Once again, this week's Cook the Book selection focuses on grilling. But with temperatures skyrocketing and the 4th of July right around the corner, it hardly seems like overkill. Besides, who ever really tires of charred chicken, smoky salmon, and crispy, caramelized vegetables? We certainly don’t.
Neither does award-winning food writer Diane Morgan, author of Grill Every Day: 125 Fast-Track Recipes for Weeknights at the Grill. Unlike other books on the market that approach grilling as a novel, only-for-special-occasions cooking method, Morgan demonstrates how preparing charbroiled foods can be as easy as ordering take-out or defrosting a frozen meal.
Along with the recipes, Morgan includes helpful tips for novice grillers on types of grills, cleaning methods, safety tips, and tools. Plus, there is a special Grill Planner chapter devoted to transforming leftovers from last night's dinner into tomorrow's lunch (Mustard-and-Rosemary-Crusted Lamb Steaks are incorporated into a composed Greek salad, cold grilled vegetables are tossed with penne, fresh basil, and Parmesan).
Win 'Grill Every Day'
In addition to excerpting a recipe each day this week, we're also giving away five copies of the book. For a chance to win one for your own kitchen collection just tell us in the comments section below, what is your favorite dish to prepare in celebration of our Independence Day?