5 Outdoor Summer Recipes

If you’re from Southern California, it’s probably still warm enough that you’re planning out some of your last few barbeques of the summer.  If you have a luxurious outdoor patio kitchen, this is the perfect time of year to go outside and enjoy the weather while it’s still warm.  With Labor Day just around the corner and the holiday season not too far behind, it’s a great time to invite friends and family over for a backyard feast.  Crank up the old range hood, get the fire pit rolling and take a look at these mouth watering recipes as you plan your outdoor dinners.  Patio Kitchen                                                        Photo Credit: tovtov.com

The Cheeseburger Classic
Always a first choice, and something that’s sure to please everyone present, the classic cheeseburger is a simple and delicious menu option for outdoor grilling. Just pick up your favorite brand of beef patties (or form your own!) from your local grocer, and you’ll be all set. For this simple meal you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Hamburger patties
  • Cheese
  • Hamburger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Pickles
  • Ketchup, mustard and/or mayonnaise.

Grilled Tenderloin
Another American favorite is the tenderloin, and it’s also easy to make when prepared on an outdoor grill. Add some pepper and garlic for an absolutely savory flavor, and your mouth will be watering in no time. Here’s the ingredients you’ll need to make this meal complete:

  • Cut tenderloin
  • Your favorite seasonings
  • A couple of your favorite side dishes

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
For the chicken lovers in your home, this recipe will earn your chef skills a five star rating in no time. Here’s what you’ll need to bring that envied buffalo chicken recipe straight to your table:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in halves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Your favorite haut sauce and/or buffalo sauce
  • Hamburger buns
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Ranch dressing

Striped Bass
A delectable treat on a hot summer day, the grilled striped bass is another great option for the grill. With a pinch of garlic and a few squirts of lemon, this dinner promises to have your guests inviting themselves back for more.  For this meal you’ll need:

  • Striped brass
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • A few sprigs of thyme or oregano

If your local grocery mart has any cuts of lamb available, consider gyros as an option for your next full course meal. Gyros can be great by themselves and also make for delicious tacos and sandwiches. Serve up some rice and salad on the side, and you’ll be all set to produce the perfect Greek meal. To start, you’ll need these items:

  • Gyros (leg of lamb)
  • White rice
  • Salad

With all the grilling, don’t forget to make sure your outdoor range hood filters are cleaned regularly to ensure optimal performance. If you have a covered or enclosed patio space, it can be easy for smoke and debris to be caught up within the patio area and remain there for days. Your range hood will ensure that harmful air pathogens are deposited away from the communal area.

Do you know of any other great outdoor dinners? If so, leave them in the comments below, and let us know about your favorite summer recipes.

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