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Your July 4th Ultimate Grill-Out Sides Roundup

Would you like some sides with your fireworks?
Jul 3, 2014 1:00 pm

This July 4th, we declare independence from goopy, mayo-choked potato and macaroni salads, uninspired vegetable dishes, and lame store-bought, frozen or canned versions of what should arguably be the second-most important part of your 4th of July barbecue: sides. Obviously the meat is the most important part. Or maybe fireworks are first, meat second, sides third. And here are 25 you'll want to make.

Hey Grill Master, Don't Forget The Thermometer! Safety Tips For Your July 4 BBQ

Avoid food poisoning by following these guidelines
Jul 3, 2014 11:00 am

Beef sales will hit their annual peak this week an estimated $400 million worth in the U.S., according to government projections. All that meat, combined with intense summer heat, creates an ideal situation for more than just a sizzlin' Fourth of July party. It's also fertile ground for foodborne illness. Here are some helpful tips to keep your bash from becoming a health disaster.

Oaxacan Grilled Pork Fajitas Recipe

Make meaty, chargrilled fajitas for dinner tonight
Jul 2, 2014 4:00 pm

Trust Steven Raichlen, author of the best-selling Barbecue! Bible, when it comes to making great dinners with all the confidence in the world. His new book, Man Made Meals, is your no-nonsense highway to something meaty, preferably grilled, and easy enough to make on a weeknight. Itching to update your fajita routine? Pork is here to help. 

25 Grill-Tastic Burger And Hot Dog Recipes, Right This Way...

Meaty recipes to fuel your entire holiday weekend
Jul 2, 2014 2:00 pm

While we realize it's easy to pick up a 24-pack of hot dogs and another large, but not equal number of buns because buns and hot dogs are never sold in the same quantity, ever. But, really, you should take some time to think about your game plan for the summer grillout. These recipes, from a footlong kimchi dog to a proven recipe for the beloved Seattle-style dog (that would be a Polish sausage with white onions, jalapeños and cream cheese) to something special from chef Jose Andres, are anything but ordinary. Really, we got you.

Grilled Fish Go-To: Peppered Ahi Tuna Recipe

Easy seared tuna with spicy cantaloupe salsa
Jul 2, 2014 1:00 pm

World champion pitmaster Chris Lilly makes us wish we lived in Alabama, where he heads the grill at Decatur's Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Cue. His new book, Fire and Smoke: A Pitmaster's Secrets is full of the knowledge you'll need to finish first in this season-long grilling contest. Yup, it's a contest. Win it with something really delicious, like this peppered ahi tuna.

From The Grill Of Mark Bittman: Greek-Style Fish With Marinated Tomatoes Recipe

Whole fish prepared simply, à la Mark Bittman
Jun 25, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: The New York Times

We love the New York Times food section, so we picked up a copy of The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook, with recipes from the past century (or so) of outdoor cooking. All your favorite authors contributed recipes, but we're crazy about this Greek-style fish recipe from Mark Bittman's The Minimalist.

Ribs, For Your Pleasure: 5 Recipes That Have Determined Yup, It's Ribs For Dinner

In the summertime, the choice can be easy
Jun 24, 2014 12:30 pm

When we got to work today we just had this hankering. Maybe it was the three butcher shops we passed on our walk to the office? Maybe it was the McRib ad on the subway? OK, it wasn’t that. But, right now we’re in the mood for ribs and started scouring our recipe database for ideas. We came up with five of our favorites here — from cola-braised to citrus dry rub. So, what are you making for dinner tonight?

Vegan Cookout: Summer Vegetable And Tofu Kebabs Recipe

Glazed with sweet pomegranate-peach barbecue sauce
May 12, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Paige Green

Vegan cuisine is light, healthy and easy to make. Pick up a copy of renowned vegan cook and author Bryant Terry's new book, Afro-Vegan, and pump up the flavor with African, Caribbean and Southern influence. These sweet and smoky grilled tofu skewers with homemade barbecue sauce are an instant winner.

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