My family celebrates every Fourth of July with a big backyard pool party before we head out to see the city’s fireworks display. There’s always plenty of people and, of course, plenty of food. Whether you’re hosting your own bash, big or small, here are some recipes for a festive, flavorful spread.
We’ve had some nasty weather in the Northeast lately. The endless downpours have put a real damper on cookouts, but a rainy day doesn’t need to ruin grilling plans. If you get stuck with a wet weekend, here are tips and recipes for creating a perfect indoor party.
We’ve talked about lean meats for the grill, but fish is a lighter option, too. This dish is simple: tender, grilled Mahi Mahi fills a soft corn tortilla and shredded cabbage gives some extra crunch. A drizzle of homemade, spicy sauce adds a bit of kick. I always grill an ear of corn for a splash of color (and added nutrients) on the side.
Just because it’s got mayonnaise and a Mexican flair doesn’t mean it’s an overindulgence — this whole meal weighs in at only 360 calories and less than 10 grams of fat!
Bobby Flay is a definite grill master (Did you see him with that burger in this month’s Food Network Magazine?). He doesn’t disappoint with this dish. Doctored up with a spice mix that echoes Old Bay’s flavor, these steak fries are an easy side for your weekend cookout.
(P.S.: Dana talked about faux frying yesterday — this recipe is another lighter french fry alternative.)
These days, everything causes cancer, it seems — grilling is no different. Now, we’re not suggesting you never grill (believe me, I love grilling), but there are a few steps to take to make it safer.
Cooking out with the fam and friends is the highlight of any summer, but beware some dangers. Here are our top rules to know before firing up your backyard cooker.
Of course, the healthiest choice is to make your own, but sometimes it’s easier to stock up on a few bottled BBQ sauces. The endless options could make your head spin. Here’s how to tell what goes in the cart and what stays on the shelf.
Grilling is one of the lightest ways to cook, but to keep it that way, you want to pick leaner meats. Find out which cuts to look for.