Grilled Jamaican Jerked DrumsticksMake your own Jamaican jerk seasoning in a food processor by combining onion, jalapeño pepper, garlic, ginger, allspice and sugar. Add orange juice to make a marinade for these island-style grilled chicken drumsticks.
Tex-Mex Flank Steak and VegetablesChipotle salsa - both a key ingredient in the marinade and a condiment for the meat and vegetables in this recipe - has a smokier, more full-bodied flavor than regular tomato salsa.
Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Guava GlazeRubbing lean pork tenderloin with a fragrant spice mixture before grilling infuses flavor into the meat. To carry out your island theme, serve the pork with rice and a mango salsa.
Grilled Tenderloin with Warm Vegetable SaladSimply seasoned grilled beef tenderloin steak served with a medley of grilled summer squash and tomatoes makes an ideal dish for summer entertaining.
Smoky ChickenPaprika, cumin, and lime juice give this chicken that perfectly seasoned, summery flavor.
Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple-Plum RelishJerk seasoning originated in the Caribbean and is used as either a marinade or rub for grilled meats. The blend of cinnamon, allspice, thyme, black pepper, and habañero pepper give the seasoning its characteristic sweet heat.
Kansas City Barbecued ChickenSauce up some chicken with this sweet and spicy Kansas City-style sauce. This version has a nice balance of brown sugar and vinegar so the sauce isn't overwhelmingly sweet.
Hoisin and Bourbon-Glazed Pork TenderloinAdd a little sweetness to smoked pork by adding hoisin sauce and maple syrup to the bourbon marinade. This is one of our most popular pork tenderloin recipes
Beer-Can Chicken with Cola Barbecue Sauce"I like any recipe that starts with 'open a can of beer and drink half,'" says recipe developer and chef Steven Raichlen. American ingenuity has produced a variety of beer-can roasters that hold the can in place and stabilize the tipsy chicken. Aluminum cans bend easily under the pressure, so when piercing holes, it's a good idea to use a can-holding gadget.
Carolina Pulled Pork with Lexington Red SauceCarolina-style barbecue features a thin, vinegar-based sauce that gives the shredded pork a tangy kick. Vinegar-based sauces are typically lower in sugar than sweet, tomato-based sauces, and here, the sauce is brushed on a bone-in pork shoulder, also known as Boston butt.
Beer-braised PorkA dark ale is needed to braise this pork, such as Dos Equis Amber.
Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue SauceFans of white barbecue sauce love its tangy creaminess with just the right kick from both black and red ground pepper. This sauce is low in fat because it uses reduced-calorie mayonnaise, vinegar, and a splash of lemon juice.
Flank Steak With Radish SalsaThis balsamic flank steak and veggies is a light dish that can be served with the radish salsa on top of grilled Italian-Herb Bread for a filling meal.
Chicken SandwichesLayer grilled chicken, feta cheese, and an olive- and tomato-topping for these fantastic dinner sandwiches. The tomato mixture also tastes wonderful when served on slices of toasted baguette as an appetizer.
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