Memorial Day Party Foods – Bring Out The Grill

Memorial Day party foods consist of grilled food, salads of all kinds, fresh fruit, and every kind of dessert you can think of. These Memorial Day party foods are tasty and are sure to please all your guests. Grilled foods can be as simple as a hot dog or hamburger or they can be as elaborate as a grilled marinated sirloin flat steak! Also, be sure to see our Memorial Day Party Ideas!

Grilled Memorial Day Party Foods

Hot dogs
Pork Chops
Barbeque Ribs

Kabobs are great because they can be made from almost every type of meat or without meat at all. They can accommodate almost anyone’s taste preferences and dietary needs. Better yet, they can be made ahead of time, and they do not take a lot of time on the grill.

Popular Kabobs:

Seafood, beef, chicken, or pork kabobs
Vegetarian kabobs
Hot and spicy kabobs
Sweet and sour kabobs
Barbeque kabobs
Hawaiian kabobs

Memorial Day Party Recipes

Grilled Salmon Fillets


¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 tablespoons dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1 clove garlic, minced
4 (6 ounce) fillets salmon
1 lemon, juiced


Heat up grill.
Mix the olive oil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and garlic in a shallow dish. Put the salmon in the dish and turn to coat. Squeeze lemon juice over each fillet.
Cover. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Lightly oil grill grate.
Cook salmon on the preheated grill for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn only once. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

Grilled Marinated Sirloin Flat Steaks


3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 pounds sirloin flap steaks


Blend soy sauce, vinegar, syrup, garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper in a blender until smooth. Toss the steaks with mixture. Marinate steaks at room temperature about 15 minutes.

Preheat grill and prepare for direct heat cooking over hot charcoal or high heat for gas grill.

Take steaks out of marinade and pat the steaks dry. Throw away any remaining marinade.

Oil the grill rack and start to grill steaks. If using a gas grill, cover.

Turn occasionally. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare and longer for well done steaks. Let the steak rest on a plate uncovered for 10 minutes.

Pork Kabobs


2 lbs pork loin
½ cup light soy sauce
¼ cup olive oil
½ tsp garlic salt
¼ tsp ground pepper
¼ cup honey garlic sauce
Bamboo skewers
BBQ sauce


Slice pork loin into thin pieces.
Combine the soy sauce, oil, garlic salt, pepper, and honey garlic sauce.
Add pork and marinate it for 4 to 6 hours. Soak skewers in water for the same amount of time you marinate the meat.
Discard the marinade. Put three to four pieces of meat on the skewer.
Cook until done.
Add barbeque sauce and flip once or twice to cook the sauce.

Add in some side dishes, such as potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, and fresh fruit salad for a complete meal. For drinks, serve lemonade, chilled sodas, and iced tea. Your guests will enjoy these Memorial Day party foods and recipes.

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