When was the last time you ate wild boar? This all-season meat is a great option for summer grilling and offers a distinctive flavor: lean and pork-like, but a bit more intense, with a darker color and tighter grain. Not at all meek, robust boar can stand up to strong flavors. Read on for some easy ways to bring wild boar to the table.
Flank steak is a special cut of beef. This butcher’s favorite is super versatile, works great with flavorful marinades, cooks fast, and is equally suited to the grill or the pan. Read on to see why flank might just be your new favorite steak.
Whip together these zippy no-cook, cold sauce in a food processor. They take only minutes, and add bright flavors to grilled steaks, pork chops, duck breast, and any other meat you cook this summer. The simple ingredients yield complex flavors that will give your cooking a serious upgrade. Read on to see which one you’ll make first.
Is there actually a difference between barbecuing and grilling? You bet there is! And those who take these things seriously will be quick to point them out. Here we outline the very simple differences between these two methods of cooking meat.
We talked to some of the dads at D’Artagnan to see what they’re cooking for Father’s Day this year. With access to all the great products in the catalog, our enthusiastic, food-loving staffers are a good place to go for recommendations. Read on for inspiration for your own summer menus.
Here’s a grilling showstopper: chicken under a brick. Known in Italian as pollo al mattone, chicken under a brick involves prepping the chicken so it lies flat and grilling it skin-side down with a weight on top. When flattened, a whole chicken will grill fast and yield crisp, golden-brown skin and evenly cooked meat. Read on and learn the easy method for making this tender and juicy chicken.
Are you looking for a new steak to grill or smoke? Try the outside skirt steak – a cornerstone of Tex-Mex cooking and the original, most authentic cut for fajitas. This chef’s favorite should be on your grill all summer. Read on for a great recipe and learn more about this epic cut.
Are you afraid to grill duck breast? Never fear, we have an easy method. This recipe includes lavender beets and pickled blackberries, making it perfect for summer entertaining. No grill? No worries, you can easily adapt this to the traditional pan-searing technique. Read on and learn how to make this easy and beautiful dish.
You’ve heard it here before. The secret to cooking like top chefs do is using the best ingredients. Larry Olmsted, the NY Times Bestselling author of Real Food, Fake Food, wrote a whole article for Forbes about choosing the highest quality meat for the best results. We’re proud he mentioned many of
Can bacon be made on the grill? Yes – if done with care. But you can’t just throw strips of bacon on a hot grill; that will create dramatic flare-ups as the bacon fat renders. You will end up with charred bacon, or worse, bacon ash. Done correctly, grilled bacon is smoky, delicious and just the right amount of crispy. Read our tips for grilling bacon below, and start a new backyard tradition.
During grilling season do something a little different and make kebabs. Kebabs are a great party food because you can make a mixed variety to satisfy different tastes, assemble them ahead of time, and get the kids involved in the assembly (put ’em to work). Read on for your kebab primer.
Are you looking to refresh your grill routine? After all, you can’t serve burgers and dogs all summer. Choose wild boar, venison, quail, lamb or Wagyu for those occasions that demand more elegant options. From Memorial Day weekend to the last cookout of late summer, here are 7 recipes that will serve you well all season. Pin them for later.