5 Surprising Things to Throw on the Grill

new foods to try on the grill

Because we sell the best meat in the land, we obviously know a bit about grilling it too. Over the years we’ve shared tips for grilling everything from burgers to steaks to salmon. But there are plenty more things you can grill – things that may surprise you. Here are a few things you probably never thought about tossing on the grill. Give it a try next time you light the pit.


Grilling fruits causes caramelization of the sugars creating intense flavors and juiciness. Nectarines are delicious grilled. Try serving them with lightly sweetened mascarpone (Italian cream cheese) for a sophisticated twist on a simple dessert.

Get the recipe: Grilled Nectarines with Mascarpone Cream

Pound Cake

Pound takes on a whole new personality when introduced to the grill. Grill it until it is crisp and toasty, and then top it with warm, tender grilled fruit like peaches or those nectarines we just told you about. Add a dollop of whipped cream and you’ve got a unique and delicious dessert.

Get the recipe: Grilled Lemon Pound Cake with Peaches and Cream

Lobster Rolls

We know, it sounds crazy doesn’t it? But, grilled lobster is awesome and tastes great on a warm bun with spiced mayonnaise. Surprise your guests or just yourself with these delicious sandwiches.

Get the recipe: Grilled Lobster Rolls

Eggplant Parmesan

Many vegetables are delicious grilled, but why not make the whole meal on the grill. Bonus – this grilled version of eggplant Parmesan is much healthier than the traditional fried kind.

Get the recipe: Grilled Eggplant ParmesanMcGonigle's-Market-grilled-corn-on-the-cob

Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob is delicious. Grill it and try brushing it lightly with olive oil and sprinkling seasonings on it for a burst of flavor without all of the calories of butter. Try removing the corn from the cob to create this delicious recipe for grilled cream corn with spinach and parmesan.

Get the recipe: Grilled Creamed Corn with Spinach and Parmesan

We hope we’ve provided some creativity and inspiration. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and grill something delicious!

Stop in and pick up all your meats, seafood, vegetables, and fruits, plus any grilling supplies you need at McGonigle’s Market located at Ward Parkway and 79th Street in Kansas City.

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