Everything You Need for Grilling Aboard

Out on the water we get hungry! Nothing beats firing up the grill and dining on your boat. We've put together our favorite recipes and tips to help you grill up a tasty meal aboard your vessel.
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The Thrill of the Grill

What better food to enjoy on the water than the American classic – a hot dog! Here are a few ways to dress your dog..
  • A Chicago-style hot dog


    No city takes their hot dogs more seriously than Chicago, so it's safe to say they know what they're doing. A Chicago dog is a boiled hot dog on a poppy seed bun, topped with dill pickle and cucumber spears, as well as sliced tomato, sweet pickle relish, pickled peppers, diced onion, and yellow mustard. And don't forget a sprinkle of celery salt!
  • A chili cheese hot dog

    Chili Cheese Dog

    Spice up your dogs with a little chili! Just nestle a grilled hot dog into a soft bun, then top with ground beef chili and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • A corn dog on a plate

    Corn Dog

    Hot dogs and cornbread make for a tasty combination, and with a corn dog you get added convenience! Mix half a cup each of flour and cornmeal, along with a teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch each of salt, sugar, and dry mustard. Whisk in a half-cup of milk and an egg. Insert sticks into your hot dogs, dredge them in flour, then dip them in the batter and deep-fry in 365-degree vegetable oil until golden.
  • Hot dog with sauerkraut and mustard

    New York-Style

    Get a taste of a New York street dog while on the water! Simply top a boiled hot dog on a soft bun with sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard. Fuhgeddaboudit!
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More Grilling Recipes

Why limit yourself to hot dogs? We've got plenty more recipes for delicious grilled food that you can enjoy on your boat this Fourth of July.
  • Beer Barrel Polka Bratwurst

    This simple recipe will get the gang fired up. The brats can be prepared ahead or in the galley. For this recipe you will need a marine grill like Magma’s ChefsMate Connoisseur series gas grill.
  • Grilled Asparagus Bruschetta

    A fast and flavorful antipasto prepared on a grill. Perfect as a quick snack, a light appetizer, or an easy lunch!
  • Grilled Peaches with Raspberries

    The peach is one of nature’s true delights, and grilling this wonderfruit only intensifies its inherent sweetness and adds a touch of caramel. The tartness of the raspberries is a great counterpoint to the mellow taste of the peaches.
  • Grilled Snapper with Island Rice

    After a day out on the water, enjoy your freshly caught snapper with island rice for a fresh and tasty dinner.
  • Mediterranean Chicken Skewers

    If you’re catering for friends, you want to keep the cooking process simple so you can devote your attention to them instead of food preparation, right? You can assemble your chicken skewers in the morning before you head for the boat, or do it on board. 

Learn from an Expert

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Let's Get Cooking

Once you've decided what to dine on, keep these tips in mind to make sure your meal goes smoothly.

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  • Before going aboard, stock up with all the grilling necessities: utensils, mounts, covers, lighters, a grilling light, storage containers, etc. And of course, don't forget the food!
  • Save yourself some time and worry by preparing your meats and veggies ahead of time.
  • The most important rule of safety for grilling is to never grill while underway. When the grill is lit, never leave it unattended.
  • Double check that all your propane connections are sealed tight. To test whether there's a leak, brush soapy water onto a joint; if bubbles form, the connection has a leak.
  • When all your food is ready, turn off or put out the grill, then wait for it cool down before detaching and storing it so you can get underway again.
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