Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day (Grilled) Meal!

by Melanie Edwards on June 10, 2013

in Recipes

Father's Day Grilled Meal Idea

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Father’s Day is coming up real soon and though my husband doesn’t like to make a big fuss over the holiday, I think dads deserve just as much celebration as moms receive for Mother’s Day. My husband is a great father and genuinely loves spending time with our kids. He’s highly-involved, dedicated, and a nurturing father – even my own mami recognizes it and praises him as a father. Isn’t that great?!

Since grilling is a favorite summer activity and one that’s perfect for celebrations, I thought a nice way to celebrate Father’s Day would be with a grilled meal! My husband loves grilling steak – in fact, his request for our grilled meal was that I find the biggest steak possible at Walmart. He would have been happy to eat just the steak, but I know that alone does not make a meal (though he’d argue it does). So, we added a couple of other items that you can also cook on the grill. Check out our grilled Father’s Day meal to help you plan a celebration for the fathers in your life!

Grilled Meal for Father's Day

Father’s Day (Grilled) Meal Idea

Our menu was simple, yet tasty. You can actually customize this to the liking of the celebrated dad and include any side dishes he likes. It’s amazing how you can cook so many dishes right on the grill! For our meal, though, we stuck with some basics – grilled steak, grilled shrimp skewers, and grilled corn on the cob. We planned to make some baked potatoes on the grill too, but Florida weather did not cooperate with us that day and the rain pushed us to cut our grilling session short. Here are some ideas for how to season and grill your steak, shrimp, and corn on the cob.

Grilling for Father's Day

Grilling Steak

  • We seasoned our steak with a basic dry seasoning mix of adobo, chile & garlic seasoning blend, black pepper, and meat tenderizer.
  • You can try a variety of dry rubs for steak, like this 14-spice dry rub mix.
  • Use a nice cut of steak that’s good for the grill. I like that Walmart has “Good for Grilling” labels on their steaks to let you know if it’s a good cut for the grill.
  • Grill your steak to your liking – length will depend on how you like your steak cooked (medium, medium-well, etc).

Grilling Shrimp

  • After soaking our bamboo skewers in water, we slid the shrimp onto each skewer and seasoned them with salt and pepper.
  • We grilled the shrimp on the upper part of our grill, so it could cook on lower heat.
  • After our shrimp skewers were cooked, we glazed them with herb-seasoned melted butter.

Grilling Corn on the Cob

  • We used pre-cut corn on the cob for faster cooking, but I honestly like the taste of corn with the husk still on better.
  • You can grill corn directly on the grill grate or do as we did – wrap each piece of corn in foil and grill in the foil packet.
  • To flavor the corn, we simply seasoned with salt and pepper. If you like, you can spread a little butter on your corn on the cob after it’s cooked.

Father's Day Grilled Meal

As I mentioned, you can create a Father’s Day grilled meal with any amount of dishes that can be cooked on the grill. From baked potatoes on the grill and grilled vegetables to even cooking desserts on the grill, you can easily make a grilled Father’s Day meal that a special dad in your life will love!

How will you be celebrating dads on Father’s Day this year?

Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

All photos © Melanie Edwards/modernmami™

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