At Ream’s Food Stores, we believe food is a powerful tool for building community (and it just might be the way to a father’s heart). Show dad how much you care this Father’s Day by getting outside, inviting the neighbors and grilling. Below are a few barbecue essentials your dad will love.

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Meat is a must-have at any barbecue and this Argentinian twist on grilled steak is sure to impress. However you prepare it, the steak’s rich flavor is balanced perfectly with tangy chimichurri sauce. Pair it with your favorite sides and you have a meal that will send dad to his happy place.

Ingredients available at Ream’s Food Stores:

  • 2 cups chopped parsley
  • ⅔ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 pounds skirt steak

Follow these instructions for the grilled steak.

Coconut Shrimp Kabobs

Feeling coastal? Every barbecue can use some island vibes, and nothing is more iconic than coconuts, pineapple and shrimp. These coconut shrimp kabobs are packed with flavor, refreshing and filling. Easy, with no-mess preparation, yet fun-to-eat, kabobs are a perfect addition to your barbecue party.  

Ingredients available at Ream’s Food Stores:

  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lb fresh/frozen jumbo shrimp
  • ½ fresh pineapple
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 12 (12-inch) skewers

Follow these instructions for the shrimp kabobs.

Grilled Everything Pizza

Not exactly what you imagine as the main course at a barbecue, but this grilled pizza is perfect for the adventurous grill-master. The Italian dish you know and love becomes innovative when cooked on a grill, plus its versatility makes for happy guests. Check your local Ream’s Food Store for all the toppings you could ever want on a grilled pizza.

Ingredients available at Ream’s Food Stores:

Pizza Crust:

  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt

Grilled Toppings:

  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup peppers
  • 4 oz hot/sweet capicola
  • 1 cup pea shoots or arugula
  • ½ bunch fresh basil

Follow these instructions for the grilled pizza.

Grilled Corn

A perfect side for your veggie burgers, steak or kabobs, grilled corn is a must for any traditional-style barbecue. Simple to prepare and quick to cook, this side proves flavor isn’t always the result of hard work. Eat it plain or dress it up, you choose. Your local Ream’s Food Store is stocked and ready — we’ve got corn up to our ears!

Ingredients available at Ream’s Food Stores:

  • 6-8 ears of corn
  • Kosher salt

Follow these instructions for the grilled corn.

Potato Salad with Bacon

A classic addition to your outdoor celebration, potato salad will leave your guests feeling satisfied. But, don’t go too heavy on the mayo. Check out the recipe below for a no-mayo potato salad that is absolutely guilt-free. Pick up everything you need at Ream’s Food Stores.

Ingredients available at Ream’s Food Stores:

Bacon Potato Salad:

  • 2 lbs baby gold potatoes
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ear sweet corn
  • 1-2 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup fresh parsley


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Follow these instructions for the potato salad.