Don’t Skimp on Starters
When it comes to grilling, the star of the show has traditionally been a hearty main course: hot dogs and burgers, steaks and chops, low-and-slow ribs or BBQ brisket. But grilling has evolved into an all-purpose cooking technique, perfect for firing up side dishes, desserts, cocktails, and of course, appetizers.
Kick off your next cookout with some smoke-kissed starters guests can enjoy while you’re cooking up the main course. Just be sure to make your small bites easy to handle, so guests can keep a hand free for drinks. We recommend appetizers that are bold and unexpected, like BBQ meatball skewers with mozzarella, smoked bacon wrapped wings, armadillo eggs, grilled shrimp and grits, and praline bacon. These delicious bites are the perfect opening act for your main event, a beautifully grilled entree.