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Grilled water melon on a plate

‘Tis the season for backyard grilling!

It’s no secret that spring is one of the greatest times of the year to cook and enjoy food outdoors. Down here in South Florida, summer is a bit too hot for most outdoor grilling, making spring the perfect opportunity to get out and about in the beautiful weather.

And eating seasonally is always a great option, no matter what time of year it is. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, seasonal foods “are fresher and tastier, and nutritional value is optimized. Plus, eating seasonally encourages a diverse diet, is often more economical, and harmonizes with nature’s production cycle.”Thinking about trying out a few new seasonal grilling recipes this spring? Here are the top 3 recipes you have to try:

1. Grilled watermelon

As you may or may not know, South Florida enjoys an early watermelon season. So say hello to spring and all the watermelons that it brings! Grilled watermelon is becoming a more and more popular dish these days, and with good reason! It’s a fresh and sweet healthy treat that the whole family can enjoy.

If you’re thinking about trying grilled watermelon, you have a few options. Many people enjoy pure, plain, and simple grilled watermelon, while others add salt (surprisingly, salt brings out the sweetness in the watermelon and balances the flavor!). If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try out this unique and flavorful grilled watermelon and fennel salad from Patio Daddio BBQ’s blog.

2. Blueberry BBQ grilled salmon

One of our favorite sweet and savory dishes comes from And since blueberries are in season during spring, there’s no better time to enjoy her highly acclaimed blueberry BBQ grilled salmon.

Pairing wholesome and rich salmon with sweet, yet tangy BBQ is always a win in our book. This healthy, nutrient-packed recipe is a great choice for anyone feeling adventurous. Who wants another boring BBQ chicken leg, anyway?

3. Grilled mushrooms and carrots with sesame

Mushrooms are in season, so it’s time to savor the flavor of these protein-packed plants. But why settle for mediocre mushrooms when you can have them paired with carrots and soaked in a sesame soy sauce glaze? Thanks to your friends over at Bon Appetit, it’s now actually a possibility this spring. These grilled mushrooms and carrots are so full of flavor that your taste buds won’t know what to do with themselves.

Before you get to grilling, get your backyard ready

Springtime grilling is extra thrilling with these flavor-packed seasonal recipes. But before you bring your family out for your next barbecue, you’ll need to make sure your backyard is bug-free. No one wants to grill outdoors with pesky pests and biting bugs out there. That’s why our misting systems are a great solution to keep your yard cozy and bite-free. Contact the experts at Platinum Mosquito Protection today to get your backyard ready for grilling all season long, and to enjoy life without mosquitos.

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