Bay Area Bites Memorial Day Summer Grilling Recipes

Memorial Day Summer BBQ recipes (Wendy Goodfriend)

Start the summer off right by throwing everything on the grill this Memorial Day Weekend!

Springtime Grilled Artichokes with Romesco Sauce
It's grilling time! Smoky, lightly charred artichokes make a healthy and unexpected barbecue side dish when served with sweet pepper romesco sauce.

Grilled Artichokes with Romesco Sauce
Grilled Artichokes with Romesco Sauce (Wendy Goodfriend)

Memorial Day Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Yogurt, Za’atar, Mint & Feta
Sweet and smoky eggplant makes a terrific starter or side dish when topped with the Mediterranean flavors of za’atar, mint, and feta.

Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Yogurt, Za’atar, Mint & Feta
Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Yogurt, Za’atar, Mint & Feta (Wendy Goodfriend)

Memorial Day BBQ: Simply Awesome Grilled Bone-in Ribeye Steak
If you are going to eat steak, make sure it’s a really good steak. Choose it well, treat it right, keep it simple, and make it an event worth eating.

Simply Awesome Grilled Bone-in Ribeye Steak
Simply Awesome Grilled Bone-in Ribeye Steak (Wendy Goodfriend)

Memorial Day Salad with Burrata, Fresh Peas, Mint, Speck and Arugula
Creamy burrata and salty charcuterie make up the base of this elegant salad, but its true glory lies in its homage to spring, when baby peas are sweet and fresh mint pops up in the garden.

Burrata, Peas, Mint, Speck and Arugula Salad
Burrata, Peas, Mint, Speck and Arugula Salad (Wendy Goodfriend)

Fall-Off-The-Bone BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce
You don’t need 15 hours and a smoker to make fabulous baby back ribs – just follow this shortcut method and wow your guests at your next backyard get together.

BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce
BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce (Wendy Goodfriend)

Throw Your Salad on the Grill: Grilled Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad
Grilling meaty mushrooms, especially when brushed with garlic and herb oil, highlights their umami flavors. Tossing them into a kale salad graced with bacon and lemon will highlight your meal.

Grilled King Trumpet Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette
Grilled King Trumpet Mushroom, Kale, and Bacon Salad with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette

Throw Your Potato Salad On The Grill: Grilled Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Grilled potatoes with plenty of crisp bacon all bathed in mustardy vinaigrette? Sounds like potato salad has a whole new life at your next BBQ.

Grilled Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Grilled Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Fire Up the Grill for Spicy Chili Burgers
If you like a spicy burger that is anything but the norm, you have to try these: piled high with roasted green chiles and ripe slices of avocado and embellished with creamy, spicy chipotle mayo. These are sure to be the star of your next BBQ.

Chili Burgers with Chipotle Mayo, Pepper Jack, Roasted Green Chiles, and Avocado
Chili Burgers with Chipotle Mayo, Pepper Jack, Roasted Green Chiles, and Avocado (Wendy Goodfriend)

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