These flavorful grilled kebabs are a remarkable example of how, with a little ingenuity, dryness-prone chicken breast can be made both juicy and delicious with a little help from a brine, pineapple, teriyaki glaze, and bacon. Clearly, the chicken breast needs all the help it can get, but man, does it work well here.
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With summer in its last leg, now's the time to kick back with a cold glass of wine and these tasty fig-and-taleggio tartines: the prep is minimal, the payoff maximal.
The glory of the lobster roll is that all the picking and shelling has already been done, and all that's left is to bite into that glorious pile of dressed meat. Here are two great recipes for classic New England-style (with mayo) and Connecticut-style (with butter and scallions), that you need to make before summer ends.
In the dead of summer, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven and make your home even hotter. For small meals, consider baking and broiling in the toaster oven instead. To get you started, here's an excellent recipe for quick and easy salmon with a flavorful miso, sake, and soy marinade.
Ceviche is one of the world's greatest celebrations of pristine, fresh fish. And as long as you can get your hands on good seafood, it's incredibly easy to make. Here's how.
Marinated and then glazed in a teriyaki sauce spiked with ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, pineapple juice, and soy sauce, these beefy kebabs with chunks of pineapple, onion, and bell pepper are a must-try on your next grilling menu.
Beef sirloin tip marinated in a bold mix of Worcestershire sauce with mustard and garlic brings the flavor of a steakhouse to your grill. On a stick. What more could you want?
Beef short rib. It's what should be on every grill this summer. If it's not on yours, now's the time for a grilling intervention.
Chicken may be the most popular ingredient to cook at home, but kale continues to creep up the popularity charts. And if there's one really, really good kale salad to make again and again, it's this one, with its special trick for tenderizing the leaves and a killer dressing and croutons.
The flavors of the classic Mexican drink called horchata—rice, almond, and cinnamon—come together in this incredibly rich, cooling ice cream. It's the perfect endnote to a day of summertime grilling.
Next time you fire up the grill, consider this replica of The Spotted Pig's famous chargrilled burger: a masterpiece of beef, brioche, and blue cheese.
Just in time for Fourth of July barbecues, here's Kenji's foolproof method for making the best basic guacamole. Ever.
Is it barbecued? Is it grilled? It doesn't really matter, because this bird is delicious no matter how you classify it. Slowly grilled until perfectly cooked and juicy, and covered in a delicious lacquer of barbecue sauce, this is one chicken recipe you definitely want to add to your BBQ to-do list this summer.
Grilling pork chops is a fairly simple affair, but making them absolutely perfect, with a delicious seared exterior and juicy, rosy meat within, requires selecting just the right chop, and handling it in a few key ways. This recipe shows you how.
A lobster roll consists of chunks of tender, sweet, cooked lobster meat barely napped in a thin coating of mayonnaise, all stuffed into a top-split, white-bread hot dog bun lightly toasted in butter. How do you make the best of such a simple creation? As with many things, it all comes down to attention to detail. Perfect selection and treatment of ingredients, balance, and above all, the ability to restrain yourself from over thinking. It's just a lobster roll, right?
I don't like going out to brunch. It always feels more scene-y than dinner, with hour plus wait times and people loudly talking about how hungover they are from the great time they had the night before. (Look people, I really am hungover, that's why I'm whispering.) So instead I invite friends over and make them this. (Because it's easy, I promise.)
Nothing can fulfill the defining barbecue trifecta of smoky, sweet, and tangy quite like ribs. These ribs combine a rub that features a trio of peppercorns with a low and slow cook over cherry wood. A brushing of balsamic barbecue sauce in the last half hour leaves the ribs with a glistening sheen.
It's time to board a small charter flight to Polynesia, the land of Spam and pineapples, for today's recipe from the archives! Why Spam and pineapple? Mostly because it's a delicious combo that hits the rich/fresh/sweet flavors and the crisp/moist textures. Who wouldn't want that on a burger? Add a couple of slices of Swiss cheese along with a nice spoonful of sriracha-mayonnaise and the burger explodes with spice and goo—which is why a toasted English muffin and all its juice-catching nooks is such a great choice here (though regular burger buns would be mighty tasty too).
A few years ago our treat-replica specialist Bravetart made Mock Soft Batch cookies which had the taste and feel of the original Chips Ahoy product. But she also made a recipe for Better Batches, which maintained the original layered, pliable texture of a Soft Batch but upgraded the flavor to something closer to a true homemade chocolate chip cookie.
Carnitas. The undisputed king of the taco cart. The Mexican answer to American pulled pork, at their best they should be moist, juicy, and ultra-porky with the rich, tender texture of a French confit, and riddled with plenty of well-browned crisp edges. Our version is easier than the traditional bucket-of-lard method, and produces results that are juicier and more flavorful.