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With summer on its way and backyard barbecues being planned, you will need a Cape Coral outdoor kitchen to really kick things into high gear. But what’s a barbecue without a good selection of food and drinks? Here you will find 4 great food and drink ideas for summer!

Whether you are into Mexican food or Asian Cuisine, Paradise Grills has you covered with their great selection of Outdoor Kitchen accessories in Cape Coral. Offering the smaller, more family-oriented grills, to the bigger “Maui” grills that will wow a crowd. 

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For the first Dinner idea, this will be aimed towards a smaller family looking to enjoy their outdoor kitchen. With Crispy Salmon, this will definitely be a hit.

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All you will need for Crispy Salmon is:

  • Fresh ginger
  • White miso
  • Vegetable oil
  • Unseasoned rice vinegar
  • Honey
  • Sesame seeds
  • Scallions
  • 4 4–6-oz. skin-on salmon fillets
  • Kosher salt

A more detailed recipe can be found hereThis dinner idea will fit best in any of the Cape Coral Outdoor Kitchen designs. Now, what types of drinks should we pair this with? The best alcoholic drinks will be either a Bloody Mary or a Gin and Tonic. An excellent non-alcoholic drink will be a cold glass of Lemonade. 

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Now, the next idea can be as big or as small as you would like Fish Tacos! Or any type of tacos really, these are always a big hit for parties both big and small. The best-suited Cape Coral Outdoor Kitchen design will be the “Paradise GX9” this outdoor kitchen will allow you to have plenty of room to cook, and a place to serve your guests. This model of Outdoor Kitchen comes with an entertainment accessory for watching the game!

All you will need for fish tacos is:

  • Fish
  • Limes
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno
  • Chipotle 
  • Olive Oil

As we said, you can scale these ingredients as big or as small as you’d like. A more detailed recipe can be found here. As Nagi said in the recipe, “You just need a really great marinade!” you don’t need to be a pro chef to make these. The best drinks to pair with Fish Tacos will be a Margarita or for a non-alcoholic option, any type of Agua fresca (a popular Mexican drink).

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The third option is best suited for a family dinner setting, something for you to experiment with. Not many people will attempt to make Chinese food at home, they will typically go out to their local hole in the wall restaurant. Why not try and make it at home? The perfect Cape Coral Outdoor Kitchen designs will be any size of the grill system, but the “Maui” bar system will be perfect for a family setting to try and make Kung Pao Chicken. 

Let’s get to the ingredients for Pao Chicken:

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  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts 
  • White wine
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  • Hot chile paste
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Brown sugar
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Chopped garlic
  • Water chestnuts
  • Chopped peanuts

When done correctly this recipe can really amaze your family. For a step by step process visit this website. It wouldn’t be a complete meal without a good drink, try a White Wine with this, or any type of tea for a non-alcoholic beverage.

Saving the best for last, good ole BBQ Chicken. This will by far be the best thing to cook with your new Cape Coral Outdoor Kitchen. Any design will work for this, it only depends on how big you want to go with it. This recipe can also be one of the easiest on this list, requiring only;

  • Chicken
  • Salt & Pepper
  • BBQ sauce

Easy! Find a more detailed recipe here. You could even search around and make your own BBQ sauce, all the more reasons to use your Outdoor Kitchen accessories in Cape Coral! The best drink to pair with this will be any type of Beer or Soda. 

All of the food and drinks on this list have one thing in common, it is better to make with friends and family. So why not get an Outdoor Kitchen and make this summer the best it can be. With great food and great company.