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It has been far too long since I singed raw red meat on the barby. Summer must certainly be on its way as we just had great strip loin steaks and corn on the grill. What are your sure of sign of summer foods or meals?

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  1. Had the kids over and grilled 7 rib steaks on the charcoal today. Mmmm meat.

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    1. re: Eric in NJ

      Applesauce BBQ Beans

      1 (15-oz) can White Kidney beans, undrained
      1 cup applesauce
      1/4 cup barbecue sauce
      1/4 cup brown sugar
      1/4 cup onions, diced
      1 Tbs crumbled bacon bits
      1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
      1 Tbs prepared yellow mustard
      1/2 tsp dry barbecue rub

      Mix together in saucepan. Simmer 15-minutes,
      stirring occasionally.

    2. Haven't made steak yet, but the other night I grilled chicken using this Martha Stewart recipe (lemon and oregano) -- it was simple, but really good.

      http://www.marthastewart.com/grilled-...

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      1. re: valerie

        It's warm here in the Bay Area. My first grill will be sausage with the potato salad recipe from my dear sainted mother.

      2. I never put the grill away, even in northern Ohio. It may be -10 in January but there are times when I need to grill a piece of flat iron steak. Ive grilled steaks, beef, bison and lamb burgers and sausages this month.

        Does anyone have a method to grill filleted fish on the grill w/o wrapping it in foil?

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        1. re: Kelli2006

          I grill all winter, too, in Canada. For fish I use a grill basket. My favourite, though, is to use the cedar plank.

          1. re: sarah galvin

            Usually the grill basket will let thin filets break up and fall through; the flat pans with the holes in them (made for BBQ, see them everywhere now) work really well as nothing can fall through, great for veggies and shellfish too.

            1. re: coll

              Actually, that is what I meant. I was calling it a grill basket erroneously. Sorry. If one didn't have a pan with holes, heavy guage aluminum foil with holes poked in would probably work.

              1. re: sarah galvin

                Like we used to do at the state parks!! I always thought it would be cool to have one of those BBQs on a pole and stick it way out in the backyard somewhere.

                1. re: coll

                  Ask and you shall receive. I have also obtaining that same grill for myself. http://www.theparkcatalog.com/itemdes...

                  1. re: Kelli2006

                    Cool! We already painted our our old picnic table "State Park Green" (the guy in Home Depot knew what I meant) and stuck it way out in the woods in back, and this is all that's missing....plus I like that it's "theft proof", you never know about the deer and racoons around here !!

        2. we just brought our grill out for the first time today too...grilled some huge ribeyes and wrapped slices of them in romaine and a touch of ssamjang. also had kimchee on the side...

          it was a good day. :o)

          1. I cook everything and anything on the grill in the summer, but the first grill must be a prime steak, preferably porterhouse. It's almost like a welcome-summer ceremony.

            1. BBQed 2 Butts, 1 Fresh Picnic, 4 slabs of Spares yesterday...Grilling/BBQ is year round at my house..........

              1. Bacon wrapped asparagus on the grill, my fav!

                1. first grill was boneless leg 'o lamb this past easter, then roasted a chicken indirect-like last week and grilled a big ol' cowboy, (bone in/double cut), rib steak night before last..next week, i'm smoking a pastrami... life is good!

                  1. Its a sure sign of summer when I don't need to shovel a path to the grill. I don't put mine away either but need to keep it clear as I am in Southern New England. One day it is 55 degrees, next day I am shoveling again, gotta love it. Like they say, "If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a minute"

                    1. Last weekend was our first BBQ of the season - I did babybacks and beef rubs, slow smoked over oak for 4 hours.

                      This weekend we're doing tri tip and wings.

                      Next weekend will be salmon grilled over cherry wood.