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12 Recipes for the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend Cookout

Everyone loves a great meal on Memorial Day, and it’s the unofficial beginning of grilling season. On this important day of remembrance, we honor those who served in the armed forces, as Memorial Day is, most importantly, a day to honor the veterans that gave the their lives for their country. At cookouts and celebrations across the nation, and as people are serving their guests many a red, white and blue-themed dish, we hope everyone remembers how our service men and women proudly served us. Happy Memorial Day.

Patriotic Neapolitan Ice Cream from @hamiltonbeach

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12 Recipes for the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend Cookout

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Grilled Salmon with Yogurt Lemon Caper Sauce

Salmon, packed with omega-3’s and a good source of protein, along with other meaty filets like swordfish and mahi-mahi, are fantastic when infused with the flavorful char of a grill. It’s a great option when looking for a healthy protein to toss on the grates.

Grilled Salmon with Yogurt Lemon Caper Sauce

This recipe is based on a version of poached salmon served cold alongside a yogurt-based sauce with lemon juice, capers and dill that you’ll often find at brunches, bridal showers and potlucks. But here, the salmon is grilled, giving it tons of added flavor, and it can be served chilled, like the classic, or warm from the grill.

Because this version of salmon with yogurt sauce is so versatile, it works well for any kind of entertaining, whether it’s for a large group or a small family. The sauce can be made ahead so the flavors have time to meld, and the salmon can be grilled in advance, too. Then, everything can be refrigerated and cooled for a refreshing and light summer meal or as part of a buffet.

Grilled Salmon with Yogurt Lemon Caper Sauce


Grilled Salmon with Yogurt Lemon Caper Sauce
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons drained capers, chopped
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 fillet (1 1/4 lbs.) salmon
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
Heat grill to RED zone.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir yogurt, dill, capers, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Brush salmon with oil and grill, flesh side down for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn over and continue to grill for 4 to 5 minutes. Cover and refrigerate.
Serve cold salmon with sauce.
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But restaurant-quality results don’t have to come from a steakhouse. Instead, they can start at home with an indoor grill that does what most grills can’t: keep meat tender and juicy without overcooking it.



Grilled Bourbon Chicken from @hamiltonbeach

With the warm weather here, we’ve been giving our grill a workout, preparing for Memorial Day and summer cookouts. We’ve been grilling salmon, steak, lemon chicken and tequila-marinated shrimp, but nothing can match our favorite dish so far this year: Grilled Bourbon Chicken.

Grilled Bourbon Chicken from @hamiltonbeach

This is a far cry from the take-out bourbon chicken you order from Chinese restaurants. Our version contains real bourbon, so it has a little kick of spice and a hint of deep sweetness. It’s combined in the marinade with brown sugar, soy sauce, molasses, cloves and red pepper for a combination that will knock your socks off.

Grilled Bourbon Chicken from @hamiltonbeach

We use a whole chicken, which is affordable, and with a little practice, it’s quick and easy to break down into 8 separate pieces yourself. Double bonus: you’ll not only save a few dollars per pound for a few minutes of effort, but you’ll end up with leftover parts perfect for a simple and delicious slow cooker chicken stock. You won’t have to buy stock the next time you need it, so it’s really like saving money twice. Can’t beat that!

Grilled Bourbon Chicken from @hamiltonbeach

Once bourbon-marinated chicken hits the hot grill, the sugars in the marinade start to caramelize on the skin, creating a gorgeous brown, crispy skin that has a sweet and smoky flavor you can’t quite describe, but definitely can’t put down.

Grilled Bourbon Chicken from @hamiltonbeach

So as it turns out, Mac from The Whisky Grill was onto something when he talked to us about cooking with bourbon. It adds a lot to the flavor and texture of the chicken – so juicy! – and combined with the rest of the ingredients in this marinade, it’s a home run. We can’t wait to grill this bourbon chicken again on Memorial Day… and 4th of July… and probably again soon after that. Who even needs a holiday? If it’s nice out and we’re hungry, this is it.

