Your comprehensive guide to outdoor cooking with 175 recipes to make the whole meal outdoors, including snacks, sides, breads, and desserts
Go beyond burgers and basic proteins to become your best outdoor cooking self. Whether you use a gas or charcoal grill, flat-top griddle, open-fire setup, smoker, or pizza oven, you can revel in the outdoor cooking lifestyle. By learning to harness fire and smoke the ATK way, you'll even be able to convert many of these recipes between different cooking methods.
In-depth information covers fire setups and heat levels; reviews of outdoor cooking equipment including grills, griddles, planchas, rotisseries, pizza ovens, and smokers; and all the invaluable tips ATK has learned from more than 25 years of outdoor cooking experience.
Whether you need fast, creative weeknight dinners or you're gathering friends around the fire pit for Charred Guacamole and Grilled Peach Sangria or you're seeking a weekend adventure smoking a whole chicken or simmering open-fire paella for a crowd, you'll find recipes for every meal component:
Snacks and Small Plates: Smoked Loaded Nachos, Grilled Oysters with Soy-Citrus Sauce, Grilled Watermelon with Cotija and Serrano ChilesBoth Hands Needed: Smokehouse Barbecue Burgers, Smoked Salmon Tacos, Philly-Style CheesesteaksDinners in Under an Hour: Charred Szechuan-Style Eggplant, Grilled Garam Masala Chicken with TomatoesWeekend Gatherings: Kansas City–Style BBQ Ribs, New England Clambake, Griddled Sunday BrunchOver an Open Fire: Grilled Trout and Potato Hobo Packs, Chicken SouvlakiGrilled Breads: Thin-Crust Pizza, Grilled Arepas, Dutch Oven BreadDesserts: Rotisserie Glazed Pineapple, Cast-Iron Brownies