The Big Book of Backyard Cooking: 250 Favorite Recipes for Enjoying the Great Outdoors by Betty Rosbottom

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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; butter
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; butter; store-cupboard ingredients
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Cooking ahead; French; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: heavy cream; sour cream
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    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs; Cooking ahead; French
    • Ingredients: dried thyme; dried oregano; summer savory; dried marjoram
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: garlic; dried rosemary; beef sirloin steaks; blue cheese; butter; parsley; walnuts
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Quick / easy; Main course; Picnics & outdoors; Argentinian
    • Ingredients: beef T-bone steaks; parsley; dried red pepper flakes; ground cumin
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: dried rosemary; beef tenderloin; tomatoes; leeks; dried thyme; dried red pepper flakes; oranges; balsamic vinegar
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: beef rib-eye steaks; heavy cream; sour cream; prepared horseradish; green onions; capers; chives
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sauces for meat; Main course; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: chipotle chiles; yellow onions; Italian-style canned tomatoes; ground cumin; beef rib-eye steaks; cilantro
    • Accompaniments: Red and yellow pepper coleslaw in lime dressing
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Quick / easy; Main course; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: beef flank steaks; soy sauce; sesame oil; rice wine vinegar; green onions; sesame seeds
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Main course; Picnics & outdoors; Italian
    • Ingredients: lemons; parsley; rosemary; garlic; veal chops
    • Accompaniments: BLT pasta salad
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: bacon; ground beef; hamburger buns; avocados; tomatoes; jalapeño chiles; limes; shallots; cilantro; ground cumin
    • Accompaniments: Pepper Jack corn pudding; Sweet potato chips
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: ground beef; dried rosemary; red onions; Saga blue cheese; hamburger buns; red-leaf lettuce
    • Accompaniments: Red, yellow, orange, and green heirloom tomato salad
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: ground beef; white cheddar cheese; hamburger buns; red onions; butter; yellow onions; garlic; apple cider vinegar; chili sauce; tomato ketchup; dry mustard; ground cayenne pepper
    • Accompaniments: A mixed bag of beans; Old-fashioned potato salad
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: ground lamb; yellow onions; parsley; ground cumin; Hungarian paprika; hamburger buns; roasted red peppers; apple cider vinegar; dry mustard; ground cayenne pepper
    • Accompaniments: Extra-special tabbouleh with avocado and feta
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors; Low fat
    • Ingredients: ground chicken; yellow onions; dill; lemons; Havarti cheese; hamburger buns; tomatoes; red-leaf lettuce
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors; Low fat
    • Ingredients: ground turkey; honey Dijon mustard; oranges; apples; sharp cheddar cheese; hamburger buns; watercress
    • Accompaniments: Grilled asparagus spears; Creamy caraway coleslaw
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    • Ingredients: yellow onions; balsamic vinegar; raisins; ground turkey; curry powder; Havarti cheese; whole wheat hamburger buns; red-leaf lettuce
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: ground turkey; breadcrumbs; lemons; dried thyme; goat cheese; whole wheat hamburger buns; roasted red peppers; yellow onions; apple cider vinegar; dry mustard; ground cayenne pepper
    • Accompaniments: Corn and tomato pudding with basil
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; sesame oil; rice wine vinegar; oranges; soy sauce; fresh ginger; ground cayenne pepper; cucumbers; hamburger buns; watercress; salmon fillet tails
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  • ISBN 10 0811836045
  • ISBN 13 9780811836043
  • Published Mar 26 2004
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 352
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Chronicle Books
  • Imprint Chronicle Books

Publishers Text

Food just tastes better under an open sky. In this handbook to the alfresco life, one of our best-known cooking teachers shows how to please friends, neighbors, and family with hundreds of delicious dishes suitable for enjoying the great outdoors-- whether it's a rooftop garden or a sprawling lawn.


With classic fare such as fried chicken and potato salad, grilled favorites like juicy burgers, barbecued ribs, and sweet summer corn, plus fabulous new creations like Skewered Orange Cumin Scallops on Saffron Rice and Chocolate Toffee Brownie Cake, eating and entertaining outdoors has never been easier. Rosbottom includes her favorite marinades and sauces, appetizers to keep the crowds at bay, deliciously fresh salads and starters, summery desserts, and much more, not to mention great tips for making sure grilled meats are done to perfection. Covering everything from fine dining under the stars to Sunday picnics by the lake, this latest addition to the big-selling Big Book series is the perfect guide to taking it outside.



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