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22 genius recipes for the grill
Tis the season to cook outdoors
 
Time to fire up the grill!
Time to fire up the grill! (FOOD52.com)

It's official now: We've hit the season where all we want to do is cook and eat (and swim and cannonball) outside. And — nothing against burgers and steaks — but with the whole hot yawn of summer stretched out ahead, we could use a few more genius ways to work our grills. Here are 20.

Because, on your grill, you can cook entire dinners, and anything from whole beasts (within reason) to quick skewered bits. Your grill will make stars of the parts of vegetables you'd normally throw out. And don't forget, the charcoal sort will give you not just smoke and a hot grate, but coals to cook in down below.

Suzanne Goin's grilled pork burgers



Ignacio Mattos' grilled favas



Melissav's grilled (or broiled) oysters with Sriracha-lime butter



Lisina's grilled corn with basil butter



Steven Raichlen's salt-crusted beef tenderloin grilled in cloth (Lomo al Trapo)



Inpatskitchen's Alabama-style chicken kebabs



Fiveandspice's grilled bread with thyme pesto and preserved lemon cream



Amanda Hesser's sugar steak with bourbon



Anna Klinger's grilled Swiss chard stems with anchovy vinaigrette



Amanda Hesser's grilled squid salad with lemon, capers, and parsley



Ian Knauer's sticky balsamic ribs



Aargersi's cedar plank grilled loup de mer (Sea Bass)



Beth Kirby | {local milk}'s grilled figs with homemade lavender crème fraîche



Jamie Oliver's smoked beets



Creamtea's chicken cutlets grilled in charmoula with quick-cured lemon confit



Enbe's grilled peanut tofu



Lisina's salt & pepper babyback ribs



Beth Kirby | {local milk}'s grilled okra with Sriracha-lime salt



Thirschfeld's grilled salsa



Waverly's chicken al mattone with thyme pesto



Gena Hamshaw's black bean and corn burgers



Thirschfeld's grilled bananas with buttered maple sauce and English almond toffee



This article originally appeared on Food52.com: Genius recipes for the grill

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