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What's going on the grill today ?

Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 07:35 AM

I am always thinking of what to cook on my grill. It is the time of year where almost every meal is cooked there, any new suggestions ?

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    curiousbaker RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 08:28 AM

    Tonight -turkey thighs, marinated in lemon juice, oregano, black pepper, olive oil, and lemon zest. Red peppers, onions, mushrooms. Tomorrow, I think I'll make the leftovers into some sort of orzo salad - roasted red pepper, olives, whatever turkey is left over, parsley, orzo, a simple lemon/olive oil dressing.

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      dklipscomb RE: curiousbaker May 1, 2008 08:34 AM

      grilled chicken thighs-basting with water/vinegar/butter mix. Then using homemade white bbq sauce for dipping. Just something a little different than doing the ribs & brisket I always crave!

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      maxim0512 RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 09:04 AM

      Flank steak with chipotle-lime sauce:


      BTW, hi, everyone. New member, somewhat experienced cook with limited range of cuisines and skills. Love this board so far.

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        jamesm RE: maxim0512 May 1, 2008 09:12 AM

        Yellowfin tuna burgers with mango-scallion relish and habanero/avacodo spread.

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          curiousbaker RE: maxim0512 May 1, 2008 10:14 AM

          Welcome aboard!

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            JalamaMama RE: maxim0512 May 1, 2008 10:15 AM


            I have flank steak tonight, goin' in some delish tacos. Always have a pasilla or 2 to throw on.

          2. ArikaDawn RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 09:29 AM

            Lamb burgers with oregano, thyme, coriander, coarsely ground pepper and a bit of crumbled feta all thrown in the mix, served in pita with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and typically tzatziki, but I am thinking of making a red pepper aioli. Tonight they will be alongside grilled sweet potato fries also seasoned with oregano.

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              Jimbosox04 RE: ArikaDawn May 1, 2008 02:54 PM

              WOW, I've never thought of a greek inspired grilled burger, sounds fantastic.

              How do you make your tzatziki ??

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                ArikaDawn RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 03:49 PM

                This is basicaly the recipe I use, but I prefer to use Lemon juice instead of vinegar. I also sometimes omit mint in favor of oregano.

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              pamd RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 11:05 AM

              portobellos, red peppers & red onion in a balsamic marinade. place on a roll with cheese of choice & garlic aioli! Also love sweet potato fries on the side.

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                metaphora RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 11:09 AM

                Garlic roasted artichokes. Trim them, then place in large pot. Drizzle the artichokes with garlic/olive oil mixture. By drizzle, I mean get as much garlic flavor in between those leaves as possible. Steam in water with bay leaves, peppercorns, dash vinegar, coriander and salt. Halve, scoop out fibrous choke, then brush with garlic oil and grill. Lots of work, but worth it.

                1. hannaone RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 11:57 AM

                  Still a little cool and the weather is strange right now (snow/rain/hail/snow). But looks like I'll be able to fire up the grill this evening.
                  Doing the full blown version of this recipe.

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                    jcattles RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 12:06 PM

                    Not a thing!! It's snowing and windy here, expecting up 5 inches. Ahhh, but if it was nice and I could grill, a beercan chicken. A foil packet with sliced potatoes, bacon and onion, and grilled corn on the cob.

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                      Finsmom RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 12:39 PM

                      Monteray Jack Chicken - a fav of ours...

                      Marinate chicken in red wine vinegar, olive oil, and soy sauce. Throw in some s & p and oregano. Grill. Top with bacon, avocado, purple onion, tomato, and monteray jack cheese... sooo yummy!

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                        pemma RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 01:03 PM

                        Chicken breasts that are in a Caesar Salad-type dressing marinade. I buy them at a local butcher.

                        1. Will Owen RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 03:23 PM

                          Last night it was a nice 3.75 lb. Empire Kosher chicken, backbone removed, flattened, marinated for two hours in olive oil, chile oil, smoked salt, smoked Spanish paprika and black pepper, then clamped into the hinged wire basket and cooked with indirect heat under cover on the gas grill. When the meat was JUST done I lit the center burner and gave it a good browning all over. Served with oven-roasted creamer potatoes and a gratin of zucchini, tomato and onion. Tonight? Leftovers!!

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                            lexpatti RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 04:21 PM

                            I'm doing a shrimp and scallop kabob, with a lite marinade (vermouth, soy sauce, garlic, ginger) and nice mega salad.

                            1. egbluesuede RE: Jimbosox04 May 1, 2008 08:23 PM

                              pork tenderloin stuffed with chipolte chiles. Slice the tenderloin and fold open. Dice several chipolte peppers in adobe sauce and place in the middle of your tenderloin. I lace it back together with a metal skewer. Make a glaze out of a 1/2 cup of plain yogurt and some of the adobe sauce, and brush it onto the meat before grilling. While that's on the grill for 15-20 minutes, make yourself a nice guacamole out of 2-3 avacados. Slice the meat into 1" slices and serve with the guac. It's a quick crowd pleaser at my house.

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                                Smileelisa RE: Jimbosox04 May 2, 2008 07:19 AM

                                Tomorrow it will be a london broil marinated in olive oil, garlic and worchestershire sauce then tossed on the grill. I went shopping today and found a great deal on a nice sized london broil that cost 4 dollars. Now that is a bargain. With it prob mashed taters and green beans.

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                                  HannahBanana RE: Jimbosox04 Jul 23, 2008 08:58 PM

                                  Grilled pizza is amazing!
                                  I let the bread machine make the dough while I'm working, then I take it out and start make individual sized pizzas.....great with just a nice simple tomato sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil, or grill some veggies first like eggplant, zucchini, etc and place on top of a pizza "shell" drizzled with pesto, sprinkle with parmesan!

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                                    HannahBanana RE: Jimbosox04 Jul 23, 2008 09:03 PM

                                    Grilled fruit for dessert is great too.
                                    Drizzle fresh halved peaches with pit removed with a little honey and grill.
                                    Or try some thick slices of grilled fresh pineapple, garnish with toasted coconut.

                                    All taste great with vanilla yogurt or vanilla ice cream!

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                                      HannahBanana RE: Jimbosox04 Jul 23, 2008 09:05 PM

                                      Yah...me again....
                                      I heard of this "grilled" soup today and thought it sounded good....
                                      Grill cut lengthwise carrots and some onions......then chop up and blend with veggie stock, some cream, ginger, garlic, s & p. It looked amazing.

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