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.  
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