We loved the way Yucatecans served seafood cocktails like this shrimp one in tall parfait glasses with a thin sauce that was more like a juice.
Margarita-Grilled Shrimp Quesadilla
If ever there were such a thing as a “Grilled Shrimp Mexican-Style Pizza,” this would be it. This can be served whole or cut into wedges as an appetizer.
Armenian Lamb Brochettes on Nutty Rice Pilaf
No matter how you spell it—shisk kabob or sis kebabi—this robust specialty features skewered chunks of meat and onions marinated in oil and spices and then grilled over an open flame.
Gravlax with Spicy Mustard Sauce
This Swedish dish takes two days to make, but it’s well worth the effort. After curing, the gravlax is sliced as thinly as possible.
Cured and Pecan-Smoked King Salmon with Hot Sauce
The key to preparing salmon this way is to make certain that your smoke is rather cool, about 100 degrees. If it is warmer, decrease the smoking time.
Beef Kebabs Tropicale
These spicy beef kebabs can be found on the island of St. Croix, as well as many other islands, where fruits abound.
Grilled Tuna with Red Chile, Allspice, and Orange Glaze
Anchos are the dried chiles I use most for they have the best balance of fruity, spicy and earthy flavors. Ancho powder gives this glaze its appealing brick-red color and warm—not fiery—flavor. I definitely find that tuna needs intense flavors, like orange and allspice, to lighten it up and show off that meaty texture. Grilled Tuna with Red Chile, Allspice, …