MISSION, KS -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 -- (Family Features) Nice weather means it's time to fire up the grill. To enjoy dining al fresco any time, make your kitchen grill-ready with essentials for your pantry, fridge and freezer.
Stock up now on fresh meats and produce, as well as cool drinks and frozen treats to keep you outside and grilling all season long. The best part? Your backyard barbecue doesn't have to be expensive. For inspiration, try these grilling favorites from food stylist and loyal ALDI shopper Janice Stahl, who saves up to 50 percent by shopping at ALDI:
•Create a sophisticated summer dinner in no time by placing raw salmon, fresh lemon slices and a mix of chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil and red onion on a piece of aluminum foil; seal it to create a packet and throw it on the grill. •Use a teriyaki marinade to add a kick to your chicken breasts and step up your grilling game with bacon-wrapped beef filets or marinated pork loin. •Put a spin on the classic burger with Alaskan salmon or ground turkey patties.
With these simple tips and recipes, you'll be ready to show off your grilling expertise at any time. Visit www.aldi.us for more ideas.
Hawaiian Turkey Burger$1.86 per serving at ALDI.Recipe courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test KitchenPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 15 minutesMakes 4 burgers1 egg1 pound ground turkey or ground chicken1/4 cup old fashioned oats1 tablespoon crushed red pepper2 tablespoons parsley flakes1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper1 clove of garlic, minced1/2 cup red pepper, minced1/4 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup BBQ sauce1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch rings1 red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rings1 green pepper, cored and cut into 1/2-inch rings4 hamburger buns4 slices pepper Jack sliced cheese
Beat egg in a bowl. Add ground turkey or chicken, oats, crushed red pepper, parsley, salt, pepper, minced garlic and minced red pepper.
Mix together until incorporated. Divide into 4 even patties, flatten and let sit in the fridge for 5 minutes.
Mix together mayonnaise and BBQ sauce. Set aside.
Heat grill to medium/high temperature. Place patties on the grill and cook for 5 to 7 minutes each side until desired doneness.
Brush oil on slices of pineapple, onion and green pepper, then grill 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Lightly grill the bun and set aside. Spread both sides of the bun with the mayonnaise BBQ sauce.
When burger is almost finished cooking, place 1 slice of cheese on each patty and continue to grill until melted.
To assemble the burger, layer the bottom of the bun with the patty with cheese, pineapple, onion, green pepper and top half of bun.
Grilled Avocados with Vegetable Relish$1.16 per serving at ALDI.Recipe courtesy of Chef Kates, ALDI Test KitchenPrep time: 20 minutesCook time: 10 minutesServes: 81 lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided1/2 teaspoon iodized salt, divided1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided4 avocados2 Roma tomatoes, halved and seeded1/2 red bell pepper, halved and seeded1/2 green bell pepper, halved and seeded1/2 yellow onion, peeled and quartered Crushed red pepper, to taste1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles