August Grilling Guide
Grill better every day with a month's worth of great recipes and grilling tips.
Take your grilling to the next level with simple recipes and tips from Giada De Laurentiis. Start with easy mini-pizza appetizers, cook up meat and veggies slathered in compound butter and end it all with sweet, caramelized fruit on the grill.
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What's Sunny's secret to standout sweet tea? Make simple syrup, simmering sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved, and throw in some fresh mint for a cool and refreshing flavor twist. Add the cooled syrup to iced tea for the perfect summer sipper.
Sweet Minted Tea
Portobello mushrooms have a hearty, meaty texture and grill up beautifully, making them the ideal grilled main for vegetarians. Giada's grilled portobellos, filled with in-season tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil, can do double duty as an amazing side dish.
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella
To impress guests and pack a huge flavor punch, follow Guy's lead and throw your salad on the grill. Crunchy romaine goes tender and smoky when it hits the heat. Top with blue cheese and bacon, and you have a winning side no one will forget.
Grilled Romaine With Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette
Make sure to have an easy appetizer on hand to keep hungry guests from hovering over your shoulder while you cook. Try starting your next party with Giada's irresistible beef and pineapple pops, served with frosty drinks of course.
Beef Pops with Pineapple and Parsley Sauce
Grilling may be a quintessential American pastime, but you can easily grill up dishes with international appeal. With just a few herbs, spices and a cool yogurt sauce, regular flank steak is transformed into a Mediterranean classic.Get the Recipe:
Grilled Skirt Steak Gyros
Cook like a restaurant chef with Bobby's spicy, creamy potato salad recipe from his restaurant, Mesa Grill. Flavors and textures explode with this mixture of potatoes, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic and just the right amount of cayenne pepper.
Mesa Grill's Southwestern Potato Salad
Even if you don't own a tart pan, you can still bake a tart. Sunny's easy, freeform version is made with store-bought pie dough folded and pleated to hold the sweet filling. Plums are in season now and, unlike peaches, they don't need to be peeled before baking.
Open-Faced Plum Tart
Instead of reaching for pasta, try making your next summer salad with couscous, a staple of Middle Eastern and African cooking. Just add grilled veggies and a tangy vinaigrette for Bobby's grill-master version.Get the Recipe:
Toasted Israeli Couscous Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables
How do you turn salmon into burger patties? Food Network Magazine came up with a solution: Chop 3/4 of the salmon into 1/4-inch pieces, and use the food processor to make a paste with the rest, mixing it with a few liquid ingredients and some seasonings.
Perfect Salmon Burgers