TIP OF THE DAY: Shishito Chile (Or Pepper Or Chile Pepper)

Before cooking, bright green. Photo courtesy SpoonForkBacon.com.   The shishito pepper is a relative newcomer to American cuisine. Finger-shaped, slender and sweet (not hot), it is growing in popularity as a snack, blistered on the stove top or grill. The shishito is named after its shape: The tip of the chili pepper was seen to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Paella On The Grill

We love paella and don’t make it often enough. So when Fagor wrote to us about their paella pan and included a recipe to make it on the grill, our ears perked up. PAELLA HISTORY Paella (pronounced pie-AY-ya) originated in Valencia, a region on the Mediterranean (east) coast of Spain. It was originally a peasant…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Fish Garnish

Dorado (mahi-mahi), garnished with creamed spinach, toasted breadcrumbs and crabmeat. Photo courtesy Bonefish Grill.   You may be eating more grilled, pan-sautéed or poached fish for health or for Lent. But it doesn’t have to be dull. The photo at left shows “Dorado Rockefeller,” a riff on Oysters Rockefeller, which tops oysters with creamed spinach…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Smoked Sea Salt

Smoked sea salt ranges from pale, like Maldon (in photo), to dark brown. Photo courtesy Realfoods.co.uk.   What can you do if you have a gas grill, but crave the smoky flavor of meat grilled over wood chips? Michaele Musel, chef of Double R Ranch Co., producers of aged beef, suggests this option for those…
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COOKING VIDEO: Bobby Flay’s Grilled Peach Cobbler

  Before the lush summer peaches disappear, make a grilled peach cobbler outside on the grill. You don’t have to turn on an oven and heat up the kitchen. And, it’s delicious! Chef Bobby Flay demonstrates how easy it is, in this video:         Find more of our favorite pie, cobbler and…
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