Father's Day is two-fer holiday: It celebrates dear 'ol dad, and also helps kick off summer.
That's why grilling is such a natural fit on on Father's Day.
We searched the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen archives for some of our favorite grilling recipes that would be a perfect way to celebrate Father's Day this Sunday. (Hint: If you have a dad that's tough to buy for, what about making him a nice dinner? That, and a homemade card are all any dad could ask for, right?)
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As you dive into our Father's Day recipes, know this: Many of them require a little big of planning. They're all relatively easy to make, but several require marinating time. Plan ahead!
We've included a recipe for naked ribs -- seen above -- so named because they're so good they don't need any sauce. We've also got recipes for steak, chicken, and more.
We've even got a salad you can put on the grill. Yes, a salad! (It's a grilled romaine with walnuts, Parmesan and anchovy dressing.)
We've even got a dessert you can grill: Slivers of fresh pineapple drenched with a rum and long pepper glaze. Or if you're looking for something a little extra sweet, we've also included a recipe for lemon meringue pie and an ultra-luxurious cheesecake. Granted, those are not grilling recipes. But we couldn't help ourselves -- we thought dad would enjoy them.
What are you planning to make for Father's Day?