It's barbecue season!
From the jungles of the Yucatán to the valleys along the Andes, Lourdes Castro's third book, Latin Grilling (2011 Ten Speed Press) goes beyond typical barbecue fare and familiar Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes to present more than 90 recipes that showcase the diversity of Latin American cooking. Try a few of her simple recipes tailored for home cooking and backyard grilling. Serve up her sugarcane shrimp (pictured above) as appetizers or achiote-marinated chicken wrapped in banana leaves for a Latin-themed summer backyard party.
Try a recipe from Lourdes Castro's Simply Mexican (2009 Ten Speed Press).