Become a Grill Master With This Meal Made Entirely on the Barbecue!
Warm weather is back, and that means it’s time to break out the grill! Whether you’re cooking in your backyard or on your apartment balcony, whipping up a meal outside is one of the best ways to soak up some sunshine. If you really want to become a grill master, try your hand at this menu of entirely grilled dishes that are the essence of summer on a plate. • Starter: Grilled Bread Brush thick slices with melted butter and toast them for 2–3 minutes per side until grill marks form. For a delicious local option, try grabbing a loaf from Alon’s Bakery & Market or Proof Bakeshop, and see TheSpruceEats.com for more guidance on grilling. summer classic! To get perfect meats, RealSimple.com suggests creating two “heat zones” on your grill: a medium- high zone for patties and a medium- low zone for hot dogs. While you’re sudoku • Main Dish: Burgers and Hot Dogs You can’t go wrong with this
cooking, rotate the dogs regularly to brown them evenly, and flip the burgers as soon as they come loose from the grate. Just before the meats are done, turn down the heat to avoid last-minute char. • Side: Grilled Vegetable Bundles This side dish couldn’t be easier. All you need is aluminum foil, your favorite summer vegetables, red potatoes, butter, Dijon mustard, and your herbs and spices of choice. Simply mix the butter, mustard, and spices together in a bowl, coat the chopped veggies and potatoes, and divide them into squares of foil. Bundle them up, then toss the packets on the grill for
they’re golden brown. Then, top your peaches with whatever floats your dessert boat. Butter and cinnamon- sugar is a popular combination, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream paired with fresh mint is delicious. As you’re working your magic, just remember to take safety precautions: Avoid loose-fitting clothing, make sure your grill is stable and clean, keep an eye on the fire, and always check your propane for leaks. The last thing we want is to see you get hurt while you’re cooking!
25–35 minutes! For more detailed instructions, head to Pillsbury.com.
• Dessert: Grilled Peaches Does it get more Georgia than this? To make this treat, grab a few semi-firm peaches,
cut them in half, brush them with oil, and grill them on high heat until
Fig Caprese Salad
It’s sweet. It’s savory. It’s the embodiment of summer!
8 oz buffalo mozzarella or fresh mozzarella 8 oz ripe fresh figs, quartered lengthwise • Handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped •
• Flaked sea salt, to taste • Coarse ground black pepper, to taste • Olive oil, to taste
Directions 1. Tear mozzarella into bite-size pieces. Arrange on a platter.
2. Place quartered figs, flesh up, around mozzarella.
3. Sprinkle basil leaves over top.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Drizzle with olive oil.
Inspired by BonAppetit.com
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