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18 Recipes Ready For Your Summer Grilling Celebrations

Get your grill ready for a summer feast with our collection of 18 mouthwatering recipes, perfect for any celebration. From succulent meats to fresh seafood, this roundup is designed to make your outdoor cooking experience unforgettable. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or a cozy family dinner, these recipes will add a burst of flavor to your summer gatherings.

Discover tantalizing dishes that range from sweet and spicy creations to smoky, savory favorites. Imagine impressing your guests with unique appetizers and gourmet mains, all prepared on your grill. With a variety of flavors and cooking styles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Curious about what’s included? Get a sneak peek of a few highlights, like a modern twist on a classic dish and a tropical-inspired favorite that’s sure to be a hit. Click through our slideshow to uncover all 18 recipes, each one picked to bring out the best in your summer grilling.

Korean Pork Tenderloin

Korean Pork Tenderloin. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Enjoy a delicious mix of Korean spices with grilled pork tenderloin. This recipe uses gochugaru and brown sugar for a sweet and spicy rub, plus a sauce of gochujang, teriyaki, and sriracha.
Get the Recipe: Korean Pork Tenderloin

Traeger Chicken Wing Lollipops

Traeger Chicken Wing Lollipops. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Turn chicken wings into fun ‘lollipops’ for a standout appetizer or snack. Grilled on a Traeger for a smoky taste, these are perfect for parties and gatherings where finger food is a hit.
Get the Recipe: Traeger Chicken Wing Lollipops

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

These pork chops combine sweet teriyaki sauce with smoky, grilled flavors. They are ideal for those who enjoy Asian-inspired dishes cooked on the grill.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops

Simple Grilled Halibut Recipe

Simple Grilled Halibut Recipe. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This easy recipe focuses on the natural flavors of halibut, enhanced by grilling. It’s perfect for seafood lovers who enjoy fresh, simply prepared fish.
Get the Recipe: Simple Grilled Halibut Recipe

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

A tasty twist on Hawaiian Huli Huli chicken, perfect for grill enthusiasts. Enjoy sweet and savory flavors with a tropical touch.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Traeger Gyro with Pulled Lamb

Traeger Gyro with Pulled Lamb. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Give the traditional gyro a smoky flavor with this recipe using a Traeger grill. Infuse the meat with a unique taste characteristic of this cooking method.
Get the Recipe: Traeger Gyro with Pulled Lamb

Traeger Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Skewers

Traeger Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Skewers. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Quick and elegant, these skewers feature grilled shrimp and scallops. They are ideal for a delightful seafood meal.
Get the Recipe: Traeger Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Skewers

Traeger Honey Garlic Salmon

Traeger Honey Garlic Salmon. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This salmon dish blends honey and garlic flavors, cooked on a Traeger grill for a subtle smoky touch. It’s a great way to enjoy salmon.
Get the Recipe: Traeger Honey Garlic Salmon

Traeger Ribeye

Traeger Ribeye. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Grill a ribeye steak for a perfect balance of flavor and tenderness. This method is simple and delicious.
Get the Recipe: Traeger Ribeye

Traeger Grilled Lobster Tail

Traeger Grilled Lobster Tail. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Enjoy a luxurious and easy way to grill lobster tail. It’s perfect for special occasions or gourmet meals.
Get the Recipe: Traeger Grilled Lobster Tail

Traeger Smoked Chicken Breasts

Traeger Smoked Chicken Breasts. Photo credit: The Creative Bite.

Use a Traeger grill to make these smoked chicken breasts with a delicious smoky flavor. This recipe is great for outdoor cooking fans.
Get the Recipe: Traeger Smoked Chicken Breasts

Grilled Wagyu Hanger Steak

Grilled Wagyu Hanger Steak. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This recipe highlights the rich flavors of Wagyu beef with simple seasonings. It is cooked on the grill to enhance its natural qualities.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Wagyu Hanger Steak

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Marinate and grill lamb loin chops for a tender, flavorful dish. They pair well with various sides.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Lamb Loin Chops

Grilled Blackened Chicken Breasts

Grilled Blackened Chicken Breasts. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Spice up chicken breasts with blackened seasoning and grill them for a smoky, savory dish. It’s simple and satisfying.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Blackened Chicken Breasts

Perfect Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Basil Garlic Butter

Perfect Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Basil Garlic Butter. Photo credit: Blackberry Babe.

Grill ribeye steak with a blend of herbs and spices for a tender and flavorful meal. This easy-to-follow recipe is perfect for any occasion.
Get the Recipe: Perfect Grilled Ribeye Steaks with Basil Garlic Butter

Rum Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Rum Marinated Grilled Pork Chops. Photo credit: Blackberry Babe.

These pork chops are juicy and flavorful, thanks to a savory marinade. Grilled to perfection, they’re great for any barbecue or dinner.
Get the Recipe: Rum Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Traeger Beef Wellington Recipe

Traeger Beef Wellington Recipe. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

This classic Beef Wellington gets a modern update with a smoky flavor from a Traeger grill. It adds a new dimension to this elegant dish.
Get the Recipe: Traeger Beef Wellington Recipe

Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.