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Karl’s Barbecued Hamburgers

When I made hamburgers—a long time ago—I simply  took the meat out of the package, formed it into patties and threw it on the grill. While I still think there is a place for a plain burger, you can do so much more to make simple ground beef into something to write home about. Of course, fancy burgers require fresh buns.

Karl's Barbecued Hamburgers

Karl’s Barbecued Hamburgers

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Karl’s Char Siu Flavored Barbecued Pork Loin (Atkins Friendly)

My son-in-law is on the Atkins Diet, which means cooking with little or no starch and sugar—except for artificial things—of which I am rather suspicious. He had requested pork loin and I had been thinking “Italian,” until Miriam said she wanted bok choi, as well. Jumping half a world away, I decided on “Chinese.”

Karl’s Char Siu Flavored Barbecued Pork Loin (Atkins Friendly)

Karl’s Char Siu Flavored Barbecued Pork Loin (Atkins Friendly)

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Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Tri-tip

Last Sunday I made a barbequed Sichuan chicken. It was so successful that I decided to do something similar with a beef tri-tip. Beef will stand up to stronger flavors than chicken, so I added some onion, chili flakes and white pepper to the sauce.

Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Tri-tip

Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Tri-tip

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Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Chicken II

I have done this dish before, but it shows just how differently a dish will turn out when you make just a few changes. The last time I made enough sauce to make the marinade and no more. After the bird was barbequed I sprinkled some fresh Sichuan pepper on the dry surface, producing a bird with crisp skin and strong pepper flavor. This time I made twice as much sauce and basted the bird so that the final dish had a thick, sticky glaze that melded the sauce flavors. Mostly the same ingredients, but very different dining experiences.

Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Chicken II

Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Chicken II

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Karl’s Chicken Satay with Pineapple Peanut Sauce

While I am still not convinced that the flavor is as good with gas grilling—over charcoal—it is certainly more convenient. Wanting something a bit different for a weeknight dinner, I settled on chicken satay. Satay, in the end, is just marinated meat grilled on a stick. While originating in Indonesia, it spread over Southeast Asia with each culture adding its own distinctions. Usually it is accompanied by a dipping sauce, some kind of peanut sauce being one of the more common.

Karl’s Chicken Satay with Pineapple Peanut Sauce

Karl’s Chicken Satay with Pineapple Peanut Sauce

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Karl’s Grilled Pineapple

I hardly consider this a recipe, but here it is.

Karl’s Grilled Pineapple

Karl’s Grilled Pineapple

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Karl’s Salt and Pepper Tri-tip with Green Pepper Sauce

I decided to experiment with pickled green pepper (Piper nigrum ). This is a new spice for my family, so I plan to go cautiously. When I did my surf and turf for Miriam’s birthday I discovered just how good a tri-tip could be with simply salt and pepper.

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Tri-tip with Green Pepper Sauce

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Tri-tip
with Green Pepper Sauce

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Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued Lamb

It’s Father’s Day and I get to make what I like. This means barbecued lamb. Like for my birthday, I decided I would go Moroccan.

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued Lamb

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued Lamb

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Karl’s Zucchini Ras el Hanout

I made a tajine for my Father’s Day dinner to go with my Moroccan lamb. I had a zucchini on my counter that I wanted to use before it spoiled, but I thought that a soft squash like this would not stand up to the long cooking time of a tajine.  I decided it would be much better barbecued separately. Since I had already blended Ras el Hanout for the lamb it seemed an obvious spicing.

Karl’s Zucchini Ras el Hanout

Karl’s Zucchini Ras el Hanout

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Karl’s Molé Basted Barbecued Chicken

A bag of molé has been living in my freezer for months. I wanted to do some barbecued chicken for this Sunday’s dinner, but I did not want it to be the same old, same old. I thought using the molé as a barbecue sauce was just the ticket.

Karl’s Molé Basted Barbecued Chicken

Karl’s Molé Basted Barbecued Chicken

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