There’s a classic riddle about a father arriving late to a summer barbecue with his son. He asks the grill master for a well-done hamburger for the boy. The grill master says, “He doesn’t want that; my son only eats burgers medium rare.” See, the grill master was the kid’s mother! We might have the specific details of the riddle mixed up, but the point is female chefs are now (wo)manning the fire all over the world. Tonight at 10pm ET, watch Cooking Channel’s Grill Girls about some of the women who are discovering the thrill of the grill.
We’ll follow an all-women’s barbecue team hoping to make a name for themselves on the BBQ circuit. Then we’ll look at why women are moving their cooking to the back yard.
To fire up excitement for the premiere, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite grilling recipes from our top female chefs. Get the recipes after the jump.
Get the Recipe: Giada’s Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto (pictured above)
Giada gives grilled chicken a makeover with a vibrant, summery pesto sauce made out of spinach and toasted pine nuts.
Get the Recipe: Kelsey Nixon’s Grilled Picnic Corn
Kelsey’s salty, tangy, spicy grilled or broiled corn recipe will become your backyard barbecue staple.
Get the Recipe: Ching-He Huang’s Grilled Coconut Lobster
Marinate lobsters in a wet rub of aromatic lemongrass, ginger, chiles and coconut milk before grilling over a hot flame.
Get the Recipe: Bal Arneson’s Spiced Grilled Vegetables
Bal Arneson adds some Indian spice to her smoky grilled vegetables.
Get the Recipe: Alie and Georgia’s Grill Your Peaches Cocktail
A grilled cocktail? Only from Alie and Georgia. The ladies grill up peaches and turn them into the sweetest cocktail this side of Georgia.
Grill Girls airs tonight at 10pm ET on Cooking Channel.