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Title:
The complete idiot's guide to grilling
Author:
Grunes, Barbara.
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Publication Information:
New York : Alpha Books, 1999.
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xxi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780028628806
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Summary

A guide to grilling food. Menu ideas are included for outdoor parties, low-fat recipe ideas, and even recipes for turning leftover grilled foods into soups, salads and sandwiches. Chapters cover equipment, basic techniques, safety tips, troubleshooting tips, and step-by-step instructions.


Author Notes

Barbara Grunes has written cookbooks on all the major subjects, including an entire series on grill cooking featuring Fish on the Grill, Poultry on the Grill, and Beef Lover's Great Grill Book. She lives in Chicago. Virginia Van Vynckt is the author of five books, including All-American Vegetarian. Formerly with the Chicago Sun-Times, she now works as a freelance writer, editor, and recipe developer. She lives in Colorado.


Table of Contents

Part 1 For Startersp. 1
1 The Smell of Successp. 3
Getting It Togetherp. 5
Eating/Entertaining Spacep. 6
Cooking/Prep Areap. 7
Serving Utensilsp. 8
2 All-American Grillsp. 11
What Kind of Grill?p. 12
Charcoal Grillsp. 13
Choosing Onep. 13
Pros and Consp. 14
Cleaning and Maintenancep. 15
Gas Grillsp. 16
Choosing a Grillp. 16
Pros and Consp. 18
Cleaning and Maintenancep. 18
Electric Grillsp. 19
Pros and Consp. 19
Cleaning and Maintenancep. 19
Tabletop and Portable Grillsp. 19
Specialty Grillsp. 20
Build-Your-Own Pitsp. 20
Smokersp. 21
"Real" Wood Smokersp. 21
Water Smokersp. 22
Choosing Onep. 22
Pros and Consp. 22
Cleaning and Maintenancep. 22
3 The Extra Touchp. 23
The Core Collectionp. 23
Toolsp. 24
Pot Holders and Mittsp. 24
Grill Screenp. 24
Grill Brushp. 24
Basting Brushesp. 24
Skewersp. 25
Food Thermometerp. 25
Knivesp. 26
Cutting Boardsp. 26
Charcoal Dividers or Holdersp. 26
Fire Startersp. 27
Work Tablep. 27
Ice Bucket and/or Coolerp. 27
Trayp. 28
Tool Holderp. 28
Drip Pansp. 28
Aluminum Foilp. 28
Small Watering Canp. 28
Spray Bottlep. 28
Scoop for Briquetsp. 28
Garbage Bagsp. 29
Fire Extinguisherp. 29
Nice, But You Can Live Without Themp. 29
Hinged Cooking Gridp. 29
Grill Lifterp. 29
Smoker Boxp. 29
Cartp. 29
Rotisseriep. 30
Food Holdersp. 30
Warming Rackp. 30
Cooking Bagsp. 30
Burger Pressp. 31
Oven Thermometerp. 31
Grill Basketsp. 31
Condiment Shelfp. 31
Flashlightp. 31
Vinyl or Canvas Grill Coversp. 31
Grillers' "Toys"p. 31
Poultry Shearsp. 31
Barbecue Glassesp. 32
Silly-Aprons and Hatsp. 32
Cast-Iron Griddlep. 32
Heat-Resistant Glovesp. 32
Baking Tiles or Stonep. 32
Pizza Peel or Paddlep. 32
Light Stringsp. 32
