Holiday Menus for Entertaining on the Grill

This prime rib came out beautifully and the rub created a nice aromatic crust. No photoshopping on this photo, it just came out that good! :)

This prime rib came out beautifully and the rub created a nice aromatic crust. No photoshopping on this photo, it just came out that good! :)

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you aren’t using your grill, does it? This is the perfect time to use your grill- because it’s your chance to shine with flavorful, smoky dishes off the grill that will make the dishes your friends are serving this time of year just seem plain boring. So look to your grill to knock the socks off your guests this year for the holidays. Below are some of my favorite recipe pairings for an elegant Meal On The Grill that shows your friends you’re a culinary genius. Oh, and if you leave the dessert out, they’re low carb too!! It’s nice to eat a meal around the holidays that won’t leave you feeling guilty!

Menu 1: Beef

Standing Rib Roast (Prime Rib) on the Grill

Grilled Blue Cheese and Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

No Carb Mashed Potatoes (you’ll never know the difference) -  

(fyi this recipe is from Melissa Joulwan’s cookbook “Well Fed”
which is awesome!)

Dark Chocolate Cherry Galette

Menu 2: Turkey

grilled turkey

Save space in your oven this year- make your turkey on the grill!

Patio Daddio’s Sweet n’ Sassy BBQ Almonds

Lemon Herb Butter Spatchcocked Chicken

Parmesan Herb Grilled Veggies

Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

Menu 3: Pork

grilled pork tenderloin

This spice rub makes you feel like you’re on a little mini-vacation to the islands!

Grilled Romaine

Island Spice Pork Tenderloin

Barbecued Sweet Potatoes

(okay, with these you will not be totally low carb as I mentioned above, but sweet potatoes are a carb that is loaded with stuff that is good for you)

Grilled Fruit and Pound Cake (scroll through the bottom of this post)

Menu 4: Fish

grilled salmon recipe, best grilled salmon, how to grill salmon on the big green egg

Salmon, paired with a cherry glaze- is packed in omega-3s and antioxidants, but it tastes so fantastic you’ll forget it’s good for you!

Cherry Glazed Grilled Salmon

Proscuitto Sage Butter Brussel Sprouts

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding

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6 Responses to Holiday Menus for Entertaining on the Grill

  1. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) December 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    Its around the Holidays that I wish I were a year round griller. It’s just so darn icy cold out here. Just wanted to stop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas Robyn. Hugs.

  2. Robyn December 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    Happy Holidays to you too Lea Ann! I know you are cooking up a bunch of goodies this time of year in your kitchen!!

  3. Scott Thomas December 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    So many amazing recipes and so little time! How do I choose just one? Photography is outstanding as well!

  4. Robyn December 26, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    Thanks Scott! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy new Year!!

  5. Patio Daddio December 27, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Thanks for the mention, Robyn!

  6. Robyn December 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    no prob John! Happy Holidays!

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