Our Favorite Grilling Recipes

Fire up the backyard barbecue one last time
Grilled Chicken Kebabs
Arthur Bovino

Grilled Chicken Kebabs

End the barbecue season with a bang. This Labor Day weekend, put aside the frozen patties and franks in favor of these creative grilling ideas. Throw some shrimp on the barby but don't stop there — think outside the icebox and char some radicchio for a salad, try an unusual cut like veal heart, or make like Gwyneth Paltrow and grill up a healthy lunch.

Basil-Wrapped Grilled Fish

Mammoth basil leaves grow as large as your hand and are well suited for wrapping fish fillets or other quick-cooking foods for the grill...

—Ellen Ecker Ogden



Marinated and Grilled Butterflied Lamb

An easy, kid-friendly dish... aka "Wool Steak"...

—Caroline Fitzgibbons




Grilled Radicchio Salad with Gorgonzola and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Naturally bitter, grilling radicchio transforms it into something smoky, tender, and slightly sweet...

—Christine Hanna



Grilled Veal Heart

Heart is probably the most accessible of organ meats. It may be daunting in appearance, but it's meaty and firm and cooked, and tastes very good...

—Colman Andrews


Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Portobello mushrooms have been called the steak of the vegetarian world because of their hearty flavor and texture...

—Everything Vegan



Grilled Shrimp and Blackened Avocado Po'Boy

This award-winning recipe from Executive Chef Brian Katz was named the “Best Shrimp Po'Boy” during the 2010 Po-Boy Festival...

—Brian Katz


Grilled Chicken Kebabs and Potatoes, Lemon Vinaigrette Chiffonade Salad and Yogurt Sauce

Even if it's chilly out there's no reason why you can't fire up the grill, grab a sweater, and throw dinner on...

—Arthur Bovino


Grilled Tuna Rolls

I made these one summer when I had tuna steaks in the fridge for dinner but had an unexpected group of hungry lunch guests. The tuna stretches really far in the hot dog buns and the vinaigrette really makes it pop...

—Gwyneth Paltrow


Chile-Marinated Grilled Prawns with Cactus Pear Salad

An unusual combination of avocado, red onion, and cactus pear cools the spicy twang of chile-infused prawns. A great Saturday night kind of dinner...

—Elaine and Scott Harris


Cumin-Crusted Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Salsa Verde

I love to use this recipe in my cooking classes, as it's easy and delicious. The key to making a moist tenderloin is to quickly sear it first, and not let it overcook...

—Christine Hanna


Grilled Breakfast Pizza with Bacon, Béchamel, Eggs, and Jalapeños

Stop by one of your favorite pizza places to pick up a round of uncooked dough. They'll usually sell it to you for anywhere from three to five dollars. Then the breakfast toppings are up to you...

—Arthur Bovino

Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Vinaigrette and Caponata

These quick and easy lamb chops are served with an eggplant caponata and topped with a bright and refreshing mint vinaigrette...

—Fresco by Scotto



Grilled Fish Tacos

This recipe is simple and straightforward — no frills, easy prep, and made from fresh, healthy ingredients. The jicama slaw adds a bright crunch to the Cajun-spiced tilapia and can be prepped ahead of time...