Father's Day menu he'll love

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Skip the bad necktie this Father's Day and whip up a meal fit for a king. We've combined three Father's Day faves -- meat, potatoes and the grill -- to create a Father's Day menu every dad will love.

Three recipes from the grill for dear old dad

Skip the bad necktie this Father's Day and whip up a meal fit for a king. We've combined three Father's Day faves -- meat, potatoes and the grill -- to create a Father's Day menu every Dad will love.

Grilled Rack of Lamb
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 racks of lamb

Directions:
  1. Prepare grill
  2. Combine rosemary, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl
  3. Add balsamic vinegar and stir until a paste forms
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the lamb then rub spice paste over the meat until it's evenly coated
  5. Place lamb on lightly-oiled grill rack, on the hottest part of the grill, meat side down
  6. Cover and cook until lamb reaches desired temperature (145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-rare; 160 degrees Fahrenheit for medium), flipping once halfway through
  7. Remove lamb from grill and let it rest for 10 minutes
  8. Slice and serve

Grilled New Potato Skewers
Serves 6

Ingredients:
1 pound red new potatoes, rinsed, patted dry and cut in half
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Directions:
  1. Toss potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl until potatoes are evenly coated
  2. Divide potatoes evenly between six metal skewers
  3. Grill skewers, covered, until they soften and begin to brown, 12-15 minutes, turning halfway through cooking
  4. Remove potatoes from grill, sprinkle with lemon juice and serve

Grilled Pineapple with Black Pepper
Serves 6

Ingredients:
1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch thick slices
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
Vanilla Ice Cream

Directions:
  1. Preheat grill
  2. Sprinkle both sides of pineapple slices with sugar and peppercorns
  3. Place pineapple slices on lightly-oiled grill rack and cook until pineapple begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes per side
  4. Remove pineapple from grill and serve with vanilla ice cream

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