The griller's guide to meat and seafood

The sun is shining, the heat is rising, and the smell of grilled meat wafting over the fence is making our mouths water-it's official, summer is here! Time to get ready for another season of simple and delicious suppers al fresco. If you're planning to make meat or seafood the centrepiece of your next outdoor feast, it's crucial to choose a high-quality product. To help you narrow down your options, we've put together a handy guide to our favourites that will add a little Mediterranean flair to your next barbecue!

Pre-marinated options

Want to cut out the fuss of prep work? Your Adonis market has a wide selection of marinated meats to choose from. Check out our must-haves for putting together a delicious summer meal in no time flat. Since they're ready to cook, just throw them on the grill, then serve with grilled vegetables, rice or a vitamin-packed salad for a perfect meal to enjoy under the sun with your favourite people. From shish-taouk to kefta to filet mignon, we've got something for everyone. You'll also love our Portuguese, tandoori and souvlaki marinades. Try them in a pita sandwich for an instant lunch upgrade!


Thoroughly drain your marinated meat before placing on the grill to avoid flare ups.

For professional-looking crosshatch grill marks, oil your grill, preheat at high heat, then place your meat on the grill and rotate 90 degrees once during cooking.

A meat lover's paradise

If you'd rather let the flavour of the meat shine through without any distractions, head to the Adonis butcher counter, where you'll find tons of cuts you can cook as-is or season to your taste. Chicken, filet mignon, European sausages, lamb, veal-you name it, we have it. Whatever your choice, once it's grilled to perfection, you'll feel like a true grill master!


For best results, and to avoid rare steaks that are still cold inside, pull your meat out of the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking to let it come to room temperature.

After your meat is off the grill, don't forget to let it rest before cutting! This helps the heat distribute evenly and keeps the juices in for tender, juicy, perfectly cooked meat!

Surf (hold the turf)

Fish and seafood are also great options for a meal fit for a king. Shrimp skewers and salmon steaks cook up beautifully on the grill. Feeling bold? Change things up with lobster, gilthead seabream or even shrimp and octopus skewers!


Use a fish basket for your fish and seafood to keep the delicate flesh intact and prevent sticking.

Love lemon? Try cooking your fish on a bed of lemon slices. It makes cooking a little bit easier, plus your fish will take on a bright citrus flavour and stay nice and juicy. No more dry salmon!

Shrimp, lobster and other crustaceans are much more flavourful when cooked with their shells intact.

Inspiration and savings

Wondering what to cook for your weekend barbecue? Check out the Adonis flyer , posted online every Thursday. You'll find recipe ideas and fantastic savings. Who knows, you might just save enough for a Mediterranean cruise!