Grilled Toppings That Put Barbecue Sauce to Shame

Let's say you've mastered the art of grilling meat. Don't glop it up with regular ol' barbecue sauce. Grilled protein plus grilled sauce/salsa/topping equals grilling nirvana, the grillificent apogee. Here we have recipes for meat or seafood paired with skewer-friendly favorites like bell peppers and mushrooms, plus olives, avocados, tomatillos, and, yes, even bacon. Everything will absorb delicious smoky flavor, and you'll have an impressive entrée straight from the grill.

Chipotle Grilled Chicken Thighs with Spicy Tomatillo SauceChipotle Grilled Chicken Thighs with Spicy Tomatillo Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese, and BaconGrilled Skirt Steak with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese, and Bacon

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple and Bell PeppersGrilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple and Bell Peppers

Whole Grilled Sea Bass with Olives, Onion, and ArtichokeWhole Grilled Sea Bass with Olives, Onion, and Artichoke