Adding Wheat Germ to Your Favorite Grill Recipes
Summer has arrived, which means grilling season is officially here. From the smell of the charcoal to the ease of cleanup, there is something magical about getting outside to cook at this time of year. Grilling is a fast and healthy way to prepare the endless bounty that hits farm stands now through September. And whether you crave a juicy burger or a seafood feast, nothing quite compares to that hot-off-the-grill flavor that signifies summer.
We often think of smoothies or oatmeal as an easy way to incorporate more wheat germ into our diet, but there are countless ways to give your grilling recipes the same nutritional boost. Our Mushroom, Parmesan and Wheat Germ Turkey Burger recipe is packed with flavor, and you won’t notice the wheat germ we incorporated for added protein and fiber.
Looking for new ways to grill chicken? We love this recipe from Mario Batali for Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Crumbs and Snap Peas. Replace half of the bread crumbs with Kretschmer Wheat Germ before pulsing with other ingredients in the food processor.
For an international spin on dinner, try Asian Salmon Burgers with Asian Cucumber Relish from Emeril Lagasse. An easy way to add vitamins and minerals to this dish is to reduce the amount of panko breadcrumbs to 1/2 cup and add 1/4 cup of Kretschmer Wheat Germ. The soy sauce and sesame oil give the salmon a delicious flavor the whole family will love.
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about dessert. With peach season around the corner, now is the perfect time to make fruit the centerpiece of the dessert plate. Grilling peaches is simple and foolproof, especially when you’re dealing with ripe, locally grown fruit. We love this simple recipe from Martha Stewart that is ready in just 10 minutes. To make it even more special, top each serving with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt and a sprinkling of Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ for added crunch and texture.
Have you tried working wheat germ into your grill recipes? Let us know if you have any great ideas we didn’t mention here.