Mexican Roadside Chicken with Green Onions
Grilled Pork Chops
A brined, well seasoned, and properly grilled pork chop can be truly fantastic on its own—the meat is incredibly moist and the crust full of flavor
Tocino (Filipino-Style Grilled Cured Pork)
There isn't much to tocino: thinly sliced pieces of pork shoulder are cured in sugar and salt for a few days, then pan-fried and served with egg and rice for a hearty morning meal.
Chili-Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos
Of all the inexpensive cuts on the cow, the skirt is probably the greatest dollar-to-flavor value out there. It is riddled with plenty of buttery, beefy fat with a deep, rich flavor and a tender, juicy texture.
Grilled Chicken Breasts
It's all too common of an occurrence to get dry, chewy, cardboardy breasts. This is all correctable though, and chicken breasts can be fantastic on the grill, it just takes a little know-how.
Mexican Roadside Chicken
The succulent flavors--an earthy and acidic combination enlivened by the chicken's juiciness, paired very nicely with the green onion and tomatillo salsa accompaniments
Brazilian-style Peel and Eat Shrimp w/Fried Garlic
These diminutive ruby-red, briny, thin-shelled gems, complete with head and legs, come glistening with olive oil and fried garlic.
Grilled Garlic-Lime Shrimp
A marinade heavy on the jalapeño, lime, and garlic with a little chili powder thrown in, is ideal as the shrimp soak up all these delicious flavors. A couple minutes on the grill and you have perfectly grilled and flavored shrimp.
These beef skewers are complimented by the traditional peanut sauce. It has an Asian flair that, while not traditionally July 4th food, is still somehow very appropriate.
Homemade Vegan Burgers That Don't Suck
You'll never look at veggie burgers the same way again after eating this one.
The Ultimate Sliders
Deep aromatic onion flavor, with beef that, despite its size, was moist, juicy, and had even retained a bare hint of pink.
Homemade Big Mac
Even though there are several different steps to this do-it-yourself Big Mac, the final result is a sandwich that's truly worthy of the title of American Icon.
By the way, even after several hours of slow-cooking, the whiskey aroma can still be quite powerful. And of course, the best thing to pair whiskey wieners with is... whiskey.
Grilled Bratwurst with Beer, Mustard, Sauerkraut
Bratwurst simmered in sauerkraut and lager is a natural pairing. A few thyme sprigs and a scoop of good whole grain mustard are a welcome addition
Seven Spice Pork Lettuce Wrap
Blend it into ground pork and grill them into patties. Wrap them in lettuce and dip them in garlic-laced soy for a spicy, juicy, intensely savory hand-held snack.
Summer Tomato Salad
There is a drizzle of sweet balsamic and a sprinkling of nutty, toasted pignolis. There is fresh basil and a crumble of tangy local chèvre.
Three Melon Salad with Mint
End your meal with this refreshing salad of watermelon, cantaloupe, and honey dew melon. Fresh mint was perfect to highlight the candy-like sweetness of the ripe melons.
Fresh Corn Salad with Scallions, Basil
This make-ahead salad of sweet, crisp corn scraped off the cob, mild scallions, and fresh basil in a tart white wine vinaigrette is a great alternative.
The Best Basic Guacamole
Mashing the aromatics into a paste before adding them to the avocado will result in a guacamole that is far more evenly and deeply flavored as well
Guacamole Variation #1: Different Citrus
Swapping out the traditional lime for lemon, bitter orange, or even grapefruit is a quick way to alter the profile of your guac.
Guacamole Variation #2: Mango and Jicama
The sweet tropical aroma of mango and the apple-y crunch of jicama actually do make for an interesting dip.
Described short and sweet: "It's so gross, but it's so AWESOME."
Queso Fundido con Chorizo Verde y Rajas
Melted cheese with green chorizo and roasted pepper strips. Umm...yes please?
Wings al Pastor
The heat is fairly mild, but there is a strong earthiness from the guajillo and chipotle chiles. They definitely need the pineapple and lime to bring some freshness to the party.
The Ultimate Extra-Crispy Double Fried Confit Buffalo Wings
Full-on crisp, crackly, ever-so-slightly greasy, perfectly juicy and succulent, sauce-coated, tangy, vinegary Buffalo wing perfection in every lick-lipping, finger-dripping bite.
Tea-Smoked Chicken Wings
A wok is an excellent way to add a bit of light smoke flavor to smaller foods. A tin foil pouch with aromatics, and a rack are all you need to make these delicious tea-smoked wings
Old Bay Hot Wings
This is a recipe for fairly normal hot wings, except they get a toss of Old Bay before being baked. The result is incredibly different from Buffalo wings, yet immensely satisfying.
Crispy Pork and Cabbage Egg Rolls
You can fill them with anything you like—greens, vegetables, noodles, or minced meat or shrimp all work—but pre-roasted pork from a Chinese barbecue makes the whole thing that much easier and delicious.
The coconut flavor pairs perfectly with the sweet chili sauce we all know and love. Crispy and tangy, this is a great appetizer.
Great Deviled Eggs
There are a lot of poor deviled eggs in the world. These are not them. You'd better make an extra big batch, because they WILL go fast.
Grilled Pizza Napoletana
Grilled pizzas have lightly crisp, thin crusts, so like a good Neapolitan pie, they shouldn't be over-topped. Just one or two carefully selected ingredients make for the best balanced pies.
Your imagination, or more realistically, your palate are the only things stopping you from creating your perfect ceviche. Just get really fresh fish.
Romaine Salad with Spicy Ranch, Tomatoes, Fried Onions
Grilled hearts of romaine added a nice contrast between the lightly charred, soft leaves and the cool, crunchy ones that stayed raw. Just a little spicy Ranch went a long way, adding an excellent tang and kick.
Grilled Salt and Vinegar Potatoes
The vinegar both softens the sliced potatoes and infuses them with an intense tanginess. The standard salt, pepper, and oil seasoning are added and tossed over a medium-high fire until browned on both sides.
Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini, and Bread Salad with Olive-Caper Dressing
Kenji says: "This dish is f*&king delicious." I think we'll leave it at that.
Corn with Chili Lime Butter
Right off the grill, corn is mighty tasty, but slather on a butter mixture with chili powder, cayenne, lime zest and juice and it's taken to a whole new level
Crispy Pepper Jack Quesadillas
The key to making them is having an appropriate cheese-to-tortilla ratio, a bit of oil, and high heat. And if you're worried about a bit of cheese oozing out, don't: it's the best part.
Quesadilla Fritas with Pickled Jalapenos, Cilantro, Chipotle Crema
These are crunchy, have a slight kick, and are ooey-gooey with melted cheese. No one can resist.
Nachos with Cabbage, Beans, Cilantro Sauce
These nachos happen to be vegetarian. They are packed with vegetables, from cilantro to poblano peppers to sweet onion to red cabbage.