Are you using your grill to its fullest potential? Even if you've mastered burgers, dogs, veggies, and salmon, you've only scratched the surface, says David Joachim, coauthor of Fire It Up: More than 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything (Chronicle Books, 2011). “My whole philosophy is that you can grill almost anything,” he says. Rethinking your grill’s potential and using the right tools (such as grill pans for smaller items) opens up a multitude of options, enabling you to cook as you've never cooked before. “You can really build flavor in ingredients on the grill that you can’t by cooking them in any other way,” says Joachim.
|Want proof? Shake up your next cookout with some of Joachim's grilling tips and unorthodox menu choices. Here's a selection of recipe ideas from Fire It Up, and from our own healthy recipe finder. The heat is on!
3: Caesar Salad
6: Oatmeal Cookies
7: Goat Cheese