Summer is long gone, but this doesn’t mean the grills have to stop simmering. All those burgers, ribs, and skewers that filled your summer nights can be done in the winter as well. Of course, there is a catch: you have to master the indoor grilling.
Depending on the recipe, you can use a pan or a grill pan to recreate the same amazing taste as an outdoor grill. In order to provide you with some inspiration, here are 8 delicious winter grill recipes, aka indoor grill recipes, to try out:
1. BBQ Chicken Legs
This simple recipe is going to bring back some of your childhood memories, as well as memories about your favorite summer barbecues. All you have to do is bake the chicken legs in the oven and then coat them in your favorite BBQ sauce after they are done. You can mix these delicious legs with grilled corn and a colorful vegetable salad for a complete meal.
2. Rosemary Ribs With Charred Onions
Charred onions taste heavenly and when they are mixed with a juicy steak, they make the perfect winter meal. This recipe can be done with lots of different types of meat. But if you do it with pork or lamb ribs, make sure you don’t skip the rosemary, which is going to add a fresh taste to the recipe.
3. The Perfect Boston Butt
One of the most popular kind of BBQ is the Boston butt, but when you don’t have a grill or you are too cold to stay outside, you can improvise with the oven. This Boston butt is going to be juicy and tender, just ready to be topped with potatoes and coated in a steamy hot sauce. The best thing about this recipe is that you can use the leftovers to make a delicious sandwich for the next day.
4. Country-Style Ribs With Mustard-Beer Sauce
With this recipe, you don’t have to worry about the ribs being too tough because they will cook perfectly. As they become softer, the fats are going to melt and mix with the spices, as well as the mustard-beer sauce, which will make a delicious glaze for the meat. If you want to have something different for this Christmas, this is the recipe to try out!
5. Thai-Style Chicken Breasts
Pork might be the most common meat choice for grills, but there are many other variations. Like this one, for example: chicken breasts. The balanced sweet and salty marinade for this recipe is going to create a nice char on the chicken breasts, without the need for a grill – a pan will do. As for the taste, it will resemble the taste of classic grilled chicken, but with a Thai kick.
6 Grilled Catfish With Mustard Butter
Catfish is going to burn on the pan, thus the alternative name of this recipe is blackened catfish. However, don’t be afraid of this. Blackened catfish has never been a bad thing. The fish is going to become juicy and tasty once the creamy mustard butter is starting to melt on top of it. Serve this with some lemon and you will fall in love with indoor grilling.
7 Shrimp Skewers
Before you give this recipe a try, sprinkle the pan with some cooking spray, so you won’t have problems cleaning it. Then, when the skewers are ready, coat the shrimp in peanut sauce or just accompany them with this amazing sauce, which is going to elevate the taste of the already delicious shrimp.
8 Scallops In Bell Pepper Sauce
Big and white scallops are the perfect dish to accompany with a sauce made from bell peppers. Of course, both the peppers and the scallops are grilled, which gives them a sweet taste. If you prefer to spice things up, you can sprinkle some chili onto the scallops to add another layer to every bite.