Yes, the grill is a summertime icon, but a barbecue is more than an excuse for a backyard get-together. Grilling gives all types of food - from veggies to chicken to pork - a flavorful char and addictive smoky taste. Nothing else in your cooking arsenal can give you the same flavors (sorry, not even your stovetop grill pan), and it's worth finding the best grilling recipes to take advantage of it. Of course hamburgers and chicken are a no-brainer, but branch out and try grilled pizza (the charred crust is amazing), grilled fruit (peaches are sublime), or even grilled paella. What type of grill should you choose? Depends on what your objective is. Gas grills give you more control - temperatures can be quickly adjusted, warming racks can be employed - but charcoal gives food a pronounced smokiness that can't be duplicated.
Prepare the chicken ahead of time so it has time to marinate. At dinner time, just make the simple sauce while the chicken grills.
What's for dinner when you have no time to spare? This 20-minute recipe relies on a pouch of cooked long grain rice plus quick-cooking lamb.
Marinate the lamb chops in the fridge. Then grill these well-seasoned chops until tender.
Spice up pork patties with sausage seasoning, a ready-mixed blend of salt, sage, and other herbs. Look for it with the other seasoning mixes in supermarkets.
This tomato-rich salsa stands up to all-beef hot dogs, but will also complement those made from tofu, turkey, and chicken.
Rosemary Rack of Lamb is a prominent menu item at Elway's, a well-known restaurant in Denver. Prepare and serve this recipe at home to savor flavor goodness from the Rockies.