Nothing says "I love you" like a homemade meal on Father's Day. After all, it’s the one day of the year that can be completely dedicated to honoring dads everywhere. As families prepare for their special celebration, exploring new and interesting menus should be at the top of your list! For those looking for dinner ideas that will tantalize palates and bring everyone together this Father’s Day, allow us to provide some inspiration with our selection of recipes specifically crafted to make any dad feel extra loved and appreciated. With aromas from savory entrees wafting through the air mixed with laughter as stories are shared around your table–this is how great memories are made!
If Dad loves to be king of the grill
Elevate your Father's Day celebration with our mouthwatering grilling recipes that have been tried and tested! Our delectable creations are sure to impress and make for an extra special gift. Surprise your dad with some juicy hot dogs or flavorful steaks straight from the grill and add a tantalizing touch with our Eastern Shore Honey. For your convenience, we've also got delicious kebabs that are easy to make and guaranteed to please. Get ready to fire up the grill and enjoy a smoky feast this Father's Day!
One of our favorite honey to use for grilling is Orange Blossom. This honey is very thick and almost buttery and makes a beautiful glaze. Blueberry Honey is equally good and can be blended with olive oil, seasonings, and lemon juice for chicken or fish. We will always share ways to use honey with every meal.
Father's Day Dinner Salad and Starters
This is a perfect time of the year to visit the farmers market and pick up whatever is straight out of the field. There is nothing better than fresh-picked produce with delicious handmade dressings. Honey Lemon Vinaigrette over your favorite greens is an excellent way to get this meal off to the right start.
We love to have a couple of exciting starters at family get-togethers. Especially the kind that you can pick up with your hands! If you're a fan of Asian-inspired food and wings, try our Thai Chicken Wings. It's straightforward to make and can be adapted to suit whatever cooking method you prefer. This recipe can be prepared the night before and served cold as a starter for guests as they arrive.
Artichokes may seem intimidating, but they don't have to be! Our Grilled Artichokes with Thai Honey Vinaigrette take a little bit of prep work to get ready, but they're delicious and very well worth it.
Main Course Ideas for Father's Day Dinner
What's dad's favorite meal? Does he love chicken and seafood, or is he a red-meat guy? Whatever the case, these Bee Inspired recipes will bring a smile to his face. And you'll love them too!
Our Seitan Skewers with Chimichurri Citrus-Herb Sauce make an excellent meal for the vegetarian guys! If seitan isn't your thing, tofu, chicken, or fish also works well with this sauce.
One of our favorite recipes is Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken. It's quick and straightforward to make and pairs well with grilled veggies and potato dishes. Leftovers can be enjoyed cold for lunch the next day.
Don't forget about the sides!
Since it's the best time of the year for produce, have at it. The asparagus, bok choy, carrots, all that is coming in from the farm. This is when veggies are freshest. This sweet and spicy Asparagus Carrot Stir-Fry has Thai roots and is deliciously simple to make! These sides could make the meal for vegetarian dads.
These grilled heirloom carrots make an excellent side dish to add color and brighten any meal. The dressing is versatile and can be added to any vegetable that can be grilled, such as corn, asparagus, and onions.
For Dad's Sweet Tooth
Grilled peaches are an easy dessert for any summer meal while the grill is still hot. So simple! Cut the peaches in half, wipe them with a bit of olive oil, so they don't stick, start face up and drizzle the inside of the peach with honey, and grill both sides. Serve with greek yogurt and Eastern Shore Nut and Honey Nut Granola. The perfect ending to a perfect dinner for dad.
If you cook up any of these great father's day recipes, tag us on Instagram! We always love seeing what you're up to.