Taste summer flavors off the grill

Saige Heyer

Summer is a great time to break out the grill and enjoy a nice meal outdoors. Here are a few recipes with which to make a complete meal.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Source: Grilling.com

Servings: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes


12-18 jumbo shrimp — peeled and deveined

1/2 jalapeno — minced

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Juice of one squeezed lime

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper


1. Prepare grill for medium-high heat.

2. Season shrimp liberally with salt and pepper and grill for five minutes per side until pink and opaque.

3. Remove shrimp from heat and place in a Ziploc bag.

4. Add lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro and olive oil.

5. Shake well and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Remove shrimp from bag and serve.

Hurricane Hanger Steak

Source: Grilling.com

Servings: 4

Prep time: 1.25 hours

Cook time: 15 minutes


1 can, 20 ounces, pineapple slices — drained

1 cup dark rum

1-2 pounds hanger steak — skirt or flat iron steak can be used

2 oranges — sliced

1/4 cup grenadine

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup pineapple juice — can use from the can of pineapples


1. Place steak into a one-gallon Glad storage bag and add the rum, orange juice, pineapple juice and grenadine. Squeeze out the air and seal the bag. Massage the ingredients together and place the bag in the refrigerator to marinate for at least one hour or up to overnight.

2. Remove the steak from the marinade and set aside. To make the glaze, add one cup of the marinade left in the bag to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for about five minutes, until the mixture reduces by about half and is fairly thick. Set aside.

3. Meanwhile, add charcoal to the grill and heat until most briquets are fiery red. Add the meat, pineapple and orange slices to the grill and allow to cook for five minutes. Remove the fruit and set aside. Flip the steak over and grill for another four minutes or until grilled to your liking.

4. Remove meat from grill and allow to rest for five minutes. Brush on the glaze and slice across the grain of the meat. Serve with the grilled fruit.

Brazilian Grilled Pineapple

Source: Allrecipes.com

Servings: 6

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes


• 1 cup brown sugar

• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

• 1 pineapple — peeled, cored and cut into six wedges


1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

2. Whisk brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Pour sugar mixture into a large resealable plastic bag. Place pineapple in bag and shake to coat each wedge.

3. Grill pineapple wedges on the preheated grill until heated through, three to five minutes per side.