Grilled Bourbon Chicken from @hamiltonbeach


Grilled Bourbon Chicken
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup bourbon
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 (3 to 3 1/2 pound) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
Instructions
In a large resealable plastic bag, add soy sauce, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, vegetable oil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Seal and shake bag to blend mixture.
Add chicken pieces to resealable bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken. Refrigerate overnight.
Heat grill to ORANGE zone (Medium-High heat).
Drain chicken, reserving marinade. In a 2-quart saucepan, cook over medium heat, about 20 minutes or until reduced to 3/4 cup. Set aside to serve with chicken.
Grill pieces, turning occasionally for 18 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked to 165°F.
Serve chicken with sauce.
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IndoorOutdoorGrills_heroWith top-of-the-line features such as porcelain-coated, cast iron cooking grates and oversized temperature gauges, Hamilton Beach grills are built to perform. Enjoy the compliments you get from family and friends every time you fire up the grill.

But restaurant-quality results don’t have to come from a steakhouse. Instead, they can start at home with an indoor grill that does what most grills can’t: keep meat tender and juicy without overcooking it.

Quick Assembly with Excellent Grill Performance.

843-quick-assembly-grillEveryone loves to grill outdoors, but assembling a new grillcan take 2 to 4 hours, not to mention the time it takes to decipher the often-confusing instructions.

With the Quick Assembly Grill, setup is a snap because the grill is partially assembled inside the package. Just roll the grill out of the box and unfold it with help from a friend. With only a Phillips screwdriver to attach the side shelves, you’ll be ready to grill your favorite steaks, burgers, chicken, fish, or chops in about 10 minutes.

With top-of-the-line features such as porcelain-coated, cast iron cooking grates and oversized temperature gauges, Hamilton Beach grills are built to perform.



Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from @hamiltonbeach

Spring is here, the grills are coming out and everyone is craving fresh, bright flavors and dishes with a little kick. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo are these grilled shrimp marinated in a blend of añejo tequila, lime and spices. They’ll bring a little fire and a lot flavor to your average taco.

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from @hamiltonbeach Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from @hamiltonbeach

Find some big, jumbo shrimp at the supermarket and fresh bell peppers and onions. While the shrimp is soaking up all that delicious south-of-the-border flavor, cut up your peppers and onions and start tossing them on the grill. (You can make the sauce in your personal blender ahead of time to save a few minutes of work on Cinco de Mayo.)

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from @hamiltonbeach

We recommend grilling the taco shells, too, as it really brings out the toasted corn flavor. Skewer the shrimp and cook them on a really hot grill for a couple minutes until they are just done. Be careful not to overcook them.

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from @hamiltonbeach

Set out all of the ingredients on your table – including some fresh lime margaritas – and let everyone dig in. The punchy flavor of the tacos will go perfectly with your drinks and a side of chips and salsa. It’s a quick and easy recipe full of festive fiesta flavor – and just in time for May 5th. Ole!

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from @hamiltonbeach


Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
MARINADE
1/2 cup tequila
1/4 cup lime juice
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
SAUCE
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
TACOS
1 green pepper, seeded and cut in half
1 red pepper, seeded and cut in half
1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut in half
1 medium sweet onion, quartered
6 to 8 small corn tortillas
1 tablespoon oil
1 avocado, cut into strips
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
8 wooden skewers
Instructions
In a 1 gallon resealable plastic bag, add tequila, lime juice, garlic, crushed red pepper, cumin, salt, pepper and shrimp. Shake bag and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Heat grill on SEARING. Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir mayonnaise, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and salt until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble.
Grill peppers and onions for 15 minutes, turning once until tender. Remove from grill to a platter and cover until ready to serve.
Drain shrimp and discard marinade. Thread 6 shrimp onto each skewer.
Place 4 skewers on grill and cook for 3 minutes, turning once. Remove from grill to a platter and cover. Repeat grilling with remaining skewers.
Lightly brush oil on one side of each tortilla. Grill 30 seconds to 1 minute to get grill marks and tortilla is warmed. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
Top each tortilla with peppers, avocado, shrimp and cilantro. Drizzle with Sauce. Fold in half to serve.
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Hamilton Beach Searing Grill @hamiltonbeach

 

With the Indoor Searing Grill, you can enjoy outdoor grilled flavor anytime you want, regardless of the weather. There are two secrets to its excellent grilling capability. The Searing Grill’s high-heat searing temperature locks in juices and flavor, giving your meat better taste, texture and appearance. What’s more, its unique hooded design helps keep in flavor to give your food that authentic outdoor grilled taste.

