Gas Grilling

Main Dish Grilling

Grilled Steak with Martini Twist

Although we tend to use the words barbecuing and grilling interchangeably, in recipe lingo they may mean two different -- though related -- things.

Grilling means to cook food over direct heat. On a gas grill, it means to light the grill, place the food on the grill rack directly over the heat, and cook it at a high temperature. Barbecuing means to cook food slowly over indirect heat -- often with flavorful smoke, sauces, and rubs. Bigger cuts of meat such as ribs, roasts, pork tenderloins, and whole birds are barbecued.

Beef and Poultry Recipes

Teriyaki T-Bone Steaks The tangy-sweet taste of teriyaki flavors these he-man T-bones. Serve them with steamed rice tossed with toasted macadamia nuts and thinly sliced green onions.


Grilled Steak with Martini Twist The essense of summertime sophistication, this soaked steak picks up the pleasantly piney taste of the gin in the marinade. Gin is made with juniper berries, which lends a woodsy flavor.


Beef and Blue Cheese Salad Like bread and wine, beef and blue cheese are made to be together. Substitute any blue-veined cheese -- such as Roquefort or Maytag Blue -- for the Gorgonzola.


Big-Batch Barbecue Sauce This barbecue sauce covers all the flavor bases -- and a lot of grilled food. It's smoky, sweet, tangy, spicy, and spiked. It freezes wonderfully, so you can enjoy it now and later.


Stay-Awake Steak You've heard of camp coffee -- the kind cowboys enjoyed around the fire with a good, fresh steak. Somebody got the two together, and the result is this tasty piece of beef.


BBQ Baby Back Ribs Here's the quintessential barbecue experience; the only way to improve on it would be to dig a pit and roast the whole pig.


Fish and Seafood Recipes

Grilled Tuna Nicoise Salad For company-quality presentation, arrange this classic south-of-France salad on one large platter. Accompany it with crusty French bread and sparkling water or white wine.


Wasabi-Glazed Whitefish Wasabi -- the head-clearing green condiment traditionally served with sushi -- adds a subtle fire to this fish dish. Look for wasabi powder or paste in Japanese markets or larger supermarkets.


Lobster Tails with Chive Butter Is there anything lovelier than a lobster tail cradled in its coral-colored shell and served with melted butter? Here's proof-positive that the best things in life really are the simplest.


Smoked Halibut with Hazelnut Sauce Nut butters (not the peanut butter variety, but toasted nuts in melted butter) are wonderful, simple accompaniments to grilled fish, smoked or not. Try this recipe with pistachios too.

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