You got a new gas grill, and now you want to spend the rest of the summer cooking great meals in your backyard. You don’t want to eat anything but hot dogs and burgers, but you also don’t want to spend hours preparing fancy meals day after day.
Fortunately, grilling can be quick, easy, and nutritious. Try one of these nine healthy gas grill ideas for dinner, and enjoy!
Healthy Gas Grill Idea #1: Chicken wings
If you love chicken wings, you’ll love them even more after grilling them on your gas grills. Before cooking, ensure your equipment is top notch. You want to use a gas grill from a reputable manufacturer like Napoleon Grills. Using the best grills ensure you maintain the taste and nutrition from your chicken wings.
You can simply buy a box of frozen chicken wings and grill them over medium heat for about 20 minutes. Of course, you could also buy fresh chicken drums and cover them with your marinade before grilling them. Be sure to refrigerate them in their marinade for at least 4 hours.
Healthy Gas Grill Idea #2: Grilled fish
Fish is delicious when cooked on a grill. However, some types of fish will fall apart if you place them on the grill without first wrapping them in foil.
But some types of fish, such as salmon, halibut, or tuna, are firm enough to be cooked directly on the grill. Be sure to pat it dry with a paper towel and coat it with oil before placing it on a clean and hot grill.
Healthy Gas Grill Idea #3: Grilled marinated shrimp
Shrimp cooks quickly and can be added to a salad or a plate of pasta or rice. And if you get large shrimp, you can grill them without being afraid of losing them through the grates of your gas grill.
If you truly want delicious shrimp, you will need a marinade. You can prepare one by combining lemon juice, honey and herbs or by blending olive oil, soy sauce, and garlic.
Once the shrimp are on your grill, cook them for no more than 2 minutes on each side.
Healthy Gas Grill Idea #4: Grilled scallops
Just like shrimp, scallops are delicious when cooked on a gas grill. To cook them perfectly, pat them dry before placing them on a clean, hot grill. Don’t forget to brush the grates with oil to prevent the scallops from sticking.
Grill the scallops for 4 minutes with the lid of your grill closed. Flip them, and cook them for two more minutes. You can then serve them with a flavourful dressing, such as lemon and herbs.
Healthy Gas Grill Idea #5: Tacos
Have you ever thought of preparing tacos on your gas grill? Whether you prefer shrimp, chicken, fish, beef, or all veggies tacos, you should be able to cook most of your ingredients on your grill. Just follow your favourite taco recipe!
As for the corn tortillas, grill them until they have nice golden brown spots. Assemble your tacos, and enjoy.
Healthy Gas Grill Idea #6: Skillet
What if you feel like using your grill to cook dinner but don’t feel like cleaning it? All you need is a cast iron skillet and an easy skillet recipe.
Another advantage of skillets is that you don’t need any serving dish. You won’t have many dishes to clean afterwards, and your grill should stay clean.
Remember that your entire cast iron skillet will get hot after you place it on your grill, so be sure to use hot pads.
Healthy Gas Grill Idea #7: Meat and veggies kabobs
Kabobs are another great gas grill idea to prepare for dinner. You can slide your choice of marinated meat pieces, cut up veggies on skewers, and place them on your preheated grill for about 5 minutes on each side.
Using metal seekers for your kabobs is best since bamboo skewers must be soaked in water for hours before placing them on your grill. Also, try to choose flat skewers, preventing your meat from spinning on them.
Healthy Gas Grill Idea #8: Grilled marinated flank steak
A flank steak will be a bit tough if you overcook it. But if you cook it over high heat for 5 minutes on each side for a medium-rare steak, it should be tender and juicy.
Before you cook it, let it marinate in your favourite steak marinade for up to 24 hours for a flavourful flank steak.
Be sure to slice it against the grain when ready to serve.
Healthy Gas Grill Idea #9: Grilled corn
If you haven’t tried grilling corn in their husks, you must try it. Start by peeling back their husks, but don’t remove them entirely. Get rid of the silk, and soak the corn in cold water for at least 30 minutes.
Remove them from the water, dry them, and spread butter. Wrap them back in their husks, and secure them with twine. Place them on your grill, and cook them over medium heat for about 20 minutes, turning often.
The corn kernels will be moist, tender, and delicious.