Citronella Candles or Torchesp. 33
4 The Proper Provisionsp. 35
The Griller's Spice Rackp. 36
Allspicep. 36
Basilp. 36
Bay Leavesp. 36
Chivesp. 36
Cilantrop. 36
Cinnamonp. 37
Corianderp. 37
Cuminp. 37
Dillp. 37
Fennelp. 37
Garlicp. 37
Green Onions (Scallions)p. 37
Marjoram and/or Oreganop. 38
Mintp. 38
Onionsp. 38
Parsleyp. 38
Pepper (Black)p. 38
Pepper (Red)p. 38
Rosemaryp. 38
Sagep. 39
Shallotsp. 39
Spice Blendsp. 39
Tarragonp. 39
Thymep. 39
Oils, Vinegars, and Condimentsp. 39
Balsamic Vinegarp. 39
Rice Vinegarp. 40
Wine Vinegarsp. 40
Flavored Vinegarsp. 40
Olive Oilp. 40
Sesame Oilp. 40
Canola Oilp. 41
Vegetable Oilp. 41
Nonstick Cooking Sprayp. 41
Barbecue Saucep. 41
Hoisin Saucep. 41
Ketchupp. 41
Mayonnaisep. 41
Mustardp. 41
Salad Dressingp. 42
Soy Saucep. 42
Teriyaki Saucep. 42
Worcestershire Saucep. 42
The Perishablesp. 42
Storing and Handling Foodsp. 42
Food Prep 101p. 43
Part 2 Getting Warmerp. 45
5 Fire and Smokep. 47
How Wood Burnsp. 47
All About Charcoal and Briquetsp. 48
Starting the Firep. 49
When Is It Ready?p. 50
Keeping It Goingp. 51
Preheating Gas Grillsp. 52
Where There's Smoke, There's Flavorp. 52
Putting It Outp. 53
6 Techniques That Really Cookp. 55
Directly to the Pointp. 55
Indirectly Speakingp. 57
Rotisserie Grillingp. 59
Cooking in Embersp. 59
Smokingp. 59
Done to a Turnp. 60
7 Safety Firstp. 63
Grills Firstp. 64
Fending Off the Bad Bugsp. 66
Keep It Cleanp. 66
Keep It Cold (or Hot)p. 67
Cook It Throughp. 67
So What Are These Awful Bugs, Anyway?p. 68
E. colip. 68
Campylobacter jejunip. 69
Salmonellap. 69
Botulismp. 70
Hetero What?p. 70
8 It's Your Partyp. 73
A Grilling Timetablep. 75
Several Days to a Week Beforep. 75
A Day or Two Beforep. 75
Several Hours to a Day Beforep. 77
Just Before the Partyp. 78
Anywhere from 30 Minutes to an Hour and a Half Before You Plan to Serve Foodp. 78
When the Food Is Nearly Finished Grillingp. 78
After the Partyp. 78
The Wine (Well, Beverage) Listp. 78
Some Suggested Menusp. 79
Picnic in the Parkp. 79
Backyard Family Barbecuep. 79
Fourth of July Celebrationp. 79
Pacific Rim-Style Dinner Partyp. 80
Just Appetizersp. 80
Shore Grill Dinner 1p. 80
Shore Grill Dinner 2p. 80
Grilling Party for Kidsp. 81
9 Chew the Fat--Notp. 83
Pyramid Powerp. 84
Other Guest-Pleasing, No-Fuss Strategiesp. 84
Lowfat and Vegetarian Recipes in the Bookp. 87
Appetizersp. 87
Main Dishesp. 88
Vegetables and Grainsp. 88
Dessertsp. 89
Vegetarian But Not Necessarily Low in Fatp. 89
Part 3 Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Grillsp. 91
10 There's the Rubp. 93
Marinades and Pastesp. 94
Rubsp. 96
Basting and Finishing Sauces, and Condimentsp. 97
11 The Meat of the Matterp. 99
Steaks and Burgersp. 99
A Juicy Steak, Texas Stylep. 100
The Perfect (and Safe) Hamburgerp. 101
Fajitasp. 103
Ribs and Brisket: Take Your Timep. 103
Spareribsp. 104
