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Grill, Please

Rev up the grill for these 14 summer-ready recipes
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Best Grilled Recipes

You're stuck with an oven and stove all year long, so it's perfectly fine by us to make every meal on the grill come summertime. Especially as we head into Memorial Day (aka the official start date of barbecuing season).

We're thinking of ribs and skewers galore, Indian-inspired tacos, spring asparagus and even mimosas and dessert, all on the grill. So grab a cold one and prepare to smell like smoke and meat, because you'll probably be outside a lot this weekend, tending to (and smuggling) snacks from the grill.

Here's what we're making.

  • Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

    It's not truly summer until you've sunk your teeth into meaty, fatty ribs. This foolproof recipe solves that problem.

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  • Grilled Asparagus with Apricot and Pine Nut Romesco

    No crisp green spear gets left behind (or abandoned after falling through the grill grates) with this simple recipe. Slather a fruit-laced romesco on top for the perfect smoky, sweet finish.

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  • Indian Flank Steak Tacos

    Skip the salsa and corn tortillas for curry leaves and squishy naan in this steak taco mash-up. However, a bit of lime and cilantro still works as a final touch.

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  • Grilled Corn and Summer Squash Salad

    The mix of raw shaved squash and charred corn makes this satisfying salad a real crowd-pleaser (and vegetarian!). That, and all the fresh herbs and crumbled feta.

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  • Grilled Black Sea Bass with Cucumber and Cilantro Salad

    Slicked with a garlic- and Sichuan peppercorn-spiked olive oil, this fragrant whole fish adds the surf to all that turf.

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  • Grilled Halloumi-and-Tomato Skewers

    Greek cheese meets summery tomatoes for the ultimate vegetarian kebab.

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  • Grilled Rib Eye and Prawns

    Unleash your inner carnivore and go ham on this steak and shrimp, served over garlicky potatoes. The real beauty of this dish: vanilla-laced butter to balance all the salt and fat.

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  • Grilled Peach Mimosa

    The Bellini certainly isn't broke to begin with, but throwing peaches onto the grill before pulsing them into this effervescent drink is a game changer. Plus, it gives you an excuse to drink, er, grill earlier.

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  • Grilled Shishito Peppers with Shichimi Togarashi

    Sometimes, the best dishes are the simplest, likes these hot Japanese peppers spritzed with a bit of sake and sprinkled with spicy shichimi togarashi flakes.

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  • Grilled Clams with Garlic Butter

    Littleneck clams cook in their own juices with only a pat of warm garlic butter for this delicious seafood dish.

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  • Cast-Iron Plum Cake

    Stone fruit has never looked better than when it's softened in a cast-iron pan and topped with a spongy cake batter. Ah, the magic of dessert on the grill.

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  • Nigerian Mixed Grilled (Suya)

    This vibrant array of charred rib eye, jumbo shrimp and chicken is for serious heat seekers. The cayenne-powered suya spice blend is addictive but very spicy.

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  • Burrata with Bread and Anchovies

    Grilled bread's best friend is creamy burrata, as clearly displayed by these crostini draped with thyme, garlic and salty anchovies.

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  • Jerk Chicken

    Pretend you're lounging on the beach in Jamaica until you get rudely awakened by this dish's signature spicy Scotch bonnets.

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