From juicy chops to fatty belly to fall-apart-tender ribs, versatile pork is the perfect "other meat" for your grilling menu. Handled properly, it's moist and flavorful, and picks up the smoke and char from the grill like nobody's business. It also takes well to being brined, rubbed, sauced, seared, and slow-cooked. We've got 17 recipes to really make it shine come Memorial Day weekend.
'Memorial Day' on Serious Eats
Sure, Memorial Day may be a burgers and 'dogs kinda holiday, but that doesn't mean that seafood can't make a splash. Stock up on some fish-friendly wine or beer and throw some shrimp, whole fish, or even octopus on the grill—seafood makes an impressive main attraction that pairs beautifully with classic summery fare like corn, tomatoes, and other grilled vegetables. We've got 16 recipes to get you started.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, and nothing quite says summer like a burger or steak hot off the grill. Whether you're firing up a big, fancy outdoor grill, or heating up a griddle on your stove, we've got you covered. Think cheesy, oniony, and beefy burgers and their tasty vegetarian counterparts, along with the very best ways to grill the very best steaks (and what inexpensive cuts will still taste great).
Meat tends to hog (ahem) the spotlight on Memorial Day, but don't forget about the veggies. Not only do they complement grilled meats perfectly, but many stand as satisfying main courses of their own. From creamy potatoes to bright, crunchy salads to grilled vegetables of all stripes, we've got 18 crowd-pleasing recipes for your holiday grill.
Properly grilled chicken is truly delicious—tender and juicy, with a smoky flavor and charred grill marks. But most of us have had our fair share of disappointments—if you're not careful, chicken can wind up dry and stringy. Luckily, we've got tried and true methods for the most flavorful, juicy chicken out there.
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!
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.