As temperatures begin to soar, there are few happier places for most men to be than outside manning the grill, sunburns be damned. There’s simply no tastier, or manlier, means to a protein-packed meal than your trusty Weber. But if the only things you cook outdoors are steaks and burgers, you’re selling the grill short. Practically anything can sizzle over a flame, yet many unconventional foods remain hidden in the shadow of countless chicken breasts and humble hot dogs. It’s high time to challenge your grilling skills by thinking outside the grill marks—from shellfish and tofu to berries and cheese—and try these recipes the next time you play with fire.
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Mussels with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
Get adventurous on the grill with this protein-packed seafood recipe.
Why tip the delivery guy when you can easily grill up healthier individual pizzas with a satisfyingly crispy crust? This one stars pork tenderloin, a source of lean protein that gets even better when infused with smokey goodness.
Grilled Tofu Guacamole Stacks with Sweet Potato Fries
Grilling tofu is a surefire way to make the plant-based protein more palatable, perhaps even crave-worthy. Flames breathe new life into guacamole, and grilled sweet potato fries won’t blow up your physique.