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Apr 22, 2007 03:07 PM

Share your favorite grilling meal

Mine would be marinated Steak Tips in equal parts of Hickory BBQ Sauce, Soy Sauce, Italian Dressing, and yes you would never imagine Coca-Cola. It doesnt matter the brands to much, you can keep experimenting to alter the flavors to your liking. ;-)

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  1. Chicken thighs and legs with salt and pepper, grilled, then skinned and shredded. Swim the pulled chix in barbecue sauce made with ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, etc. and serve it with buttermilk coleslaw. Yum!

    1. Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home has a recipe for grilled radicchio and steak salad. You roast shallots and make a vinegrette, and there is also cheese involved, I think it is supposed to be blue, but my friend doesn't like blue, so she subs goat, The salad is to die for.

      1. Burgers - made with ground chuck, salt pepper, garlic, a dash of soy sauce, bratwursts, portobello mushrooms and corn.

        Make up a batch of burger buns and some rolls for the brats, grill everything, brush the mushrooms with olive oil, salt and pepper, grill everything until it's done -- making sure the corn doesn't catch on fire too much. Serve with plenty of good mustard, relish, catsup, some nice cheese, a sprinkle of red wine or balsamic vinegar on the mushrooms, butter n salt for the corn.

        Or, cut the corn off the cob, dress with lime, cilantro, a teeny bit of butter , salt and pepper. Or dress with balsamic vinegar and a little olive oil and thyme.

        1. A Madhur Jaffrey recipe for Butterflied Leg of Lamb in an amazing marinade. I think its online, yep, here:

          Sooo good, a bit of prep work on the marinate but well worth it.

          10 Replies
          1. re: andytee

            I am not too crazy about lamb, have you ever tried this with a pork loin ? That just reminded me of another favorite "Porketta" a nice pork butt rolled with lots of black pepper, fennel and garlic and if you make it with a loin then you can stuff it with some sausage and apples, MMMMmmmmm

            1. re: Jimbosox04

              I've never tried it with pork, but my guess is the flavor would be too strong. This marinade kinda needs red meat.

              Cut the spices in the lamb recipe, add some yogurt and maybe raisins to sweeten it, and it might work great.

              1. re: andytee

                I am so confused I thought lamb was very similar to pork as far as flavor.

                1. re: Jimbosox04

                  if you don't like lamb but do like pork, why would you think they are similar in flavor?

                  1. re: andytee

                    So I've been told. tried lamb once but it tasted rather gamey to me, not crazy about anything served with mint sauce to kill the flavor.

                    1. re: Jimbosox04

                      do you like pork? find it gamey?

                      some people don't like lamb. "more for me" is what i say.

                      1. re: andytee

                        I love pork and the one and only time i had lamb it had a very sour strong taste to me, maybe it was just a bad experience and I should try again, that was years ago so maybe my taste buds changed a little.

                        1. re: Jimbosox04

                          I think the "gameyness" of lamb depends on a few things. First, what cut it is. I find the chops and the rack of lamb to be less gamey than a leg of lamb, but still very flavorful.
                          Second, I also believe the flavor all depends on how you cook it. Personally, I find lamb to be stronger, and almost unpleasant to my tastebuds when it is well done. I'd rather have it on the medium rare to rare side, which seems to cut down that gamey flavor/scent for me.
                          If you want to try lamb again, I recommend loin lamb chops. Get the thick cut ones (can be found at Costco and Sam's) Rub them with salt and pepper, maybe a little garlic and rosemary and throw on a grill for 5 minutes per side.

                          1. re: QueenB

                            I'll second QueenB's reccomendation of thick cut lamb chops on the grill with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and maybe a few herbs. Keep it simple and cook it rare - medium rare and see if you like it.

                            In any case, no, pork and lamb don't taste too much alike, and I wouldn's suggest that Madhur Jaffrey's marinade for pork.

                          2. re: Jimbosox04

                            It's the fat on the lamb that has the strong taste----trim off as much as you can. Medium rare is a good suggestion, too. Don't need mint---rosemary, thyme, garlic, lemon, oregano, or Moroccan spices are perfect.

            2. Salmon with lemon and thyme, chicken with a smoked habanero barbeque sauce i've been working on over the years and corn. All on the grill.

              And anyone from the south will believe the Coke in a second; Dr. Pepper is the secret to many great southern hams.