Hey Serious Eaters! It's one of our favorite long weekends of the year. The unofficial start to summer, the time of the year when it once again becomes socially acceptable to crack a beer before noon when the weather is nice, and of course, the real kickoff to grilling season. Planning on firing up your grill for Memorial day but don't know what to cook? Don't worry. We got you covered with our Ultimate Guide to Memorial Day Cookouts. Check it out!
'Memorial Day' on Serious Eats
Grilled meats would not be stars without the vegetable dishes as the sidekicks. We've collected 41 of our favorite sides to add to your Memorial Day cookout.
Memorial Day is usually associated with burgers and hotdogs, but if you're looking for more sophisticated grill grub, look to the sea! Cajun shrimp skewers, scallops and even grilled lobster are different and flavorful options for your summer grilling repertoire.
Come Memorial Day, you're going to find hot dogs and brats on grills all over the country. There's nothing wrong with just slapping a store-bought dog on the grill, breaking out the mustard, and calling it a day, but if you want to take your tubed meat game to the next level we've rounded up 18 of our favorite hot dog and sausage recipes.
Recipes for refreshing sangria, lemonade, and more....
From homemade ice cream sandwiches to salty-sweet peanut butter pretzel ice cream pie, here are 13 ways to end your Memorial Day on a sweet note.
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise: there's virtually no part of the pig that can't be grilled. Whether it's ribs and bellies oozing with succulent fat, trim and lean tenderloins, or the whole, spit-roasted hog, the smoke and heat that emanates from a pile of well-tended charcoals does something we'll go so far as to term magical. We've got 24 of our favorite grilled pork recipes to keep your Memorial Day grill at work all weekend long. See them all after the jump!
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, which means it's time to fire up the grill and eat some burgers. From the classic American cheeseburger to regional styles to non-beef and vegan options, we've got a burger for every palate.
Happy three-day weekend! Now turn off your computer and get outside.
We've spent the last week putting together a series of recipe guides to help you out by the grill this weekend. Here they are, all in one place. You'll find chicken, steak, sausages (homemade and storebought), hot dogs, pork, barbecue, and vegetables, along with grill-side drinks, make-ahead desserts, and all manner of finger foods. All you need is to provide the grill, some will, and a serious appetite.
Our guide to throwing the best possible sausage party, complete with straight-up sausage, things stuffed with sausage, and all the condiments you can fit on the table.
Every cookout should end on a sweet note, but especially the one that heralds the start of warm weather. Need some inspiration? From ice cream sandwiches to no-bake bar cookies, we have you covered.
From punch and sangria to beer and wine, here are a few of our recommendations to get you inspired for the long weekend.
Celebrate America's great porcine bounty with one of our 25 grilled pork recipes, ranging from ultra-simple to up-all-night-at-the-smoker.
With 33 grilled chicken recipes and 24 more for grilled steak you might want to go easy on dessert this Memorial Day.* That's cool because one of the best backyard cook-out dessert recipes I know is not only extremely quick to throw together but it's infinitely adaptable. It's grilled fruit with ice cream.
I don't know who it is that designated May as National Burger Month, but I'd like to give them a big, sloppy, greasy, onion-scented, cheese-covered kiss on the mouth. What better excuse to celebrate our national sandwich (national food?) and look back at the dozens of well-tested burger recipes we have in our archives? Here are 33 recipes that run the gamut from simple to complex, with representation from around the country, breaking regional borders, and indeed inter-species relations.
Here are 24 steak recipes for your Memorial Day weekend, each one tested, tasted, and Serious Eats approved, along with guides on how to grill the perfect steak and how to select and age a steak for grilling.
Here are 33 diverse chicken recipes for your Memorial Day weekend, each one tested, tasted, and Serious Eats approved.
Hot dog look aside, taste-wise, these treats are totally sweet. Starting with a simple and lightly sweet butter cookie dough, you simply tint a portion, shape appropriately, and add a squiggle of decorating icing to attain an adorable dessert trompe l'oeil morsel.
Hot dog look aside, taste-wise, these treats are totally sweet. Starting with a simple and lightly sweet butter cookie dough, you simply tint a portion, shape appropriately and add a squiggle of decorating icing to attain an adorable dessert trompe l'oeil morsel.