Today: Twenty genius recipes for the grill -- to last you all summer long.
It's official now: we've hit the season where all we want to do is cook and eat (and swim and cannonball) outside. And -- nothing against burgers and steaks -- but with the whole hot yawn of summer stretched out ahead, we could use a few more genius ways to work our grills. Here are 20.
Because, on your grill, you can cook entire dinners, and anything from whole beasts (within reason) to quick skewered bits. Your grill will make stars of the parts of vegetables you'd normally throw out. And don't forget, the charcoal sort will give you not just smoke and a hot grate, but coals to cook in down below.
P.S. If you're wondering why we've run two genius round-ups in the past month or so, it's because I'm finishing up the Genius Recipes book manuscript! Wish me luck, and I'll see you back here next week. But, in the meantime, I want to know your favorite, genius recipes for the grill (and any other summer saviors, while we're at it).
Got a genius recipe to share -- from a classic cookbook, an online source, or anywhere, really? Please send it my way (and tell me what's so smart about it) at [email protected].
The Genius Recipes cookbook is here! (Well, almost.) The book is a mix of greatest hits from the column and unpublished new favorites -- all told, over 100 recipes that will change the way you think about cooking. It'll be on shelves in April, but you can pre-order your copy now.