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Summer Grill Recipes – NY Strip Steak, Shrimp and Kielbasa

These mouthwatering summer grill recipes are perfect for a cookout with friends, summer holiday celebrations, and for those lazy weekend barbecues.  #womenlivingwell #grill #steak #shrimp

Are you thinking of firing up your grill for the 4th of July?   Then we have some great grill recipes for you today!  First – Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has the perfect summer meal:  NY Strip Steak with onions, Corn on the Cob, Smashed Potatoes, and Watermelon. Mmmmm this makes my mouth water!

Janelle writes:

I purchased the NY Strips from a local butcher. Can’t you see the difference? These steaks have slight marbling, but mainly the fat is on the outside-which cooks and adds flavor and and makes the steaks nice n juicy! Take your steaks out of the refrigerator for about 20 mins before grilling.

I keep it simple with steak- fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, and seasoned salt.

Sprinkle it on

These mouthwatering summer grill recipes are perfect for a cookout with friends, summer holiday celebrations, and for those lazy weekend barbecues.  #womenlivingwell #grill #steak #shrimp

Heat grill to med-high heat. Place the steak on the grill, wait 2 mins and turn the steaks slightly to give that nice criss cross pattern. Cook for another 5 mins. Then, turn over and repeat. 7 mins a side will get you medium for a thick steak. Take off grill with tongs and let sit for a couple mins to let the juices soak through.

Smashed Potatoes

Corn on the cob- I purchased this sweet corn at a local farm. YUM! Look for a multi-colored corn (white and yellow) All you do is husk it, place it in a pot of cool water, turn on the heat- when it boils the corn is done! Butter and salt!

I also sliced and sauteed onions in a pan with butter, salt and pepper. The only thing that would make this dinner better for my hubby is adding sauteed mushrooms- I love him, but I have yet to make these because I just.don’t.like.mushrooms.

 New York Strips
  • 4 NY Strips (butcher preferred)
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1 Onion sliced (optional)
  • Mushrooms (very optional)
  • 2 Tbsp butter for sauteing
  1. Take steaks out of refrigerator for 20 mins
  2. Grease and heat grill to med-high heat
  3. Place steaks on grill for 2 mins and turn sideways, cook for 5 mins longer
  4. Flip over and repeat
  5. Take off of grill with tongs and let sit for 5 mins
  6. While steak is sitting, heat a pan with butter and add onions/mushrooms. Salt/pepper. Takes 5 min
Notes – Steak is a ton easier to make than people think…especially when you have a good cut from a good butcher. Try it!

Quick and Easy Kielbasa

These mouthwatering summer grill recipes are perfect for a cookout with friends, summer holiday celebrations, and for those lazy weekend barbecues.  #womenlivingwell #grill #steak #shrimp

This is a meal that I make when I don’t have something “planned”. Good “ole faithful” Kielbasa. Every member in the family loves it. It’s easy. It’s quick. It works.

Kielbasa stays well in your refrigerator because it comes “vacuumed packed”. This is so nice because it can be a “back up” plan at anytime! I never fail to pick this product up when I’m at the store. I tend to lean towards Hillshire Farms or Healthy Choice brands. They are very tasty and come in “low fat” varieties.

This isn’t my most “showy” recipes- but sometimes quick, easy and tasty are the most important necessities of a weekday meal.

I simply sliced the Kielbasa with 1 vidalia onion (you can also do peppers if you wish). Put them in a grill skillet (you can also do this on the stove in a pan). I grilled them on med-high heat for about 8 mins. Remember, the sausage is already cooked. The grilling technique gives it a nice, smokey flavor. Don’t have a grilling pan? I strongly encourage you to get one! They are wonderful. Mine was $10 at Kitchen Collection in the mall.

Can you almost smell the smokey flavor? It’s goooood.

I served this with a dollup of spicy mustard on the side for dipping. I also added a simple tossed salad, chicken stock noodles (egg noodles simmered in chicken stock for 30 mins, and sliced watermelon. This dinner took me about 30 mins.

Quick and Easy Kielbasa Recipe
  • 1 package of Hillshire Farms Kielbasa
  • 1 Onion
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Slice Kielbasa into angled coins
  2. Slice Onion
  3. Place in grill skillet
  4. season with seasoned salt and pepper
  5. (no oil needed due to the sausage having natural fat)
  6. Grille on med-high heat for appx 8 mins or until done

 Easy Marinated Grilled Shrimp

These mouthwatering summer grill recipes are perfect for a cookout with friends, summer holiday celebrations, and for those lazy weekend barbecues.  #womenlivingwell #grill #steak #shrimp

This is such an easy recipe to make with a huge “wow” factor. Keep your eyes open for seafood sales at your local grocery store! You are going to love this one.

Marinate 1 lb of shrimp per person in butter, olive oil, fresh garlic, orange juice, and lemon pepper. Place in the refrigerator for approximately 30 mins. It is typical for the marinade to harden while in the refrigerator.

Place shrimp in a grill skillet and toss back and forth by shaking the skillet until shrimp is cooked {be careful of flames}.This takes approximately 5 mins. Season with Old Bay seasoning. Serve hot of the grill!

Delicious citrusy, buttery, garlicy shimp – What seafood lover could resist?!

Easy Marinated Grill Shrimp

  • 6 lbs shrimp- raw, deveined, tails off. {do not get already cooked}
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • Old Bay seasoning
  1. Whisk together melted butter, olive oil, orange juice, garlic and lemon pepper.
  2. Add shrimp and place in refrigerator for 30 mins.
  3. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Place marinated shrimp in grill skillet and toss constantly for 5 mins until done.
  5. Season with Old Bay.
Notes – 1 lb of shrimp per person- you can multiply accordingly or use 1/2 pound as a side to another meat


Wow Janelle – these are awesome!  Thank you once again!

Walk with the King,


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  1. Shrimp look really yummy! Will have to try them over the weekend! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!
    I am a new follower of your blog! I quite enjoy it! 🙂 Thanks

  2. Ohhh…those shrimp look wonderful! Never heard of a grill basket! I bet you could use that to grill just about anyting – veggies, small cut up meats…oh, the possibilites…

    Happy 4th of July everyone!

  3. Hi! I just found you from Comfy in the Kitchen, and I’m really glad I did! I watched a couple of your videos and quickly found you’re a real encourager to happy homemakers and wives like me! I can’t wait to learn more about what’s going on in your kitchen and your Godly advice for women. I’ll be back to visit. 🙂
    Blessings to you!

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