With numerous shows and restaurants under his belt (and an Iron Chef title, to boot), Bobby Flay knows a thing or two about creating a mouth-watering meal when dinnertime approaches. If you’re looking to bring some panache to your dinner table, you can’t go wrong with these satisfying recipes from our resident grill-master.
Spanish Spice Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Parsley-Mint Sauce
Flavourful and robust, this grilled chicken dish looks impressive, tastes impressive and is impressively easy to make.
Grilled Salmon Steak With Hoisin BBQ Sauce
Tangy-sweet hoisin sauce turns mild salmon into a flavourful main. Simply steamed baby bok choy and hot brown rice are the only sides you’ll need (this meal is all about that salmon!).
Bobby Flay’s take on this Greek classic is both traditional and inventive, with such ingredients as Serrano chile and ginger, combing to create a unique flavour sensation.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
No side dishes is more hearty or more flavourful than this recipe that’s ideal for fall, combining tender, roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet Yukon gold potatoes, and the incomparable salty flavour of pancetta.
Spice Rubbed Smoked Ribs with Maple Horseradish Baste
Spicy and sweet, these pork ribs are smoked with hickory and slow-roasted over hot coals until the meat falls off the bone. Your mouth is probably watering just by reading this.
Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
You may never cook garden-variety scalloped potatoes again once you try this unique side dish that adds a spicy kick to sweet potatoes.
Get the recipe for Bobby Flay’s Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breast Tacos
You may have enjoyed chicken tacos before, but you’ve never had them like this: rubbed with a flavourful combination of spices and served with grilled poblano peppers and lightly grilled onions.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin a la Rodriguez with Guava Glaze and Orange Habanero Mojoodriguez
Brushed with a special sweet-and-spicy guava-mustard glaze, the finishing touch is a generous drizzling of mojo (made from orange and lime juice, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander and habanero chiles) atop this tender pork loin.
Red Beef Chili
It’s a no-brainer that a chili recipe from Bobby Flay chili is going to turn up the heat, and with three different types of chiles and three different varieties of chili powder in the mix, this savoury beef chili packs enough of a wallop that you may want to keep the number of your local fire department handy.
When hosting a barbecue, Bobby Flay says that he caters to guests who don’t eat red meat with his go-to alternative: the turkey burger. “Luckily poultry is a perfect canvas for many big flavours,” he says, “and this combination of tart goat cheese, sweet Meyer lemon-honey and peppery arugula makes for one outstanding burger.”
Salmon With Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze
What could be better than a perfectly grilled salmon filet for dinner? A perfectly grilled piece of salmon glistening with this incredible brown sugar and mustard glaze, that’s what.
Grilled Chicken Breasts With Spicy Peach Glaze
Spicy and sweet battle it out for flavour supremacy until a winner is declared: your tastebuds, which will be reeling from the sheer deliciousness of Bobby Flay’s glazed chicken breasts hot off the grill.
Brent Furdyk is a freelance writer in Vancouver.
Philly Cheese Steak
Bobby Flay’s take on the Philly cheese steak is loaded up with tender pieces of strip loin, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, sauteed peppers and a scratch-made provolone cheese sauce, piled high onto soft hoagie rolls.
Coconut Red Curry Sauce and Noodles
Noodles, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, carrots and tofu tossed in a spicy red curry sauce, this zesty vegetarian dish makes for a colourful addition to your dinner table.
Grilled Zucchini Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette and Shaved Romano and Toasted Pine Nuts
More hearty-side-bordering-on-main-dish than your typical salad, this recipe is a tasty way to adopt a meatless day into your life.
Fish Tacos With Habanero Salsa
Served up with a fiery tomato, herb and habanero pepper salsa, these fiery fish tacos are perfect for date night.
Grilled Pizza with Spicy Hummus, Vegetables, Goat Cheese and Black Olives
This Mediterranean-style pizza is topped with spicy hummus, loads of veggies and crumbled goat cheese, before being grilled until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melty.
Take a break from the beef with this turkey burger recipe from grill master Bobby Flay. Try making these burger slider size to accommodate those tiny-handed tasters. Creamy goat cheese and watercress perfectly compliment the honey-mustard dressing. You’ll be making these burgers time and time again.
Beer Can Chicken
A summertime staple that’s perfect for your next backyard bash. Super moist, tender and smothered in Bobby’s famous 16-spice rub, this dish is a classic for a reason.
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Forgo the challenges of traditional cordon bleu in favour of this simple deconstructed version. You surely won’t be disappointed.