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Wrap It In Bacon
You already know its smoky goodness makes everything better, and that’s doubly true on the grill.
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Basil
Wrap 12 large shrimp, shelled and deveined, in 2 basil leaves each, then wrap each in 1/2 slice bacon and skewer. Grill over medium to medium-high heat until bacon is crisp and shrimp cooked, about 3 minutes per side.
Bacon-Wrapped Mushrooms with Jalapeño
Remove stems from 16 medium white mushrooms and stuff with halved, seeded, thinly sliced jalapeño. Wrap each stuffed mushroom with 1/2 slice bacon and skewer. Grill over medium to low heat until bacon is crisp, about 8 minutes.
Bacon-Wrapped Fennel and Parmesan
Core fennel bulb and cut lengthwise into 1/3"-thick slices. Sandwich 1/3"-thick piece of Parmesan between 2 fennel slices, then wrap in 1/2 slice bacon and skewer. Grill over medium heat until bacon is crisp, about 3 minutes per side.
Grill Your Tomatoes
Heat softens tomatoes' flesh and heightens their sweetness. Try them in a grilled gazpacho, quinoa salad, or salsa.
Get the recipes: Quinoa Salad with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Tomato Gazpacho and Grilled Tomato Salsa
Turn to the Big Bird
Chicken may be the gold standard for grilling, but turkey is a lean, flavorful alternative. Try these kebabs, or our peach-glazed cutlets or turkey rollatini recipes.
Get the recipes: Chipotle Turkey Kebabs With Shiitake Mushrooms and Peppers, Ginger-Peach Glazed Turkey Cutlets and Turkey Rollatini