Father’s Day Meal Ideas

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Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to show appreciation for dads, granddads, and father figures alike. What better way to celebrate than to prepare a special meal that brings the family together and delights the taste buds? Whether your dad is a fan of classic, hearty dishes or prefers something more original and tasty, a home-cooked meal is a heartfelt gesture that speaks volumes.

To help you create an unforgettable dining experience, we’ve curated three mouth-watering meal ideas that are sure to make this Father’s Day one to remember. From succulent grilled ribeye steaks to fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs and a luxurious surf and turf pairing, these recipes are designed to cater to a variety of tastes and preferences. So, fire up the grill, set the table, and get ready to treat Dad to a feast he won’t soon forget!

1. Grilled Ribeye Steak with Garlic Butter

Father's Day Meal Ideas Grilled Ribeye Steak with Garlic Butter

What You Need To Start

Ingredients:

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  • Ribeye steaks
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic cloves
  • Unsalted butter
  • Fresh parsley
  • Lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to high heat.
  2. Season the ribeye steaks with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Grill the steaks for about 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, adjusting time for desired doneness.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  5. Stir in chopped parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  6. Remove the steaks from the grill, let rest for a few minutes, and then top with the garlic butter before serving.

Side Suggestions: Grilled asparagus and roasted potatoes.

2. BBQ Baby Back Ribs

What You Need To Start

Ingredients:

  • Baby back ribs
  • BBQ rub (paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper)
  • BBQ sauce
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Honey

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 275°F (135°C).
  2. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
  3. Rub the ribs generously with the BBQ rub.
  4. Wrap the ribs in foil and bake in the oven for 2.5 to 3 hours until tender.
  5. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  6. Mix BBQ sauce with a bit of apple cider vinegar and honey.
  7. Grill the ribs for about 10-15 minutes, brushing with the BBQ sauce mixture, until caramelized and slightly charred.
  8. Let the ribs rest for a few minutes before serving.

Side Suggestions: Coleslaw and baked beans.

3. Surf and Turf: Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail

What You Need To Start

Ingredients:

  • Filet mignon steaks
  • Lobster tails
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic cloves
  • Butter
  • Fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary)
  • Lemon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season filet mignon with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Grill the filet mignon for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, adjusting for desired doneness.
  4. While steaks are grilling, prepare the lobster tails by splitting them in half lengthwise.
  5. Brush the lobster meat with a mixture of melted butter, minced garlic, and fresh herbs.
  6. Grill the lobster tails, flesh side down, for about 5-6 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes until opaque.
  7. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the lobster tails before serving.

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These are 3 fun but tasty meals to prepare and will make Daddy very happy this Father’s Day.

Father's Day Meal Ideas

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