Greg Crawford, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Greg Crawford has tested.

Four pieces of classic chicken piccata topped with parsley and capers on a white oval serving plate.

Classic Chicken Piccata

Simple enough for a weeknight. Sophisticated enough for weekend entertaining. And it’s definitely as good as you remember, too.

A whole smoked pork shoulder.

Smoked Pork Shoulder

With its simple, soulful dry rub and foolproof instructions, this smoked pork butt means no more standing in line for takeout ‘cue. Here’s how to make it at home.

A plate topped with white rice and three chicken tikka masala meatballs with a fork on the side.

Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs

Perfect for lovers of Indian spices as well as those who want a gentle introduction to that cuisine. Full of flavor yet not overly spicy.

Two slabs of bone-in smoked beef ribs.

Smoked Beef Ribs

Indulge your primal human instinct to throw some meat down on fire. [Insert caveman roar of satisfaction here.]

Two pieces of grilled lemongrass chicken on top of rice with scallion garnish on a blue plate.

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

A make-at-home riff on the grilled chicken you may have experienced at Vietnamese restaurants. An astoundingly quick marinade infuses the chicken with flavor in no time.

Several seared grilled scallops on a cast-iron griddle on a grill.

Grilled Scallops

Dressed in a succulent citrus marinade, these sweet marshmallows from the sea are a cinch to make. In the time it takes to heat the grill, they’ree infused with flavor and ready to roll.

An oval serving dish filled with mashed potato gratin and a portion of it on a plate beside the dish.

Mashed Potato Gratin

Our recipe testers called these potatoes “pure heaven,” “yumminess,” and “genius.” That’s just a few of the rave reviews we heard for these delicately flavored spuds.

Three Texas smoked chickens lined up next to each other on a sheet pan with a metal fork beside them.

Texas Smoked Chicken

Juicy, tender, and subtly spiced, this Texas-style chicken is as good as barbecue gets with its intriguing four-ingredient spice rub that beautifully melds heat with sweet.