Killer Tested Barbecue And Grilling Recipes (cont'd)

grilled apple salad
What parent hasn't thrown up their hands at a child's reluctance to eat vegetables. Brussels sprouts, lima beans, broccoli, even asparagus all experience the same rejection. But sometimes, a simple change in cooking technique can quickly elevate their status at the dinner table and turn those frowns upside-down. read more
potato salad
This cook can live on potatoes and wine and nothing else. Fortunately they go super with barbecue and can be cooked outdoors easily. Here are some of my favorite potato recipes inspired by potato dishes from around the world. read more
saucy ribs
There are several regions which have evolved their own unique barbecue and sauce styles, often influenced by the available meats and their ethnic origins. Their flavors and history are fascinating. Our recipes will teach you how to make your own sauce the way the experts do. read more
red wine sauce
When someone says "sauce" what came to mind? If it's not barbecue sauce then these recipes are for you. These sauces often don't have anything to do with barbecue but they can take your beef, pork, chicken and fish to the next level.Try one and you may never go back. read more
marinated beef
There are several ways to bring flavor to the party before you cook. In addition to spice rubs and pastes there are marinades and brinerades. Why use a marinade over a rub? There are flavors of liquids like juices that you can't find in dried form. read more
spice rub blend
Dry rubs are a mix of spices and dried herbs and they are rubbed into the meat before cooking. They come in a wide range of flavors. The art is creating a blend of harmonious flavors that will complement the meat or veggie. The science is knowing how they will change when subjected to heat. read more
cognac in a glass with smoked ice
Samuel Johnson, author of the first English dictionary, wrote "Claret is the drink for boys, port for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." Tired of serving the same beers and wine with each meal? Wake up your taste buds with a new beverage. These recipes are real winners. read more
cheesy mac and cheese
You make a killer brisket. Your ribs are to die for. People come from miles around to just get a whiff of your chicken cooking on the grill. OK, but what are you serving with it? Do you spend so much time and effort on your main course that your side dishes seem like an afterthought. Never more. Try these recipes. read more
bacon wrapped stuffed venison backstrap
YouTube star Malcolm Reed makes an appearance here with his recipe for Stuffed Venison Backstrap. A bacon wrap and a stuffing of crumbled bacon, sauteed onions and mushrooms, and cream cheese make this lean game meat rich and juicy. read more
elk steak on a cutting board
YouTube BBQ star Malcom Reed joins us again with his super simple, super delicious recipe for elk steak. Season it with salt and pepper, sear it in a cast iron pan over hot coals, then add some butter, garlic, and rosemary, basting the steak with melted butter as it cooks. Doesn't get much easier--or better--than that! read more

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