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Tips & Techniques4

Three Satays6

Kebabs in miniature. Satays make for easy, light summer fare. Team them with fresh relishes and sauces, and they're a meal.

Plank Cooking12

The neatest grilling you'll do all summer -- plank cooking. Transform chicken into smoky nirvana with just your grill and a cedar plank.

Summer Sweet Potato Salad16

Seen enough potato salad this summer? This one is different. It's high time sweet potatoes have a place on the picnic table.

Simply Tomatoes18

What's the secret to picking out a good-tasting summer tomato? What kind should you buy? The answer to these questions and more.

Grilled Tomato Soup20

Making soup on the grill? Won't it fall through the grate? Grilling pops out the flavor in all the ingredients and adds a little smoke flavor to boot.

Sun Dressing with Sauteed Tomatoes22

The sun does the cooking in this fresh-tasting tomato dressing. Perfect with a fast saute of cherry tomatoes.

Ancho-Fired Flank Steak24

Flank steak is a Cinderella story -- so much more than what "meats" the eye. The right paste and a quick grill puts flank on top of the flavor chart.

Grilled Smashed Potatoes28

Mashed potatoes are great but who wants to be in the kitchen during the summer? The answer is on your grill with these "smashed potatoes."

Fresh Tomato Jam29

No need for ketchup or steak sauce. Tomato jam is the classy, sweet condiment that delivers a little bite.

Sea Bass in Cornhusks30

A perfect combination of simplicity and good looks. This sea bass recipe is easy, but the cornhusk presentation makes it entertainment quality.

Maque Choux33

A spicy and colorful creamed corn dish from New Orleans. A little rich, but just right for the lean sea bass grilled in cornhusks.

Pepper Mills34

Peach Crepes with Cajeta Sauce36

Paper-thin French pancakes surround summer peaches -- sounds good but things get even better with sweet, rich Mexican cajeta sauce.

Questions & Answers40

What's Happening in Food42

Plank-Cooked Brie with Peach Chutney44