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.
This burger recipe uses most of the ingredients of the American deli's most famous invention - the Reuben.
Oregano and basil pack these grilled burgers with great flavor.
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.
This tomato-rich salsa stands up to all-beef hot dogs, but will also complement those made from tofu, turkey, and chicken.
A trio of basic ingredientshorseradish mustard, sharp white cheddar and barbecue saucetransforms basic burger patties.
Smearing the lemony butter under the skin may seem fussy, but that step ensures the sometimes-dry breast is moist and flavorful.
Colleen Weeden of the Midwest Living Test Kitchen knows her way around the kitchen. She puts together this simple chicken, then turns it over to husband Kent to cook on the grill. Colleen suggests using an instant-read thermometer to check if the chicken is done. Kent says its perfect every time if you use the thermometer, says Colleen.