Cooking the Books: Weber’s Big Book of Grilling

I’ve been meaning for some time to tell y’all about my personal 2012 cooking challenge. I have quite a few cookbooks and yet I cook from them so rarely. Many of them I have read numerous times but still have never been impelled to do more than cook the same two or three recipes that interested me originally.

This year I thought I’d make two-three dishes from a particular cookbook each week. If all goes well, I’ll have provided much more variety to my usual round of “go to” default meals.

That should be a welcome change for all!

First up, was Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. I remember trying it when it was new (2001, is it possible?) and hitting a dud first thing out of the box. The problem was that so many recipes looked great that I couldn’t bear to get rid of the book, yet my first experience made me distrust it.

This time there was no such problem. Both the Pork Chops with Adobo BBQ Sauce and the Lamb Patties in Pita with Yogurt Dill-Mint Sauce were fantastic. The pork chops really didn’t even need the BBQ sauce since they had a flavorful rub and the lamb patties had a fresh Mediterranean flavor that I couldn’t get enough of. My favorite … the lamb patties, which you may try for yourself.

Get the recipe at Meanwhile, Back in the Kitchen.

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