Baby Back Ribs (Loin Ribs)p. 104
A Beautiful Brisketp. 104
Pork Chops, Tenderloin, and Roastp. 104
Lambp. 105
Vealp. 105
Flavors That Go Well with Meatsp. 105
12 Birds of a Featherp. 107
Poultry on the Grillp. 107
So, What About That Thanksgiving Turkey?p. 109
Types of Poultry, and How to Prepare and Grill Themp. 111
Broiler/fryerp. 111
Free-Range Chickenp. 111
Chicken Wingsp. 111
Caponp. 112
Cornish Henp. 112
Duck and Goosep. 112
Quailp. 112
Squabp. 112
Ground Turkey or Chickenp. 113
Turkey or Chicken Sausagesp. 113
Flavors That Go Well with Poultryp. 113
13 The Angle on Fishp. 115
Freshness Is Everythingp. 116
Buying Itp. 116
Storing and Thawing Itp. 117
Great Catches on the Grillp. 118
Marvelous Mollusksp. 120
Crispy Crustaceansp. 121
Soft-Shell Crabsp. 122
Flavors That Go Well with Fish and Shellfishp. 122
14 Fruits, Vegetables, and Grainsp. 123
Vegetablesp. 124
Artichokesp. 124
Asparagusp. 124
Beetsp. 124
Carrotsp. 124
Cornp. 124
Eggplantp. 125
Garlicp. 125
Mushroomsp. 125
Onionsp. 126
Peasp. 126
Peppersp. 126
Potatoesp. 126
Summer Squashp. 127
Sweet Potatoesp. 127
Tomatoesp. 127
Winter Squashp. 127
Vegetables You Can't Grillp. 127
Fruitsp. 127
Applesp. 128
Bananasp. 128
Cantaloupep. 128
Citrus Fruitsp. 128
Kiwifruitp. 128
Mangoesp. 128
Papayasp. 129
Peaches or Nectarinesp. 129
Pearsp. 129
Pineapplep. 129
Legumes and Grains on the Grillp. 129
Breadsp. 129
Cakep. 129
Tofup. 130
Flavors That Go Well with Vegetables and Grainsp. 130
15 A Second Lifep. 131
Storing Leftoversp. 131
Heating Them Upp. 132
Creative "Recycling"p. 132
Poultryp. 132
Beefp. 133
Porkp. 134
Sausage or Ground Meats (any kind)p. 134
Lambp. 134
Fish and Shellfishp. 135
Vegetablesp. 136
Part 4 Hot Stuff: The Recipesp. 139
16 Here's the Rubp. 141
Cajun Spice Rubp. 142
Two-Mushroom Dustp. 142
Tennessee Whiskey Barbecue Saucep. 143
Herb Marinade for Fishp. 144
Orange or Tangerine Marinade for Poultry or Porkp. 145
Ginger Marinade for Chicken or Porkp. 145
Red Wine Marinade for Meatp. 146
Rosemary Brushing Marinade for Lambp. 147
Cranberry Raisin Ketchupp. 148
Pineapple Salsap. 149
Tartar Saucep. 149
17 Appetizersp. 151
Turkey Sausage on a Stickp. 152
Five-Minute Musselsp. 153
Glazed Polish Sausagep. 153
Spicy Chicken Dogsp. 154
Sweet and Sour Lamb Ribsp. 155
Greek Cheese with Garlic Pita Chipsp. 156
Garlic Pita Chipsp. 157
Focacciap. 158
Walnut-Stuffed White Mushroomsp. 159
Grilled Garlic Potato Skinsp. 160
Crostinip. 161
Grilled Antipastip. 162
18 Meatsp. 165
Skirt Steak with Grilled Peppers and Shallot Marinade Saucep. 166
Grilled Sliced Meat Loaf with Chopped Tomatoesp. 167
Jerk Strip Steaksp. 168
Flank Steak Strips on Salad Greens with Lemongrass Mopping Saucep. 169
Cheeseburger Deluxep. 170
Beer-Basted Short Ribsp. 171
Port Tenderloin in Flour Tortillasp. 172
Pork Chops with Apple Slicesp. 173
