Grilling Up Gold: A Guide to Your Best Father’s Day Barbecue
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate the man in your life by cooking meat outdoors. Let us help make this year memorable with everything you need for a great Father’s Day barbecue.
Summer is finally here, just in time to celebrate dad his way. Time to fire up the grill, marinade some meat and pop a cold one! Father’s Day is a great day to kick back, soak up some sun, and spend some quality time with dad. Make this Father’s Day great with mouthwatering meat, great sides, and perfect drink pairings. Here at Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce, we have everything you need to make great food the best part of your dad’s day. From the main course to locally brewed beer and everything in between, we’re your one stop shop for the perfect Father’s Day barbecue. Not sure where to start? Check out these great ideas for perfectly paired meats, sides and beverages.
4 Meaty Meals for Your Father’s Day Barbecue
1. Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs and Cilantro Lime Grilled Watermelon
Main Meat: Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Kebabs
A little sweet, a little savory, and every bit delicious, the whole family will love these hearty BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kebabs from Damn Delicious! Start by swinging by our butcher and grabbing our all natural boneless, skinless chicken breasts.Then, mix things up by seasoning your chicken with Tacoma Boys Honey BBQ Rub. Or use Tacoma Boys Spicy Asian Honey marinade in lieu of traditional Teriyaki sauce to add a little extra spice. Just the right balance of sticky and saucy, these Hawaiian-style kebabs have it all–meat, peppers, onions, and pineapple–all on one stick. They’re sure to go fast and become a Father’s Day favorite!
On the Side: Grilled Watermelon
While you’re in the business of throwing fruit on the grill, why not give watermelon a try? This recipe for Cilantro Lime Grilled Watermelon from The Stay at Home Chef turns a typically sweet summer fruit into a smoky, savory side dish. Gorgeous grill marks and a finish of sea salt and cilantro make this side perfect for your Father’s Day barbecue!
Pair with: San Juan Island Brewing Co Outer Island IPA
2. Grilled Bone-In Pork Chops & Mexican Corn
Main Meat: Bone-In Pork Chops
Thesel Bone-In Pork Chops from The Kitchn couldn’t be simpler…or more delicious! Start with bone-in pork chops (always born, raised, and harvested in the USA) from our butcher. Don’t forget to brine your pork chops first to add flavor and help the meat retain moisture. Then, try Tacoma Boys Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Rub for a southern smokey flavor, or Tacoma Boys Kickin Maple Honey Rub for something on the sweeter side. Grill and enjoy!
On the Side: Mexican-Style Grilled Corn
Keep it simple with your pork chops, but add a little flair to your sides! Grilled to perfection, then slathered with a sour cream cilantro sauce, this recipe for Mexican Grilled Corn is packed with unique flavor. If you haven’t tried Mexican-style corn yet, now’s the time! Easy to make, and a sure crowd pleaser, this recipe will slay at your Father’s Day gathering.
Pair with: One Tree Stay-cation Hard Cider
3. Burgers, Brats, and Potato Salad
Main Meat: Burgers and Brats
Sometimes it’s best to stick with the classics. This Father’s Day, you can’t go wrong with good old fashioned burgers and brats. Let us do the hard part for you by choosing from our amazing premade gourmet hamburger patties. We have Applewood Bacon Cheddar Burgers, Jalapeno Pepper Jack Kobe Burgers, Lamb Burgers with Rosemary and Feta, Bleu Cheese Black Pepper Burgers and more! We also have Smoked Bratwurst, Chicago Beef Hot Dogs, and Hebrew National All Beef Franks if you’re looking for brats and hot dogs. Swing by our expert butcher and let us prove that tradition doesn’t have to be boring!
On the Side: Grilled Potato Salad with Charred Onions and Peppers
In keeping with a traditional theme, this recipe from Crumblog takes classic Potato Salad to the next level…on the grill! Everything but the vinaigrette is grilled, just be sure to chop your veggies in large enough pieces so they don’t fall through the grill. Follow the directions exactly, or add Tacoma Boys Garden Goodness Vegetable Seasoning to your vinaigrette for extra flavor. Your dad will love the familiar flavor of potato salad with the extra smokey taste of veggies on the grill!
Pair with: Silver City Brewing Panther City Porter
4. Kobe Zabuton Steaks and Grilled Vegetables
Main Meat: Kobe Zabuton Gold Grade Steak
Also known as Denver cut steak, our Zabuton is a highly marbled cut, so it’s extremely soft and tender. Spoil your father (or the father-figure in your life) with this high quality cut of beef from Snake River Farm right here in the United States. It’s easy to grill, so keep it simple with Tacoma Boys Gourmet Olde Canadian Steakrub or Steakhouse Marinade, and let the meat speak for itself.
On the Side: Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
It’s impossible to upstage a steak as good as Kobe Zabuton, so the goal is a perfect complement. We think this recipe for Balsamic Grilled Vegetables by SweetPhi does just that. The secret to these veggies is the marinade, so make sure you give it plenty of time. With a blend of zucchini, mushrooms, and peppers, this side is packed with nutrition and mouth watering flavor that’s sure to make your Father’s Day barbecue one to remember!
What to Drink?
Airfield Estates “2017 Founders Michael” Red Wine
One Stop for A Complete Father’s Day Barbecue
Whether you’re spending this Father’s Day with your dad, grandpa, father of your children or a special father figure, we know you want to make his day. With only the best meats and high quality produce for your sides, as well as a slew of spices and marinades, we know you’ll find everything you need at Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce. So, stop by one of our locations this week, and ask one of our friendly store associates how we can help you make your Father’s Day barbecue a great one!