With temperatures projected to climb toward triple digits this afternoon, turning on an oven or stove-top at dinnertime sounds less than appetizing. The Town Crier's local food columnists have provided inspiration from our archive for alternate dinner options this week, either uncooked or thrown on the grill:
This mainstay of many Middle Eastern restaurants is surprisingly easy to make. Although breadcrumbs are not used with kofta traditionally, they can make leaner grass-fed, free-range meats more tender. The sprightly blend of fresh parsley and onions is a nice aromatic counterpoint to the hearty meat.
Barbecuing salmon is a great way to prepare heart-healthy fish while still enjoying the smoky taste of grilled food.
With large indoor and outdoor spaces, Devil’s Canyon is a popular event space for parties, musical performances and fundraising events. It is only open to the general public on Fridays starting at 4 p.m., but the Friday gatherings are packed with families, and leashed dogs are welcome inside and outside the brewery building as well.