We've taken the classic flame-grilled flavor of the Whopper, complete with the exact right ratio of toppings and beef, and upgraded it with better ingredients, better layering, and better technique to form a burger that's truly fit for The King.
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Sriracha may be the king of Asian chili sauces, but when I cook, I'm much more likely to reach for a fuller-flavored condiment, like Korean gochujang. Here, I use it in a sweet-savory marinade for grilled pork belly kebabs.
Our perfectly grilled shrimp have a clean, sweet shrimp flavor with a nicely charred crust and a plump, juicy texture. They pair wonderfully with chermoula, a North African condiment based on herbs, cumin, olive oil, and lemon.
Create burgers that ooze with flavor by marrying your hand-ground beef chuck to smoky Cajun andouille sausage. Add the NOLA trinity of bell pepper, onion, and celery, top it all off with spicy remoulade and blue cheese, and don't look back.
A quick and easy flatbread made on the grill gets topped with za'atar, and plenty of it!
Chipotle and miso come from two different cooking traditions, but they make great bedfellows in this recipe for grilled tofu—first as a marinade, then as a sauce.
Our perfectly grilled shrimp are even better when stuffed into steamed Chinese buns with crunchy shredded cabbage and pickles, plus a spicy and creamy Sriracha mayonnaise.
What does it take to get grilled shrimp that are as tender and juicy as the most delicately poached shrimp? This method, that's what.
German potato salad and red cabbage are combined in this easy grilled recipe to make a warm slaw topping for tender bratwurst.
When I get out of New York City and actually have a chance to grill, I don't just want to cook the obvious stuff on the grill, I want to cook everything. Case in point: This grilled pork sandwich with a grilled plum chutney and miso-cabbage slaw. It's been held over the flames, from top to bottom.
Mushrooms are a great choice for grilling, but that doesn't mean there's no wrong way to grill them. The secret to flavorful, succulent grilled mushrooms? Moderate heat and multiple rounds of seasoning.
Scallion pancake dough grills up as marvelously as it fries, getting crisp, bubbly, and nicely charred.
This grilled potato salad offers a range of textures—crispy, crunchy, and creamy—with a nice smokiness from the grill balanced by a tart grilled lemon vinaigrette flavored with scallions and shallots. The key is par-cooking the potatoes and roughing them up a bit for extra crunch.
A whole chicken gets the Greek treatment with a simple marinade of olive oil and lemon along with plenty of garlic and oregano. The key to the juiciest meat and crispest skin? Butterflying the chicken and cooking it low and slow before finishing with a sear to crisp up the skin.
Extra-juicy butterflied grilled chicken gets a flavor-packed kick with a fresh homemade za'atar-style spice blend made with fresh and dried herbs, sesame seeds, and sumac.
For this easy barbecue sauce, a ketchup base is spiked with a half cup of strong coffee, freshly grated ginger, a little dark chocolate, and molasses. Just a hint of smoked paprika builds an extra layer of aromatic mystery.
Why relegate Buffalo sauce to chicken wings? Here, we've borrowed those flavors—namely, Frank's Red Hot Sauce and butter—and worked them into a slightly thicker ketchup base. A pinch of celery salt adds a subtle reminder of the carrot and celery sticks typically served with Buffalo wings, while a splash of cider vinegar helps keep the sauce more firmly in the tart zone where it belongs. Not totally unlike Lexington Dip, this is a slightly thinner, vinegary sauce that's meant as more of a topping than a glaze.
Not to be confused with any of the traditional sauces or marinades used in Korean barbecue, this is a sauce that combines funky Korean flavors like kimchi and gochujang (Korean chili paste) with a barbecue sauce-style ketchup base. It's delicious on grilled chicken, pork, and shellfish like shrimp.
Most cooks know what mirepoix, soffritto, and the Holy Trinity are...but kroueng? That's a little less likely. The answer is that it's a variety of aromatic flavor pastes used in Khmer cooking, such is in these delicious beef skewers that I learned from my Chinese-Cambodian mother-in-law. Here, I did my best to recreate the original flavor of her recipe using more readily available ingredients. The good news: She approves.
Most of us have our grilling standbys. For some, it's burgers, for others it's ribs. For me, it's chicken wings, and in particular these spicy wings marinated with soy sauce, fish sauce, Shaoxing wine, and spices. Here's how to make them.