Recommended Reads - Grilling

Grilling season is upon us! Take your grilling game up a notch with these recommended reads. From burgers to sauces and fish to marinades, you’ll be sure to find a new favorite grilling recipe!

The Asian Barbecue Book

by Alex Skaria

From Teriyaki to Tandoori

The Asian Barbecue Book is an inspired and practical guide to creating countless delicious Asian-inspired meals hot off the flame. Traveling and eating barbecue throughout Asia, author Alex Skaria has mastered the technique and art of barbecue, combining Western barbecue techniques with the aromatic and enticing flavors of Asia. All of the recipes in the book can be made using conventional backyard grills, yet for those truly adventurous barbecue enthusiasts side bars and tips on making some exotic barbecued meats are included (such as whole pit-roasted pig). The book starts off with barbecuing fundamentals-choice of grills is discussed, including unique Asian grills, grilling tools, grilling techniques, timing and temperature control, and much more. From tips on tenderizing meat and achieving moist, juicy barbecue, the author guides cooks through the process, ensuring they end up with a great meal every time. Complete with sides, salads and desserts, this treasury of Asian barbecue recipes will be a resource for years to come. Recipes include: • Tandoori Spice Rub • Wasabi Mayonnaise • Korean-Style Barbecued Sirloin Steaks • Thai T-bone Steaks • Stuffed Saffron Chicken • Grilled Duck Breast with Orange Soy Glaze • Bombay-Style Swordfish Steaks • Seared Teriyaki Tuna • Vindaloo Pork Steaks • Spicy Sweet Pork Satays with Fiery Lime Chili Dip • Zucchini with Pesto

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Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, And Marinades -- Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too

by Steven Raichlen

Barbecue sauces, rubs, and marinades are every griller's secret weapon-the flavor boosters that give grilled food its character, personality, depth, and soul. Steven Raichlen, America's "master griller" (Esquire), has completely updated and revised his bestselling encyclopedia of chile-fired rubs, lemony marinades, buttery bastes, pack-a-wallop sauces, plus mops, slathers, sambals, and chutneys. It's a cornucopia of all the latest flavor trends, drawing from irresistible Thai, Mexican, Indian, Cajun, Jamaican, Italian, and French cuisines, as well as those building blocks from America's own barbecue belt. There are over 200 recipes in all, including a full sampler of dinner recipes using the sauces. And the book now has full-color photographs throughout. It's the essential companion cookbook for every at-home pitmaster looking to up his or her game.

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Fish Grilled & Smoked

by John Manikowski

Learn the best recipe for walleye, the subtlest way to smoke tuna, and a foolproof method for grilling bluefish. Master chef and fisherman John Manikowski presents 150 flavorful recipes for grilling and smoking freshwater and saltwater fish. In addition to tickling your taste buds, Manikowski provides step-by-step instructions for building a smoker of your own - on the grill, a backyard fire pit, or even in the wild. Wrap that smallmouth bass in cornhusks, soak that yellow perch in grapefruit marinade, and bring your appetite.

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The Great American Burger Book

by George Motz

How to Make Authentic Regional Hamburgers at Home

The Great American Burger Book is the first book to showcase a wide range of regional hamburger styles and cooking methods. Author and burger expert George Motz covers traditional grilling techniques as well as how to smoke, steam, poach, and deep-fry burgers based on signature recipes from around the country. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific regional burger, from the tortilla burger of New Mexico to the classic New York–style pub burger, and from the fried onion burger of Oklahoma to Hawaii's Loco Moco. Motz provides expert instruction, tantalizing recipes, and vibrant color photography to help you create unique variations on America's favorite dish in your own home.

Recipes feature regional burgers from: California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

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Paleo Grilling

by Tony Federico, James William Phelan

A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire

Embracing the Paleo movement is about getting back to basics­-eating food in its most simple, unprocessed form, just like our ancestors.

