22 Grilling Recipes!

Here is a quick reference guide to 22 grilling recipes, our our favorites. From amazing grilled steaks, baby back ribs and killer BBQ chicken to delicious seafood check out our top 50 grilling recipes.

Grilled Ono Recipes

Ono is a fantastic fish for the grill and this is the place for some great Ono recipes from simple to the more exotic. The word Ono in Hawaiian means delicious and it definitely is from the grill. Ono or Wahoo is a firm white fleshed fish that when fresh is hard to beat from the grill. And by the way these recipes work for most firm fish for the grill such as Mahi Mahi, Shark and Swordfish.

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Grilled Ancho Chile and Tequila Marinated Tri Tip
This is my favorite recipe for Tri Tip. If you have ready many of our recipes on Great-Grilling.com you may have figured out that I really like my chilies and one of my favorite cuts of beef is Tri Tip. Grilled Tri Tip is the local favorite on California’s central coast. This is a bit of a departure from the classic Santa Maria Style Tri Tip, but you will love this!

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Best BBQ Chicken

We think that this recipe is the best BBQ chicken recipe for gas grills and it is even better on charcoal or wood. However the combination of the brine and easy smoky BBQ sauce make this recipe really good on the gas grill.There is always a conflict with serious grillers about gas vs. charcoal or wood. Gas just does not bring the flavor that charcoal or wood does.  This recipe will give the the best BBQ Chicken on any grill!

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Grilled Thai Pork Chop Recipe

This Thai pork recipe with peanut sauce delicious. We love Thai food and while this is not an authentic recipe, it is really tasty. The spicy flavors and aromatics make this a great exotic dinner. The flavors of the Thai street food provide the inspiration for this Thai pork recipe. Serve this with fried rice and a spicy Asian slaw and you have a great top 50 grilled recipe dinner!

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Alabama Chicken with White BBQ Sauce

I had been hearing about Alabama chicken and the  white BBQ sauce for a few years. Just never got around to giving it a try. Hmm, that was an error. Alabama chicken is an excellent recipe, flavorful with that nice crisp mahogany colored skin that is so amazingly good on chicken, then the white BBQ sauce with some horseradish zip. It's an excellent addition to anyone's personal grilling and BBQ cookbook!

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Spanish Rub

& Sherry Vinegar Reduction

This is a delicious and easy grilling recipe for  lamb loin chops using Spanish flavors, though really is not a classic Spanish dish. Costco frequently sells these lamb chops at a reasonable price and this recipe will make a memorable meal!

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Grilled Shrimp Creole

Creole and Cajun Cuisine was one of the first and is still one of the best regional American cuisines. The melding of the cultures and cuisines of Spain, Africa and France via the Caribbean has brought us fantastic flavors.  Shrimp Creole is another one of my rather eclectic comfort foods, I love the depth of layers of spices.

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Grilled Chicken Wings with Sriracha

Grilled Chicken Wings are a favorite item from the grill and for game time. Could be the quintessential guy food?  Nowadays there are whole restaurants built around wings. Pretty amazing actually unless you are a chicken! This recipe was featured on CNN grill master series. This page also has our Jerked Chicken Wings !These are a couple of our favorite grilled chicken wings recipes on this page.

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Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

Many places claim to serve "original" Santa Maria Tri Tip but do not. Like most regional specialties there are many family recipes, but a few truths seem to hold with tri tip recipes. The classic is grilled or smoked with red oak wood.  It should be served with beans, salsa and garlic bread. This is a classic Santa Maria Style Tri Tip recipe. Try it you will love it.

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Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Hoisin

These grilled baby back ribs are another comfort food for me. As a kid growing up in the San Francisco at one point I went to high school near fisherman’s wharf and I took the cable car on non-peak tourist times to school. That runs straight through Chinatown, and I used to love the energy and how different that part of the city was from well just about anywhere.

