Summer BBQ Recipes to Try

On the hunt for some new summer BBQ recipes? We don’t blame you. If it was up to us, we’d eat barbeque every day all summer long. So sometimes it’s nice to switch things up and try something new. Maybe for you, that means trying out a new sauce, grilling technique, ingredient or recipe. No matter what you choose, we’re making a pact to get out of our cooking comfort zones. Now, without further ado, check out these three ideas and start planning what you’ll make at the next cookout.

Old Bay BBQ Chicken

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Old Bay makes everything better, and it turns out that barbeque is no exception. In fact, we’re willing to bet that you have some in your cabinet right now. It’s a surefire sign that you’re in Maryland territory. Also, that just means you’re one step ahead of this Old Bay Chicken recipe.

While Old Bay seasoning is usually reserved for seafood, Maryland natives know how good it is on just about everything, including chicken. So why not bring the flavor of the Chesapeake to your grill this summer? If you’re not afraid to make your own sauce, then this recipe is right up your alley. After you mix all the ingredients together, all you have to do is slather the BBQ sauce on the chicken. Once it’s fully cooked and topped with a generous sprinkle of Old Bay, go ahead and serve it up to your favorite neighbors and friends. It’ll taste so good, and you’ll get to brag that the sauce is homemade.

BBQ Shrimp Skewers

Seafood isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when we think about BBQ recipes. But, a lot of people love it, especially here in Maryland. And, when it’s done right, BBQ seafood is just as tasty if not better than traditional BBQ dishes (e.g. chicken and ribs). For example, grilled tuna, salmon, and crab cakes pair quite well with barbeque sauce. But for this recipe, let’s focus on shrimp. Shrimp is the perfect complement to the main course, like ribs or pulled pork. However, it can also stand out on its own.

To begin this BBQ Shrimp Skewers recipe, place several large or jumbo shrimp on a skewer. Then, add your preferred seasoning or sauce to give it that smoky BBQ flavor. You can also wrap the shrimp in strips of bacon for extra flavor. All in all, this summer dish is the ultimate way to combine your love of seafood and barbeque.

Smoked Beef Pastrami

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Up for a challenge? This one is for the professional grill masters out there looking for a more complex recipe. This smoked beef pastrami recipe will take you all day to make, but it will be so worth it in the end. First, you’ll need your brisket and your seasoning to get started on the brine. This dish also calls for salt, sugar, garlic cloves, pickling spice, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, and yellow mustard seeds. Finally, after smoking for several hours, the beef will be cooked to perfection. Serve it with your favorite summer sides, like coleslaw and pasta salad, to make it a meal you won’t soon forget.

Join Us for BBQ

Hungry for some mouthwatering summer BBQ recipes? Join us at Adam’s Taphouse and Grille tonight. We’ll take care of all the cooking for you. All you have to do is show up and enjoy. Check out the dinner menu online for a sneak peek of our BBQ ribs, smoked brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, and more.