It's time to dust off your grill and start thinking about a summer full of delicious barbecued meals. For Lisa Lavery of the CHOW Test Kitchen, nothing's tastier, or easier, than skewering some marinated beef and veggies and dropping them on the grill. She shares her simple technique for making our Beef and Vegetable Shish Kebabs in this week's episode of The Easiest Way.
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab. Read more.
Now you can have your brunch cocktail and eat it, too, with Justin Warner's Mojito Pancakes. Read more.
Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.