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Barbecues 101 : More Than 100 Recipes for Great Grilled, Smoked, and Barbecued Food Plus All theFixings for Perfect Outdoor Parties
Published: May 1, 2001
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The third in Rick Rodgers's popular 101 series (see also Thanksgiving 101 and Christmas 101), Barbecues 101 is all the ammunition you need to fire up the grill and keep it going all summer long. Rodgers knows that a barbecue is "the ultimate
relaxed get-together," and presents detailed, step-by-step instructions for everything from choosing your grill, firing it up, and using it to basic, foolproof recipes for grilling favorites like burgers and chicken. Named Outstanding Cooking Teacher of
1999 by Bon Appétit magazine, Rodgers's recipes are easy to follow and generous with tips and hints. Once you've perfected that burger and the lip-smacking BBQ Sauce (a good old-fashioned sticky one), it's on to fancier fare like Lamb Shish Kebabs with
Cracked Spice Rub and Grilled Vidalia Onions, new favorites like Tequila Fajitas and Grilled Corn with Chile Butter, and international jewels like Florentine T-Bone Steaks with Baby Spinach.
After demystifying the grill, Rodgers heads for the
kitchen. Raspberry Lemonade refreshes the grill chef; Merlot and Summer Fruit Sangria, the "quintessential hot-weather thirst-quencher," is sure to keep your dinner guests patient. Every barbecue somehow feels like a party, and you can guarantee its
success with finger foods like Smoky Black Bean Dip, sit-down starters like Cold Corn Bisque with Pesto Swirl, and side dishes like Beer-Baked Beans. Happily, barbecue season is also summer fruit season. A juicy Double-Crust Cherry Pie or a Biscuit-Style
Plum Cobbler is the perfect ending to a perfect barbecue. Can't decide where to begin? Rodgers offers menus and timetables to get you organized and prepared, and then you can enjoy your barbecues as much as your guests will! --Leora Y.
He's taken the fear out of holiday entertaining and Thanksgiving dinner preparation, and now Rick Rodgers makes grilling easier and more enjoyable than ever. Drawn from his sold-out coast-to-coast classes, Barbecues
101 features the hands-on, step-by-step style that has made Rodgers such a popular and award-winning instructor.
This totally comprehensive guide is ideal for novice grillers or veterans. Barbecues 101 offers an abundance of recipes equally
suitable for charcoal and gas grills, as well as tips on how to turn your grill into a smoker. Classic barbecue fare (such as Rubbed and Sauced Beef Ribs) and contemporary grilled dishes (Duck Breast with Orange-Port Sauce) are served up with intriguing
appetizers, savory side dishes, and luscious desserts. Recipes for sauces, marinades, rubs, and salsas are given for all types of meats, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and there are even barbecue-ready beverages such as Merlot and Summer Fruit Sangria.
Complete menus with timetables make a feed-the-masses family reunion as simple as a quiet patio dinner for four. With Barbecues 101 in hand, fabulous foolproof barbecue is at every home cook's fingertips.
Rick Rodgers shows you:
fastest, safest ways to make a fire
How quick and easy marinating can be
The best method for grilling-not charring-chicken
How to plan step-by-step for festive outdoor gatherings
Bring skill to your grill with
this complete introductory course from one of America's favorite cooking teachers.
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