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This Is the Most Popular Grilling Recipe in Every State

What Ohioans and Texans are grilling will surprise you!
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Grilling is a favorite method of cooking in the summer across all 50 states, but what people of each state are grilling may surprise you. Google pooled the data on most uniquely-searched grilling queries in all the states this summer, and the results are a good mix of grilling classics and interesting new grilling trends.

For example, home cooks in most states were searching for seafood and vegetable grilling recipes, while meat was a popular grilling term in only about a third of the states. Some states had particularly surprising searches, like Ohio, where people searched for "how to grill crab legs" more than anywhere else, or in Texas, where grilled lobster tails are on the menu instead of meat.

Corn was the most popular vegetable on the grill, with search terms for grilling corn on the cob or in the husk dominating in eight states. When it comes to meat, home cooks were mostly looking to perfect grilling steak, chicken breast, and hamburgers. Find out what people are grilling in your state this summer! And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest food news and recipes delivered straight to your inbox.

ALABAMA

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Grilled squash has been on the summer menu in Alabama, as the state's most-searched grilling term was "how to grill squash".

ALASKA

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In Alaska, home cooks want to know how to grill pineapple.

ARIZONA

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Arizonians are looking up "how to grill lobster tails" this summer.

ARKANSAS

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"How to grill corn" is the most searched grilling term in Arkansas. Get our tips on how to perfectly grill corn.

CALIFORNIA

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Californians are grilling tri tip, the triangular section of beef sirloin. Here are some tips on how to perfectly grill every type of meat.

COLORADO

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In Colorado, corn is the most popular grilling search term.

CONNECTICUT

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Connecticut's favorite food to grill this year are lobster tails.

DELAWARE

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In Delaware, people want to know how to grill the perfect steak. We have some steak grilling tips from professional chefs.

FLORIDA

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Floridians love their seafood, and this year they're grilling grouper. Here's how grouper stacks up nutrition-wise against other fish.

GEORGIA

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Georgians are also looking for tips on grilling lobster tails, a popular option across several states.

HAWAII

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In Hawaii, people want to know how to grill eggplant to perfection. Here's our collections of delicious eggplant dinner recipes.

IDAHO

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In Idaho, it's back to basics—home cooks are looking to perfect the ultimate grilling food, the burger.

ILLINOIS

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Another place where seafood is on the menu this summer is Illinois. Lobster tails for all!

INDIANA

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In Indiana, home cooks are looking up how to grill the perfect pork chop.

IOWA

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Grilled asparagus are on the menu in Iowa.

KANSAS

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In Kansas the classic grilled corn is the order of the day.

KENTUCKY

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In Kentucky they're grilling pineapple.

LOUISIANA

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In Louisiana home cooks are grilling corn with the husk on, which is a great way to

MAINE

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"How to grill salmon" is the most-searched grilling term in Maine. Here's our best grilled salmon recipe.

MARYLAND

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Tuna steaks are on the grills in Maryland. Here's our best grilled tuna recipe.

MASSACHUSETTS

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Swordfish is on the menu in Massachusetts. Here's our tasty take on grilled swordfish.

MICHIGAN

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It's back to basics in Michigan, where people are looking up how to grill brats. If your hot dog needs a little flair, try these 16 Best Hot Dog Toppings.

MINNESOTA

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Home cooks are looking up how to grill corn on the cob in Minnesota.

MISSISSIPPI

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Steaks are being grilled in Mississippi.

MISSOURI

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Missouri loves grilling corn on the cob, too!

MONTANA

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Montana is another state that loves its fruit grilled. "How to grill pineapple" is their most-searched grilling term.

NEBRASKA

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In Nebraska, home cooks are looking to grill up the perfect juicy chicken breast. We have some tips that can help here.

NEVADA

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Grilled tri tip is on the menu in Nevada.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

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New Hampshire loves grilled sword fish.

NEW JERSEY

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In Jersey, home cooks are grilling fillet mignon, a tender and tasty upscale steak.

NEW MEXICO

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New Mexico knows the chicken thighs are the most flavorful part of the bird. "How to grill chicken thighs" is the most-searched grilling term.

NEW YORK

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Leave it to New Yorkers to pull out all the stops—grilled clams are the most-searched grilling term in the state.

NORTH CAROLINA

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North Carolina loves mahi mahi. Home cooks in the state want to know how to grill the flaky fish steaks. Here's our recipe.

NORTH DAKOTA

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In North Dakota, they're grilling salmon.

OHIO

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Ohioans are looking up how to grill crab legs.

OKLAHOMA

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Oklahoma keeps it tried and true by grilling baby back ribs.

OREGON

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Oregonians are grilling tri tip.

PENNSYLVANIA

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Just like in Jersey, in Pennsylvania they're grilling filet mignon. Get our easy Trick for the Best-Ever Filet Mignon.

RHODE ISLAND

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Rhode Islanders are grilling swordfish.

SOUTH CAROLINA

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Burgers are the most searched-for grilling recipe in South Carolina.

SOUTH DAKOTA

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In South Carolina, like many other states, it's all about the perfect summer side dish of grilled corn on the cob. Try our favorite recipe.

TENNESSEE

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Tennessee foregoes heavier meat options and searches for perfect ways to grill zucchini.

TEXAS

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Lobster tails are most searched-for grilling recipe in Texas, too.

UTAH

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In Utah, the most googled grilling recipe is for steak.

VERMONT

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They love grilling salmon in Vermont.

VIRGINIA

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Grilled tuna steaks are a popular grilling option in Virginia.

WASHINGTON

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Home cooks in the state of Washington are grilling oysters—a classic food item in the state.

WEST VIRGINIA

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West Virginia is also sticking with basics and looking to perfect the classic grilled burger.

WISCONSIN

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In Wisconsin, chicken breasts are the most popular grilling search term.

WYOMING

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Wyoming keeps it simple with corn on the cob.

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