Top 7 Grilling Recipes for the Eastern European Cook

Eastern Europeans are well known for rotisserie- or grate-style cooking over an open fire. Kebabs, sausages, patties, whole pigs and lambs all show up at outdoor celebrations. But it doesn't take a special occasion to enjoy these succulent recipes. Try coupling these with Top Picnic Salad Recipes and Top Picnic Dessert Recipes.

  • 01 of 07
    Serbian Shish Kebabs or Raznjici
    Serbian Shish Kebabs or Raznjici. © 2009 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
    There are many variations of raznjici. Some use only pork, others use a combination of pork and veal, and sometimes lamb. The meat is usually marinated before being threaded on skewers (a great project for the kids) and grilled. If you don't want to fuss with making your own marinade, Italian dressing works in a pinch.
  • 02 of 07
    Serbian Pljeskavica Hamburger
    Serbian Pljeskavica Hamburger. © 2008 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
    These Eastern European chopped meat recipes can be formed into hamburgers, sausages without casings or meatballs that can be skewered, if desired, and grilled, broiled, pan fried or baked in the oven. Leftovers are delicious cold in sandwiches with grainy mustard.
  • 03 of 07
    Grilled Salmon with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
    Grilled Salmon with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. © 2009 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
    The pomegranate vinaigrette serves a dual purpose in this easy grilled salmon dish. It is a marinade and a dressing that is drizzled over the finished dish, which can be eaten as an entree or over lettuce for a main-course salad. Eastern Europeans are extremely fond of salmon and pomegranates, a fruit they inherited from their Middle Eastern and Mediterranean neighbors, and which some Eastern European regions cultivate. The salmon can be grilled on an indoor or outdoor grill.
  • 04 of 07
    Smoked Pork Chop
    Smoked Pork Chop. © 2009 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
    This smoked pork chops recipe is very fast and easy. Grill it very briefly on both sides, basting with honey or maple syrup, if desired.
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  • 05 of 07
    Easy Grilled Chicken Breast with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
    Easy Grilled Chicken Breast with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. © 2009 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
    This easy recipe for grilled chicken breast with pomegranate vinaigrette can be prepared like the filet mignon recipe, above. Create the marks on the grill and finish in the oven for a juicier breast.
  • 06 of 07
    Balkan Pork and Peppers - Selsko Meso
    Balkan Pork and Peppers - Selsko Meso. © 2008 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
    This recipe for Balkan pork and peppers or selsko meso can be prepared on the grill or in a skillet. As you might expect, the results are superior on a grill because of the smoky flavor. But sauteing / stewing has the advantage of making the pork very tender.
  • 07 of 07
    Roasted Red Peppers
    Roasted Red Peppers. © 2008 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Here are step-by-step instructions for grilling, broiling or roasting red peppers. When flavored with garlic and oil, they're a perfect accompaniment to roasted meats.