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Get Grilling During the Holidays

By Krystal Maharaj

December is the best “eating season” of the year, which means your oven is likely working overtime with all that holiday baking and cooking. Why not give those appliances a break and fire up the grill instead! In a recent poll of AMA’s Backyard BBQ Facebook group, 93% of members proudly attested to keeping their grills hot all year round. It’s never too cold or too snowy for a classic Alberta barbecue. Get ready to deck your grill with these festive barbecue recipes. 

Pancetta-Wrapped Barbecue Prawns
You’ll never go back to shrimp cocktail after you try this recipe. It’s easy to make and loaded with flavour.  

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms are the perfect veggie for grilling. This stuffed version is not only tasty, but also quick and easy to make.

Curtis Stone’s Sweet & Tangy Glazed Ham
Ham and the holidays go together like gingerbread and hot coco. Check out this barbecued version of a holiday classic from chef and restauranteur, Curtis Stone.

Smoked Pork Crown Roast with a Sage Pan Gravy
If you’re really looking to wow your dinner guests, this is the recipe for you. It takes a little bit of preparation and a good butcher, but it will all be worth it. 

Grilled Brussel’s Sprouts
Add a little holiday pizzazz to one of the most underappreciated vegetables, Brussel sprouts. This classic side dish also happens to be perfect for the grill.

Grilled Cauliflower and Broccoli with Lentils
The holidays are a time of indulgence, but not all indulgences have to be bad. This hearty and healthy side dish will have everyone coming back for more. 

Barbecue Pavlova with Whipped White Chocolate
If you’ve skipped pavlova in the past because of how much time it requires in your oven, we’ve got the perfect solution. This version is cooked to smoky perfection, all on the grill:

Grilled Pound Cake with Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup
Meyer lemons are best this time of year, and they make a great accompaniment to grilled pound cake. And as a bonus, you can use any leftover syrup to spruce up your holiday cocktails. 

Keep the grill going all season long by learning how to embrace winter barbecuing