What to Grill at the Beach

Aug 25, 2023 | Beach Tips

At Beach Boys Cabanas, we offer Holden Beach gas grill rentals, Sunset Beach gas grill rentals, and Ocean Isle Beach gas grill rentals. And boy, let us tell you, we know how to grill. When you’re on the beach and smelling that rich smokey smell and watching so many squeeze that BBQ sauce on their chicken, how can you not want BBQ?

With that being said, we understand that everyone recognizes hot dogs and hamburgers as staples for the grill, but there’s so much more to discover that you may want to try, especially if you’re coming out to enjoy the beach for a day. 

And what we’d really like to stress is that we offer weekly rentals, so you can know you have a way to cook each day you’re here. 

Spicy Grilled Eggplant 

One cup of raw eggplant is only 20 calories. Yes, that’s right — only 20. But what it lacks in calories, it makes up for in nutrients, including the following:

  • Protein
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin K
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate 
  • Fiber 

It’s rich in antioxidants, so eating it on a regular basis can help you ward off certain health conditions, such as some types of cancer and heart disease. 

Enough with all the benefits, but we could go on. Instead, let’s talk about how you can grill these suckers so you’d never even know they were a vegetable. 

Before you get to the beach and utilize your Holden Beach gas grill rental, cut your eggplant into slices. If you prefer, you could cut it lengthwise into several steaks. But, it truly depends on your personal preference. 

Then, what really makes this an exciting meal for the beach is it doesn’t take much to make. You drizzle each slice or steak with some lime juice and sprinkle each one with some cajun seasoning, though you may want to choose another seasoning if that one isn’t your preference. 

Grilled Skewers (Shish Kabobs)

These are incredibly versatile when it comes to the protein and vegetables you use. You could even add some pineapple to the mix for a hint of sweetness. 

Some ideas of what to include on your skewers are:

  • Bell peppers
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes 
  • Zucchini 
  • Mushrooms
  • Potatoes
  • Steak
  • Chicken
  • Shrimp

Ideally, you should cut all your meat and other ingredients before you arrive at the beach. You could even marinate them in some teriyaki or other one of your favorites. You could sprinkle some garlic or onion powder or ginger on them as well. The spices you choose will depend on the marinade you use. 

Then, you just take them to the beach and place them on your Sunset Beach gas grill rental, and you’re all set to go. 

Grilled Chicken Salad, Fajita, or Wraps 

When you reserve an Ocean Isle Beach gas grill, you don’t have to merely cook out the usual. You can take your BBQ experience up a notch. Once you grill that chicken and season it how you like, turn it into a fajita or wrap. 

If you’re looking for something a bit lower in carbs, try placing the chicken on a salad, such as Caesar salad. 

What’s nice about these ideas is you can customize them exactly how you want. If you like fajitas with peppers and onions, you can grill them all. 

Beach Boys Cabanas offers gas grill rentals in Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, and Sunset Beach to help you eat deliciously and possibly even nutritiously during your trip. And we can’t forget to method a bit more cheaply than you would if you ate out the entire time. 

Contact us today if you’re planning on a gas grill rental or any one of the other rentals that you can check out here. We’re available by calling 910-712-3776 or using our form