The Sixth Commandment of Summer Cooking

published Jun 13, 2016
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We’re breaking the first commandment of summer cooking again, but it’s for an important cause. Just take a second to think about summer without grilled food. No hot dogs, no steaks, no corn on the cob — it’s sad, right? Don’t let this happen to you! Abide by the sixth commandment and eat right during the summer heat.

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The Sixth Commandment: Thou Shalt Grill Whenever Possible

This is the summer you grill whenever physically possible. Don’t own a grill? You have options. You can beg your friends who do own a grill to let you come over and work some magic, or you can go to the park and use a public grill. Remember to clean it before you get started. Here’s how to clean a gas grill, and here’s how to clean a charcoal grill.

Do you use your grill all the time during the summer? Good for you — then this is the summer you branch out and try new recipes. Grilled guacamole for an appetizer and some delicious grilled fruit for dessert is a great place to start.

Get Inspired

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