Here are a few of our favorites from the archives--Niman Ranch Burgers, Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Grilled Pork Loin,
Mediterranean Grilled Leg of Lamb, Grilled Eggplant with Miso Butter and Watercress Salad with Grilled Peaches and Smoked Bacon.
Dai Due (at the Saturday and Sunday Farmers' Markets) has an impressive list of items available to grill. The beef they sell comes from Augustus Ranch, their favorite beef producer, providing grass-fed beef that has "a great finish and good marbling". They offer parrillada and smoker packs, tenderloins, strip steaks, bone-in ribeyes, briskets, spicy beef chorizos, hanger steaks, sweetbreads, hearts, flanks, cheddar hot links, ribs and skirts, burgers with smoky bacon, venison hot dogs, not to mention their condiments like housemade Worcestershire, kimchi, bread and butter pickles, horseradish mustard and hot sauces. Order by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. for pick up over the weekend. Check their website for recipes too.
Salt & Time also has your Memorial Day grilling needs covered. They sources their meats from a variety of ranchers such as, Legend Meats for Red Wattle pork and Evans Family Farm angus beef, Windy Bar, Branch Ranch, 44 Farms (all for angus beef), Texas T for wagyu beef and Peeler Farms for chicken. Get there early for best selection.
This might be the first weekend you have used the grill since before winter, so be sure it is clean and ready to go. Get your knives sharpened if you haven't done that in a while. Check your supply of charcoal and wood chips if you use a charcoal grill. If you use a gas grill, check your propane supply.
Relax and enjoy:
This is the easy part. Sip a drink (we will have a recipe for a good one on Friday), stay in the shade and man that grill with pride.