Grilling, Main Dishes

Asian Glazed Flank Steak

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 2 flank steaks (3 to 3 1/2 lb total) 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup mirin 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce Directions Trim any excess fat from the flank steak. To make the marinade: Combine the soy sauce, honey, […]

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Barbecuing 101

These early days of summer are not like the ones we’ve known in the past, and the added stress and anxiety, coupled with not being able to have fun with our friends and family, is a lot for anyone to handle. We’re searching for a silver lining, and of course, […]

Allergen Friendly, Grilling

Beef Skewers With Green Chile Sauce

Makes 8 servings Beef Skewers Ingredients 8 (8-inch) bamboo skewers 3 lb beef sirloin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/4 cup light soy sauce, not low-sodium 1 tablespoon finely chopped palm sugar 6 cilantro roots, finely chopped (see note) 2 tablespoons coriander seeds 1 tablespoon white peppercorns 1 tablespoon minced galangal […]

Grilling

Chicken Tikka

Yields 4 to 6 portions Ingredients 2 lb skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes Salt, as needed Ground black pepper, as needed Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons ghee 1 tablespoon paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons ground Korean chili pepper 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 […]

Grilling

Chicken Yakitori

Makes 8 portions Chicken Skewers Ingredients 8 (8-inch) bamboo skewers 1 lb chicken livers, cut into 3/4-in pieces 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-in pieces 8 green onions, cut into 3/4-in pieces Yakitori Sauce Ingredients 3/4 cup sake 1 cup mirin 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons dark […]

Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Compound Butters

Lime Chili Butter, Scallion Butter, and Roasted Garlic Butter are three of our favorite compound butters, which can be used to top grilled meats and vegetables, as a toasted sandwich spread, or as an accompaniment on a brunch table. Create your own variations, adding spices, minced chiles, smoked salt, or […]

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Compound Butters for Easy Summer Dinners

As grilling season heats up, you may be looking for ways to add flavor to your grilled meats and veggies. Marinades offer endless options, but they require time, which is not always on our side. For a quick and simple addition to your grilling toolbox, consider compound butters. Prepared ahead […]

Chef's Notes

Elevate Your BBQ with Homemade Condiments

Ready for summer?  It’s time to get grilling! While hamburgers, hot dogs and other BBQ favorites tend to get the glory, they’re made even better by their flavor-enhancing counterpart: condiments. DIYing your condiments at home couldn’t be easier. We’ve got some simple, make at home condiment recipes for you to try.  Uplevel Your BBQ, Reduce Your […]

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Grill Anything (Yes, Even Pasta!)

By the end of this summer, I will be able to write a book on how to cook exclusively outside. As I’ve mentioned, probably too often, I live in Texas, where it is currently HOT. My house is small, but tragically under-cooled in the summer, so when I turn on […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Grilled Artichokes with Romesco Sauce

Makes 5 portions If you’ve never grilled an artichoke, prepare to be hooked. Their unmistakable flavor and creamy flesh is made all the more crave-worthy when slightly charred. It is the ideal accompaniment to savory romesco sauce, but you’ll enjoy it drizzled with tahini, garlic aioli, or even just a […]

Salads

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Makes 8 servings Caesar salad dressing often contains egg yolk and is blended to make a creamy, emulsified dressing. That’s amazing, but this is easy and delicious, making it perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Substitute the grilled chicken for shrimp or salmon, if you like, or even shredded rotisserie […]