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19 June 2023

Summer Grilling Season!

Summer is the perfect time to gather with friends and family and enjoy delicious meals cooked on the grill. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or just a weekend warrior, we’ve got some exciting products and recipes to take your summer grilling to the next level. From flavorful marinades to delectable side dishes, let’s explore the essentials that will make your next cookout a memorable one.

Pastene Grilling Products

Grill Master Gift Box 

Get all those key grilling ingredients in one gift box. From olive oil and balsamic glaze to roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, this kit has all the essentials covered. 

Pasta Salad Gift Box

When it comes to barbecues, pasta salad is the perfect pairing—they’re light, easy to prepare, and full of refreshing flavors. Our Pasta Salad Gift Box starts with Trivella pasta, the perfect base for any pasta salad, along with a range of flavor-rich ingredients, giving you all the essentials to create a vibrant and delicious pasta salad in no time! Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to find your signature pasta salad recipe or try one of ours, see below! 

Sun-Dried Tomatoes

These are one of the most delicious and versatile ingredients for summer cooking. Dried and enriched from the warmth of the sun, these tasty treats are a chewy and tangy addition to your salads, sauces, and protein dishes.

Roasted Red Peppers

Our fire-roasted peppers have all the char and smoky flavor of a grill, jarred in brine to preserve their flavor. Add a burst of tangy sweetness to your grilled dishes by incorporating roasted red peppers on your next steak, salad, or burger. 

Sun-Dried Peppers

Equally delicious are our NEW Sun-Dried Peppers, which are baked under the Italian sun for a rich, unique flavor that will enhance all your outdoor favorites. These versatile peppers can be used as a topping for grilled meats or chopped and added to salads, salsas, or spreads. They are so good, we dare you not to munch on them while you’re cooking! 

Pastene Grilling Recipes

Italian Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli

Impress your guests with these succulent Italian burgers. The recipe combines juicy beef patties infused with Italian herbs and topped with a delectable sun-dried tomato aioli. The aioli, made with Pastene’s sun-dried tomatoes, adds a burst of rich, sweet & savory flavor that takes the burgers to new heights.

Grilled Caesar Salad

Fire makes everything more flavorful, even veggies! The high heat that the grill gives off perfectly chars the lettuce for an added smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the tanginess of the lemony anchovy dressing. Elevate your side Caesar salad by grilling the lettuce and enjoy the contrast of warm romaine and cold dressing. 

BBQ Sides

Grilling is a great opportunity to get creative with your side dishes. Don’t stop at pasta or potato salad. From hearts of palm to relish, there are tons of fun, fresh ingredients to incorporate into your next gathering.

Garnish with giardiniera: This Italian relish of veggies pickled in oil and vinegar adds acidity to rich meats like steak.

Don’t forget these simple times to make sure your next backyard bbq is one to remember!

Grilling Tips

  • Crank up the heat: make sure your grill is hot when you put meat on it—the heat will sear the outside while keeping the inside juicy. 
  • Let meat rest: Give your grilled meats a few minutes to rest after plating them. This will give time for the juices inside to redistribute and spread flavor around. 
  • Keep the lid down: Not only does keeping the lid down speed up the cooking process and prevent food from drying out, but it also adds an extra infused smoky flavor. 
  • Prep properly: Once you pull uncooked meat out of the fridge, don’t throw it on the grill right away. Give it around 20 minutes to return to room temp so it can cook more evenly.

With the right products, recipes, and tips, you’ll be able to worry less about perfecting your summer grilling and focus more on enjoying your guests! We’d love to see what you’re cooking up this summer, be sure to share your photos and recipes with us on social media by using #MyPastene or tagging @PasteneUSA

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