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The Best Beach BBQ Menu

Hit the beach with friends and enjoy a picnic in the sand

written by Margo True
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Ludo Lefebvre

The mad rush for reservations at his pop-up restaurant, LudoBites, has crashed OpenTable more than once. His LudoTruck serves fried chicken so good, people stand in line for hours to get a plateful. And now that he has a new TV show, Ludo Bites America, it’s going to be harder than ever to score a taste of Ludo Lefebvre’s food. Well, here’s your chance: Kick back on the beach and cook up these inventive recipes from an L.A. chef sensation.

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Grilled Rosemary Pork Flatbreads with Peaches and Mascarpone

If you’re using this as your only main course—instead of serving it with the hanger steak—double the recipe.

Recipe: Grilled Rosemary Pork Flatbreads with Peaches and Mascarpone

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Broccamole

Yes, like guacamole, but less caloric and very tasty. Serve with white tortilla chips—those thin ones.

Recipe: Broccamole

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Green Bean Caesar Salad with Baby Romaine Lettuces

This spin on Caesar is based on a recipe in Lefebvre’s book Crave: The Feast of the Five Senses. Freezing the bacon for 20 minutes will make it easier to cut thinly.

Recipe: Green Bean Caesar Salad with Baby Romaine Lettuces

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Korean-Style Grilled Hanger Steak with a Pickle Bar for the Beach

Hanger steak is very flavorful but can be a little chewy; for maximum tenderness, don’t cook it past medium-rare, and slice it against the grain.

Recipe: Korean-Style Grilled Hanger Steak with a Pickle Bar

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Crushed Berries with Hibiscus Jelly

The jelly here isn’t the kind you spread on bread; it’s a soft, lustrous gelatin—like Jell-O, but more delicate.

Recipe: Crushed Berries with Hibiscus Jelly

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