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.
May 25, 2011
1 of 7Howard L. Puckett; Melanie J. Clarke
Classic Steak House Rubbed Filet Mignon
Classic Steak House Rubbed Filet Mignon Recipe 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.
2 of 7Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark
Jerk-Spiced Shrimp Recipe 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.
Herbes de Provence-Crusted Lamb Chops Recipe 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.
4 of 7Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark
Tuscan Pork Kebabs
Tuscan Pork Kebabs Recipe Skewer cubes of seasoned pork tenderloin with red and yellow bell pepper slices for a colorful and flavorful entrée. Sauteed Swiss chard makes for a delicious and nutritious side dish.
Grilled Salmon with Apricot-Mustard Glaze Recipe 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 Recipe 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.