Holidays around the grill: Easter grilling ideas for the whole familyEditorial Team
Easter is a celebratory time for the entire family. Whether you have a child that loves Easter egg hunts or an adult looking for something a bit more appetising than chocolate bunnies, Easter has something for everyone.
While there are plenty of things to look forward to this Easter holiday, nothing beats a feast complete with an array of grilled dishes.
With the kids running around the yard hunting for Easter eggs and bunnies, you don’t have to look too far for some of the best Easter grilling ideas.
Go traditional with a smoked rack of lamb
If you, your family, or your friends have an affinity for lamb, then a smoked rack of lamb accompanied by a balsamic reduction will get your tastebuds in the holiday spirit.
Whether you’re using a cast iron grill or a charcoal grill, you’ll find that the smokiness of the grill, the earthy flavour profile of the lamb, and the sweetness of the balsamic reduction complement each other perfectly to give you a memorable lamb dish your guests will be talking about all year long.
Pair the lamb with flavours like rosemary, thyme, sage, or mint to get that authentically traditional taste. If you’re looking to take the guesswork out of your Easter organisation this year, you can also look at some rubs, seasonings, and sauces available on the market to bring your Easter grilling ideas to life.
Don’t forget the kids with a classic burger with crispy bacon
You can’t throw an Easter cookout without having something for the kids and what better item to have on the menu than a classic juicy burger grilled to perfection.
Burgers have always been a consistent favourite at any cookout and it’s all about simplicity. You just need some high-quality ground beef, seasoning (again, you don’t need to take on the hassle of making your own), cheese, onion, bacon, and a killer sauce to bring it all together.
Once you’ve grilled the patty, smoked the bacon, and toasted the bun—all of which can be done on your grill—just assemble it with all the fixings. Not only is a going to be a hit at the kiddies’ table, but it will also make quite an impression on your adult guests.
Have something for the vegans with a quinoa stuffed acorn squash
With all the lifestyle changes taking place today you’re bound to have a friend or two who are vegans or vegetarians.
This dish is sure to get your vegetarian friends and family more excited about the Easter festivities, and it may even convert a few of your regular meat-lovers.
You can prepare the quinoa filling using your favourite ingredients beforehand; using ingredients like mushrooms, onions, peppers, and vegetable stock to create your mixture. Grill the squash until it’s cooked and stuff the quinoa into the squash to serve.
Grilled cinnamon rolls for dessert anyone?
As the old adage goes, ‘There’s always room for dessert!’ You can’t finish a cookout without something to tantalise every sweet tooth.
Dust off your favourite recipe and prepare your cinnamon roll in a cast-iron skillet. Pop it in a grill preheated to 350oF and let it cook. While that’s cooking, mix cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in an electric mixer until it’s smooth.
Once your cinnamon rolls are cooked, let them cool down, and then lather the cream cheese mixture generously on the rolls to create a delectable Easter dessert.
Try these Easter grilling ideas this holiday season
Gathering around a table of great grilled food with friends, family, and loved ones is what the holidays are all about.
These Easter grilling ideas are sure to put you and your guests in a festive mood and change the way you see the holiday season altogether.
So, dust off that grill and brush up on your grilling skills. There’s no time like the present to impress your guests with a feast that is second to none.