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Grilled Albacore with Curry Oil and Mango Salsa

Grilled Albacore is a seasonal treat here on the central coast of California, late spring through summer. The rest of the year we can also get Tombo, Hawaiian Albacore. Albacore is caught in many oceans of the world and a prized game fish. Albacore is perfect for the grill!  The firm texture holds up nicely and is a perfect foil for flavors and ingredients from varied influences and cuisines.

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Huli Huli Grilled Chicken

Just about anywhere you go on any of the Islands you will find Huli Huli Chicken at the plate lunch stands in the parking lots or at any church fundraiser. And of course at all the beach parks! This is the Hawaiian BBQ chicken recipe and one of the all time favorite Hawaiian recipes.

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Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Fresh Herbs, Arugula, and Mustard Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

 I really enjoy the flavor of lamb chops with Arugula, the peppery character of the arugula just works really nicely. This dish combines the classic flavors of the fresh herbs, mustard, the peppery arugula and a touch of Feta cheese for a modern classic lamb dish. It is also a very easy, and elegant way to serve grilled lamb chops. Great for entertaining or a nice dinner at home!

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Kona Longboard Beer Brined Chicken

One of the great things about this simple and easy recipe is that all you need is this brine, nothing else to add to it and you have truly delicious moist chicken straight from the grill. Excellent for a day when you are going to be out running around and busy. Come back home and grill up your Beer Chicken. Another benefit is, you have the rest of the beer to enjoy with your meal. Enjoy!

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Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Guinness Marinade

This recipe is great for a cozy winter evening or St. Patrick's day when corned beef isn't on the menu! The marinating in Guinness and the sauce add great flavor to the rib eye. Your own beer and food pairing!

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Planked Salmon & Halibut Braid with Chipotle Hollandaise

This is a show stopping dish with great smoky flavors from cooking on the cedar plank. A bit of work on the prep side but worth it! Check out the video for how to assemble the braid.

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Grilled Brochette of Filet Mignon with Red Pepper Coulis

Grilled Filet Mignon Brochette with Red Pepper Coulis was a favorite at our restaurant in San Francisco. The flavors of the red peppers and sun dried tomatoes with reduced Balsamic vinegar play well with the tender beef tenderloin.

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Grilled Ginger Chicken

This ginger chicken recipe is timeless in its appeal and was a favorite employee meal in the Lehr’s Greenhouse restaurant in San Diego and in San Francisco. We both enjoyed this many times over as did our guests who frequented the restaurant. This is a simple and easy recipe that is great for entertaining when you want something a little different and exotic.

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Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Red Pepper Chipotle Sauce

The Flat Iron steak is a very flavorful and tasty cut of beef that is perfect for grilling. It does great on the grill provided that you do not cook it too well done. It also lends itself to being sliced across the grain since it is not a particularly tender cut. Handled correctly it makes a great meal and also fairly easy for a crowd since it is a fairly large cut. The full flavor carries bold sauces well.

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Grilled Honey Chipotle Lime Baby Back Ribs

This is a favorite Baby Back Rib for those times when you are in the mood for something different. The sweet of the honey, smoky chipotles and bite of the lime are a wonderful triple play of flavor.  The other good news, this baby back ribs recipe is easy!

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Grilled Tri Tip Steak with Wasabi Ginger Rub

This is a super flavorful quick and easy recipe featuring our Wasabi Ginger Rub.

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Grilled Diablo Canyon Salmon

This is a great grilled seafood recipe, it has grilled salmon choice of shellfish, bacon, avocado and smoky chipotle Hollandaise sauce. Ok, it really does not have anything to do with Diablo Canyon but in the name and that I was working there at the time. One thing I have noticed out there at Diablo Canyon though is if it has bacon and avocado, everyone loves it. If you are looking for an “over the top-show stoppin’” grilled seafood and great salmon with some spice to it, here you go! This starts off with a mildly spiced grilled salmon, topped with a smoky chipotle Hollandaise sauce, crisp bacon, avocado and your choice of shrimp, crab or as pictured langoustines-langastinos.

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