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Weird Foods You Should Grill

by Waverly Wilde

When grilling the same foods repeatedly, the repetitiveness can get a little boring. Take a leap and spice up your outdoor cooking with one of these new and exciting recipes. Move over burgers and hot dogs, and make way for some bizarre foods!



Yes, that’s right – bananas can actually be grilled! Not only that, but it’s incredibly easy too – especially when you try out this delicious and syrupy recipe: Grilled Bananas with Buttered Maple Sauce and English Almond Toffee. YUM!

All it calls for are 4 ingredients and can be made in just a couple minutes!


Pizza Party

We know, we know. Pizza sounds impossible to cook on a grill, but it’s pretty simple and delicious when done right! All it takes is a little prep work to get that crispy and doughy masterpiece.

Most ovens can’t get as hot as a grill, which makes grilling a wonderful method for making some ‘za – and not to mention, keeping your home cooler! Dive in to this Italian delicacy on those days when you and your friends are feeling a little saucy.


Crazy as a Clam

If you’ve never had grilled clams before, it’s about time you jumped on board this crazy clam grilling train. You’ll first want to make sure your clams are big enough so that they won’t fall between the grates of the grill. If they are large enough, place them on the grates and let them sit with the lid closed. If they’re too small, place them on a cast iron pan over the grill.

You’ll notice that the clams are shut when setting them in the grill, but after about 6 to 8 minutes of being in heat, they should be open and ready to be transferred to your platter for nibbling. Make sure to discard any that do not open because it may have been dead to start with, which means it won’t be good to eat.

Luckily, being in San Diego there is always fresh seafood available. Whether you are dropping into Catalina Offshore Products or doing your own fishing, the location is perfect for quality seafood.


Avocado this World

If you are a lover of all things avocado – and let’s be honest, this is California so who isn’t? – you’re going to want to try out this recipe! Just slice the green fruit in half, remove the seed, and it’s ready to go!

Add a little lime or lemon juice to it for extra flavor and grill it face down for a couple minutes to get a great addition to any meal!


Pound It for Pound Cake

While you can’t actually pour pound cake batter onto the grates of a grill and expect a bready material to come out, you can bake the pound cake in your oven and then grill it after for a unique taste. This recipe calls for store-bought pound cake so it’s quicker and easier to work with.

Get those iconic grill marks on your pound cake, warming it up and making it perfect for being paired with cold strawberries and ice cream.


It may be proper etiquette to not play with your food, but at Aztec we think you should have fun with your grilling. Visit us to find the right appliances you need that’ll help you get creative with your cooking.