Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What’s on your grill…


It’s that time of year when everyone is out grilling. Some are a fan of the cookout, some not. Personally if you grilled a stick and put BB sauce on it I’d eat it.

I love anything grilled. I have one of those kettle grills with a lid that I got when my aunt died nearly thirty years ago. The thing is still goin
g strong. I always use the hood, it gives the food a nice smoky quality.

To get the grill going I have a chimney. I put the charcoal in the top, wads of newspaper under it in the bottom and light the paper. It starts the coals cooking. When they catch and flame is shooting out the top of the chimney you dump the coals into the grill. 

And I’m a fan of the hickory charcoal. Makes things even better.

My fav on the grill is salmon on a cedar plank. Soak the cedar
plank, rub down the salmon with olive oil and garlic salt and cook for fifteen minutes or so. Yummm.

And I love corn on the grill. Pull out the silks but keep the shuck. Soak in water for a few hours and grill for about 40 min.

And then there’s the perfect burger. None of that lean stuff here, but 20% fat and salt and pepper. Make patties ¾ inch thick then use your thumb to make a deep depression in the middle. I have no idea why you do this but it works.

Grilled veggies are amazing. Make a pan out of alum foil and add olive oil, garlic salt, pepper and the veggies of your choice. Asparagus, onions, fennel, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes…it’s all fantastic.


I hear grilled peaches and pineapple are to die for on a grill but I haven’t gotten that far yet.

And of course the best thing of all is that when dinner is over you can gather around the grill with the gram crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars and have a DIY dessert. Now that’s the way to end a perfect cookout.


So what about you? What is your fav thing on the grill? I’m dying to try some new recipes.  

15 comments:

mary kennedy said...

Duffy, thank you for these delish suggestions, I can't wait to try them!

Gram said...

We love veggies cooked right on the grill - oil first or use one of those foil fan-like things. The reason you poke the dent in the burger is so it will cook flat and not bump up in the middle.

Anonymous said...

Make a hamburger patty, put it in the middle of a piece of aluminum foil. Dump frozen mixed vegies over the patty - amount to your liking. Fold up the aluminum foil and make sure it's sealed well. Put the hamburger/veggie packet in the hot coals for about 5 minutes. Turn over and put back in the coals for about another 5 minutes. Remove, open and enjoy. You can make the hamburger into a sandwich - or if the patty is big enough, eat it with a fork like a chopped steak.

Anonymous said...

Grilled pineapple is to die for! We put it on skewers, coat it in cinnamon sugar, and pop it over the coals. Extra good if you put it on top of ice cream...

Grandma Cootie said...

Yummy. Love almost everything grilled - steaks, ribs, chicken of course, hamburgers, hot dog. Have made salmon on the "fish plate thingy" but not on the cedar plank. Had that in a restaurant the other day so will now have hubby try to make it.

Duffy Brown said...

So wish you lived closer and we could grill out together

Duffy Brown said...

Thanks for telling me about the dent in the middle. I love veggies on the grill too. Best veggies ever.

Duffy Brown said...

That sounds soooo good right now!!!!!!! Thanks

Duffy Brown said...

I need to do this!!! Sounds fantastic. Thanks!!

Duffy Brown said...

Yes, try the cedar plank thing and it keeps the fish from falling into the grill. LOL

Mary Jane Maffini said...

I'm like you! I'll eat the stick. Love the grill and really love the cedar salmon. It's our go to for summer guests. Great post once again, Duffy!

Hugs.

Duffy Brown said...

The salmon is great for company, it always tuns out yummy. I so need to try some of these other ideas.

Anonymous said...

Everything sounds wonder-filled! Many years ago, my mother invented a different marshmallow/gram cracker dessert - use chocolate frosting, from a can instead of a candy bar. So easy, and actually tastes better because the toasted mallow melts right into the chocolate. The "chef" could even use the "nut/chocolate" stuff.

Duffy Brown said...

that sounds terrific, I got to give it a try. Thanks

Aurian said...

That all sounds delicious! Here in Holland we just put meat on it. Chicken drumsticks and wings, spare ribs, hamburgers, pieces of chicken on a skewer (sate), or pork meat with some veggies between the pieces. Saucages, you name it. On the table we serve french bread with garlic butter, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, paprika (bell pepper), sliced pineapple, and salad. And lots of different bottled sauces.