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Primal Grill With Steven Raichlen: Primal Grill

Airs Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: American Public Television

Above: Steven Raichlen prepares salmon roasted on redwood sticks in front of an open fire in the style of the Yurok Indians of northern California. During this season of the public television series "Primal Grill With Steven Raichlen," the grilling guru goes global, with 40 new recipes inspired by his travels around the world.

Grilling guru Steven Raichlen returns to offer viewers more easy-to-follow instruction, step-by-step techniques and mouth-watering barbecue dishes. This year, Steven goes global, with a sizzling exploration of grilling around the world — from Balinese lemongrass prawns and Brazilian fogo de chao (campfire barbecue) to South Africa's fiery piri piri chicken wings, Spain’s salt-grilled chuleton (rib-steak) and Thai-inspired grilled bananas for dessert. The series features more than 40 new recipes inspired by Steven's diverse travels and his new book, "Planet Barbecue." In field segments, Steven covers both the basics and finer points of spices, produce, seafood, meat-cutting and more to help viewers take their grilling to the next level — and beyond. This season also brings back Steven's cozy fireside chats about his personal grilling experiences and philosophy.

Think back, way back, to that momentous occasion more than a million years ago, when our prehistoric ancestors learned how to master fire-and cook. This episode focuses on some of the world's most primal grilling. Mussels grilled on a bed of flaming pine needles, as they do on the west coast of France. Salmon roasted on redwood sticks in front of an open fire in the style of the Yurok Indians of northern California. T-bone steaks grilled directly on the embers, and fire-grilled garlic bread. Awaken your inner caveman. It's primal grilling on "Primal Grill."

Recipes In This Episode:

Mussels on Pine Needles

Salmon on a Stick

Caveman T-Bones with Garlic and Peppers

Fire-Grilled Garlic Bread

Season Preview: Primal Grill With Steven Raichlen

Now presented in amazing High Definition, "Primal Grill With Steven Raichlen," season three, offers more thrilling grilling based on the worlds oldest and most primal cooking method grilling over live fire. Steven takes viewers on a global journey to learn amazing grilling tips and recipes from around the world. Raichlens easy-to-follow signature teaching style both entertains and educates viewers. This season covers everything from basic charcoal hibachis to stainless steel super grills, plus essential sauces, rubs, and accessories. For the first time ever, viewers will also enjoy a look behind the scenes to learn how a show like "Primal Grill" is put together. For more information and recipes visit

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