Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Appetizers

The Real Turkish Shish Kebab

Contrary to American versions of the dish, Turkish shish kebab rarely comes with vegetables on the same skewer as the meat. Rather, the vegetables are grilled on separate skewers, so […]

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Planked Camembert with Chutney

If you’re like millions of American grilling fanatics, you might have made planked salmon. What you may not realize is how handy a plank can be when it comes to […]

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Smoked Corn Salsa with Chips

Sometimes the difference between good and extraordinary lies in a whiff of wood smoke. Consider this salsa: You start with the usual ingredients—ripe summer tomatoes, sweet onions, jalapeños—plus one offbeat […]

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Farm Stand Salad

Maybe you like to shop at farm stands and farmers’ markets. (You should.) Maybe your significant other likes to shop at farm stands and you go along for the ride. […]

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A New Shrimp Cocktail

I’ve never understood the popularity of the conventional shrimp cocktail. After all, boiling is the worst way to cook shrimp—it removes, not adds, flavor and produces a rubbery texture. And […]

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Bacon-Grilled Dates

Photo by Flickr user Bing The sweet, salty contrast of fruit, bacon, and nuts is an irresistible combination, especially when the almonds are smoked.

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Grilled Chicken Wings with Hong Kong Spices (Shek O Wings)

Grilling normally plays a minor role in Chinese cuisine, but the Sunday crowds transform Shek O beaches into barbecue central. Vendors do a lively business in charcoal and grilling utensils. […]

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Fire-Eater Chicken Wings

Wherever there’s smoke, there’s fire, so you have to try these chicken wings, electrified with a triple-blast of heat in the form of cayenne pepper, fresh red jalapeños, and a […]

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Poppers: Stuffed Grill-Roasted Jalapeno Peppers

Some people call them poppers. Others call them rattlesnake or armadillo eggs. But whatever you call them, jalapeño peppers, stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon, and grilled with wood smoke […]

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Saigon Garlic Lemongrass Wings

I’ve always found the best window into a nation’s cuisine to be its food markets. The moment I arrived in Saigon, I rushed to the colossal Ben Thanh market, located […]

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