Symptoms: Sweating, coughing, confusion, bad taste in mouth.
Diagnosis: Failed attempt at a summer barbecue.
Prescription: A home remedy from James LoCascio of Barclay Prime.
Want your meats to taste meatier, your fish to grill swimmingly? Throw together this go-with-anything, foolproof Mexican marinade. (The recipe below is enough for two average portions.)
1 T. each chopped parsley, tarragon, chives, rosemary, and cilantro
1 T. olive oil
1 T. grapeseed oil
Zest of one lime
1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Rub into meat or fish. (Gently!)
Cooking make you reach for the meds? You’re in luck: Barclay Prime is offering Deluxe Grilling Packages through Labor Day. For a few Benjamins, you can get dinner for up to six, including a selection of appetizers, salads, choice steaks, sides, and a whole pie. Order 24 hours in advance.
If you’re really under the weather, fork over $7,500 to get dinner for ten, a 30-inch Viking grill, and LoCascio himself.
You can keep the grill. But, please, release the chef.
Barclay Prime, 237 South 18th Street (215-732-7560).