February is a bit of a tease. Whether you live in the Midwest or Southern California, the temperature can fluctuate by as much as 50 degrees in a day. Down jackets or shorts and flip flops? It’s anyone’s call. And there’s only so much “comfort food” you can stand. You’re craving something different. For much of the country, winter grilling rules are still in play.
Which is why we combed our vast collection of recipes for dishes that grill quickly, limiting your exposure to Mother Nature’s whims. These are all staff favorites, from succulent Korean short ribs to Caribbean-inspired shrimp on sugarcane with a spiced rum glaze. (Because, rum.) If you can’t be bothered to fire up the grill, there’s stovetop kippered salmon and a version of bananas Foster that’s Mardi Gras-appropriate.