Grilling Tips

If the thought of grilling thrills you but you don't yet think yourself a pro, it's time to learn how to master outdoor cooking with our grilling basics guide. We've got tutorials, videos, how-tos, tips, and more to turn you from novice to pro. First things first: What are the basic parts of the grill? How should you pick a grill that fits your budget and needs? We've got information to help guide your big decision. Next, learn how to arrange coals to cook either with direct or indirect heat, as well as how to light charcoal. You'll also find different ways to light charcoal, plus helpful information on how to test the grill's temperature. If you're cooking with gas, no worries: We explain the basics and the differences. Once you're ready to get grilling, use our downloadable grilling charts that show you how to cook with success every time. We also include nine great vegetables to get grilling with, including corn on the cob.

Don't dirty a single pan for dinner tonight with this foil-pack dinner idea....

Drizzle grilled mussels with a rich garlic butter sauce for a...

Bake and chill this buttery cake one to two days before grilling. Freeze for...

Recipe Quick Find

We like to serve this spicy fish dish with plenty of fresh lime wedges.

These curried pineapple slices add a tropical touch to your backyard barbecue.

To enliven a seafood-style picnic, accompany these succulent lobster tails wit...

Halloumi (a firm, brined, Greek cheese) can be grilled without losing its shap...

Buttery herbed potatoes steam in a foil packet alongside the steak on the gril...

Low in calories but rich in flavor, this grilled chicken salad recipe is proof...

Serve up a Hawaiian-inspired dinner with this tasty grilled tuna steak recipe....

Banana recipes can be much more wide-ranging than bread and foster! Take this...

To grill these dynamite brats at the park, stuff them with the cheese and wind...

A fast balsamic-infused blackberry sauce is the perfect counterpoint to the...

Broil or grill this spicy steak to serve with homemade Spanish rice.

Bulgur, vegetables, and fresh herbs combine to make the tasty tabbouleh recipe...

A Cajun specialty, dirty rice gets its name from the ground giblets that give...

20 Grilling Tips from the Pros

Grilling pros and cookbook authors Jamie Purviance and Elizabeth Karmel know a...

Grill Basics: Parts of the Grill

Learn the parts of the grill before heading to the store. This way you'll be...

Smoking Food

The basics for smoking food are right here: how it works, how to set up a...

Downloadable Grilling Charts

From burgers to veggies, these handy (and free!) PDF charts show you how to...

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