You Could Win the Perfect Summer Grilling Package!

grill-chickenSummer means two glorious things are back in vogue: cold drinks and hot grills! We love grilling food — it imparts a smoky flavor you just can’t get from any indoor technique. Plus, it keeps the house from getting hot, and when the mercury starts to top out in the triple digits, the last thing you want is to make your house any hotter. The Cooking Light Test Kitchen pros and recipe developers have developed some of the best recipes for the grill. I find myself digging through each Friday afternoon, looking for what I’ll be grilling over the weekend.

So for all you backyard entertainers and grilling gurus, we’re teaming up with to give away a great grilling prize pack.

Here’s how you could win. Describe for us here in 100 words or less: What’s your favorite dish to cook on the grill? Entries should be typed into the comments field of this post. Entries are due by Friday, June 28 at 11:59 EST. Winners will be notified by email July 2.

One grand prize winner will win a grilling prize pack complete with:

  • A Small Grill  Black Portagrillo Picnic Time Portagrillo Portable Gas Grill
  • Grilling Aprons
  • Grilling Utensils
  • $100 for Groceries
  • Ready Set Eat Recipe Book

way-to-cook-grillingTwo other winners will receive Cooking Light Way to Cook Grillinga complete visual guide to the technique that creates enticingly smoky aromas and robust flavors in all types of foods—from meats and poultry to seafood and fresh fruits and vegetables, even desserts.

Editors will select their favorites based on originality, creativity, and how well you address our question. Winners will be notified via email by July 2, 2013. See the full contest rules.

Once you’ve entered the giveaway, check out Cooking Light‘s Grilling HQ. We’ve put together a collection of our 40 Best Grilled Recipes. One of those is a Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Jalapeño Butter. It will knock your socks off! Plus, be sure to sign up for Ready Set Eat’s free bimonthly newsletter that is full of ideas for delicious dinners, sides, desserts and more!


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  2. Lesa Phillips Wilkes

    My favorite thing to grill is ribs.

    June 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm
  3. Susan Love

    My favorite thing to grill is a beautiful, well marbled ribeye on the bone, 2″ thick. perfection!

    June 29, 2013 at 10:53 am
  4. Jennifer Webb

    a nice balsamic marinade steak with grilled corn and asparagus

    June 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm
  5. Vicki Ethridge

    Cedar plank grilled sockeye salmon with grilled bicolor corn. It was actually dinner tonight!

    June 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm
  6. weed9940

    I would say Thai marinated chicken and tofu. Sweet, spicy, tangy, it’s all there. Goes well with a nice grilled broccoli or Japanese greens. Very easy, not too many ingredients and quick. Perfect to grill outdoors and enjoy outdoors as well.

    June 28, 2013 at 7:56 pm
  7. Kim Kelly – Liv Life (@LivLifeToo)

    Grilled Tomatillo Mango Salsa!! I can polish off a batch almost all by myself… grilled tomatillos, onions and peppers combined with sweet diced mango and as squeeze of lime. Just add chips!

    June 28, 2013 at 7:32 pm
  8. Ro Ad

    My Favorite foods to grill are Porterhouse steaks with mixed vegetables such as green and red peppers, red onions, and mushrooms. I use a small charcoal grill and divide the coals to sizzling hot pile and just smoking hot side. With this process I am able to control the heat better and create the grill marks on the food (steaks/vegetables) properly on the sizzling hot side, then allow them to cook more evenly on the smoking hot side where they won’t burn and turn into leather. In the house, I have already created my compound butter with a little pepper and gorgonzola cheese. After about 3 minutes on each side, I take the steaks off and let them rest for about 10-15 minutes while the compound butter melts and bathes the steaks in loving care. Yum. I grill up the rest of the vegetables and that is all we need to enter heaven. It’s the best meal on a sunny or rain soaked day. The best.

    June 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm
  9. Lisa McDaniel

    Summer time grilling ….doesn’t get any better than that!

    June 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm
  10. Alicia Hilliman

    Pancetta wrapped prawns that have a slice of gala apple & Sage stuffed in them

    June 28, 2013 at 6:49 pm
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  12. Jenn Hooper-Herrera

    My favorite is Carne Asada..we are a hispanic family, and nothing says “summer” here like the smell of carne asada wafting from the backyard! Pair it with Pico de gallo and handmade tortillas…can you say YUM?!!!

    June 28, 2013 at 7:53 am
  13. Danielle Bialek Perry

    It will always be a spencer rib eye. Served with a homemade chimichurri sauce.
    And my simple side to go with it: chopped bell pepper, english cucumber, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, italian parsley. Stir in lemon juice, olive oil, S&P. And then a sprinkling of feta cheese. YUMMMMM!!!

    June 27, 2013 at 2:40 pm
  14. rachelewang

    Fresh veggies from the garden, top with just a bit of salt and pepper! Or peaches and pound cake 🙂

    June 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm
  15. Peggy Julian Langert

    My favorite food to grill is freshly caught fish.

    June 27, 2013 at 2:19 pm
  16. Daniel Duffy

    Marinated rib eye steaks

    June 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm
  17. April | Food n Focus (@foodnfocus)

    There’s nothing better than a grilled pizza. Fresh, chewy dough, ripened Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and of course basil from my garden. A little drizzle of olive oil and you’ve got the perfect grilled dinner!

    June 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm
  18. blessnel

    The one grilled food that attracted me the most is a skewer of savory succulent bacon wrapped apples. It’s so simple and easy to make that my guests always want more! Brush bacon with white pepper & garlic powder & freshly cut wedges of juicy red apples with browned butter. Wrap each skin-on wedges of apples with 1-2 slivers of bacon & place them on a skewer. Turn up the volume on the grill & roast away for 10-12 minutes. The saltiness of the bacon & the caramelized sweetness of the apples will make each bite melt in your mouth!

    June 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  19. Jessica Zi Chang

    Grilling skewers of thickly cut bacon and pineapple cubes are the best! They get a nice heat and smoky flavor, in a savory/sweet combination.

    June 27, 2013 at 10:46 am
  20. Gina

    I love making pizza on the grill! This recipe is amazing – such a great combination of flavors.

    Grilling the vegetables makes them smoky and delicious, and the texture on the crust is perfect.

    June 27, 2013 at 10:40 am
  21. Jill Stapleton Schneden

    I slice green, red, and yellow peppers and let them sit in an Italian salad dressing (my favorite is Newman’s Own Lite Italian salad dressing but any will be fine) for at least one hour in the refrigerator. My husband, the grillmaster, then grills them tossing them every few minutes until cooked to your satisfaction. Perfect side to serve with grilled chicken or pork chops this summer. Enjoy!

    June 27, 2013 at 10:26 am
  22. Stephanie Null

    I love grilling pizzas on the grill. It gives this nice smoky flavor to the crust and beautiful grill marks!

    June 27, 2013 at 9:58 am
  23. Christine Winship (@Cwinship)

    My favorite thing to grill is peaches and red onoins…. when they’re done (with beautiful criss cross marks on them) toss them with baby spinach, gorgonzola cheese and oil/balsamic vinegar. So so so so so so so good.

    June 27, 2013 at 9:42 am
  24. Keith Spoelker

    My favorite thing to grill is flank steak with teriyaki/wine/garlic/ginger marinade, grilled corn and grilled potatos

    June 27, 2013 at 9:34 am

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