Grilling on the beach, the smell of chops and ribs, chicken and veggies, there is this carnal savoriness to the mixture of the wild sea and the smoke of meat cooking through the simple application of heat. From the good people at Country Living, here are some recipes to try on your next visit to Ocean City Maryland and maybe experiment to come up with your own family favorite grilled delight.
Coffee and Brown Sugar-Crusted Skirt Steak
First, a flavorful rub for your meat of choice. The Coffee and Brown Sugar-Crusted Skirt Steak is an intense pairing of the richness of finely ground espresso coffee beans and dark brown sugar that is great with vegetables for a completed meal. Try this rub on lamb, salmon and pork chops.
Miso-Glazed Chicken Burgers with Cabbage Apple Slaw
Up next is something from the east, a twist on the classic American burger with mayo slathered on top. The Miso-Glazed Chicken Burgers with Cabbage Apple Slaw is a healthier choice to the topping stuffed beef variety, saving you 109 calories and 24 grams of fat per serving. With an easy recipe of combining ingredients and shaping them into patties, this recipe is great for beginners yet has a sophisticated flavoring of an experienced chief.
Grilled Potato Salad with a Bacon Vinaigrette
Now for something for the vegetable lovers among us. The Grilled Potato Salad with a Bacon Vinaigrette turns a standard potato salad side dish into something sublime. With cooked bacon, grilled potatoes and scallions, as well as the delicious bacon drippings, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar, this recipe is sure to please the lovers of salad and the subtle flavoring of vegetables cooking on a grill.
Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Hanger Steak
This next recipe puts a spin on the classic steak dinner at the family table. The Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Hanger Steak with Smashed Minty peas and Grilled Bread is something to try for the unconventionality alone. Although the title is long, the recipe is actually quite simple, cooking all the parts separately until all are done and can come together into a complete and satisfyingly balanced meal. With meat, vegetables and carbs, this is a meal that won’t stir any guilt for parents feeding children and for the parents themselves.
Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
For the buffalo chicken fans out there, this next recipe is specifically for them. These Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches are a less messy way to enjoy the spicy buffalo taste of wings without the added messiness that comes with their consumption. Adding the Blue Cheese Apple Slaw can complete this meal of spice with its ultra simple recipe of mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl. Save some of the sauce for drizzling on the toasted buns and top with the slaw for a fantastic sandwich eaten on the beach.
These are some of the recipes that could be made on the grill, taken to the beach and shared among friends, family and loved ones as the water goes in and out on the ever changing tides of life.