You know what is so great about Father’s Day? It’s so much more chill than Mother’s Day. There’s usually less formal planning, just a casual family get together with some food and some drinks and some relaxing around Dad and probably the grill. Yes, you could do something a little more Dad-ish like go to a baseball game, play golf, or watch golf (watching golf sounds really boring to me but Dan insists people actually do this on Father’s Day)…ooh or you could go see a movie. Jurassic World, anyone? Of course it all depends on your Dad’s tastes, but Father’s Day to BBQs is like Mother’s Day to brunch.
We’re going to assume that most of you are going to be grilling with Dad on Father’s Day. If you’re going the burger route, I suggest you check out my burger post because this post will mostly focus on other options for a Father’s Day grill-a-thon. I’ve added a few less obvious choices, like a good kebab recipe that uses cheese and bread to give Dad some variety. Technically, you could grill some chicken or boring ol’ hot-dogs, but if you fancy giving Dad a more creative BBQ experience, check out these recipes.
The Best BBQ Chicken | Jamie Oliver – This chicken looks absolutely amazing. And amazingly messy, but hell it’s Father’s Day. If Dad wants juicy, savory chicken slathered in BBQ sauce, then this recipe is how you step up your chicken game.
Grilled Clams with Garlic Drizzle | Primal Palate – Grilled clams take no time to make, they’re super quick which makes them a great appetizer. Drizzle them with some garlic butter and you’re good to go.
Grilled: Sweet and Tangy Peppered Beef Ribs | Food for My Family – These are sweet and tangy and peppered, a great complement to a Father’s Day beer with Dad.
Chargrilled Veg Kebabs | Jamie Oliver – You gotta have some kebabs. What’s a BBQ without some kebabs? That being said, this chili lemon rosemary marinade sounds insanely good. It’s a must try.
Whiskey Burger | Mantitlement – Look at that delicious burger. The melted cheese. The perfectly caramelized onions. A hamburger marinated in whiskey and garlic. Drool.
BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade | Food and Wine – Again with the bacon! You could easily make a bunch of hot dogs and have that be that but this steps it up. Fancy hot dogs are all the rage and if you’re a BLT fan then this brings the best of both worlds.