grill recipes

The Sacramento Bee
Grilling 101: All fired up over food

Grilling is a passion ignited by smoke, sizzle and fire. The grill has evolved into a backyard shrine where, instead of sweating over it, devotees weep droplets of undiluted love and patty-cake humble hamburger into a James Beardian din-din.

The history of cooking over an open fire is ancient and the...

The Sacramento Bee
Fruits, vegetables, even desserts can benefit from time over flames

Editor’s note: This story originally published in The Bee in May 2012.

Ah yes, the savory smoke wafting from backyards and other outdoor environs signals that outdoor grilling season is well underway. And we’re especially spoiled in the Sacramento area, given that we can grill outdoors for more than half...

The Sacramento Bee
Mango, tomatillo salsa suggests fruit thrives on grill, too

Mango, tomatillo salsa suggests fruit thrives on grill, too


Grilled tomatillo and nectarine salsa is served over blue cheese meatloaf burgers in this summer grilling dish that combines meat, vegetables and fruit. The recipe below employs mangoes.

We all know fire works wonders on meat and vegetables. But we often forget that it also can do amazing things for...

The Sacramento Bee
Recipes: Stuff then grill to enhance, impress

Recipes: Stuff then grill to enhance, impress


Pork loin is among the meats that Ted Reader, a Toronto chef and product developer, lauds as a winning option for stuffed barbecue.

Grilling already has its steaks, slabs and skewers. With summer coming, maybe it’s time to slap another “s” down on that sizzlin’ hot grate – as in...

Sac Foodies
Just in time for BBQ Season

Mar 31, 2014
Just in time for BBQ Season

Local cookbook author Dina Guillen has a great new cookbook out that’s perfect for your al fresco dining plans, Plank Grilling: 75 Recipes for Infusing Food with Flavor Using Wood Planks. We interviewed Dina when her first cookbook came out, so when Plank Grilling came across my desk, I couldn’t wait to try some...

Stealth Cooking
Grilled Endive with Gorgonzola Dressing

Feb 28, 2014
Grilled Endive with Gorgonzola Dressing

Grilling and roasting vegetables brings out their sweetness, grilling lettuce is no exception. Endive lettuce is relatively sweet to begin with, and grilling it makes it even more so. Add some cheesy dressing and voila, you're set to go. Many...

The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Glazed grilled apples go with any meat

Recipe: Glazed grilled apples go with any meat

Maple-glazed grilled apple slices go well with pork chops as well as chicken, flank steak and even salmon. When it comes to sides, most of us tend to get stuck in a veg or starch rut. But the grill gives us an easy way to break out of this. ...

The Sacramento Bee
Salmon can be moist off the grill

Salmon can be moist off the grill

Brine salmon before cooking to assure it turns out moist. Here it’s topped with pineapple salsa, and served on greens. When it comes to grilling, I find that many folks avoid salmon — or any fish — because it can stick to t...

Appetizers
Spice rubs join Smokin’ Cups for a hot-off-the-grill taste test

Aug 6, 2013
Spice rubs join Smokin’ Cups for a hot-off-the-grill taste test

Two 'cue-centric products arrived here at Food Central, and we tested them simultaneously. The family-operated Ferolito's in American Canyon, on the outskirts of the Napa Valley, makes spice rubs for chicken and pork. At www.ferolitos.com, we learne...

The Sacramento Bee
Grill some great leftovers tonight

Grill some great leftovers tonight

Bell peppers and mushrooms dress up this sandwich, quickly assembled from veggies grilled ahead of time.Sometimes the promise of leftovers is almost more exciting than the meal itself. And who says leftovers can't be planned? Whenever I'm heatin...

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