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Grills with History… Recipes for Today

Updated: Jun 17, 2019

Finally! The weather has become spring-like. Which, for us Cape Codders means summer is right on spring’s heels. All good news, and definitely time to break out the grill.

But not just any grill. Like many of the products we sell, Weber grills have a long and rich history; they are credited with the birth of American grilling, after all. And when it comes to the important things (quality construction, grilling performance), Weber delivers.

Back in the day

The kettle that started it all: The original Weber grill.

The original round charcoal kettle grill (called “George’s Barbecue Kettle”) was built in 1951 by George Stephen Sr. It was produced using 2 sheet metal spheres normally used to make buoys. Much to George’s surprise, it was a huge hit and the resulting demand led to the barbecue division of the Weber Brothers factory. In the late 50's, George Stephen bought out the factory and devoted himself to manufacturing and selling the Weber kettle. The rest is history!

Since then Weber has developed many more grills, and of course, not just charcoal grills. Their three main tiers of gas grills – Spirit, Genesis and Summit – have loads of options and features to offer.

What’s Grilling?

New twists on the traditional

If you’re looking for a good grilling recipe, there is certainly no shortage of inspiration. But since Weber is a pioneer, why not try some recipes that are a but more daring that the usual burgers and steaks? Here are four that made our mouths water. Happy grilling, and here’s to the start of the best season of the year!

Grilled Oysters with Compound Butter

If you’ve never had oysters fresh off the grill, you’re in for a treat. This recipe calls for shucking them first, but if you and that oyster knife aren’t the best of friends, here’s a tip. Place them on the grill unshucked, and watch the heat gently start to open the shells. Remove with tongs (and a potholder), take the shell off, and place back on the grill to finish.

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Grilled Asparagus and Ricotta Pizza

Grilled pizza is to die for.  This recipe calls for a basic pizza dough, but you can also use naan for great results.

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Grilled Artichokes

Like oysters, artichokes can be a lot of work when prepared the traditional way. This is pretty simple; give them a head start on the stove then transfer to grill and wait for that smoky flavor to get magical.

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Grilled Spicy Watermelon

Watermelon has been getting kind of savory these days (think watermelon salad with basil and olive oil). So this recipe on the grill just kicks things up one more notch. This recipe is super simple, but impressive, nonetheless.

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