Flank steak is what cooks and chefs love the most. When you cook it medium-rare, it’s perfect. A beautiful marbled meat, it’s also one of the best values for your money. For a quick meal, just grill it for three minutes on each side. In a word: mouthwatering. (If your store doesn’t stock flank steak, you can substitute hangar steak instead, which is similar in texture and flavor.)
This recipe for chicken skewers is on frequent repeat at my house in the summer whenever I’m entertaining and want to use the grill. The chili sauce, which can be store bought, and the chipotles add zing, while the orange juice cuts a little of the heat. Don’t worry; if you can’t stand cilantro, you can swap it out by doubling the oregano in the recipe. Before you start cooking, remember to soak the bamboo skewers for half an hour in advance so they don’t burn when they hit the grill.
Sweet and sultry, this roasted corn salad recipe goes great with barbecue or picnic lunches. Filled with fresh vegetables, this dish speaks of summer harvests.
Watch the video of how to make this delicious roasted corn salad recipe here.
Burgers are a classic summer dish, but I add chorizo for a special twist. These sliders are a fun offering for family get-togethers or parties in the park.
Serve my roasted corn salad with these burgers as a refreshing side. Watch the video here.
Watch the video of how to make these delicious chorizo slider burgers here.
Khorovats or Armenian shish kebabs are something I hold very dear to my heart. They remind me of many family memories over Sunday barbecues. Picture My Big Fat Greek Wedding: loud conversation, endless plates of aromatic foods, plenty of wine, music, and everyone in everyone else’s business, not afraid to give their opposing opinions. Pure bliss. Unfortunately, I’ve lived 3,000 miles away from this ritual for six years now, but the smell of lamb, onions, peppers, and fresh mint sizzling away on the grill has the ability to bring it all back. There is something about that scent and those flavors that make me feel at home again; surrounded by good people and good vibes. Read More
This beef sukiyaki is best served family style with everyone helping to cook and serve themselves. The variations on the dish are endless and can be tailored to fit your tastes and needs. Substitute brown for white rice, add cellophane noodles for added texture or even make it vegetarian friendly.
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Photo Courtesy by Paul Brissman
So we know grilling and Father’s Day are a marriage made in beautiful glory, but I don’t think anything defies traditional dessert like grilled fruit does. Being that my father and I are allergic to everything besides pineapples and bananas, this was a divine idea for a summer dessert, nevermind this holiday that celebrates the men in our lives.
Pineapple is my fruit of choice, with two dollops of Banana Purée dashed with cinnamon for a quaint savor. Lightweight on the belly and refreshing, it’s hard to go wrong with two fruits that taste well and make you feel better.
I wanted to transform these common snacks into a dessert but combine them like an entreé. So here’s a recipe for a dish that your dad can dive into which includes a sweet charring and a contrasting puréed dip.
Photos: mccun934 and Diamond Bradley
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