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Cuban-style Steaks in Garlic-Lime Marinade

Cuban-style Steaks in Garlic-Lime Marinade by John Spottiswood

These steaks are a treat and a great way to make an inexpensive cut of meat memorable. You can use bottom round (best), top round, or a thin cut sirloin for this dish. The steaks should be cut about a 1/2 thick. Mine were a little thicker, so I pounded them with a mallet to thin them. In Cuban restaurants, this recipe is called…

5 votes
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Balinese BBQ Pork Roast - Babi Guling

Balinese BBQ Pork Roast - Babi Guling by John Spottiswood

My cousin Brett recently went to Bali for his honeymoon, so I decided to try the most famous Balinese dish for July 4th this summer. This pork came out soft and tasty like the meat you eat at a Luau, but with a delicious complexity of flavors from the chiles, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and turmeric. The process of slicing the roast…

6 votes
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Fantastic Chile-Coriander Chicken

Fantastic Chile-Coriander Chicken by John Spottiswood

This is another amazing recipe that I adapted from the Barbecue Bilble by Steven Raichlen. He got it from a food stand in Bombay that is famous throughout the city for it's amazing flavors. Try this chicken and you will understand why. It is truly delicious! My wife really loves the dipping sauce too. It's fantastic with or…

9 votes
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Brazilian Chicken

Brazilian Chicken by John Spottiswood

After watching Brazil come back from 2-0 to beat the US 3-2 in soccer last weekend, I got an itch to try some Brazilian BBQ. If figured if I can't rejoice in victory, at least I can enjoy the food they'll serve at their parties! This Brazlian chicken is really tender and delicious...and uses beer, one of my favorite BBQ ingredients.…

7 votes
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Grilled Lamb Steaks with Garlic and Rosemary

Grilled Lamb Steaks with Garlic and Rosemary by John Spottiswood

This is a simple and fantastic grilled lamb recipe. It can be made with or without the wine, and marinating is not necessary if you leave out the wine. Our guests raved about this dish! Secret: Costco sells great leg of lamb for $3.99 a pound!

3 votes
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Grilled Chicken Breast with Chimichurri

Grilled Chicken Breast with Chimichurri by Nancy Miyasaki

This simple to make sauce and marinade is one of the best parts of Argentinian cooking. While I've normally eaten Chimichurri with steak, it is possibly even more delicious with white meat chicken. You won't be disappointed.

7 votes
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Grilled Pork Chops with Caribbean Wet Rub

Grilled Pork Chops with Caribbean Wet Rub by John Spottiswood

We served these pork chops over black beans and rice. It was a great combination. We took the wet rub from a recipe for pork tenderloin in Cooks Illustrated. I'm not sure it's powerful enough for a tenderloin unless it's butterflied, but it was wonderful on the pork chops. Normally we brine our pork chops before putting on the rub.…

4 votes
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Homemade Grilled Flatbread

Homemade Grilled Flatbread by John Spottiswood

I couldn't find any authentic pita bread or other flat bread at my local grocery store, so I decided to try grilling my own. It turned out to be really fun and not too difficult. And the taste was amazing. The hardest part was rolling out the dough (I doubled the recipe). Fortunately, I was able to do that while watching a playoff…

4 votes
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Barbecued Lamb Moroccan Style

Barbecued Lamb Moroccan Style by John Spottiswood

This is a traditional northern african recipe called Mechouie. It's normally done with a whole lamb, but I BBQ a boneless leg of lamb butterflied

5 votes
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Dutch West Indies Chicken Kebabs - Boka Dushi

Dutch West Indies Chicken Kebabs - Boka Dushi by John Spottiswood

This dish offers an amazing collage of flavors blending Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish and West African flavors. Personally, I prefer the marinade and dipping sauce on these kebabs to traditional Indonesian satay. The heavy sweetness of the Indonesian peanut sauce is replaced by a tangy, spicy and slightly sweet mixture of peanuts,…

3 votes
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VIETNAMESE BO LA LOT

VIETNAMESE BO LA LOT by Linda Tay Esposito

This is a very tasty Vietnamese appetizer and part of the famous "bo 7 mon" Vietnamese menu of eating 7 different types of beef dishes. Beef 7 ways. No holy cow here. The skewers of little green parcels of beef make a lovely presentation. La lot is a type of Asian herb - a large shiny heart-shaped leaf which gives a peppery,…

4 votes
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Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken

Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken by John Spottiswood

This is a simple and tasty summer grilled chicken recipe. We usually cook this with legs or thighs, but it goes well with chicken breast too. Consider doubling the recipe as it is even better the next day. We used left overs of this chicken to make the chicken noodle soup I posted recently.

11 votes
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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Greek Yogurt Pancakes by Michele Grason

I am not messing around here - these are really good pancakes! They are light and fluffy and moist and they might even be kind of good for you because they are made with non-fat Greek yogurt. At least that's what I am going to continue to tell myself as I make them every Saturday morning.

3 votes
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Club Sandwich Recipe

Club Sandwich Recipe by Hina Gujral

The brown bag lunch is an American tradition, the first sandwich created in 1762, was a matter of necessity. The Earl of Sandwich, an enthusiastic gambler, requested bread and meat dishes that he could eat while gambling and the sandwich were born. The traditional club sandwich is most often done with turkey, bacon, eggs and loads of…

1 vote
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Simple Grilled Lamb Chops

Simple Grilled Lamb Chops by John Spottiswood

Lamb is my favorite meat. While I often enjoy rubbing it or marinating it in bold flavors, grilling it simply with mild herbs that enhance it's natural flavor is one of my all time favorites. For my birthday this year, we grilled some tasty lamb chops as described below. I adapted the recipe from one by Giada De Laurentiis. It's a…

4 votes
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