Food & dining

5 easy Fourth of July recipes for the grill

These recipes will keep you at the party, not the grill, on July 4th.

Fire up a charcoal grill or turn a gas grill on for these 5 easy grilling recipes for Fourth of July.

How to make a perfectly grilled steak:

How to grill a steak that is both tender and juicy on the inside and has a seared, flavorful, well-browned exterior?

Grilled flank steak and peach salad with arugula:

A zippy basil vinaigrette doubles as marinade and dressing for this salad of flank steak and peaches served on baby arugula.

Grilled swordfish with tomato-onion skewers and lemon-oregano butter


Meaty swordfish steaks hold up well on the grill. Cook the tomatoes and onions on their own skewers so you get sweet, soft onions without overcooking the tomatoes.

Grilled butterflied herb chicken with scallions:

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A sharp pair of kitchen shears makes butterflying a whole chicken a simple task. The flattened bird cooks evenly on the grill and produces lots of perfectly crisp skin.

Mexican street corn

Once you’ve had your fill of buttered sweet corn, try this indulgent and addictive version of corn on the cob. After grilling the corn, the cheese, mixed with mayonnaise, is brushed on the cobs, then more cotija is sprinkled on top with chile powder.

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