And what is more basic than cooking meat over a fire? This book features more than 100 grilling recipes using a variety of methods for cooking natural, locally farmed meat over fire: primitive campfire, wood and charcoal, gas grilling, and smoking. Paleo Grilling will help you to choose the best meats for any meal, and offers international recipes, including side dishes and desserts suitable for the modern caveman.

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Ribs, Chops, Steaks, & Wings

by Ray Lampe

Here is a lip-smackin' love song to everyone's favorite cuts of meat with more than 40 easy-to-prepare recipes. This cookbook covers it all: ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender, juicy chops, steaks (from porterhouse to skirt to filet mignon and more), and wingssweet, spicy, tangy, and everything in between! "Dr. BBQ" walks the reader through the basics of how to light a grill and what tools are most handy when dealing with meat. No grill? No problem! An indoor broiler or grill pan will get great results too. With recipes for rubs, sauces and salsas to season each beautifully charred rib, chop, steak, or wing, this irresistible cookbook will have grillmasters everywhere living in hog heaven.

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The Southern Tailgating Cookbook

by Taylor Mathis

A Game-Day Guide for Lovers of Food, Football, and the South

According to tailgating enthusiast Taylor Mathis, "You'll understand why a game day in the South is unlike any other" when you read this cookbook. Mathis traveled across twelve states to document the favorite foods and game-day traditions embraced by thousands of fans at colleges and universities throughout the football-crazy South. Featuring 110 vibrant recipes inspired by Mathis's tailgating tours, The Southern Tailgating Cookbook is chock-full of southern football culture, colorful photographs of irresistible dishes from simple to extravagant, and essential preparation instructions.Recipes cover a full day of dishes, with meals for every taste. From Chicken-Sweet Potato Kabobs to Zesty Arugula and Kale Salad to Deep-Fried Cookie Dough, there is something for every fan. Mathis also serves up day-before checklists, advice on packing for a tailgate, food safety information, and much more. His entertaining rundowns on unique southern football traditions--from fans' game-day attire and hand signals to the music of the marching bands--are sure to lift both seasoned and novice tailgaters to greater heights of tailgate pleasure.

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Total Grilling Manual

by Lisa Atwood

264 Essentials for Cooking with Fire

While there are loads of grilling books on the market, this is the one that's pooled all the knowledge you could ever need into one book. This a-z, all-inclusive guide to grilling has everything for the first time grilling and the seasoned veteran alike. Find top tips, tricks to get the most out of your grill, and delicious recipes that everyone will love in the Total Grilling Manual. With high-quality design and intricate detail.

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Vegetarian Grilling

by Karen Schulz, Maren Jahnke

60 Recipes for a Meatless Summer

Every BBQ season it's the same thing again and again. BBQ fans look forward to tasty steaks, burgers, or delicious fish hot from the grill. For vegetarians, however, grill season almost always means sticking to the sides like potatoes or salads. This beautifully photographed cookbook finally ends the scarcity of edible entrées for vegetarians at the picnic table.

Inspired by cooking styles from around the world, these sixty delicious and versatile recipes finally make BBQ a feast for vegetarians, too.

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Weber's Big Book Of Burgers

by Jamie Purviance

The Ultimate Guide to Grilling Backyard Classics

Weber's Big Book of Burgers tips a spatula to the mighty beef patty, celebrating our national dish in all its glory, and goes beyond the bun, reinventing the burger with modern twists and alternative ingredients such as pork, poultry, seafood, and veggies. And it doesn't stop there—with recipes for sizzling sausages, hot dogs, and brats, plus sides like out-of-this-world onion rings and drinks like luscious milkshakes—this book pays homage to other classic barbecue fare and offers 160 inspiring reasons for you to fire up the grill.Packed with nearly 250 full-color photos, step-by-step instructions, and whimsical watercolor illustrations, Weber's Big Book of Burgers is sure to become as classic as the burger itself. 

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