Perfect for a Father's Day cookout, these delicious recipes include juicy burgers, steaks and ribs.
Food & Wine
June 09, 2014
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Butter-Basted Rib Eye Steaks
This steak is based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse. Halfway through cooking, these bone-in rib eyes are basted with a mixture of butter, thyme and garlic, so they're crusty outside and richly flavored.
Andy Ricker roasts these meaty, tender ribs for two to three hours over a low fire for a fabulously smoky flavor. In this easy adaptation, the ribs are slow-cooked in the oven, then finished on the grill. Baby back ribs cut across the bone are the classic Thai choice, but whole ribs are just as delicious.
While traveling through Mexico, chef Patricio Sandoval discovered the ubiquitous snack of thinly sliced mango and jicama spiked with lime and chile. Sandoval used the dish as inspiration for this guacamole.
A brilliant grilling recipe can start with the simplest idea, like a bunch of cherry tomatoes wrapped tidily in foil and left on the fire until warm, supersweet and dripping with juice. Indeed, grilling basics like this recipe can be phenomenal all on their own (good news for minimalists) or as part of a recipe riff by the grill-crazy cooks in the F&W Test Kitchen.
Andres Barrera briefly marinates chicken in herbs and cumin before skewering and grilling it; then he serves it with a cool chickpea puree and fiery harissa. His harissa is a knockout, scented with toasted and ground cumin seeds, coriander and caraway seeds, but jarred harissa also works.
Fresno chiles are similar in shape and heat to jalapeños, but they’re red and a little less meaty. Roasting them over a flame tames their spice and brings out their natural sweetness. Grace Parisi likes folding them into softened butter, then melting a little on grilled vegetables or steaks or spreading some on bread.
Guinness Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels
This dessert, created by pastry chef Cory Barrett, is an ode to Michael Symon's father, Dennis, who loves beer, pretzels and chocolate. The ice cream has a strong, malty Guinness flavor that goes supremely well with the salty, milk chocolate-covered pretzels. If you don't want to make the chocolate-covered pretzels, they're easy enough to buy.