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Get Grilling: 11 Easy Recipes For Memorial Day Weekend

It's the unofficial start of summer — and grilling season!
05/28/2017 06:54am ET | Updated May 28, 2017

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer — and grilling season! From chicken and vegetables to steak and potatoes, grilled food just tastes better. So whether you’re hosting a backyard bbq or just making dinner, these tested and perfected recipes are a delicious way to start your summer.

These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look — and if you haven’t tried Sriracha, the Asian hot sauce named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand, this is the perfect recipe to taste just how delicious it is. GET THE RECIPE

These burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor — just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. A few secret ingredients guarantee they won’t dry out, even when cooked well done. GET THE RECIPE

Perfect for a backyard BBQ, these baby potatoes are boldly flavored with a thick Dijon mustard sauce, and then grilled until crispy and charred. Always a crowd-pleaser! GET THE RECIPE

This is my basic, go-to grilled chicken — perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or cookout — and so versatile. You can serve the fillets on their own (kids love them), topped with cheese on a toasted bun, chopped up in a quesadilla or, as I often do, sliced over a Greek or Caesar salad. GET THE RECIPE

This is the kind of wholly satisfying dish that makes you wonder if you might possibly be a very happy vegetarian. It’s delicious for lunch or a light bite, or as a side to grilled fish, chicken or steak. GET THE RECIPE

There are endless ways to use pesto, but this shrimp dish has to be one of my favorites. Whether you serve it for dinner or an appetizer, the shrimp disappear in a flash. Trust me, no matter how much you think you’ll need, make extra! GET THE RECIPE

Marinated in garlic, rosemary and olive oil, this flank steak is juicy, flavorful and deliciously charred. GET THE RECIPE

Think outside the burger box with these delicious lamb patties topped with tzatziki, feta, tomatoes, red onions, and shredded lettuce. GET THE RECIPE

Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of Asia. GET THE RECIPE

Planked salmon is a mainstay on restaurant menus, yet it’s so easy (not to mention less expensive) to make at home. The cedar plank imparts a smoky, woodsy flavor, and also prevents the fish from sticking to the grill. GET THE RECIPE

This wonderful recipe originally comes from Alice Currah of the blog and book, Sweet Savory Life. It’s the sauce that makes it so good — if you’re anything like me, you’ll be tempted to eat it with a spoon. GET THE RECIPE

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