Tag Archives: Grilling

Recipe: Quick and Easy BBQ Sauce

I know that folks out there are serious about their ‘cue. There are regional wars fought over the “right” BBQ. The lengths people go to for that perfect flavor is mind-boggling: brining, top-secret spice blends, mopping, wood chips, smoking, marinating. And of course, the star ingredient—the sauce. Will this sauce win you any awards and […]

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Recipe: Mustard Grilled Pork Chops w/ Basil-Apricot Relish

WHOOOOOOO-DOGGIES!!!!! Have I got a hootenanny of a recipe for you today! How could it not be, with seasonally fresh and delicious apricots melding with the mustardy goodness on the chops? I just ate this a few days ago, and my mouth is seriously watering in remembrance. Any cut of pork will do for this, […]

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Recipe: Grilled Poblano Chicken

Finally. Oregon’s wet, prolonged spring is occasionally letting up such that I can uncover my grill without fear. It’s a gloom-busting mood booster to cook a meal with pure, propane-fueled sunshine. You longtime readers know I’m a native New Mexican, and I love me some chiles. They are a bit labor-intensive to deal with from […]

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Recipes: A Duo of Grilling Glazes

After making the Blackberry BBQ Sauce recipe, I thought, “Hmm…what other sorts of flavors would work?” I humbly submit Mustard-Apricot-Rosemary Glaze and Spiced Cherry Glaze for your approval. They couldn’t be simpler. Mix an unsweetened fruit preserve with some herbs or spices, baste, and grill. You can whip these up while the grill’s preheating. I’ve […]

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Recipe: Grilled Pork w/ Mustard-Bourbon Glaze

I found some seriously meaty boneless pork spareribs at the store and I needed something good to slather on them. I had a bunch of Farmers’ Market-fresh snap peas, so I was leaning toward Asia. I found a recipe in an old Kingsford cookbook, Primalized it, and loved it. This would work with any cut […]

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Recipe Shout-Out: Damn Fine Chicken!

Oh yes. You heard me. With a title like that, how could I resist? Thank you, Nom Nom Paleo. That is indeed some damn fine chicken. Sorry for the one silly photo, but we were having camera malfunctions that night. Of course, I can never leave well-enough alone, so I had to tamper a bit. […]

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Recipe Shout-Out: Grilled Tuna Salade Niçoise

This one is just too amazing to keep to myself, thank you Epicurious.com (here, and P.S.—Be sure to click on the link in the recipe to “boiling salted water” and read the reviews there). I make this at least once a summer when all of this is seasonally available at my Farmers’ Market. And surprisingly, […]

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Recipe: Blackberry BBQ Sauce

What are you up to this fine weekend? I’m heading for the hills for my first backpacking trip in 3 years with a lovely group of ladies. And yes, we’re lugging in beer and inflatables for floating in the lake. We’re fancy that way. If your plans include grilling, I’ve got something for you to […]

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Recipe: Thai Pork Burgers w/ Cilantro-Lime Sweet Potatoes

Had it with burgers? Here’s something new for you. I love the flavors of Thai cooking: lime, basil, cilantro, mint, chili peppers, fish sauce. We live in a town with many great restaurants, but we’re lacking a solid Thai source, so I’m always thinking of new ways to get my fix at home. I’m also […]

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Recipe: Grilled Fish Packets

I’ve always found grilling fish to be a giant pain in the you-know-what. No matter how much oil I used to marinate the fish or to grease the grill grates, I always managed to leave half the fish stuck to the grill. And I know they make those fish grill pans but I don’t have […]

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