What to Grill in Washington, D.C. This Summer
The warm weather is here, and what better way to celebrate than to fire up that grill and get eating? But we get bored of the same old, and we assume you do, too. To solve your “what’s for dinner?” problem, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best meals to grill in Washington, D.C. this summer.
Every Weekend: Sausage
Knockwurst, Bockwurst, Bratwurst, Chorizo, Andouille. They’re all delicious on the grill. Our favorite way to serve them is on a pretzel roll with grilled onions and peppers.
The Splurge: Dry Aged Rib Eye
We all know dry-aged is delicious, but have you ever tried it on the grill? There’s nothing better than dry-aged ribeye in your own backyard. Try this Salt and Pepper Rib Eye recipe from Bon Appetit.
From scalloped potatoes, to corn on the cob, there are lots of ways to include a starch in your grilling menu. We think this post from Serious Eats, Three Ways to Grill Corn, covers the bases.
Vegetable skewers are a backyard barbecue essential, but how can you make them a little more interesting? If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, let us introduce you to Halloumi – the grilling cheese! It’s a firm cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and it’s a vegetable skewer essential. This cheese won’t melt on the grill and adds a new level of flavor to an already delicious dish.
Grilled asparagus is another great addition to any barbecue. Remember to trim the ends before wrapping them in foil. We like to keep it simple with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
On a hot summer day, nothing tastes better than a light, sweet dessert. And since we firmly believe simple is better when it comes to backyard barbecues, grilled fruit is a great way to end a big meal.
As we told you in our Guide to Seasonal Foods, peaches will be in season locally in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland beginning in July. Grab a recipe for grilled peaches, and your backyard barbecue bonanza will be complete. Hint: Grilled peaches are pretty phenomenal with vanilla ice cream.