Have you ever thought of engaging your kids in the kitchen with some
fun and easy grilling recipes? Some of you might
panic with the thought because of the mess they can create in your
kitchen. Cooking is an art and it needs a disciplined approach. Your
children will love to maintain discipline if they find the cooking
process enjoyable and recipes easy to cook. There are some grilling
ideas that make good recipes for the kids to cook.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Easy Grilling Recipes, Techniques and Ideas for Kids Cooking
When kids think of grilling, they usually think of an enjoyable and
fun -filled experience. Generally, when we hear about the grilling
recipes- hot dogs, burgers, meat, etc. comes to our mind.
How about stepping away from the conventional ideas and try
something healthier and tastier with vegetables grilling recipes?
Give your kid an apron and a hat and let them try the following
Healthy Vegetables Grilling Techniques
Grilling vegetables is comparatively easier for the kids as they do
not have to think much about overcooking. The flavor and taste of
the grilled vegetables make the child more excited to enjoy cooking.
Your kids can try any type of vegetables and grill them to prepare
some exotic food menus.
Vegetables You Need
You should provide some vegetables that can be converted into good
looking dishes after grilling. The kids will be thrilled if their
recipe looks yummier. Following vegetables can make exciting
Take potatoes and ask your kids to slice them in the shape of chips.
The pieces should be long and thin before they are being put on
grill to get that crispy taste. Another easy grilling recipe with
potatoes can be wrapping them up in a foil without slicing and
grilling for about an hour.
Corn on the cob or corn-stick is quite popular and easier for your
kids to prepare. They just need to take off the husks and grill it
for some ten minutes. They have to keep rotating the corn on the cob
while grilling until the color turns golden.
Grilled mushrooms make easy kids cooking recipes. Stock some small
mushrooms and skewers. Ask your kids to take the small mushrooms and
strung them on the skewer to grill. Portabella mushrooms can also
make easy grilling recipes for kids. They can cut the portabellas
into thick pieces and grill or can put the whole portabella into
grill like a burger.
Zucchini, eggplant, and onion can also make easy cooking recipes.
These grilling techniques are simple as the child just need to cut
the vegetables into slices of their preference and put them on the
grill. It gets ready within eight to ten minutes.
Grilling vegetables become easier if you marinate them. Ask your
kids to marinate the vegetables with a slight brushing of vegetable
oil, a pinch of salt and other seasoning as per their preference.
This will bring out the best flavor and the kids will love the
experience of learning easy grilling recipes.
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
But above all, make sure you watch over their shoulders and keep
everything in place. You should avoid high temperature grills such
as TEC infrared grills, as these units can reach over 700 degrees
Fahrenheit in less than 5 minutes and they do not support child lock
safety features. While children might not be aware of it, getting
too close to the hot plate can be very dangerous and carelessness
can easily lead to accidental burns.
Mix together in a large bowl the butter, lemon juice, rosemary,
thyme, marjoram, pepper and garlic.
Pour the mixture into a large zip lock bag.
Place the shrimp in the bag and seal tightly.
Turn the bag over a few times to make sure the shrimp are covered
well with the marinade.
Allow the shrimp to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
Remove the shrimp and discard the marinade.
Run the shrimp on a wooden skewer.
Heat the grill to medium high.
Cook the shrimp about 6 minutes turning over after 4 minutes.
Serve with a fresh slice of lemon.
Grilling with a skewer can make for faster grilling and tasty
meats. Bamboo skewers are great for grilling seafood but should be
soaked in water for 30 minutes to keep them from burning on the
4 (8 inch size) flour tortillas
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup fresh raspberries
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Tear off a big sheet of foil. Remove tortillas from plastic
wrapping. Stack the tortillas on top of the foil and fold closed,
then place the foil packet on a grate on the campfire or on grill.
Flip the packet over once or twice, heating for about 5 minutes or
until the tortillas are warm. Slide packet over to coolest area of
campfire just to keep warm.
Open the foil and remove one tortilla, setting it on a plate,
closing foil to keep the rest warm.
On the tortilla, sprinkle 1/4 of the chips and 1/4 of the berries in
Fold in the sides and roll up tight burrito style; set aside on
Repeat with each tortilla.
Brush each tortilla roll with melted butter, then place directly on
grate on campfire over slow coals or on the grill - not too hot.
Cook about 2 to 3 minutes, then flip and cook 2 to 3 more minutes or
until chocolate melts and you get grill marks on the burritos.
Remove to a serving plate. You can brush with more melted butter if
Stir together in a separate small bowl the sugar and cinnamon and
sprinkle over the burritos.
Serve warm. You can top with a little whipped topping and fresh
berries if you like.