Father's Day Grilling Extravaganza


You don’t have to spend a chunk of change to make Dad feel special this Father’s Day. Instead of taking him out to a restaurant, grill up some deliciousness in your own backyard. Here are some great, inexpensive grilling ideas from around the Web that are sure to warm the heart and the stomach.

Family Feature recommends some great recipe ideas that include fruit skewers with curried turkey sliders with chutney.

Examiner’s Stephanie Schandler’s Father’s Day barbecue includes five or six pounds of steamers with spicy melted butter, Omaha steaks for great value, and the Kingsford Competition Briquettes for expert results.

Betty Rosbottom of Tribune Media Services suggests a meal of grilled sirloins with Gorgonzola, red onions and rosemary, corn on the cob or mashed potatoes, grilled or blanched asparagus spears and garlic bread.

The Acadiana Restaurant in Washington, D.C., is offering dad the perfect gift: a two hour Father’s Day grilling class. It costs $75, and all participants will learn how to prep and grill a three-course meal.

Ribs BBQ Grill recommends a flat iron steak recipe that is perfect for a great dinner. Ingredients include 12 eight ounce top blade steaks and one and a half pounds of red onions.

Grilling Basics details a sumptuous meal of grilled strip steak with olives and feta that can be prepared in only 35 minutes.

Tony Stallone from Peapod says that tri-tip steaks, hanger steaks, culotte steaks and the flat iron steaks are all great alternatives to the more expensive steaks this Father’s Day. But don’t worry about compromising great taste or flavor. Stallone says you won’t know the difference.

Weber, the company that makes grills, has a great set of free audio and video tutorials and 24/7 support services available to ensure that your Father’s Day gift comes out just right.

Made in Nappa Valley thinks that outdoor Father’s Day picnics are definitely the way to go. They suggest an egg salad appetizer trio, BLT salad, Gorgonzola- stuffed burgers with peach stuffed pie, and caramel apple pie

And if you’re looking for a grill-centric Father’s Day gift, we learned about the Grill Daddy via SFGate.com. This grill tool is perfect for cleaning that charred grill with little effort. It’s $19.95 plus shipping if you buy online.

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