Grill It Up With These Delicious Vacation Recipes

Grill It Up With These Delicious Vacation Recipes

Vacation is always the right time for barbeque. Tasty, succulent BBQ. Moist, tender and juicy on the inside. A flavorful, seared crust on the outside. There’s nothing better than to eat outside and enjoy the nice weather.

So put on your chef’s hat, choose meats that are a cut above the rest, raid the spice rack, grab your tongs and fire up the grill. Need pointers on how to prepare food and grill the food? Here’s a few simple BBQ cooking tips that may help. Stick with the smells and tastes of family traditions served up with backyard memories. Or try an all-new creation. What do you have a taste for? Chicken? Pork? Shrimp? Beef?

Cook up whatever flips your patty, link or cutlet during your next vacation. It’s time to take your family’s order.

Delicious Vacation Recipes from the Grill

Baby Back RibsBaby Back Ribs

  • 4 lbs of beef ribs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion salt
  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  1. Marinate ribs in mixed ingredients
  2. Refrigerate for at least two hours
  3. Cook over indirect heat for 1 1/2 hours
  4. Turn every 20 minutes

Citrus ShrimpCitrus Shrimp

  • 25 medium shrimp
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  1. Mix and pour over shrimp
  2. Skewer and cook until pink

Grilled Pork CutletsGrilled Pork Cutlets

  • 2 lbs of pork tenderloin cutlets
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 5 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Brush mixed ingredients on cutlets
  2. Cook until juice runs brown


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon deli-style mustard
  1. Mix and form into 1-inch thick patties
  2. Cook rare, medium or well-done


  1. Place on grill turning occasionally
  2. Cook until skin begins to crisp

chicken-kabobsSpicy and Smokey Chicken Kabobs

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons hot paprika
  • 3 teaspoons freshly minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds skinless chicken cut into cubes
  1. Combine yogurt, lemon juice, oil, ginger, salt, smoked paprika, hot paprika, garlic, black pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl and mix. Put chicken in a large resealable plastic bag and pour in marinade. Refrigerator for 4 to 8 hours.

  2. When ready to cook, slide chicken onto skewers and place on grill for approximately 4 minutes per side or until lightly brown.