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from @hamiltonbeach

 Quick Assembly with Excellent Grill Performance.

843-quick-assembly-grillEveryone loves to grill outdoors, but assembling a new grillcan take 2 to 4 hours, not to mention the time it takes to decipher the often-confusing instructions.

With the Quick Assembly Grill, setup is a snap because the grill is partially assembled inside the package. Just roll the grill out of the box and unfold it with help from a friend. With only a Phillips screwdriver to attach the side shelves, you’ll be ready to grill your favorite steaks, burgers, chicken, fish, or chops in about 10 minutes.

With top-of-the-line features such as porcelain-coated, cast iron cooking grates and oversized temperature gauges, Hamilton Beach grills are built to perform.



Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

A few months ago, we asked you what you wanted to see more of on Everyday Good Thinking, and we got a few responses that really stood out. One such request was for healthy meals and meals for one or two people.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

We created this delicious grilled chicken for the singles and couples who made these requests, but it’s easily adaptable for groups of any size. If you need to feed a larger crowd, simply multiply the recipe as needed.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

The key to the pronounced lemon flavor in the chicken is the gorgeous marinade that’s prepared in a single-serve blender. Lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, red pepper, rosemary, salt and pepper get blended into a quick and easy marinade that has a little zip and a lot of zing.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Let the chicken marinate for at least half an hour with some lemon slices and rosemary. You can cook the chicken on an indoor grill like we did (It’s still too chilly for us to grill outside most days.) or you can use an outdoor grill – whichever you prefer is fine.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

I love the sizzle sound when you place something on a hot grill and the impressive grill marks you get when searing the chicken and lemons. Adding a few wet sprigs of rosemary to the grill creates a slight aroma the chicken absorbs. Flip it halfway through cooking, and use a meat thermometer to make sure you’re reaching the correct cooking temperature without overcooking the chicken. With poultry of any kind, you’re aiming for 165°F at the center.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Our recipe calls for serving the spicy lemon chicken breasts with a side of rice and we think it goes well with vegetables like asparagus, green beans, broccoli, peas, Brussels sprouts or couscous. It makes just enough for two, but if you’re cooking for one, why not make the full recipe and save the leftovers for lunch the next day?

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

There are many other uses for leftover spicy lemon chicken, so why not make a big batch sometime? I’ve used the leftover chicken breasts to top Greek salads, pasta with cream sauce, on grilled panini sandwiches and in chicken salad. There’s really nothing it can’t do – and the flavor is great.

Spicy Lemon Chicken for Two from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Spicy Lemon Chicken
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 large chicken breast halves (about 1 pound each)
1 large lemon, sliced 1/4-inch thick
Instructions
Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary, vegetable oil, mustard, salt, paprika and red pepper in personal-size blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, seal bag and turn several times to coat chicken. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
Preheat indoor grill on SEAR. Place chicken and lemon slices on grill. Grill chicken 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F. Grill lemon slices 3 to 5 minutes or until browned.
Serve with grilled lemon slices, wild rice and chopped parsley.
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Hamilton Beach Searing Grill @hamiltonbeach

With the Indoor Searing Grill, you can enjoy outdoor grilled flavor anytime you want, regardless of the weather. There are two secrets to its excellent grilling capability. The Searing Grill’s high-heat searing temperature locks in juices and flavor, giving your meat better taste, texture and appearance. What’s more, its unique hooded design helps keep in flavor to give your food that authentic outdoor grilled taste.