Greek-Style Lamb Chopsp. 174
Lamb Rib Chops with Fresh Mintp. 174
Lamb Burgersp. 175
Shish Kebabsp. 176
19 Poultryp. 179
Cantonese-Style Sweet and Sour Chicken Breastsp. 180
Whole Grilled Chicken with Apricot Saucep. 181
Chicken Yakitorip. 182
Chicken Pieces with Molasses Barbecue Saucep. 183
Paellap. 184
Chicken Dogs with Caramelized Onionsp. 186
Pesto Chickenp. 187
Grill-Roasted Turkey Breastp. 188
Turkey Burgers with Dried Cranberriesp. 189
Yogurt-Marinated Turkey Legsp. 190
Grilled Quailp. 190
20 Fishp. 193
Swordfish in Buttermilk Marinadep. 194
Tarragon-Scented Striped Bassp. 195
Red Snapper with Olive Saladp. 196
Halibut Steaks au Poivrep. 197
Orange Roughy with Salsap. 198
Bluefish Piccatap. 199
Minted Flounder on Lime Slicesp. 200
Grilled Whitefish with Spinach Pasta and Fontina Cheesep. 201
Mackerel with Tangerine Brushing Saucep. 202
Salmon Steaks with Asian Marinadep. 202
Very Simply Salmonp. 203
Red Snapper Margaritap. 204
Scrod with Grilled Apple Slicesp. 205
21 Shellfishp. 207
Sea Scallops and Mashed Potatoes with Jalapeno Mayonnaisep. 208
Sea Scallop Kebabsp. 209
Soft-Shell Crabs on the Grillp. 210
Soft-Shell Crabs with Garlic Crumbsp. 211
Whole Maine Lobstersp. 212
Lobster Tails with Sherry Saucep. 213
"Poor Man's Lobster" (Monkfish) with Grapefruit Relishp. 214
Coastal Shrimp in Beerp. 215
Prawns with Honey Brushing Saucep. 215
Down Maine Clambakep. 216
Crab Cakesp. 217
22 Vegetables and Grainsp. 219
Pizza Crustp. 220
Buffalo Cheese and Tomato Sauce Pizzap. 221
Asparagus and Mushrooms with Sage Brushing Saucep. 222
Mixed Grilled Vegetables in a Pita Pocketp. 223
Tortellini Vegetable Saladp. 224
New Potatoes with Garlic and Cilantrop. 225
Mixed Greens Topped with Grilled Vegetablesp. 226
Baked Potatoes with Vidalia Onionsp. 227
Grilled Tomatoes and Green Onionsp. 228
Baby Artichokes with Rosemaryp. 229
23 Sweet Stuffp. 231
Glazed Mixed Fruit Grillp. 232
Blueberry-Apple Cobbler on the Grillp. 233
Wine-Brushed Pearsp. 234
Warm Apple Cinnamon Slices with Cheddar Cheesep. 235
Fruit Kebabs on Grilled Chocolate Pound Cakep. 236
Campfire-Style S'Moresp. 238
Honeyed Papaya Strips with Warm Briep. 239
Apricots Topped with Raspberries and Raspberry Sherbetp. 240
Grilled Angel Food Cake and Pineapplep. 240
24 Smoked Foodsp. 243
Smoked Shrimp with Chili-Orange Mopping Saucep. 244
Individual Smoked Whitefishp. 245
Whole Smoked Salmon with Pecans and Dried Cherriesp. 246
Carolina-Style Slow Smoked Pulled Porkp. 247
Smoked Beef Short Ribsp. 249
Mesquite-Smoked Turkey Thighsp. 250
Smoked Turkey Sausagesp. 251
Honey-Brushed Smoked Chicken with Mandarin Orange Saucep. 252
Smoked Port Sandwiches with Bourbon Barbecue Saucep. 253
A What's Wrong, and How to Fix or Prevent Itp. 257
B Glossaryp. 261
C Resourcesp. 267
Indexp. 273

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