Dinner on the Grill

Fire up the barbecue for these four all-in-one family dinners. PLUS get 5 great grilling tips.

Great grilling recipes:

Best-Ever Beef Fajitas
Kids of all ages will love assembling these easy barbecued wraps. Use chopped fresh tomatoes instead of salsa if you prefer.

Speedy Summer Pizza
To speed up prep time, buy pre-shredded cheese for this barbecued pizza. Look for pesto near the pasta in your supermarket.

Hoisin-Grilled Chicken & Vegetables
Zapping finger-licking chicken drumettes in the microwave first gives them a head start on the grill, but for safety’s sake make sure you barbecue them immediately after microwaving. Look for hoisin sauce in the Asian section of your supermarket (it’s great in stir-fries, too).

Lemon Salmon with Grilled Tomato Pasta
Grilling tomatoes with salmon prepares the fixings for a quick side pasta.

Safety first
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before starting meal preparation and after handling fresh meat, fish or poultry. Use clean utensils to remove cooked food from the grill, and never put cooked food on the same platter you used to carry the raw food to the grill.

Don’t go for the burn
To reduce charring and blackening ““ which can contain harmful chemicals – choose leaner cuts of meat, poultry and fish and trim off all excess fat before grilling.

Keep a lid on it
Unless the recipe says otherwise, keep the barbecue lid closed while you grill and resist the urge to open the lid to check on your dinner every couple of minutes. A closed lid equals faster food and fewer flare-ups.

Leave it alone
Let food cook for a minute or two before trying to move it so it can form its own non-stick crust. And, unless the recipe says otherwise, only flip your food once during cooking time.

For any barbecue dilemma, from grill preparation and clean-up to recipe ideas, call the experts at the Grill-Line, 800-474-5568, operated 24/7 by BBQ manufacturer Weber-Stephen Products.

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