What will you cook in your outdoor kitchen?

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What will you cook in your outdoor kitchen? – Design Ideas for Outdoor Kitchens in Greater Sacramento, CA


It is the season for cooking out and eating al fresco!

And that means it’s the perfect time to enjoy your outdoor kitchen, plus all the delicious foods you can make in it.

Many people are familiar with cooking hamburgers or hotdog out on the grill, but are at somewhat of a loss when it comes to thinking of other things they can cook out.

Your summertime shenanigans don’t have to be fueled solely by hamburgers and potato salad!

There are tons of amazing foods you can cook right on the grill, thus making full use of your outdoor kitchen and treating your guests to a banquet that is as luscious as the summer weather!

Vegetable Kebabs

Veggie kebabs are a great grill dish!

The flames give them an amazing crispy exterior, and the juices soak into each other to create an amazing flavor.

Just skewer any and all of the following veggies (cut into bite size pieces) into a kebab and pop them on the grill!

  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Eggplant

Fruit Kebabs

The sweeter side of the veggie kebabs, fruit kebabs are a perfect side dish or even dessert to make in your concrete countertop outdoor kitchen.

These fruits are most often served cold or room temperature, but your guests will go crazy for them fresh off the grill with a scoop of vanilla ice cream next to them.

  • Mangos
  • Pineapples
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines

Roasted Corn

Corn is so easy to make on the grill, and so incredibly good!

Just leave the whole ear of corn in the husk and put it on the grill, on the side away from the flames.

That’s it!

If you can’t get the corn on indirect heat because your grill is just too full of delicious food, wrap it in foil to keep the husk from actually catching fire.

Roasted Potatoes

Speaking of wrapping veggies in foil, this classic recipe for campfire potatoes is also to die for on the grill.

Wrap potato in foil, along with a tablespoon of butter, a clove of garlic, and salt.

You can put this directly in the coals, and by the time the rest of your food is done the potatoes will be soft, flavorful, and absolutely irresistible!

This is a dish you will definitely want to add to your summer cookout with your outdoor BBQ island or concrete countertop outdoor kitchen.

Marinated Chicken

For tender, cut it with a fork chicken, marinate it in Italian salad dressing overnight before cooking it.

When you are ready to step up your summer barbecue game, check out our outdoor BBQ islands and outdoor kitchens Fromm Custom Image Hardscapes.

These delicious recipes will taste even better if they’re enjoyed in a custom outdoor kitchen.

Give us a call for a free estimate and find out how custom outdoor kitchens from Custom Image Hardscapes can help you entertain your friends and family in style this summer!

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