Asian-inspired barbecue fare.
Chef Tadashi Ono and writer Harris Salat compiled their favourite Asian grilling recipes in their new cookbook, The Japanese Grill (2011 Ten Speed Press). Both maintain that live-fire cooking marries perfectly with mouthwatering Japanese ingredients like soy sauce, miso, wasabi and sake. The book is full of meats and marinades for sophisticated summer entertaining and quick grilling ideas for healthy weekday meals, plus tons of delectable sides that pair well with an Asian-themed barbecue spread. Try the filet mignon (pictured above), miso pork chops or ginger-garlic chicken.