Easiest Weeknight Grilled Dinners
Just because it’s a weeknight doesn’t mean you have to skimp on fantastic grilled flavor. These grilled Dinner Tonight entrées are all ready in 45 minutes or less.
Classic Steak House Rubbed Filet Mignon
A simple rub of black peppercorns, dried rosemary, dry mustard, kosher salt, and garlic powder greatly enhances filet mignon’s naturally superb flavor. Serve with grilled asparagus and a dressed baked potato or oven fries for a well-rounded meal. Concerned about cost? Check out warehouse stores like Costco and Sam’s Club for surprisingly good deals on this cut of beef.
Shrimp cook quickly, making them a great choice for simple weeknight meals. This Caribbean-inspired recipe features a homemade Jerk seasoning; a sweet fruit salsa tempers the dish’s spicy heat.
Menu: Jerk-Spiced Shrimp
Herbes de Provence-Crusted Lamb Chops
Herbes de Provence, a classic spice combination from the south of France, is a wonderful accent to lamb loin chops. Coating the chops with Dijon mustard helps the rub stick to the meat and adds extra flavor. For a complete meal, serve grilled new potatoes topped with mint and steamed green beans.
Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Watermelon-Jalapeño Salsa
A homemade salsa of cubed watermelon and mango top these grilled chicken breasts seasoned with oregano, chili powder, cumin, and garlic. Serve with a simple green salad.
Grilled Salmon with Apricot-Mustard Glaze
Spread salmon fillets with a simple glaze made from apricot nectar, preserves, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and honey for a sweet-and-tangy fish dinner that’s ready in just minutes. An orzo pilaf and pineapple chunks topped with chopped fresh mint take this meal from everyday to elegant.
Pork Chops with Carolina Rub
Cover center-cut pork loin chops with a simple spice rub and grill for less than 10 minutes, brushing with barbecue sauce, for an easy weeknight meal. Pair with coleslaw and canned baked beans.