You've got the grill. People will, of course, gravitate around it. Why not put on something to keep them occupied while the main course cooks. Grills can be hot and fast or slow and slow, but either way, Appetizers on the grill are a quick and easy way to get the meal started. These ten appetizer recipes are surefire hits that will stave off the hunger while you get the rest of the meal together. These are also great recipes for the big events like game day or any other reason to get together.
Grilled Apricot-Balsamic Chicken Wings
These wings are grilled then drizzled with a delicious apricot-balsamic reduction, and topped with chopped red onions and parsley. A tasty addition for any get together.
Pulled Pork Sliders
We are all in agreement that pulled pork sandwiches are delicious, but these sliders are not only bite-sized and flavorful but include a lightly seasoned mini pork or beef patty with bacony goodness. This is a decadent sandwich, but small. So it all evens out in the end.
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Grilled Polenta Bruschetta
Topped with your choice of Fontina, Gouda, or Brie cheese and a tomato-basil garnish, these versatile polenta cakes can be served as an appetizer or side dish. Add your favorite herbs or cheeses to make this dish uniquely your own.
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Grilled Za’atar Shrimp
An easy and flavorful shrimp recipe to try on the grill. Remember to always buy fresh, not frozen shrimp for kebabs. Za’atar seasoning (a seasoning of sesame seeds, sumac, and other herbs and spices) can be purchased in most grocery stores, online, and sold by various Middle Eastern grocers. You can add this spice on any kind of meat, vegetable, or meat substitute.
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Grilled Caprese Bread
If you love buttery garlic bread and Caprese sandwiches, then look no further. This grilled Caprese bread utilizes both concepts, resulting in a delicious treat for weeknight meals and most gatherings.
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Grilled Cherry and Brie Flatbread with Balsamic
A simple, but flavorful grilled flatbread recipe that utilizes the flavor combinations of cherries, mint and creamy melted brie cheese. The tart balsamic reduction ties all the flavors together. Double or triple the recipe if making more than just one flatbread.
Cajun Pork Riblets
These Cajun spiced riblets make one fantastic appetizer. They are easy to make and even easier to eat. Remember to adjust the spices to your liking. This dish is perfect for summer cookouts, tailgating events, and Super Bowl parties.
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Plank Grilled Petite Brie with Fig Preserves
This is by far one of the easiest appetizers to prepare on the grill. The trick to petite brie is that they come in different varieties, so you can mix and match flavors. I suggest pairing different preserves with each type. Ask your local cheesemonger for a sample and some suggestions. You can also pair each with a different wine. However, so make sure to purchase a brie cheese that is encased in the rind. This will make your life much easier. Well, that and using.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Kebabs
If you’re not a fan of vegetables, then this a great way to dress them up. Personally, I like grilled vegetables, but wrapping them in bacon just makes it all the better. Serve these kebabs up with ranch or blue cheese dressing, or simply enjoy them on their own. Great as an appetizer or side dish.
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These homemade meatballs are absolutely delicious. The cranberry-teriyaki sauce provides a little sweet combined with a bit of tartness. This is the perfect appetizer for any cookout or game day get together. Give these delicious gems a try.
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