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Barbecue Ribs the Right Way

Pork ribs need long, slow, indirect grilling to create a rich barbeque flavor. The following is a summary list of important points to consider before heading out to barbecue pork ribs. [more…]

Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops

In this recipe, apricot jam is the base for a sweet and spicy glaze with which you cover the pork chops. These apricot-glazed pork chops are a wonderfully flavorful grilled main dish. [more…]

Grilled Beef Tenderloin au Poivre with Herb Butter Sauce

Poivre is French for pepper, and cracked peppercorns infuse this beef tenderloin with flavor and just the right touch of spice. Marinate the beef tenderloin before grilling it, and then you top it off [more…]

Smoked Salmon Fillet

If you love grilled salmon or smoked fish, you’ll enjoy making (and eating!) this recipe on your covered charcoal grill. You cook this salmon fillet by using a cloud of steady smoke, made by throwing handfuls [more…]

Grilled Bananas with Caramel Sauce

Bananas on the grill make wonderful desserts. Because of their natural oils and sweetness, bananas need surprisingly little adornment — this recipe includes a simple caramel sauce. [more…]

Baba Ghanoush (Eggplant Dip)

The grill’s unique ability to impart rich, smoky flavor gives this Middle Eastern eggplant dip, baba ghanoush, its very special taste. Baba ghanoush makes a tasty appetizer, served with grilled pita bread [more…]

Orange-Garlic Chicken Wings

This orange-garlic chicken wings dish has a slightly Asian flavor that comes from the soy sauce, the orange, and the garlic. These wings are as simple as any dish you can possibly make on the grill. [more…]

Chicken Tikka

In chicken tikka, a South Asian recipe, you marinate cubes of chicken in yogurt along with spices common to curries — turmeric, cumin, and cayenne pepper. The turmeric gives these kebabs a yellow glow. [more…]

Foil-Wrapped Baked Apples

This easy baked-apple dessert lets you complete most of the work before you get to the grill. You just wrap the cored, nut-and-raisin-stuffed apples in sheets of foil and set them on the back of the grill [more…]

Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Honey-Mustard Dressing

You can find a small, boneless leg of lamb that’s already been butterflied in most major supermarkets. After you get your leg of lamb, this recipe explains how to marinate it in a delicious dressing and [more…]

Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

This healthy-hearty sandwich stacks layers of smoky grilled eggplant, tomatoes, goat cheese, fresh basil, and olives on French bread. These grilled eggplant sandwiches are a great offering at any gathering [more…]

Tabbouleh (Bulghur Wheat Salad)

Tabbouleh is a salad that’s usually made with bulghur wheat, tomatoes, parsley, mint, onions, lemon juice, and olive oil. To make tabbouleh, you first have to soak the bulghur in boiling water until soft [more…]

Grilled Pound Cake and Fruit with Brandy Sauce

This dessert brings together a heavenly combination of grilled fruit and grilled pound cake, and a wonderful brandy sauce. This fruit and pound cake dessert can really wow your dinner guests — and they [more…]

Grilled Figs and Prosciutto

This dish of grilled figs and prosciutto makes a very impressive appetizer. Thin slices of prosciutto are wrapped around fresh figs. The grilled figs caramelize slightly, and the ham loses most of its [more…]

Grilling and Broiling

Loosely speaking grilling and broiling refer to a similar cooking process. In grilling, the heat source is below (like with a barbecue grill); in oven broiling, it’s above. Both grilling and broiling involve [more…]

Five Rookie Mistakes to Avoid when Barbecuing

Mistakes are bound to happen as you explore barbecue cooking, but they are a part of the BBQ adventure. Here are five rookie mistakes to avoid: [more…]

The Difference between BBQ Rubs, Marinades, and Sauces

Whether you call it barbecue, BBQ, or just 'cue, enhance the flavor of your oh-so-tender meats by mixing up a flavor-packed marinade, rub, or sauce. Although each seasoning method is used differently, [more…]

BBQ Safety while You Smoke or Grill

Safety is paramount whenever you barbecue. Every year a surprising number of good times around the barbecue grill end up as scary times because of accidental burns or fires. Follow these tips for keeping [more…]

BBQ Tips on Buying Meat for Grilling or Smoking

When you're buying meat for the barbecue, remember that if you start with good raw material then you're more likely to get a great finished product. Here are some tips for choosing wisely at the butcher [more…]

BBQ Sauces, Rubs and Marinades For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Boost the flavor of your barbecued meats by knowing how to use sauces, rubs, and marinades. But before you barbecue (or BBQ), familiarize yourself with safety tips to avoid accidents and know how to buy [more…]

Tips for Choosing a Charcoal or Gas Grill

Because the two most popular grills are vastly different, buyers are faced with a difficult question: Should I buy charcoal or gas? If you're in the middle of this great grill debate, don't worry. The [more…]

Direct versus Indirect Grilling

If your grilling experience is limited to roasting a hot dog on a branch over an open fire when you were a kid at camp, you've just scratched the surface of what can be a very exciting [more…]

6 Top Tips for Grilling

Before you begin grilling, here are some general tips that you should always keep in mind for the sake of safety, preparation, and getting the best results. [more…]

Grilling For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Grilling is one of the most popular and enjoyable social activities that surrounds the enjoyment of good food and friends. But if you’re just starting out in the wonderful world of grilling, it can seem [more…]

How to Grill Seafood

Grilling seafood can impart great taste. Note, though, that shrimp require minimal cooking time. It takes only a few minutes before they turn pink and succulent. Be sure not to overcook them, or they could [more…]


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