Nothing says “spring is here” quite like a meal prepared entirely on the grill. Luckily, Alta Citizen has a fantastic grill as part of our outdoor kitchen. After your afternoon dip in the pool or tanning sesh in a lounge chair, soak up the late-spring sun, fire up the grill, and test your culinary skills. We picked our favorite appetizer, main course, and dessert recipes, so all you have to do is the grocery shopping. Read on for three delicious recipes to help you get acquainted with our outdoor kitchen.
Shrimp & Lemon Skewers with Feta-Dill Sauce
The best meals start with the best appetizers, right? Fire up the grill and get ready for your new favorite taste of summer with these Shrimp and Lemon Skewers with Feta-Dill Sauce. This zesty spring appetizer is the perfect way to kick off your outdoor meal, and it only takes about 30 minutes to make. These are best served right away, so stick them on reusable skewers and serve them to your guests right off the grill. If shrimp isn’t your jam, or if you just love the feta sauce as much as we do, you can use the sauce over any type of meat – we recommend lamb or chicken.
Grilled Everything Pizza
For the main course, we went with a crowd favorite: Grilled Everything Pizza from Food Network magazine. This recipe calls for a lot of grilled veggie toppings, but feel free to pick and choose which ones you want. If you’re feeling extra spicy, stick some steak strips on the grill, cut them up, and throw them on your pizza masterpiece. Wanna save some prep time? Buy premade dough! Have a dietary restriction? Just substitute gluten-free dough or a cheese alternative.
Grilled Doughnut & Pear Sundae
Let’s be honest – you can’t go wrong with a recipe if one of the ingredients is a donut. And adding ice cream, pears, and caramel sauce to the mix? Game changer. Whether you’re a Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ fan, you’ll agree that this Grilled Doughnut and Pear Sundae from Rachael Ray is a delicious and easy-to-make treat. We recommend using a grill pan for this recipe, as the sugar, cinnamon, and pear mixture can get a bit messy! We also think this dish would be great peaches instead of pears. When you’re all done, serve in a shallow bowl, and enjoy your dessert under the stars.
So get to grilling! Then check out the rest of our blog for other ways to expand your palate in Newport News.