Now that the Weather is Warm, 5 Chefs Share their Favorite Grilling Tips & Recipes

first_imgFeasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.As the official start of summer is upon us, we’re loading our grills with meats, fish and veggies for as many meals as possible. If you’re feeling a little bored with your latest grill marks, we asked chefs across the country for their favorite tips and recipes to teach us some new techniques and refresh our taste buds in the process. Check them out below before you get your barbecue fired up this week.The perfect steakExecutive Chef Dusmane Tandia – Mastro’s Steakhouse, New York Editors’ Recommendations How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish How to Cook Steak in the Oven Let your meat rest: Before cutting into it. It allows the juices that are driven toward the center of the steak to redistribute and reabsorb into the outer edges. As a result, less of those precious and flavorful juices will run out of the steak when you cut into it.KTOWN DogChef Neal Fraser – Fritzi Dog, Los AngelesKorean ketchup1 cup Heinz ketchup1 cup Gochujang (Korean chili paste)Mix together and place in squirt bottleKimchiJulleinne the cabbageReserve with liquid from kimchi (makes 1 jar)Black garlic aioli1 head fermented black garlic1 cup prepared high quality mayonnaisePeel garlic from head. Place in a sauce pot with 1 cup of water. Simmer until garlic is soft. Cool garlic and remove from water. Add to a bowl with the mayonnaise until mixed well. Place in squirt bottle.GrillBrown the dog for approximately 1 minute per side.Garnish with aioli, ketchup and kimchi.Spicy Citrus Grilled Whole Dorade with Salsa VerdeChef Chris Jaeckle – All’onda, New YorkDirectionsMake sure the fish has been scaled very well. I like to cut the gills out with kitchen sheers. Using a strong paper towel, wipe the fish dry. Season the inner cavity and outside well with salt. Allow the fish to come to room temperature with the salt on it. Drizzle the outside of the fish with olive oil to coat and spread with your hand or a pastry brush. Cook on a medium to high grill for 9 minutes on each side.Salsa Verde1 Bunch parsley, washed and chopped1 Cup extra virgin olive oil2 Tbsp chopped brined capers2 Calabrian chilies, seeds removed and mincedZest of 1 lemonPinch of salt to tastePlace all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.Spicy Citrus Sauce1 Jar Yuzu Kosho (150g)3 ½ Tbsp. White Balsamic1 tsp Sugar1 tsp Salt2 tsp Chopped Rosemary½ Cup Olive OilCombine balsamic, sugar and salt in a pot. Gently heat until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Whisk in the yuzu kosho and olive oil.Lightly Smoked Jumbo Gulf Shrimp with Grilled Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Scallion and Garlic SaucissonChef Erik Niel – Easy Bistro & Bar, Chattanooga, TNIngredients2lbs. Jumbo Gulf Brown Shrimp (16 & up)2lbs. Hen of the Woods (Maitake) mushrooms*2C. Sorghum-Sake marinade**2 bunches Scallions1lb Garlic Saucisson (or any garlicky pork sausage)***2 lemons (for juice)MethodTo prepare the shrimp: Peel to the to the tail, with-out removing the tail. Clean out the vein with a pairing knife by cutting along the top of the shrimp, then scraping the vein out.**Sorghum-Sake marinade1 inch fresh Ginger½ C Sorghum½ C Sake½ C White Verjus (or white wine)½ C water¼ C chopped ScallionPeel, grate and juice the ginger into a bowl. Combine with all other ingredients.*To prepare the mushroomsClean and break the Hen of the Woods into large chunks. In a large bowl, combine the marinade and the mushrooms, let sit for 30-45 minutes while you light a Green egg, and let the coals get hot. Using Tongs, place the mushrooms on the grill, directly from the marinade. Every minute or so, dunk the mushrooms back in the marinade and turn. Repeat until the mushrooms are cooked/charred.***To prepare the saucisson and scallionDrop the heat of the Egg and add some soaked smoking chips/wood. On a the side opposite the chips, place the saucisson and slowly smoke till cooked throughout. Three minutes before the saucisson are done, add the whole scallion and smoke until wilted. Remove the saucisson and scallion, if you’re feeling frisky, wrap the scallion around the saucisson and slice on a bias to present.To Cook the shrimpAs you pull the saucisson and scallions, place the shrimp on the grill and drizzle some water on the smoking chips/coals to get a good, cool smoke going. Smoke the shrimp for about 3-5 minutes or until they become opaque throughout. The longer the better for smoke flavor, but don’t overcook.To assemble (family style)Place the mushrooms on a platter or board, then add the sliced saucisson, wilted scallions and then the smoked shrimp.Drizzle with high-quality extra virgin oil, lemon juice, and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.Grilled Radicchio and Bocconcini with Crispy Prosciutto and Burnt Onion SauceChef Vinny Dotolo – Animal, Los Angeles; Trois Mec, Los Angeles; Son of a Gun, Los AngelesIngredientsSmall onion, peeled and sliced 1/2-inch thick: 1Roasted garlic cloves, peeled: 4Brown sugar: 1/2 cupMustard powder: 2 tablespoonsOnion powder: 1-1/2 teaspoonsApple cider vinegar: 1/3 cupMayonnaise: 1/4 cupLarge egg: 1Radicchio: 1 head, quarteredOlive oil: 2 tablespoonsProsciutto di Parma: 4 slicesBocconcini (small mozzarella balls): 12MethodOn a large ungreased baking sheet, spread onion rings in an even, thin layer. Broil until edges are very charred, removing pieces as they are done, 10-15 minutes.Place onions in a blender; add garlic, sugar, mustard, onion powder, vinegar, mayonnaise and egg. Whirl until smooth and set aside.Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Brush radicchio with oil. Grill on each side until wilted and grill marks appear. Cut into 1-inch wide pieces.In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, fry prosciutto slices until crispy, turning once.To serve, drizzle 4 serving plates with reserved mustard sauce.Divide bocconcini and radicchio among plates; crumble prosciutto over each. The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Don’t skimp on the beef: Size matters. Steaks that are 1-inch to 1 1/2-inch thick are best for grilling. A thin cut is likely to get dried out. Marbling is also key because the fat throughout the steak gives it great flavor. At Mastro’s, we use only USDA Prime Aged Beef. If your butcher does not have this, the next best grade is Certified Black Angus Choice grade.Bring steaks out of the cold: 30 minutes prior, have your steaks at room temperature before hitting the hot grill.Get your grill hot, hot, hot: Preheat grill to 600 – 800 degrees F and keep it at this temperature for 30 to 45 minutes before putting the steaks on.Don’t perform surgery with a serrated knife: To see if steak is finished, press on it with the palm of your hand. It will feel spongy when rare, have some resistance when cooked to medium and be firm when well done.Rare: Squeeze the pad at the base of your thumb. It should feel spongy and feel very little resistance.Medium: Press on the middle of the palm of your outstretched hand. It should feel firm.Well: Squeeze the base of your small finger. It should feel firm with no give. How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guidelast_img read more

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