Here’s Your Summer Grilling Guide

With Memorial Day and (hopefully) the rain and chilly weather officially behind us, we’d like to commence the start of summer and also, the start of grilling season! So if you haven’t already, it’s time to get reacquainted with your grill with some sizzling and scrumptious steaks, burgers, and ribs for your family and friends! Because there’s no better way to celebrate summertime than a BBQ with your favorite people. And whether you’re planning on feeding a bunch of burger lovin’ buddies, steak connoisseurs, or a crowd of health nuts at your upcoming gatherings, we’ve got you covered with the best of best when it comes to outdoor grilling.

Here’s our guide for all things grilled for your Summer shindigs…

Steak for a Crowd: Bristol Farms’ Very Own Big Time Tri-tip

If you’re feeding a crowd, and you’re set on grilling up some steak, think no further than our Big Time Tri-tip. Easy on your wallet, this juicy and tender USDA choice natural cut is marinated in our Big Time marinade for 24 hours, locking in perfectly smokey, peppery, and sweet flavors. This marinade is locally made and hand-crafted especially for our tri-tip too (but we love it on everything)! Here’s more info on our Big Time Tri-tip.

Ready-to-Grill Veggie, Chicken, and Beef Kabobs

For those friends and family members who are all about healthy eating, we have a solution: our fully prepared BBQ entrees like veggie, chicken, and beef kabobs. These can be found in our butcher’s case and come just lightly marinated and ready to throw on the grill. The great thing about these prepared kabobs is that you can still focus your culinary efforts on steak and/or burgers for the rest of your company.

Ultimate Burgers

Burgers are a fool-proof summer BBQ classic. And with just a few easy tips and tricks of the trade, they’re pretty hard to mess up. We suggest buying 80/20 (that’s 20% fat) ground chuck and not to overlook the importance of a good bun, cheese, and only a few delicious toppings. Here’s our Ultimate Burger Guide (that includes tips and topping inspo).

Grilling Vegetables

Don’t forget about your veggie friends! Portobellos make excellent burger substitutes thanks to their meaty texture and they hold up very well on the grill when just lightly brushed with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. We also love grilled eggplant as another meat-free option that tastes great on a bun. And if you’re just looking for some awesome veggies as sides to your burgers or steak, our corn-on-the-cob is looking vibrant and tasting sweeter than ever this year!

The Best Grilled Fish

Want to serve up something unexpected and yet, oh-so special? How about grilled halibut served up on one of our brioche buns with a Sriracha spiked tartar sauce, thinly sliced red onion, and slaw? Or – check out our current very limited supply of Copper River Salmon – the very best salmon you’ve ever tasted in your life? Grill it and serve alongside grilled zucchini and tomato skewers with some lemon-y rice. Here’s more info on Copper River Salmon.

A Very SoCal Summer with Bristol Farms

It’s easily our favorite season in Southern California. Lasting through most of October, our extended summer means sunshine and perfectly warm air with ample time for backyard BBQs, beach gatherings, outdoor birthday parties, and of course, anywhere picnics. And what makes these sunny shindigs just so awesome? Beloved friends and family…and only the most fantastic food and drinks, too.

Read our Summer magazine here!

One comment on “Here’s Your Summer Grilling Guide

  1. Kevin Catlin says:

    Great store. Love the specials

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