Grilled Bread with Garlic Cilantro Butter


Preparation info
  • Makes

    20 to 24

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Grilling produces a garlic bread that is crunchy on the outside and softly chewy on the inside, with a smoky charcoaled flavor. The cilantro lends a Latin touch.


  • 1 loaf bakery-style French bread (about 20 inches long)
  • 8 tablespoons (1


  1. Slice the bread sharply on the diagonal ¾ inch thick.
  2. Using a whisk, cream the butter in a mixing bowl. Add the garlic and cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Set up the grill for direct griling and preheat to medium-high.
  4. When ready to cook, generously brush or spread the bread slices on both sides with the cilantro butter. A