Salsa for Your Celebration
Sweet and Smoky Grilled Tomato Salsa
Grilled tomato salsa is a great way to transform mediocre out-of-season tomatoes into something truly special—if you have the right method. To get great grilled flavor in the tomatoes without losing most of the tomato in the process, we used meaty plum tomatoes, starting the halved tomatoes cut side down over the hottest part of the grill and then flipping them cut side up (the skin acts as a cradle, keeping the flesh intact as the tomatoes continue to cook and soften). After moving the tomatoes for our grilled tomato salsa recipe to the cool side of the grill to keep them from being torched by flare-ups, we tossed soaked wood chips onto the hot coals to generate more smoke. And to balance and brighten the deep, smoky flavor of the tomatoes, we added a squeeze of lime juice, a handful of cilantro, and a bit of sugar, salt, and pepper to our salsa.
Grilling Up Memorial Day Weekend
Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks
If you know how to do them justice, economical chicken drumsticks can be a delicious choice for the grill. We started by soaking them in a saltwater brine to season them and help them retain their juices during cooking, and then we coated them with a flavorful spice rub. We cooked them all the way to between 185 and 190 degrees over indirect heat, which provided plenty of time for their connective tissue to soften and allowed the skin to render gently without the risk of flare-ups. We finished by cooking the drumsticks briefly over the coals to capture some char and crispiness.
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