The One-Ingredient Hack That Guarantees Perfect Grilled Salmon Every TimeSkills
Hint: You already have it in your pantry.
Here’s the Best Way to Clean Your Grill for Less than $1Skills
The secret is probably already in your pantry.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making BurgersSkills
Avoid these common mistakes for better burgers every time
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Using a Gas GrillSkills
While we love cooking with a charcoal grill, there’s nothing quite like the convenience of a gas grill. It makes grilling super simple and weeknight-friendly. But even if you consider yourself a master griller, there are mistakes that just about everyone makes. Here are five common ones to know and learn from. Just because it’s a gas grill doesn’t mean you can skip the preheating step.
We Tried 6 Popular Methods for Better Burger Patties and the Winner Was a Complete Surprise
Skills Showdown
The winner truly makes a tastier burger on the grill or in a skillet!
The 5 Best Types of Fish for GrillingSkills
The right type will make grilling easier.
Grill the Best Steak of Your Life in 6 StepsSkills
No one wants to mess up steak on the grill. For one thing, a leathery over-cooked steak makes for an extremely sad eating experience. For another, steaks are expensive! From grilling pro Jennifer Chandler, we have six steps that will guarantee a perfectly grilled steak every time.When I asked Jennifer about steaks and explained my nervousness about grilling them, her excitement kicked up a few decibels.
This Humble Pantry Staple Is the Secret to the Crispiest Grilled Chicken WingsSkills
This tiny step will make your wings so much better.
Aug 11, 2022
We Tested 5 Ways of Grilling Salmon and Found a New Go-to MethodSkills
It's super-easy and the fish doesn't stick to the grill.
Aug 3, 2022
Turning Your Gas Grill into a Smoker Is Way Easier than You ThinkSkills
And you probably already have everything you need.
Jul 5, 2022
This Easy Tip Promises to Keep Your Burgers Juicy on the GrillSkills
Not everyone's a pro at grilling, but this tip will make you look like one.
Jun 7, 2022
Grilling Tip: Use Cinnamon Sticks As SkewersSkills
Are you grilling fruit this summer? Just as barbecue cooking doesn’t have to be limited to savory ingredients (see our recent roundup of grilled desserts!), your skewer options are not restricted to bamboo and metal.Cinnamon sticks make splendid skewers for fruits like peaches, nectarines, plums, figs, and pineapple, holding them together and imparting a bit of flavor as they caramelize.
May 13, 2022
Munch & Mingle: Grill Food You Can Eat with Your FingersSkills
We’ve talked about melamine plates and other alternatives for paper plates, but what about no plates at all? Especially at a barbecue, when it’s okay to drop things on the ground, finger food is very welcome. But we’re not talking tea sandwiches. These finger foods are hot off the grill.Speaking of… let’s not go grabbing things right off the grates. Let these things cool a few minutes before you offer them to your guests.
May 13, 2022
From the NY Times Magazine: How To Make an Indoor SmokerSkills
We know grilling month is long gone, as is the summer barbecue season. But we got one last, lingering taste of smoky, outdoor flavor in yesterday’s New York Times Sunday Magazine — only it was for smoking food indoors (hooray for apartment living!)…In the article, Jill Santopietro describes smoking all sorts of food (ribs, mozzarella, pears, tomatoes) in a wok in her apartment.
May 12, 2022
Taste Boosters: Eight Ways to Add Smoky Flavor to a DishSkills
A subtle hint of woodsy smoke is one of our absolute favorite flavors in a dish – meat-based or vegetarian. Of course, cooking food on a charcoal grill will give us the flavor we crave, but we can think of a few more ways…1. Make an Indoor Smoker: It’s not as hard as you might think and can be done quite easily on your stove top using a wok and a grilling grate. Here’s how – but don’t forget to take the battery out of your smoke alarm!2.
May 12, 2022
On the Pros and Cons of Grill PansSkills
We credit Rachael Ray and other TV cooking hosts for the popularity of the stovetop grill pan. They can “grill” food on camera without having to move the entire production crew outside. Brilliant. But we’re apartment dwellers with no outdoor space, as we know many of you are, and let’s be honest. A pan with raised ridges does not a grill make.
May 12, 2022
Quick Tip: How To Tell When Your Steak is DoneSkills
Folks can get pretty particular about how they like their steaks. Some of us like it well-done while others say the more red and rare the better! When we’re cooking steaks at home, it can be hard to get it just the way we like it, especially if we have guests with different preferences.Cutting into the steak to see how things are coming along works well, but this also lets out juices and moisture that we’d rather keep for ourselves.
