It’s time to fire up the grill and send out the invitations.
Nothing’s better for bringing friends and family together than a good meal cooked over an open flame. This collection of luscious recipes celebrates the magic of fusion cuisine, techniques old and new, and tricks gathered not just from the world’s best chefs but from the moms and dads who tend to the grill in their own backyards. And while you’ll get the much-loved burgers, steaks, and corn on the cob, you’ll also discover new favorites, from the plains of South America to the rice patties of the Far East.
Begin your grilled feast with Spicy Chorizo Sausage Eggs a la Plancha, prepared in a skillet atop the grill, or a Mozzarella, Pesto, and Roasted Vegetable Toasted Sandwich that redefines the familiar grilled cheese. Serve up some crowd-pleasing Green Herb Drumstick Skewers, heavenly Lamb Chops (which go perfectly with the Grilled Beets with Cool Greek Tzatziki Sauce), Warm Tomato and Seafood Salad, and even pizza. Go for smoke, for a rich flavor that you can only get on the grill, there are ideas for smoking pork ribs, turkey, ribeye, and salmon. And there’s plenty to please the vegetarian, including Roasted Artichokes with Fresh Yogurt and Mint, Feta Stuffed Peppers, and the Perfect Summer Eggplant Dip. There are even desserts, like Grilled Bananas and Chocolate!
Bonus: all you need to know to become a true grill master--the essential sauces, spices, and pastes; the best woods to use; the optimal cooking temperatures; measuring doneness, handling large numbers of guests; and much, much more.