When Father’s day rolls around it’s hard to decipher what you can do for him that adds up to all his hard work he’s done for the family. It might feel next to impossible to thank him for everything but a delicious meal straight from the grill would be a great start.

If Dad is the grill master in your house then let him put his feet up and treat him to a grilled meal made by you! The barbeque not only makes cooking easy but can even enhance the flavor of your food. When we fire up the grill, the smell of cooking is enough to set off the saliva ducts in our mouths making us crave food.  Studies have shown that caramelization of vegetables can actually make them taste sweeter. Caramelization of meat can make it even more savory, so don’t be afraid of the black charred bits that our foods get when cooking. Dad will be impressed by your grilling skills and by the delicious flavors you serve him with these salivating recipes.

1. Jack Daniel’s Grilled Steak

Blow your Dad away this Father’s day with an exceptional steak like this. These tender steak strips are infused with a marinade made from jack daniels and soy sauce, a whiskey lovers dream!

This meal will look and taste like restaurant quality but is completely made at home. The secret to perfecting this steak is to cook it on high heat for a short amount of time. This will help lock in the luscious flavors. Don’t forget to marinade overnight for optimal flavor.

2. 5-Ingredient Marinated Grilled Salmon

Not all Dad’s love steak and that is okay. Instead of steak, you could make him these easy and tasty grilled salmon. This recipe requires minimal prep that only takes 5 minutes. You won’t have to worry about skinning the salmon first as it will peel off easily after cooking.

The marinade uses 5 simple ingredients that you’ll most likely have on hand. Serve this grilled salmon with Dad’s favorite grilled veggies for a perfect meal.

3. Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp

Kabobs make fun finger foods and can be made in so many different ways. These honey sriracha grilled shrimp are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors.

Don’t forget to soak the wooden skewers in water prior to using them. This will help prevent them from burning up in flames. These shrimps make great finger foods but add some rice to the mix and you’ll have a complete meal in no time. Don’t be surprised when Dad asks to eat your portion too.

4. Easy BBQ Beef Brisket

This beef brisket recipe is so easy you’ll want to make it for Father’s day and all grilling season long too. This recipe offers a tender and juicy textured brisket that is full of aromatic flavors.

You’ll want to make sure you rub the meat really well with the spices first so it can absorb lots of flavors. The trick to getting this brisket so tender is to let is smoke over indirect heat for several hours. This is a great recipe that you can plan a fun day outside with Dad so you can keep an eye on the meat.

5. Spicy Grilled Calamari

Often when choosing seafood we tend to go for fish of some sort or shrimp. However, your options for seafood is quite vast and isn’t always explored often. If you want to try something new to serve to Dad this Father’s day why not try cooking him grilled calamari.

He’ll feel like he stepped into a restaurant but you can assure him you simply cooked it on the grill. These calamari skewers are easy to put together. You’ll want to dip them in a delicious and spicy marinade to give them flavor. The trick to not cooking rubbery squid is to cook them for a very short period of time.

6. Grilled Chicken Avocado Caesar Salad

When you suggest salad for dinner you might find a lot of turned noses. Salads often get a bad rap but that’s mostly due to lack of good flavors or textures. When you make this grilled chicken avocado salad assure Dad and the family this is like no other salad they’ve had before.

The secret to making a great salad is all in the toppings. This recipe uses grilled chicken for protein and to add substance. Afterall, lettuce and dressing are boring! Next, you’ll want to add crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes and creamy avocado. The best part about this recipe is its homemade caesar dressing that makes this whole salad a mouthwatering meal.

7. Grilled Chicken Fajita Foil Packs

Foil packs are a great way to let a lot of flavors cook together at once. They’re also great for easy cleanup! This chicken fajita foil packs would an awesome and delicious meal to serve Dad on Father’s day.

To enhance the flavors further you’ll want to marinate the ingredients all together in a container first. This marinade contains citrus which means it can penetrate the meat quickly so you don’t have to wait for it to marinade for hours. The secret for quick and even cooking is to grill them in smaller foil packs. You can serve this with tortillas or lettuce wraps for a delicious meal.

8. Grilled Chicken Sandwich With Basil Pesto

We often leave sandwiches for lunches but they can make extraordinary meals for dinner too. This grilled chicken sandwich surely won’t disappoint. Dad will love this gourmet style sandwich and he’ll probably be requesting it on the regular after he tries it.

This sandwich comes together in 15 minutes and that is including grilling time. You’ll want to use a fresh high-quality bread to make this sandwich taste gourmet. This sandwich is filled with tender grilled chicken breast, sliced tomatoes, provolone cheese and topped off with an outstanding homemade basil pesto.

9. Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

When looking for sweet and savory flavors, teriyaki sauce has got you covered. These kabobs are a great way to grill chicken and veggies all at once.

They are smothered in a simple yet delicious homemade teriyaki sauce. Dad will love the flavor and they pair nicely with a bowl of rice for a filling meal.

10. Grilled Rib Steaks With Chimichurri Sauce

The great thing about steaks is you can get them in many different cuts. This recipe uses rib steaks and grills them to perfection. Once they’re grilled to an impeccable tenderness you’ll top them off with a chimichurri sauce.

