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Elizabeth Karmel

Elizabeth Karmel grew up on barbecue in North Carolina. She is the author of Taming the Flame, has written for Fine Cooking, Bon Appetit, and Redbook, and has a line of grilling tools called Grill Friends. Elizabeth lives in Chicago, where she grills year-round on her balcony.

  • Recipe

    Asian Citrus-Ginger-Sesame Marinade

    Most Asian-style marinades are heavy on soy sauce, but it’s used just as an accent in this bright, citrusy marinade. Confectioners’ sugar may seem an odd ingredient here, but it’s…

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    Italian Dressing Marinade

    Bottled Italian dressing is a popular marinade, but this is so much fresher, and you can change the herbs to suit your taste. The small amount of mayonnaise helps emulsify…

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    Spicy Mexican Marinade

    Mayonnaise is the perfect base for a marinade. Here, it takes the place of oil and keeps the marinade ingredients suspended. The lime juice cuts through the richness of the…

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    Red Wine and Coffee Marinade

    The wonderful thing about this marinade is that you’re likely to have most of the ingredients on hand. It doesn’t contain added salt, so remember to salt your food just…

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    Three-Mustard Bistro Marinade

    This marinade combines three favorite mustards with classic French ingredients—butter, white wine, and scallions. Honeycup is a brown sugar and spice mustard available nationally; if you can’t find it, substitute…

  • How-To

    How to Grill Shellfish

    Lobster, shrimp, even oysters—they all take well to the grill, with sweet and smoky results. We show you how, and throw in three great go-with sauces along the way.

  • Recipe

    Grilled Mussels, Clams, and Oysters

      Nothing quite matches the sweet, intense,and slightly charred taste of shellfish when it's cooked on the grill. Serve these simple grilled mussels, clams, and oysters with Bloody Mary Cocktail…

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    Grilled Shrimp

    Nothing quite matches the sweet, intense,and slightly charred taste of shellfish when it's cooked on the grill. Serve these simple grilled shrimp with Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce, Old Bay Dipping Sauce,…

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    Grilled Lobster

    Nothing quite matches the sweet, intense,and slightly charred taste of shellfish when it's cooked on the grill. For added flavor, try one of these easy dips: Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce, Old Bay Dipping…

  • Recipe

    Orange-Saffron Aïoli

    This sauce is tailor-made for grilled mussels, but it’s good with other shellfish, too. Omit the olives if you want a more delicate flavor.