Grilling Tips for Father's Day

Grilling Tips for Father's Day, from FoodSaver®

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show Dad just how much you appreciate him. And of all the Father’s Day gifts he gets, what he’ll remember best may be that big, delicious meal cooked on the grill. But before you throw on those ribs, kebabs, or ears of corn, consider a few of these barbecue tips.

Source Your Ingredients
When it comes to grilling, your Father’s Day options are endless. Whether you choose to cook up ribs or chicken, salmon or shrimp, or colorful vegetable kebabs, almost anything tastes better after it’s spent some time on the grill.  

Your job is to find out what Dad wants, and then get the best product out there. It's a special occasion, so don't hold back from finding the best cut, the freshest catch, or the fanciest veggies when you’re shopping.

Prep Ahead
Holidays and special occasions can make you frazzled—it can be tough to host, socialize, and cook at the same time! Use FoodSaver Meal Prep Bags to make freezable and reheatable sides (Mac ‘n Cheese, anyone?) ahead of time.

Marinate in Minutes
Instead of marinating proteins and vegetables in the fridge for hours, prep in just minutes with FoodSaver. With a FoodSaver Preserve and Marinate Container, you'll need less than a half hour to marinate almost anything for the grill—simply put your proteins or vegetables in the container, vacuum seal it with a FoodSaver appliance or handheld sealer, and place it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to get grilling.  

Try Some of our Recipes

Speaking of marinating, this herby Italian Marinade goes beautifully with whatever meat or veggies you’re grilling up. Add a fancy touch to Dad’s special meal with these Cajun Sous Vide Pork Chops. They’re cooked sous vide and then finished on the grill. These Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burgers (we can see the look on Dad’s face now) are also a sous vide/grill combo, for extra juiciness.

Seal and Save After Dinner

After you’ve finished dinner, vacuum sealing your food helps to keep it as fresh as it was when it came off the grill. A FoodSaver vacuum sealer and vacuum sealer bags can help lock in the flavor of everything you cooked and it’s also a great way to preserve freshness in any leftover food that didn't make it to the grill. Those uncooked meats, seafood, and vegetables will be safe from freezer burn and fresh for another special occasion, while your other grilled and vacuum sealed leftovers will be just as flavorful tomorrow.

With FoodSaver vacuum sealers and accessories, surprising Dad on Father's Day takes minimal prep work, and sealing up those foods for later is the perfect way to turn his special meal into the gift that keeps on giving.

Don’t have a FoodSaver sealer and wondering which one’s right for you? Or thinking Dad might want one? We’ll help you figure it out.