- Epicurious.com | Summer Grilling | Fri, Jul 12, 2013 1:59 PM EDT | Comments
A step-by-step guide to reaching hamburger perfection, whether starting with ground beef or grinding it yourself
Experts have homed in on the humble patty as the key to making the ultimate burger. Chefs swear by their secret proportions of muscle mixtures, which often comprise meat from the chuck, short ribs, brisket, skirt, and sirloin, but can also include the knuckle and other less familiar cuts in the steer. But what if you want to make a simple, delicious burger with meat from your local market? What follows are general guidelines for getting to the perfect patty.
Chuck All the Way
For the home cook, the best beef for hamburgers comes from the chuck, the large shoulder section in the forequarter of the steer that happens to have a good proportion of muscle to fat. Fat equals flavor, and many experts will tell you that the juiciest, most flavorful burgers are made from chuck that is at least 20 percent fat.
If your store doesn't carry that proportion, don't ...Read More »
- Everyday Food | Summer Grilling | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 4:28 PM EDT | CommentsToday's recipe is dripping in flavor. Really! This barbecue sauce is so low-maintenance that you can easily make it in just a few minutes. This sweet and tangy dinner can be prepared in the oven or on the grill. Now that's what I call a weeknight go-to meal!
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1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/3 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 cut-up chicken (3 pounds)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
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1. Heat grill to medium. Simmer sauce ingredients (first 7 ingredients listed above) in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced to about 1 1/4 cups, 5 to 7 minutes. Divide barbecue sauce between two bowls; use one for basting and set aside the other for serving....Read More »
2. In a large bowl, toss c
- Everyday Food | Summer Grilling | Mon, Jun 17, 2013 3:16 PM EDT | CommentsMuch as we love one-handed eating, we don't love food that's not properly cooked -- something that often happens with kebab recipes. For today's meal, we're going to skewer each ingredient separately for completely even (and incredibly delicious) cooking.
Chicken, Tomato and Bread Cubes with Lemon-Oregano Marinade
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1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for grill
1/4 cup lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2 pints cherry tomatoes
4 cups cubed crusty bread
1. Combine oil, lemon juice, oregano, and 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Reserve and refrigerate about 1/4 cup of marinade. Transfer remaining marinade to a zip-top bag and add chicken and toss to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours (or up to overnight).
2. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and...Read More »
- Disney Spoonful | Summer Grilling | Mon, Jun 17, 2013 5:10 PM EDT | CommentsThere's nothing better than a perfectly cooked ear of corn slathered with salty butter at a summertime party. My family waits all year long for corn season and when it hits we have corn on the cob at least once a week. My favorite way to cook corn is to grill it. Grilling it in the husk steams the corn and creates a delicious bite that bursts with sweetness. Top that warm ear of corn with a salty bright herb butter such as cilantro lime and you have the ultimate easy summer cookout side dish!
Healthy and delicious!
4 ears of corn in their husks
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Zest of 1 lime, grated
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
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1. In a large bowl or the sink, soak the corn in water for 20 minutes.
2. Preheat an electric grill to medium-high heat or a charcoal grill to a medium heat.
3. Create the butter my mixing to combine, butter, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, and salt. Set asi...Read More »
- The Daily Meal | Summer Grilling | Wed, Jun 19, 2013 10:25 AM EDT | CommentsWe're always looking for ways to eat healthier, and our summer barbecue menu is no exception. Whether it's choosing low-fat cuts of meat or substituting certain ingredients with healthier options, there are ways to make grilling better for you. Unfortunately, that doesn't necessarily mean it will always taste better, too.
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Thankfully, we've found a way that not only makes our grilling healthier, but helps it in the taste department as well, and it all comes down to one particular breakfast staple: orange juice.
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Orange juice is a great choice to incorporate into your grilling when you're looking to make it more nutritious, but don't necessarily want to do away with the flavor. Just one serving of orange juice provides a healthy punch of much-needed nutrients such as potassium, folate, and of course, vitamin C. By adding orange juice to your marinades and sauces, it's an easy way to...Read More »