BBQ & Grilled Appetizer Recipes

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Indian Masala Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.75 stars
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Marinate chicken wings ahead of time in a simple homemade masala paste for an explosion of spicy Indian flavors. Serve with lemon wedges and steamed basmati rice.

Grilled Sesame-Soy Shishito Peppers

Change things up at dinner time with these grilled shishito peppers. They might just become your new favorite side dish. These are great with grilled steak or salmon. Careful, 1 in 10 peppers are hot!

Great Grilled Garlic Bread

Rating: 5 stars
1
So simple and so good. My wife and I always freeze our leftover baguettes and sometime they do not thaw quite as fresh, so I tried grilling the bread and used the abundance of fresh basil I have in my garden. It was a hit the first time we tried this and still is, and is now is our summertime favorite, for fresh and leftover bread alike.

Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Aioli

Rating: 4.7 stars
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You'll notice a glaring lack of ingredients in this recipe. Thanks to the intensely flavored cured lemons, the aioli sauce needs little more than some fresh tarragon to reach its full potential. Having said that, you are well within your rights to toss in some garlic or hot pepper if you're in the mood.

Bacon Wrapped New Potatoes

Rating: 4.42 stars
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I was given some tiny fresh new potatoes from a friend's garden. I was grilling chicken and wanted an appetizer to throw on the grill. The bacon wrapped new potato was born. Serve with ranch dressing or BBQ sauce for dipping.

Smoked Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.6 stars
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This easy-to-prepare recipe is a surefire winner for your next party. Perfect for watching the game with friends! I use an offset smoker for this recipe, but indirect heat in a 22 1/2 kettle grill works fine too.

Grilled Poblano Queso Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars
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With peppers aplenty coming in the garden right now, I was thinking of ways to use them and this idea hit me. I am amazed how this turned out! This dip is mild, delicate, complex, and absolutely delicious!

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Burrata and Basil

Rating: 4.67 stars
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There are many people, myself included, that think cooking prosciutto is basically a crime against nature; but there are exceptions, and this plate of grilled peaches with burrata is one incredibly delicious example.  Serve as an appetizer or a sweet/savory dessert.

Grilled Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

Rating: 3.58 stars
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Sweet potatoes are cut into slices, seasoned, and grilled.

Chef John's Baba Ghanoush

Rating: 4.87 stars
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No matter what you're grilling this summer, chances are good you're going to have more hot coals than food to cook on it, which makes baba ghanoush the perfect post-barbecue recipe. This is a wonderfully savory yet refreshing vegetable dip.

Detroit Hot Honey Wings

Rating: 4.66 stars
299
A sweet, spicy wing recipe that is amazing on the grill! This is a Detroit recipe, so enjoy!

Grilled Eggplant Rollups

Rating: 4.74 stars
22
Tasty grilled eggplant complements the flavors of goat cheese and roasted red pepper in this 'couldn't be easier' recipe that is good served hot, cold, or as leftovers. To re-warm, place on low-heat grill for 2 minutes.
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Grilled Tequila-Lime Shrimp

Rating: Unrated
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"This is delicious!! Will make this again & again!" – kclark

Grilled Eggplant Rollups

Rating: 4.74 stars
22

Tasty grilled eggplant complements the flavors of goat cheese and roasted red pepper in this 'couldn't be easier' recipe that is good served hot, cold, or as leftovers. To re-warm, place on low-heat grill for 2 minutes.