May 12, 2022
A Guide to Get You Grilling Like a ProSkills
For a long time I thought there was something mysterious and hard about grilling- the process of hauling out, cleaning, and lighting the grill just seemed so complicated, not to mention actually cooking food on it. Then I met my husband’s grill-obsessed family, who cheerily grill year round, even through frigid New England winters. They showed me that grilling was such a perfect way to be outside, hang out, and get a meal on the table, all at the same time.
May 12, 2022
More Than Sandwiches: 10 Ways to Use Your Panini Press Every DaySkills
Certainly you don’t need a panini press to make grilled sandwiches, but if you happen to have one of these appliances, it can do much more than the name implies. A multitasking panini maker can be used to cook all sorts of foods quickly, creatively, and often healthfully.From dinner to dessert, on busy weeknights or when it’s too cold to grill outdoors, here are ten more uses for a panini press:• 1.
May 12, 2022
We Tried 6 Methods for Grilling Chicken and Found a New Favorite
Skills Showdown
The winner gives you tender, juicy perfection every time.
Aug 12, 2021
We Grilled Hot Dogs 6 Different Ways and the Winner Blew Us Away
Skills Showdown
Our top dog will seriously upgrade your next cookout.
Jul 15, 2021
The One-Ingredient Secret to Better Burgers Is Already in Your Fridge
I Tried It
The technique is inspired by In-N-Out.
Jul 4, 2021
This Is How Often You Need to Clean Your Grill (It’s Not as Often as You Think!)Skills
A deep scrubbing isn't required after every cooking session.
Jun 29, 2021
This Is How Long You Need to Soak Your Skewers Before GrillingSkills
Yes, you do have to soak your skewers. Trust us.
Jun 10, 2021
For the Best Grilled Steak of Your Life, Add a Little Sugar
Recipe Review
You'll love the flavor and char that sugar adds to your steak.
Jun 4, 2021
This Small but Brilliant Tip Makes Grilled Vegetables Even BetterSkills
It's the key to flavorful, perfectly charred summer veggies.
Jul 27, 2020
10 Grilled Veggies to Pair with Anything You’re CookingSkills
Exactly what to eat next to your burgers, dogs, and more all grilling season long.
Jul 16, 2020
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling VegetablesSkills
For better grilled veggies, avoid these missteps.
Jul 14, 2020
The Surprising Tip for the Sweetest Grilled ZucchiniSkills
When you season your vegetables matters more than you might think!
Jul 9, 2020
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking on a Charcoal GrillSkills
Whether you're a novice or a master griller, be sure to steer clear of these five common mistakes.
Jun 18, 2020
The Secret to Plumper Hot Dogs from the GrillSkills
You just need 10 seconds and a knife!
Jun 11, 2020
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Ribs
Mistakes to Avoid
No tough or chewy ribs with these simple steps.
Jun 5, 2020
Honestly, an Herb Brush Is the Best Grill Tool You Aren’t UsingSkills
Plus three ways to use it.
May 29, 2020
Yes, You Really Do Need to Soak Kebab SkewersSkills
Plus three ways to soak your skewers for better cooking!
May 28, 2020
The Secret to Grilling Burgers That Are Always Tender and JuicySkills
Follow these guidelines for juicy, never-dry burgers.
May 22, 2020
How Nonstick Spray Can Get Your Charcoal Chimney Started FasterSkills
It's not just for baking!
May 23, 2020
What’s the Difference Between Direct and Indirect Heat?Skills
Plus how and when to use them.
May 21, 2020
8 Grilling Hacks That Will Make You Feel Like a Meal Prep GeniusSkills
You'll be wondering why you didn't think of these first.
May 20, 2020
These Days, My Grill Is My Lifeline. Here’s How I Use It for Easier Weeknight Meals.Skills
The grill has afforded me a much-needed break. Here's how you can do the same.
May 20, 2020
The Most Common Grilling Mistake Beginners Make Skills
Give your grill time.
May 20, 2020
Get Hotter Coals Faster with a Charcoal Chimney Starter (Here’s How)Skills
Here's exactly how to light your coals with a chimney and some tricks for getting the coals hotter, faster.
