All Fired Up!:
250 Fresh and Flavorful Grilling Recipes
by Margaret Howard
(Firefly Books, May 2010)
It is little wonder that grilling has become a popular way to prepare a multitude of meals. Grilling imparts a taste to food that no other method can duplicate. Not only do grilled foods taste better but the act of cooking itself seems more relaxed and enjoyable. And, grilling is also quick and healthy, reducing the amount of fat in foods.
All Fired Up! Year Round Grilling and Barbecuing: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, by Margaret Howard, is designed to get people "fired up" about grilling. It covers everything you need to know to get maximum fun and satisfaction from your barbecue grill, whether it is grilled on a charcoal or gas-fired barbeque outdoors or indoors on a kitchen range or electric grill.
The terms grilling and barbecuing are often used interchangeably but as recipe developer and registered dietitian Margaret Howard explains, they are not the same thing. "Grilling uses relatively high temperatures for fast cooking. True barbecuing uses low temperatures/or slower cooking. It is done with a wood fire in the same enclosure, but separate from, the meat being barbecued."
In her expanded and revised edition, Margaret Howard shows how every course - from appetizers and main courses, to vegetables and dessert - can be cooked on the grill. Howard includes over 275 time-tested recipes with cooking times, suggested menus and tips.
"There is special magic to flame-cooked food, and every recipe in this book has been tested to make your grilling experience simple and fun" says Howard.
Appetizers & Starters; Meats on the Grill; Poultry on the Grill; Fish and Seafood on the Grill; Gourmet on the Grill; Vegetables on the Grill; Sides and All Those Extras; Marinades, Bastes, Pastes, Rubs and Sauces; Sweet Endings.
Menu suggestions and easy-to-adapt variations for perfect single dishes, complete meals or all-out banquets are also included. There is up-to-date information on equipment, safety and health concerns, as well as grilling charts and hundreds of great cooking tips.
All Fired Up! covers everything you need to know to get maximum fun and satisfaction from your barbecue grill. It will be a welcome addition to any household that wants to fire up their dining pleasures and enjoy the summer sizzle of the grill all year round.
About the author:
Margaret Howard is a registered dietitian, recipes developer and cookbook author. Two of her other titles include The Complete Book of Small Batch Preserving and 250 Best 4-Ingredient Recipes.