Inspired by his mom's cooking, Michael Symon masters Chicken Parmesan Meatballs on the grill. As one cheese is never enough, Michael adds smooth ricotta to the meat and makes a quick and easy Sweet Red Sauce while his wife, Liz, joins him to cook Soft Polenta over their fire pit. Then, Liz whips up a simple Vinegar and Cream Dressing to accompany Michael's mom's favorite garden salad before they relax in the sunshine together, enjoying every tasty bite.
Proving you can make any dish outside on a grill, Michael Symon prepares a rich Mac and Cheese loaded with Smoked Ham with Cream Cheese, Gouda and Pecorino. Plus, even desserts can come together over live fire, so Michael creates a Grilled Apple Crisp while his wife, Liz, joins him to concoct a Vodka Punch, her favorite summertime cocktail.
Michael Symon and his dad have always shared a passion for outdoor cooking, so Michael turns the backyard grill into a smoker to make his dad's favorite Sticky Ribs. Then, Michael kicks a classic side dish up a notch with Grilled Potato Salad as his wife, Liz, joins Michael to turn his dad's obsession with chocolate into giant cookies infused with tons of chocolate, crunchy pretzel and sea salt. The incredible aromas from all three dishes bring their puppy Norman into the backyard for a surprise appearance!
Michael Symon grills up a feast of summertime staples, starting with juicy Barbecue Chicken slathered in a Kansas City-style sauce. Then, he gives fresh coleslaw a twist by adding pickles, mint leaves and poppy seed. Plus, Liz puts a spin on a summery cocktail by replacing the vodka from a Moscow Mule with sweet bourbon to make a refreshing Kentucky Mule -- perfect for washing down a delicious meal outdoors.
Cooking steak on a grill can be intimidating, so Michael Symon demonstrates simple techniques for grilling skirt steak to tender, medium-rare perfection. Then, he complements the steak with Sticky Barbecue Onions fired up in a cast-iron skillet with brown sugar, Dijon mustard, cayenne and cumin. To round out his outdoor edition of meat and potatoes, Michael uses a second grill for Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes that feature grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, butter and garlic.
Michael Symon believes any dish can be mastered on an outdoor grill, and to prove it, he creates a decadent entree with Creamy Chicken and Dumplings. Michael's wife, Liz, joins in to make Drop Biscuits from her mom's recipe to serve as the dumplings while Michael picks fresh herbs from the garden for the filling. Finally, Michael works the grill for his favorite dessert -- Bananas Foster.