Tag: Grilling

Weekend Cookout: The Lighter Side of Grilling

by in Recipes, June 24th, 2011

grilled salmon with citrus salsa
This summer, Food Network’s Grilling Central is packed with recipes for the entire family’s taste buds, boasting the best in burgers, dogs, chicken and more all season long. But with so many recipes, where do you start? Each Friday, FN Dish is giving you a complete menu that will cook up in 30 minutes or less. This weekend, skip the meat and poultry and try grilling seafood like salmon or shrimp:

Main Dish: Giada’s Grilled Salmon With Citrus Salsa Verde
Side Dish: Lemon-Parsley Asparagus
Dessert: Strawberry Shortcakes
Drink: Mama’s Little Helper

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Summer Fest: Grilled Eggplant Recipes

by in In Season, Recipes, June 22nd, 2011

grilled eggplant and goat cheese salad
summer festWe’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Today, we’re exploring eggplant.

A quick search on the Internet for eggplant recipes will quickly result in one Parmigiana recipe after another. While I can’t help but love that fried, cheesy dish — especially Alex Guarnaschelli’s version — there are numerous recipes that feature this purple, pear-shaped berry in lighter ways, especially on the grill, which will keep your kitchen cool during the summer months.

Read on for grilled eggplant recipes »

Recipe of the Day: Tyler’s Ultimate Jerk Chicken

by in Recipes, June 21st, 2011

jerk chicken
Jerk is a style of cooking that originated from Jamaica, where meats like chicken and pork are seasoned with a very hot spice mixture of allspice, Scotch bonnet peppers, cinnamon, garlic, salt and more. Here, Tyler Florence takes his grilled chicken to the next level by making a chile-spiked marinade.

Start prepping for this meal Saturday and finish it off on a lazy Sunday.

Get the recipe: Ultimate Jerk Chicken

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Recipe of the Day: Duff’s Grilled Sausage With Spicy Sauce

by in Recipes, June 20th, 2011

grilled sausage with spicy sauce
Duff Goldman is a master at baking cakes, but did you know he can cook, too? In this simple recipe, he takes five ingredients and serves up skewered smoked sausage with a dipping sauce that combines ketchup, hot sauce and spicy brown mustard.

Pair this dish with Duff’s Tangy Corn Relish.

Get the recipe: Grilled Sausage With Spicy Sauce

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Recipe of the Day: Giada’s Grilled Vegetable Panini

by in Recipes, June 16th, 2011

vegetable panini
You won’t need a panini press to make this grilled sandwich, which showcases some of Giada’s classic pairings: mozzarella, pesto and grilled vegetables. Eggplant, zucchini and red onions are cooked until tender and piled high on baguettes that have been slathered with basil pesto and topped with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes.

Make this a complete summer meal by serving gazpacho or a salad like Guy’s Grilled Romaine With Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette alongside.

Get the recipe: Grilled Vegetable Panini

Browse more of Food Network’s summer recipes in Grilling Central.

Recipe of the Day: The Neelys’ Barbecue Chicken

by in Recipes, June 15th, 2011

barbecue chicken recipe the neely's
What secret ingredient adds a layer of flavor to Pat and Gina Neely’s famous barbecue chicken that’s probably in your pantry right now? The chicken is marinated overnight in Italian dressing and then slathered in their signature BBQ sauce made with light brown sugar.

If you don’t have a grill, place the chicken in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Get the recipe: The Neelys’ Barbecue Chicken

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How to Keep Your Kitchen Cool

by in How-to, June 14th, 2011

stover burner
In the hot summer months, it’s hard to spend time in the kitchen over a hot stove. Every Wednesday on Food Network’s Facebook page, we host “Ask the Editor,” where readers can ask a question on a specific topic. Last week, we received numerous inquiries on how to keep kitchens cool in the summer heat.

So how can you put dinner on the table without driving you and your family into a heat coma?

Top 5 Tips With Recipes

1. Take It Outside: If you have a grill, use it! You can make dinner — from start to finish on the grill — leaving your house cool and your stove clean.
Recipes: Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers, Tuna Burgers with Carrot-Ginger Sauce, Grilled Ratatouille Salad

2. Use Your Slow Cooker: Set it and forget it — it couldn’t be more simple. While we don’t suggest cooking heavy dinners like you would in the winter, there are lighter, more refreshing ways to use this kitchen gadget.
Recipes: Shrimp Creole, Chipotle-Lime Chicken Thighs, Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos

Three more ways to keep the heat down in your kitchen »

Recipe of the Day: Rachael’s BBQ Chicken Burgers

by in Recipes, June 13th, 2011

bbq chicken burgers with slaw
Take a break from beef and lighten up dinner tonight with Rachael’s BBQ Burgers made with ground chicken. These patties are formed with sautéed red onions and garlic that are seasoned with a mixture of tomato paste, Worcestershire and hot sauces.

After they’re cooked, top them with a crunchy and refreshing coleslaw tossed in a honey-lemon juice dressing.

Get the recipe: Rachael’s BBQ Chicken Burgers With Slaw

Browse more of Food Network’s BBQ chicken recipes in Grilling Central.

Weekend Cookout Menu: Ready in 30 Minutes

by in Recipes, June 10th, 2011

bobby flay la burger
This summer, Food Network’s Grilling Central is packed with recipes for the entire family’s taste buds — boasting the best in burgers, dogs, chicken and more all season long. But with so many recipes, where do you start? Each Friday, FN Dish is giving you a complete menu that will cook up in 30 minutes or less. So fire up the grill this weekend and make it a family affair.

Main Dish: Bobby’s L.A. Burger (pictured above)
Side Dish: Smokey Corn On the Cob
Dessert: Grilled Banana Splits
Drink: Peach-Ginger Iced Tea (in honor of National Iced Tea Month)

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Recipe of the Day: Bobby’s Grilled Pizza

by in Recipes, June 10th, 2011

grilled pizza with sausage, peppers and onions
Move over delivery, there’s a new pizza joint in town and it’s coming straight from your grill. While it will take you longer to make this pizza than it would to order takeout, it’s healthier and worth the effort. This recipe is also great for getting the entire family involved in dinner — young children can roll out the dough while an adult is at the grill.

Bobby tops his grilled pizza with hot sausages, sweet peppers and red onions. Tone it down for the little ones by using sweet Italian sausage or create a make-your-own pizza bar with multiple toppings to choose from.

Get the recipe: Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta

Browse more of Food Network’s summer recipes in Grilling Central.