Beer-Can Chicken

Beer-Can Chicken

And 74 Other Offbeat Recipes for the Grill

By Steven Raichlen; Jim Lambrenos (Illustrator)

Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780761120162, 326pp.

Publication Date: May 2002

Chicken on a beer can? You bet When Steven Raichlen, America's barbecue guru, says it's the best grilled chicken he's ever tasted, cooks stop and listen.

An essential addition to every grill jockey's library, "Beer-Can Chicken "presents 75 must-try beer-can variations and other offbeat recipes for the grill. Recipes such as Saigon Chicken with Lacquered Skin and Spicy Peanut Sauce, Root Beer Game Hens, Beer-Can Turkey (uses the 32-ounce Foster's), Stoned Chicken (it's grilled under a brick), Dirty Steak, Fish on a Board (Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze), Mussels Eclade-grilled under pine needles, Grilled Eggs, Wacky Rumaki, Rotisseried Garlic Rolls-even Grilled Yellow Pepper Soup will have your mouth-watering. Whether on a can, on a stick, under a brick, in a leaf, on a plank, or in the embers, each grilling technique is explained in easy-to-follow steps, with recipes that guarantee no matter how crazy the technique, the results are always outstanding. So pop a cold one and have fun.

About the Author
STEVEN RAICHLEN is a multi-award-winning author, journalist, and television host. His twenty-nine books include the international blockbusters "The Barbecue Bible, How to Grill, "and the "New York Times "bestselling "Planet Barbecue. "His books have won five James Beard Awards and have been translated into 16 languages. "Island Apart "is his first novel. A former Watson Foundation Fellow with a degree in French literature, Raichlen hosts "Primal Grill "and "Barbecue University "on PBS and the French language TV show "Le Maitre du Grill. "He has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress and has appeared frequently on "National Public Radio "and the "Today" show. He and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, and Coconut Grove, Florida.