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.
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.
A trio of basic ingredientshorseradish mustard, sharp white cheddar and barbecue saucetransforms basic burger patties.
Cider-molasses marinade perks up slices of grilled pork loin in this sizable sandwich.
The tangy sweetness of teriyaki flavors these grilled steaks. Serve them with steamed rice tossed with toasted macadamia nuts and thinly sliced green onions.
Buttermilk's rich, creamy flavor means you can skip adding extra butter to this easy recipe.
You can make the Onion Jam up to 2 days ahead of time for these juicy grilled beef burgers.
The sauce comes in Asian, Mexican, and orange-sage versions to use on beef, pork or chicken.