Top 8 Oscar Cookout Recipes

The best recipes from the grill for rolling out the red carpet

Oscar night is a perfect time to fire up the grill and prepare some great meals and appetizers for the big party. These recipes are the perfect kinds of finger food, loaded with flavor that will leave your guests wanting more and begging for you to host again next year.

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    Grilled Caprese Chicken
    Grilled Caprese Chicken. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is a Caprese lovers treat. Marinated with basil and lemon, the chicken is taken to the grill, then topped with fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, and a balsamic reduction. A healthy and delicious meal for any day of the week.

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    Pork Satay
    Pork Satay. Paul Poplis/Getty Images

    One thing that really makes this Satay recipe stand out is the peanut butter. The nutty flavor mixed with the mild smokiness of the soy sauce and the sweet brown sugar combines well to form delicious morsels perfect for get-togethers.

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    Chinese-Style Ribs
    Chinese-Style Ribs. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This Chinese-style rib recipe utilizes the deep flavors of hoisin and five spice powder, coupled with the saltiness of soy sauce and a light, sweet flavor of honey. Baby back ribs are perfect, since they are smaller, packed with meat and provide a better presentation. So, consider giving these delicious ribs a try next time you cook out.

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    Skewered Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Chipotle Blue Cheese Sauce
    Skewered Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Chipotle Blue Cheese Sauce. Regarding BBQ, Inc.
    This is a great way to prepare bacon wrapped asparagus on the grill. Quick and easy, with few ingredients. What more can you ask for?
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    Grilled Polenta Cakes
    Grilled Polenta Cakes. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    Topped with melted fontina cheese and a delicious Italian inspired tomato-basil garnish, these versatile polenta cakes can be served as an appetizer or side dish.

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    Garlic Butter Shrimp
    Garlic Butter Shrimp. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    If you enjoy shrimp scampi, then this is the grilled shrimp recipe for you. You can serve this dish as part of a main course or serve them as appetizers at your next cookout.

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    Lamb Sliders with Feta-Yogurt Sauce. Regarding BBQ Inc.

    If you love gyros, you will love these succulent lamb sliders.  Not only are they easy to prepare, but packed full of flavor.

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    Grilled Avocados with Crab Salsa
    Grilled Avocados with Crab Salsa. Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Enlivened by the open flame, these grilled avocados are creamy and delicious. A perfect starter to any meal, they can also fill the role of side dish. Make sure to keep a close eye while on the grill. You want light charring and nothing more.