Nothing is more succulent than a perfectly cooked lobster, but simply boiling one is not the way to maximize the overall flavor. Summer tends to bring about more seafood sales and that includes beautiful lobster tails. Cooking lobster tail on the gill is actually very easy. Simply begin the cooking process with the lobster tails upside down. Place butter on the inside to further flavor the meat. After a few minutes, you can turn them over the brown the other side, but only do this for a few minutes before flipping them back over. Cook the lobster along with some wonderful summer vegetables for a spectacular summer feast.

Veggie Skewers

Grilling vegetables can be a little difficult. Simply putting them on the grate will tend to make them fall through and wrapping them in foil can keep them from getting the important smoke flavor. The solution is to skewer the vegetables. When they are cut into roughly the same size, they cook at the same rate. There are a number of metal skewers to choose from and the beauty of metal is that when they get hot they help along the cooking process. Always remember that if you choose to use wooden skewers, soak them in water for about an hour before using them.

Meatball Subs

Meatball subs are an excellent summer food and great for lunches. The standard meatball cookery of drowning the morsels in sauce may work for some applications, but grilling the meatballs is much better. The sauce can be warmed up on the side and the grilled aspect ads an amazing advantage to any sandwich. Fresh vegetables and homemade fries can add even more to the classic meatball sub experience.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken

Grilled chicken during the summer is a given, but buffalo wings are an excellent food as well. Combining the two only makes the experience epic. A homemade buffalo sauce is relatively easy and can be adapted to individual tastes. All it takes is your favorite brand of hot sauce and butter for the basic structure. The more butter added, the milder the sauce. Add in your favorite spices to make the sauce perfectly to your standards. When grilling, be sure to gill extra chicken for buffalo chicken salads and sandwiches because grilled foods are often even better the second day for leftovers.

Trax Farms

If you are in search of the best place to find the perfect summer produce, the supermarkets are not it. The serious summer cook understands that the quality of produce will impact the quality of the overall meal. For the best of the best in produce, choose Trax Farms in Finleyville, PA. We grow all of the produce you need for every summer grilling experience and we want to invite you down to make your grilling epic this summer. Do not settle for produce that has been shipped half way across the country. We at Trax Farms offer the chance for you to shop locally to know where your food was grown.

Apart from amazing produce selections, here you can bring the kids along for a day of fun. The supermarket is boring for kids and it can be nerve racking for the parents trying to navigate the isles hearing everything the child wants. Get away from the enclosed walls of the grocery store and out into the open. Come see us at Trax Farms today for fun for the whole family and the best produce anywhere around.

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528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA 15332
(12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Route 88)
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