Summer isn’t quite over yet, and all of us who live in Colorado know that grilling season can be year-round! Cool nights, scrumptious dishes and a fire pit is the perfect way to enjoy the end of sunshine-filled days. Check out these 11 simple grilling recipes to savor with family and friends.

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Grilled Scallops with Honeydew-Avocado Salsa

Craving the ocean air? These grilled scallops get their flavor rounded out by the honeydew-avocado salsa that falls perfectly in-between tart and tangy.

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Smoky Strip Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce

If you aren’t familiar with chimichurri sauce, it’s traditionally served with meats in Argentinian and Uruguayan cuisine. Combining the tang of chimichurri blends wonderfully with steaks seasoned by smoked sea salt and smoked pepper.

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Chiles and Anchovies

This dish is perfect to serve while entertaining because you can do all of the prep work in advanced. The marinade can be mild to spicy to your preference based on the amount of red jalapenos used.

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Seared Romaine Spears with Caesar Dressing

Tired of the same old Caesar salda? Grill up your romaine with a light oil to uplift its flavor. Perfect as a side or main dish, add chicken if you desire.

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Yuzu Kosho Pesto

Yuzu is a citrus fruit originating in East Asia. Combine them with hot chiles and you get a hot and aromatoric Japanese condiment called yuzu kosho. Toss your shrimp in the sauce and throw them on the grill for a delightful meal.

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Grilled Eggplant and Tomatoes with Parmesan-Basil Crumbs

Top these grilled eggplants with tomatoes and parmesan-basil breadcrumbs for a wonderful crunch. Adding extra cheese is always an option.

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Grilled Watermelon with Yogurt

Get watermelon before it’s gone! Based on a traditional Greek combo but updated with Greek yogurt for a fresh treat.

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Grilled Oysters with Spicy Tarragon Butter

These oysters are smothered in Parmesan cheese. Top them off with tarragon, hot sauce and butter as you return them to the grill to let the butter melt into pools inside the shells.

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Crosshatch Hot Dogs on Grilled Croissants

Feeling the call of the ball bag? Cutting your hot dogs in a crosshatch pattern makes them cook quicker and taste great with a mustard-brushed croissant.

 

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Grapefruit Glaze

It can’t possibly get simpler than this. Add a bit of grapefruit and honey to give a sweet and tart glaze to your chicken for a truly fresh slice of heaven.

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Grilled Striped Bass with Indian-Spiced Tomato Salad

Season the bass with salt and pepper and then coat with fragrant rosemary oil for a smell of summer.  A forkful of the bass with the ginger-spiced tomato salad is a dish you won’t forget.

 

Don’t let the end of summer slip by! There’s plenty of good grilling time left to enjoy.

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