5 BBQ Dishes to Make Before the End of Summer

There are plenty of reasons to love summer. Along with the added sunshine comes the inspiration to spend time with friends and family in the great outdoors. Summer wouldn’t be proper without a backyard barbeque or two!

Grilled dishes are versatile, easy to prepare, and popular! They can enhance virtually any summer outdoor activity. Even a cookout for the family is a great way to celebrate the more mellow days of summer - when it’s just awesome to relax and be at home.

Summer BBQs are a well-loved tradition and they have been around for so long that maybe you’re looking for fresh and exciting recipes to try out. Well, we’ve got five! So whether you’re a seasoned griller or just about to host your first summer BBQ, we have you covered. In this article, we’ll cover the top dishes that you simply must try before summer ends!


1. Charcoal Grilled Salmon with Fresh Herbs & Grilled Vegetables



One of the best things about summer is that salmon is in season! And one of the best things about grilled salmon is that it’s almost always an instant hit, thanks to its naturally rich flavor.

In this recipe, we accentuate that natural flavor further with hints of lemon and basil. We then pair the salmon with grilled vegetables including tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, and onions. It’s a match made in heaven. If you are using a charcoal grill like one from Napoleon’s Charcoal Grill Series, the resulting flavor is just divine! This recipe is easy and fast, needing only a total of 35 minutes to prepare and cook.

Want to serve up this grilled salmon recipe this summer? Then check out the full recipe here!


2. Herbed Butter Basted Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe



Yet another in-season, summer favorite is lobster. Lobster tails are extremely easy to prepare and eat! Common ways to prepare lobster tails include boiling and steaming. But if you haven’t tried grilling these yet, you are missing out on a whole new world of flavor.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper lobster recipe without butter, so we’re definitely adding that in the mix - along with an enriching ensemble of fresh chives, tarragon, garlic, and shallot. This dish is a guaranteed star in any pool party, beach outing, or anywhere else, actually. This easy but mouthwatering dish only takes a total of 40 minutes to prepare and cook.

Looking to try this scrumptious lobster tail recipe? Then head on over to our recipe page for the full instructions!


3. Shrimp in Foil Parcels Recipe



In this beautiful summer recipe, we are putting together a bunch of summer favorites like shrimp, sausage, corn, baby potatoes, and pepper. And we are packing in the collective flavor punch of garlic, butter, and Cajun seasoning to create grilled parcels of pure summer bliss. It’s an easy-to-eat and hearty meal that’s perfect for outdoor dinners, camping trips, beach parties, and the like. No one would ever guess that it only takes a total of 35 minutes to prepare and cook.

Is your heart set on trying this easy but delicious summer shrimp recipe? Then head on over to our recipe page to view the steps!


4. Herby Chicken Burgers with Grilled Romano Peppers and Lemon Mayo Recipe



If you’ve read through this list, you may have noticed that we’ve started with plenty of seafood recipes. But for those who are looking for something more filling, this summer burger recipe would be just the thing. Here, we spice up the grilled chicken burger (a well-loved favorite) with grilled romano peppers! While not considered overly spicy, these peppers do have a little bit of a bite. Herbs like rosemary, sage, and thyme add a flavor and aroma to the burger that is simply heavenly.

This recipe is perfect, whether you are out on a trip with a portable grill like those in Napoleon’s TravelQ™ Pro Series or relaxing in your backyard, grilling with your Napoleon Charcoal Grill. And it’s also a breeze to prepare and cook, taking only a total of 35 minutes.

Ready to try a delicious and filling chicken burger recipe this summer? Then check out this page on how to prepare it!


5. Barbecued Lasagna Stuffed Peppers Recipe



We’re ending this list with a really unique grilled treat that we’re sure most grillers haven’t tried yet. This summer, amaze your friends and family with this savoury and mouth watering recipe. Here, we take the ultimate favorite in comfort foods, lasagna, and place it in a summer vegetable that we all know and love, sweet bell peppers. The blend of mozzarella, parmesan, ground Italian sausage, along with the taste and texture of grilled sweet bell pepper is unlike any other. It’s so delectable, yet so easy - taking only 45 minutes total to prepare and cook.

Want to serve up barbecued lasagna stuffed peppers this summer? Then check out this page for the full recipe on how to make this unique and delightful dish.


And there you have it! 5 awesome dishes to try out before summer ends. You will surely impress your friends and family with these treats and make the summertime even more special. Do you have your own favorite recipes for the summertime? Or do you have a favorite among the recipes we’ve listed here?

We’d love to hear all about it. Follow Napoleon on our Instagram or Facebook and share your favorite summer recipes!

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