May 15, 2020
The Short and Sweet on How Long to Grill Chicken Skills
Time, temperature, and a reliable thermometer will give you chicken from the grill that is stress-free and delicious.
May 19, 2020
How to Use Your Broiler Like a Grill Skills
Your broiler is just an indoor grill and probably the most underused and under valued tool in your kitchen.
May 18, 2020
An Absolute Newbie's Guide to Lighting a Charcoal GrillSkills
Here are the two best ways to light charcoal for your grill (and how to extinguish the fire safely).
May 15, 2020
A Total Beginner’s Guide to Grilling with GasSkills
If you've got a brand-new (or a new-to-you) gas grill in your life and you're ready to heat things up outside this summer, we're here to help.
May 14, 2020
Foil Packet Dinners Are the Best Gift You Can Give YourselfSkills
Here's how to make them without a hitch.
May 12, 2020
Old-School Tools: Salt & Pepper Sticks from Manly VintageSkills
This is a bit of a warm weather tease, but we ran across this interesting set of salt and pepper shakers on sticks and couldn’t help sharing it. Has anyone seen something like this before? Can you guess what it’s for?They’re designed for the barbecue! Did you guess right?We came across this interesting seasoning set at the Vintage Bazaar in Chicago last weekend. We were a little puzzled at first, but the seller explained that they are used for grilling. Of course!
Dec 2, 2019
It’s Fine on Salad, but Italian Dressing Is Even Better as a Marinade
Tips from The Kitchn
This old-school method makes mouthwatering chicken and steak.
Sep 18, 2019
A Simple Trick for Always Having Soaked Wooden Skewers on HandSkills
Who wants to wait around for 30 minutes just so your skewers can soak?
Aug 27, 2019
5 Tips for Skewering Foods for the GrillSkills
For some reason, eating something off a stick just makes it more fun. Maybe it’s because you’re probably eating outside, or maybe it’s because you don’t need utensils or even a plate. Regardless, skewers should be a staple in your grilling routine, so here are a couple of tips for successful summer skewering! Ever pick up a skewer and have the food spin and flop around it? Thread two skewers parallel to each other to make sure the food stays put.
Jul 24, 2019
4 Common Grilled Chicken Mistakes (& How to Fix Them)Skills
Because you deserve better grilled chicken.
Jul 2, 2019
The Very Best Grill Basket Is Probably Already in Your KitchenSkills
No need to buy any fancy equipment.
Jul 1, 2019
The Very Best Ways to Upgrade Corn on the CobSkills
Once you've had your fill of buttery grilled corn, this is how to jazz up summer's best side dish.
Jun 21, 2019
Our Favorite New Use for Miso Paste Has Nothing to Do with SoupSkills
We were shocked at how well this works.
Jun 19, 2019
4 Reasons Why You Think You Hate Grilled Chicken (and Our Helpful Advice)Skills
Don't give up on it just yet.
Jun 10, 2019
What to Prep on Sunday for a Week of Easy GrillingSkills
My secrets to easier, tastier weeknight grilling is all in the meal prep.
Jun 8, 2019
Mayonnaise (Yes, Mayo!) Will Change Your Grill Life. Here’s How.Skills
Just a single swipe is all you need.
Jun 6, 2019
The Surprising Reason Why Any Grill Owner Should Grill a Loaf of White BreadSkills
And why you should do it ASAP.
May 30, 2019
The Most Important Kitchen Tool to Bring to Your Vacation CabinSkills
Are you headed to a getaway cabin or vacation rental sometime this summer? Maybe with your family, or a big group of friends? Last year, I took an early vacation to Wyoming and Montana, where we rented a little cabin and grilled every meal. My trip reminded me of my most essential vacation cabin kitchen tool — which, ironically, I forgot to bring. My most important vacation rental tool is teeny-tiny and you can probably put it in your carry-on: a kitchen thermometer!
May 24, 2019
What to Know If You're Grilling BaconSkills
"Everything changes when you can take it outside."
May 24, 2019
What I Wish I Would Have Known: 10 Smart Cooks on the Best Grilling TipsSkills
We turned to a few barbecue experts to demystify grilling once and for all.
May 21, 2019
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Chicken BreastSkills
Grilling chicken breast isn't hard, but to master juicy, flavorful chicken breast on the grill a few key mistakes must be avoided.
May 20, 2019
Your Top 10 Grilling Safety Questions, AnsweredSkills
You've got questions, we've got answers.
May 15, 2019