Why it works: One of the most delicious and succulent cuts of this fish (also called yellowtail), the collar requires only salt and high heat to develop a flavorful crust. The generous amount of fat ensures that the meat remains tender and moist.
Where to get it: The Lobster Place, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave at 16th St (212-255-5672)
Why it works: The only thing better than a doughnut is a warm doughnut; grilling takes jelly fritters a step further, crisping the pastry and transforming the filling into molten juice.
Where to get them: Peter Pan Bakery, 727 Manhattan Ave between Meserole and Norman Aves, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-389-3676)
Why it works: Grilled glutinous rice cakes are a traditional treat in Japan. Time over the hot coals gives the exterior a toasted nuttiness, making for a pleasing contrast with the starchy, chewy interior.
Where to get them: Sunrise Mart, 4 Stuyvesant St between Third Ave and E 9th St, second floor (212-598-3040) • 12 E 41st St between Fifth and Madison Aves (646-380-9280)
Why it works: The sugars in peaches, apricots and plums caramelize on the grill, coaxing out an added level of sweetness and juice.
Where to get them: Fairway Market, 550 Second Avenue at 30th St (646-720-9420)