Flank Steak is a weeknight warrior. It’s versatile, it’s quick to grill, and it’s relatively inexpensive. To ensure the flavorful meat retains all its beefy juices, let it rest for a full 10 minutes before slicing it across the grain.
This is the essence of speedy weeknight cooking. Coat boneless chicken thighs in herbs, garlic, and lemon and throw them on the grill for less than 10 minutes.
Mushy, brown bananas need not apply here. The fruit needs to be firm and just ripe to stand up to the grill’s heat. Leaving the skins on the split halves will help the bananas keep their shape. We’ll be honest: the sauce is sort of the best part.
When Alex Province grills up his meatless Portobello burgers, he thinks about the essence of chorizo. How to capture that in a meatless burger? He relies on the flavors that feel most “meaty” (and Spanish) to him, like cumin and paprika. And of course, because every burger is better with cheese, Alex melts Manchego slices over the grilled mushrooms.
You can mix up this flourless chocolate cake batter and put it in the pan well before you bake it, so it’s easy to put it on the grill while you’re having dinner. The cake will puff up nicely and look gorgeous, and then it will deflate and look less gorgeous. Don’t worry, you can make it lovely on the plate.