Chimichurri might look like it’s complicated but its quite easy to make at home. It combines a fresh herb like parsley with garlic, oil and a few other ingredients to make the perfect steak topping. You can pair this steak with grilled texas toast for a meal that Dad will enjoy.

11. Grilled Pizza

When you want to win over picky-eaters, especially if said eater is the Dad, pizza is a great place to start. Pizza is a timeless classic that so many love for its saucy and cheesy flavors. The second best part of a pizza, next to toppings, of course, is the crust.

This recipe shows you how easy it is to grill pizza and just how it might actually enhance its flavor and texture. Once you try this you might never want to make pizza in the oven again. This recipes uses easy store-bought ingredients and let’s all the fun happen on the grill. The grill marks alone will make Dad salivate just by the sight of it but the delicious hint of smokey flavor will make him come back for seconds.

12. Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant

This recipe is perfect for the Dads who don’t like meat or are more adventurous in the food department. When eggplant is grilled it gives it a charred and tender texture. The Jamaican jerk flavor provides the eggplant with a spicy taste.

This simple recipe will only take you 30 minutes to throw together. This means you’ll have more time to devote to spending time with Dad. You could serve these eggplant steaks with rice for a full meal.

13. French Onion Soup Au Gratin Stuffed Burgers

This isn’t your ordinary burger recipe and Dad will be dazzled that you made it yourself.  This delicious meal combines flavors of French onion soup with a burger making for one delicious and unforgettable bite.

This recipe comes equipped with easy instructions on how to achieve perfectly cooked onions, a homemade burger recipe, and a French onion spread for extra flavor. The secret is to stuff the burgers with the caramelized onions so once they cooked you’ll bite into a flavorful explosion.

14. Greek Chicken Burgers

When Dad insists on eating healthily cooking him a delicious meal can still be easy. This recipe uses wholesome ingredients to make homemade burgers that are definitely not lacking in flavor.

As a healthier alternative, this recipe uses ground chicken, which can be easily substituted for ground turkey if he prefers. To achieve a delicious Greek flavor this burger recipe combines the ground chicken with peppers, fresh spinach, crumbled feta cheese and a handful of other ingredients. These patties are so good you could eat them on their own, in a lettuce wrap or on a multi-grain bun.

15. Grilled Hasselback Fajita Stuffed Chicken

What better time to change up your chicken dinners than on a special day like Father’s day. This recipe puts a fun spin on an ordinary chicken breast.

This Hasselback chicken is stuffed with bells peppers and red onion and is topped off with Tex-Mex cheese. This recipe takes all the flavors and ingredients we love about fajitas but skips the tortillas altogether. The chicken will absorb the flavors of all the fresh ingredients and you’ll have a delicious meal made in no time.

16.  Low Carb Fajita Stuffed Grilled Flank Steak

If Dad is following the low carb, Ketogenic diet then this would be an excellent choice to serve him for dinner. This is another fajita stuffed recipe but instead of chicken, this recipe uses flank steak.

The secret in this recipe is to cook the peppers and onion with taco seasoning in a skillet first. This recipe also uses pepper jack cheese for a bold flavor. Then you’ll lay the flank stank open and arrange the veggies and cheese slices on top before rolling. Serve this flank steak with cauliflower rice to keep this meal low carb for Father’s day.

17. Memphis-Style Pork Ribs

Some claim that Memphis-style ribs are some of the best ribs in the world. With this recipe, you can achieve the same delicious ribs at home.

To make Memphis-style pork ribs you’ll want to start with a dry rub. You’ll take a blended mixture of herbs and spices and rub them all over the ribs. Next, the secret to achieving the perfect ribs is to cook them low and slow. For extra flavor let the dry rub sit on the ribs overnight and make sure to grill these ribs for at least 4 hours.

18. Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops

If Dad loves sweet and savory then he will love this!  Grilled pineapple is so delicious because you still get to enjoy the vividly sweet flavors but the brown charred bits make it much more flavorful. This easy recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes.

You only have to marinade these pork chops for 10 minutes which plays an important role in making this an effortless meal to put together. Serve these wonderful pork chops with Dad’s favorite side for a complete meal.

19. Lemon & Dill Barbeque Salmon Kabobs

Instead of salmon steaks why not spoil Dad this Father’s day with salmon kabobs? If he loves fish he’ll love these and it’s a great way to try something different.

These kabobs have a vibrant flavor that they’ll outshine whatever kind of weather you’re having on Father’s day. The lemon gives the salmon a tangy flavor while the dill adds a beautiful sharp tinge. You’ll have these moist and flaky salmon kabobs made in no time.

20. Low-Carb Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

We often cook meatballs in the slow cooker or oven but they cook wonderfully on the barbeque too. This is another great meal idea to make for your Dad if he is following the low carb diet.

These meatballs contain all the delicious comfort food flavors we love about cheeseburgers but without the carbs. They have chunks of ooey-gooey cheese, crispy bacon and even chunks of dill pickle. Each bite contains a burst of flavor that Dad will truly love.

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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