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THE DEEN BROS. GET FIRED UP by Jamie Deen

THE DEEN BROS. GET FIRED UP

Grilling, Tailgating, Picnicking, and More

By Jamie Deen (Author) , Bobby Deen (Author) , Melissa Clark (Author)

Pub Date: April 19th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-345-51363-2
Publisher: Ballantine

Food Network stars and Paula Deen progeny offer up more than 100 recipes for grilling, tailgate parties and picnics.

Break out the grill and fill the cooler with ice. The Deen brothers (The Deen Bros. Take It Easy, 2009, etc.) are back with another lively compilation of Southern-style recipes. This time around, the table is set for the great outdoors, and the authors divide up the recipes accordingly, with chapters entitled "On the Grill," "On the Field" and "On the Beach." While not everyone will have access to lobster tails or live blue crabs for beach cookouts, most recipes call for ingredients that can be easily sourced at the local grocery store. Meat takes center stage, but don't write this off as the average burger-on-the-grill cookbook. In addition to old favorites like BBQ, the authors instruct readers in the art of "Beer Can Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Vidalia Onions" and "Minty Lamb Chops Stuffed with Feta and Chicken." Non-meat offerings vary widely, including flatbreads, pasta salads and vegetable dishes. Readers shouldn't despair if they don't have access to a grill; items such as salads, wraps and dips, including the black-eyed pea spread "Georgia Caviar," feature prominently. Wash it all down with “Frosty Piña Colada Punch" or one of eight other "Seaside Sippers." With easy-to-follow recipes, full-page pictures and humorous prose, the Deens serve up a fun and appealing culinary collection.

Perfect for readers who enjoy a little sunshine on their plate.