For YOUR Gatlinburg Cabin: Easy Grilling Ideas this Summer


It’s summertime in the Smokies! That means you’re almost obligated to grill out at your Gatlinburg cabin! And with everything from charcoal to electric to gas options, it’ll be easy to toss on burgers, steaks, kebabs, and more. And when you’re on vacation, we know you want something easy, so we’ve found some tasty and easy grilling ideas for you to try at your Cabins for YOU cabin!

Sticky Grilled Chicken
4 servings | 10 minutes prep | 2 hours + 35 minutes total time
These super simple drumsticks are sweet and tangy – perfect for tossing on the grill at your Gatlinburg cabin!

1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 1/2 lb chicken drumsticks
Vegetable oil, for grill
2 tbsp sesame seeds, for garnish

In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, and green onions. Set aside 1/4 cup marinade.

Add chicken to a large resealable plastic bag and pour in remaining marinade. Let marinate in the fridge at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

When ready to grill, heat grill to high. Oil grates and grill chicken, basting with reserved marinade and turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until charred and cooked through, 24 to 30 minutes total.

Garnish with sesame seeds before serving.

Grilled Balsamic Mushrooms
4 servings | 15 minutes prep | 35 minutes total time
Add these tasty mushrooms as the perfect side to your grilled chicken or steak!

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lb cremini mushrooms, sliced 1/2″ thick
Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

In a large bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper. Add mushrooms and marinate 20 minutes.

Heat grill to medium-high. Skewer mushrooms and grill 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Garnish with parsley before serving.

Mediterranean Salmon Skewers
4 servings | 10 minutes prep | 20 minutes total time
These fresh, lemony salmon kebabs are light and savory for those beautiful summer days in the mountains.

1 lb. salmon fillets, preferably wild, cut into 2″ pieces
3 lemons, sliced
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Torn fresh dill, for garnish

Heat grill to high. Skewer salmon and lemon slices, then brush with olive oil and season all over with salt and pepper.

Grill skewers until salmon is cooked through, turning once, 6 to 8 minutes.

Garnish with dill and serve.

Grilled Peaches
4 servings | 5 minutes prep | 15 minutes total time
Grilling isn’t reserved for mains and sides – toss a dessert on, too!

4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Honey, for drizzling
Flaky sea salt

Heat grill to medium high.

Brush peaches with oil and grill cut-side down, until soft, 4 to 5 minutes.

Flip skin-side down and grill until almost falling apart, 4 to 6 minutes more.

Serve with ice cream, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt.

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