Fire It Up: What to Grill for Dad This Father's Day

Host a cookout worthy of Dad’s special day
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Fire It Up: What to Grill for Dad This Father's Day

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Not sure what to grill for Dad this Father’s Day? We have a few ideas to get you started.

Barbecue Grilled Shrimp

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These simple shrimp skewers are the perfect light and flavorful bite to start any cookout. You only need three ingredients for easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing kebabs.

Crispy Smoked Chicken Wings

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With chicken wings this smoky and delicious, you don’t even need sauce. Just season the wings well with salt and pepper and then leave them on the grill to get nice and crispy.

Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa

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Everyone loves snacking on chips and salsa; this version is sweet and spicy thanks to grilled pineapple and jalapeños. Serve it with crispy tortilla chips or on top of grilled chicken or fish.
 

Grilled Blue Whale Cocktails

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Even cocktails benefit from the smokiness of the grill. Get some nice char lines on your citrus fruit before adding it to this simple cocktail — you’ll love the results.
 

Steak

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Good news: Perfectly delicious steak requires little more than some oil to prevent sticking and a sprinkle of salt and pepper for flavor. The key to keeping steak juicy is letting it rest after you cook it; be sure to wait five minutes before cutting into the meat.

Grilled Spiced Chicken

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If you’re looking for an alternative to steak, try grilling chicken. Use a spice rub or marinade to make it special — this recipe uses lemon, turmeric, cumin, coriander, and ginger for a fragrant and flavorful dish.

Championship Glazed Ribs

Ribs take a little bit of planning because of their long cook time, but it’s well worth the extra effort. Dad will love these sweet-and-spicy, finger-licking-good spareribs.

Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

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Serve your chicken, steak, or ribs with a simple side of grilled corn. Char marks add smokiness to the sweet kernels, and crumbled queso fresco and fresh lime juice liven up basic grilled corn.

Cayenne Grilled Peaches

Who says you can’t grill your dessert? These sweet and smoky peaches get a hint of spice from cayenne pepper. Serve the peaches with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for the perfect end to any cookout.