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.See Popular Grilling Recipes
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The warm weather is here and the backyard barbecue beckons. Although you can't beat grilling for simplicity and flavor (not to mention the easy clean-up!), there are a few things to keep in mind before firing up the grill.
Try this recipe for Grilled Chicken with a sweet and savory barbecue sauce for dinner tonight. Bonus: Prepping the dish takes just 5 minutes!
Warmer weather means grilling. And that means even easier ways to cook delicious meals that yield plenty of leftovers. But these days, most folks want something better than just hot dogs and hamburgers from their grills. Pork tenderloin (click here for the Caribbean-Style Grilled Pork Tenderloin recipe, at left), lean and meaty, is perfect for a healthy grilled main course that morphs into easy meals for the rest of the week. Happily, pork tenderloin often comes two to a package, which means you can grill them both, eat one, and save the other. Tenderloin -- the filet mignonread more
The unofficial launch of summer is finally upon us, or as we like to call it: grilling season! Try these 8 recipes for Memorial Day and beyond.
Barbecued ribs and barbecue sauce bring out the partisan in most of us. You've got your Kansas City-style tangy-sweet tomato sauces and your North Carolina mix of vinegars, brown sugar and cayenne pepper for kick. And then there are these sweet home Alabama-style ribs, featuring a tart Alabama White Sauce, with a mayonnaise base and plenty of spice from black and cayenne pepper, tang from lemon juice and horseradish, and a wee bit of sugar to round out the flavor. But before you even get to the sauce, the grilling begins. Baking the ribs first eliminates some of theread more
When you think grilling, you probably think steak, burgers, and the only thing that makes chicken breasts interesting. You probably don't think of grilled vegetables. But vegetables can have a surprising range of flavor when cooked al fresco.
Grilling fish may seem intimidating, but by learning a few tips, you can ensure success every time you fire up the grill.
Try a new take on a dinner favorite tonight with this citrus and beeer-brined recipe for grilled chicken.
We're not talking hot dogs here. Beef tenderloin is one of those have-the-boss-to-dinner cuts. (Although who actually invites his boss to dinner besides Darrin Stephens in "Bewitched"?) It's opulent. It's attractive. It's easy to grill. It readily adapts to all kinds of flavors. And it's expensive -- which is why it merits special care. Roasting the garlic is one of the extra touches that make this dish so special. Slice a clove of garlic, and you make the raw-garlic notes stronger; crush it, and it tastes ten times stronger and more acrid than it did in its slicedread more
Grilling is nothing if not show-offy. That's why dudes love doing it. Well, what'll amaze your guests more than a grilled dessert they didn't even see coming? Slip your ingredients into their pan ahead of time, so the sugar can soften the rhubarb at its leisure. Rhubarb is just coming into season, so you should have plenty on hand, and its tartness ensures that it'll stand up to the strong flavors it follows. Once you've served your meat n' veg, quietly put this jammie on the already-hot grill; with a brief pause for toppings, it'll be ready justread more
Love grilling? But you're tired of the same-old same-old and really need a new recipe? Maybe something a little fancy to wow the neighbors at the next BBQ? Then you might want to try this recipe for -- hold on, it's a mouthful -- Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Fresh Mozzarella & Basil. But here's the best part: While this grilled chicken dish is one of our favorites, it's not especially difficult to make. In fact, the recipe calls for only six ingredients! Count 'em, only six, including the salt, olive oil, and basil. The secret here isread more
My sister doesn't tend to eat meat -- not quite a vegetarian, but she really just doesn't like the stuff. So what are we supposed to grill for her? Answer: hearty slabs of meaty eggplant. The strong flavor stands up to the smokiness imparted by a good charcoal grilling (okay, now I've cracked myself up thinking of charcoal briquettes in an episode of Law & Order, demanding to know where an eggplant was on the night of the great kitchen conflagration), and the flesh breaks down in a unique way, softening into a truly toothsome treat. The greatread more
Maybe it's the irresistibly smoky flavor grilling food creates, or maybe it's because grilling is a great excuse to enjoy warm weather, but whatever the reason, when it's warm enough to grill, we find ourselves wanting to fire it up for every meal -- including salad (yes, read on ...) This recipe for Arugula with Grilled Sausage, Peppers and Cannellini Beans is perfect: it combines the freshness of a peppery arugula salad with sweet and smoky grilled veggies and sausage. Adding creamy cannellini beans to the mix only ups the flavor ante: they're a perfect compliment to theread more
Quick and easy summer meals begin with foil packs. In fact, it must be the law that all recipes involving foil packets stress how EASY they are. Just pull them off the grill and throw away the foil! No dishes to wash! No cleanup! Carefree summer living! First of all, you can't say it's easy peeling away that hot sheet of metal. More to the point, why don't the food writers talk about how delicious food can be when it's cooked this way? Sealing foods before cooking combines the benefits of steaming and grilling. Meats, summer vegetables, and evenread more
Here's one reason I love cooking on the grill: because I live in an Olde-Timey family where the husband does all the grilling. This leaves me free to putter slowly around the kitchen, reading old magazines and occasionally calling encouraging words through the screen door about how great everything smells. Then, when he comes inside with a delicious, piping-hot Grilled Something, I say, "We'd better let it sit for a few minutes to settle the juices" and hastily throw a salad together.
It's time to roll out the grill and jump-start the Great American Cookout. But don't just concentrate on wonderful chicken, ribs, and pork. Learn how to craft your own homemade barbecue sauces to make those meats really shine.