Celebrate Memorial Day and the Start of Summer
with these Great Grilling Recipes (& Coupon Code)

Robyn Norgan
May 25, 2012

Here in the US, people are preparing for a three-day holiday weekend celebrating Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday in May. It is a day of remembrance in honor of those that gave their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces.

It is also a favorite grilling holiday for Americans, just behind July 4th, our Independence Day. But no matter where you are, this weekend can be thought of as the beginning of summer. Here at Dynadot, we wanted to celebrate with a special coupon code. This 3 day weekend get 3% off .COM or .NET domain registrations.

Use code: MDAY2012
Code expires 5/28/12 23:59 PDT

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And now to help you really get in the spirit of Memorial Day and summer, here are a few grilling recipes from to try out this weekend. Click on the recipe titles for more information.

Three vegetarian kebabs on a bed rice
Marinated Chicken Kabobs

1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
garlic salt to taste
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 (8 ounce) package fresh chopped mushrooms
2 onions, quartered
1 green bell pepper, cut into large chunks

1. In a medium bowl, blend vegetable oil, soy sauce, light corn syrup, lemon juice, sesame seeds, garlic powder, and garlic salt. Place chicken in the mixture. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate. Thread chicken onto skewers alternately with mushrooms, onions, and green bell pepper. Pour marinade into a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Place skewers on the prepared grill. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Baste with the boiled marinade frequently during the last 10 minutes.

Cooked corn on the cob with a side sprig of parsley
BBQ Corn

10 ears fresh corn with husks
1 quart beer
1 (7 pound) bag of ice cubes

1. Place whole ears of corn in an ice chest. Pour beer over top. Dump ice out over the ears of corn. Place the lid on the cooler, and let sit 8 hours, or overnight.
2. Preheat smoker to 250 degrees F ( 120 degrees C).
3. Place corn in the smoker and close the lid. Cook for 1 to 2 hours, turning every 20 minutes or so. Kernels should give easily under pressure when done. To eat, just peel back the husks and use them for a handle.

A plate of three slices of grilled plantains
Grilled Pineapple

1 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored, and cut into 1 inch rings
1/4 teaspoon honey
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 dash hot pepper sauce
salt to taste

1. Place pineapple in a large resealable plastic bag. Add honey, butter, hot pepper sauce, and salt. Seal bag, and shake to coat evenly. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or preferably overnight.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.
3. Grill pineapple for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until heated through and grill marks appear.

Dynadot wishes everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend! And in case you need some ideas on where to go, see's blog post on Most Memorable Memorial Day Trips!

Robyn Norgan grilling with Star Wars apron & Darth Vader spatula
This post was written by Robyn Norgan, who will be grilling this weekend with the force (yes that is a Darth Vader spatula and a Star Wars apron)!