Over the years we've featured many food stories on grilling. Here are a select few of the more recent offerings -- in case you're looking for something tasty, healthy or just different to throw on the grill today.
Who says you can't cook an avocado? We're so accustomed to using it raw, for that silky texture it brings to sandwiches, salads, grain bowls, tacos, smoothies, ice creams, gazpachos and more, but rarely do you see dishes that involve heating it. (A wonderful exception is the fried-avocado taco, a thing of beauty I first tried at Torchy's Tacos in Austin, Texas.)
Burgers and dogs may be the traditional staples of a cookout, but when you're craving something more than meat on bun, a well-assembled skewer is a colorful showstopper on the grill.
This plant-based take on hot dogs gives carrots a roasted red pepper treatment: Char (either on the grill or under the broiler) and steam them, and then peel off the skins. They end up nicely cooked and lightly smoke-tinged, making them perfect for a cookout.
We are about to officially roll into peak cookout season, with two big backyard holidays on the horizon. Memorial Day is nearly here, and the Fourth of July isn't far behind.
Hidden inside these tame-looking burgers is a smoky and spicy blend of bacon, chipotle, cheese and something unexpected - pepperoni. Because the ground beef part of these burgers is patted fairly thin, there's less of a chance you'll undercook it. For a little extra texture and flavor, crispy fried onions go into the beef.
Indonesia's famous satay typically features chicken, grilled on skewers and served with a spicy peanut sauce. Most vegan versions I've seen sub in tofu, tempeh, seitan or another soy- or wheat-based meat substitute.
Most Jewish cookbooks have too many recipes with processed ingredients, not enough whole grains, too much salt and fat and too much sugar, even in savory dishes. My goal was to create recipes that use only natural ingredients.
This recipe goes to the head of the class, turkey-burger-wise. Its perfectly proportioned, Greek-inspired combo of crumbled feta cheese, red onion and dill makes the meat flavorful and keeps it moist. It would fit right into a plan for eating better in the new year.
Go shopping for a recipe's main ingredient and come home with something else - we've all been there. On the spot, you can figure out a suitable substitute on your own or consult with a grocery-department manager. For this recipe, flank steak became flat-iron, because the flank steak was sold out. But the switch proved beneficial.
As long as she can remember, for the same two weeks every summer, 62-year-old Reenie Baker Sandsted has been in the same place: Baker's Chicken Coop at the New York State Fair.
Shedding excess pounds doesn't have to mean depriving yourself of your favorite foods, including red meat. A study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center shows that healthy, higher-protein diets including lean beef can be beneficial to not only weight loss, but also maintaining muscle mass and heart health.
Gas grilling is to barbecue what two-hand touch is to actual football: fun, but certainly not as serious.
You can forget how meaty and moist a half-inch-thick tuna steak can be - right up until you bite into one. It makes a fine summer meal. Here, a 20-minute marinade of garlic, basil, lemon juice and olive oil brings out just enough sweetness in the fish to pair it brilliantly with ribbons of radicchio and Belgian endive and chopped dandelion greens.
The accompanying recipe is the antidote to boring grilled chicken. It's nearly as easy to make, but so much more enticing
The days are getting longer and hotter and you're itching to head outside to kick off grilling season. After a few weeks of eating the same boring burgers and hot dogs, you're looking for something a little more exciting (and so are your guests). These recipes can help take your grilling skills to the next level and make your next party something to brag about.
A dazzling fireworks display may be the grand finale for your celebration, but you can make your mouthwatering menu a close second with these ideas to light up your Fourth of July. From bold burgers to crisp salads and sweet sides, give your guests plenty of reason to feel festive all day long. And don't forget to add a little indulgence for all ages with a DIY dessert bar.
Sliced or diced, grilled or blended, there are countless ways to prepare watermelon. With some fruits, half or more is wasted when you throw away the seeds and peel, but you may be surprised to learn that you can use an entire watermelon, including the rind, to make delicious and refreshing dishes.
One weekend last October, some of the nation's top young pitmasters gathered on a pig farm just outside Durham, North Carolina, to participate in an event called the N.C. Barbecue Revival.