Ladies and gentlemen, start your grills

The official Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. also marks the unofficial start of summer, and by extension, grilling season. Food websites are ablaze (groan) with grilling and barbecue recipes. Serious Eats gives the lowdown on how to make great kebabs and Saveur features a Memorial Day backyard cookout menu. Food52 shows you how to master your grill, and the L.A. Times  explains the seven essential tools every grill cook needs. If you want to really impress your neighbors (or set your backyard on fire), you can try the Japanese grilling method that uses special binchotan charcoal.

Last, but certainly not least, the EYB Summer Grilling and Picnics & Outdoors Pinterest boards are a great resource for summertime cooking ideas. Here are a few of the most popular:

Pesto grilled shrimp

Summer Grilling recipes:

Pesto grilled shrimp from Closet Cooking (pictured at left)

Chipotle chicken kababs with avocado cream sauce from Annie’s Eats

Grilled pineapple salsa from Food Network Magazine

Grilled fish tacos with chili-lime slaw from Very Culinary

and the intriguing Grilled citrus and grape sangria from Food & Wine Magazine

Bombay Fizz 

Picnics & Outdoors recipes:

Farro with feta, cucumbers and sun-dried tomato from Skinny Taste

Southwestern pasta salad with creamy avocado dressing from Two Peas and Their Pod

Caramelized onion dip from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

Bombay Fizz from Martha Stewart Magazine (pictured at right)

If you have any great Memorial Day grilling menus, please share them with us!

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