A Latin-Inspired Grilling Menu
Pescado a la Talla Tacos with a Chipotle Rouille
Richard Sandoval turns up the volume on good ol' fish tacos with this recipe, which was featured at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo.
Credit: Richard Sandoval
Nopales, or fresh cactus, has a tart flavor that marries well with savory grilled octopus. Try this inspired salad recipe that can work as a meal.
You don't even need a smoker or charcoal grill to make this recipe, but if you do, by all means, feel free to use it.
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Grilled Pineapple
Bacon makes everything better, and it's definitely true with plump, juicy shrimp. Serve this recipe with a fruity margarita or a glass of rosé.
Pollo a las Brasas
Love meat on a stick? Look no further than this traditional recipe.
Credit: Marty Snortum
Bison Rib-Eyes with Grilled Pineapple and Mango Salsa
Bison is lean, flavorful, and full of protein. It's fantastic in this recipe with a fruity, tropical salsa.
Credit: Maryse Chevriere
Cumin-Crusted Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Salsa Verde
Smoky cumin takes this pork tenderloin to another level, and an equally bold salsa verde adds a little heat.
Credit: Christine Hanna
Grilled Adobo-Marinated Skirt Steak
Breathe new life into economical skirt steak with this recipe from Roberto Santibañez.
Credit: Romulo Yanes
Elotes Callejeros (Grilled Corn)
Tangy, crumbly cotija cheese makes this a truly special corn on the cob recipe.
Credit: Tejal Rao
Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa
Grilling pineapple brings out its natural sugars and caramelizes them, and jalapeños pack a definite punch.
With the end of grilling season approaching, it may seem like all the grilling possibilities have been exhausted. Well, not quite yet. Fire up that grill one more time, because we've gathered together some great, Latin-inspired grilling recipes that are definitely worth a try.
Richard Sandoval, owner of numerous restaurants around the world that focus on modern Latin cuisine, offers up several noteworthy recipes, some of which are currently on the "Sea to Table" menu at Pampano, located in New York City. These menus focus on a different coastal region in Mexico each month; this month's focus is the southern Baja town of La Paz. Don't miss out on his Smoked Clams recipe — it's an easy-to-prepare and delicious appetizer, and a bona fide smoker isn't even necessary.
We rounded up some old favorites as well, but it's also worth pointing out that adding Latin flavors to your favorite grilled dishes can be as simple as whipping up a quick salsa while at the grill, or working in the right marinade the night before to infuse a little spicy, citrusy flavor and heat into your meats. Easy, simple, and flavorful — exactly the way grilling should be.
Check out the slideshow above to see our favorite Latin-inspired grilling recipes!