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10 Delicious Recipes for Your Father's Day BBQ

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FATHERS DAY BARBECUE
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Show Dad some love on Father's Day with these tested and perfected grilling recipes.

1. Grilled Spice Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Chimichurri

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A specialty of Argentina, chimichurri is a tangy, zesty condiment traditionally served with grilled meats. This version -- made from a fragrant blend of parsley, mint and cilantro -- pairs beautifully with spice-rubbed beef tenderloin filets. GET THE RECIPE

2. Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers

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These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look. And, if you've never tried Sriracha -- the Asian hot sauce named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand -- this is the perfect recipe to taste just how delicious it is. GET THE RECIPE

3. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers

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The key to making great steakhouse-style burgers at home is to use readily available 85 percent lean ground beef, a panade (a mixture of bread and milk that keeps meat tender and juicy even when cooked to medium-well) and lots of seasoning. GET THE RECIPE

4. Grilled Chicken Wings with Seasoned Buffalo Sauce

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Classic Buffalo wings are fried but I love the flavor and ease of cooking them on the grill. The key is to cook them over a moderate flame so that the fat renders out and the skin gets crispy. The seasoned Buffalo sauce is flavored with garlic and spices, which makes it tastier than your typical hot sauce. GET THE RECIPE

5. Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lemon, Garlic & Herbs

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This is the perfect grilled chicken recipe for a cookout. You can serve the fillets on their own (kids love them), topped with cheese on a toasted bun or sliced over a Greek or Caesar salad. GET THE RECIPE

6. Grilled Shrimp Kebabs with Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

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In this easy recipe, shrimp are quickly marinated in a bright and tangy mixture of olive oil, tomato paste, lemon, garlic, and herbs and then grilled until plump and slightly charred. They're perfect for entertaining -- either as an appetizer or main course -- because all of the prep is done ahead of time. GET THE RECIPE

7. Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs

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Dad will love these tasty kebabs. The chicken is marinated in a tangy Middle Eastern-style blend of Greek yogurt, lemon, garlic and spices, and then grilled on skewers until golden brown. It's a crowd-pleaser so make extra! GET THE RECIPE

8. Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

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These shrimp tacos are perfect for a casual and fun summer dinner party. You can prepare most of the recipe ahead of time, then just fire up the grill and lay out all of the components for everyone help themselves. GET THE RECIPE

8. Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce

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In this easy recipe, ground beef is laced with warm spices, fresh herbs and garlic, and then grilled in meatball form until smoky and charred. GET THE RECIPE

9. Asian BBQ Chicken

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Think of this dish as chicken teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of Asia. It sounds exotic but it's actually family-friendly and easy to make. GET THE RECIPE

10. Greek-Style Lamb Burgers

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If you like Greek food, you'll love these flavorful lamb patties topped with tzatziki, feta, tomatoes, red onions and shredded lettuce. They're perfect for entertaining, especially if you're looking for a fun and sophisticated alternative to your standard cookout fare. GET THE RECIPE