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Best meals(s) to christen grill with?

I have a new (cheapo) grill with 65k btu and 650 square inches.

Since I love 'first rituals' recommend a good one person meal (leftovers okay) and big party ideas.

No food restrictions but I live in a very remote area and gourmet ingredients are hard to come by.

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  1. Nothing complicated. These would be my choices:

    Steak served with twice baked potatoes.
    Beer can chicken (provided that your grill has enough headroom to support an upright chicken).
    Tuscan Grilled Chicken.

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    1. re: Sam D.

      Steak is a high priority for my first meal on the grill. It has a 15k sear burner which I'd like to test out. I may opt for asparagus or just whole mushroom or something grill friendly rather than twice baked potatoes. Have you cook twice baked potatoes on the grill with success? I feel like the inside would take longer to cook unless you gave it a head start in the microwave.

    2. I think way back, ours was burgers, with steak the next day.

      Then we got boring and started with chicken.

      There is something about a good burger on the grill, with the bun toasted on the side. Some grilled Pineapple would be a great finish. I take a fresh pineapple, slice it into long wedges, and toss on until grill marks appear. Yum! Sometimes I finish with a hint of sea salt

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      1. re: autumm

        Grilled pineapple or mango with a touch of ground (smoky) pepper is delish!

      2. a nice juicy burger would be a nice first to season the grill. i would go with a steak as well but what a way to ring in the spring with a nice burger.

        1. Steak steak n more steak!

          1. Trini-Chinese chicken. 4 ingredients for the marinade (soy sauce, lime juice, ground fresh ginger, five spice powder), 3 for the dipping sauce: lime juice, oyster sauce, scotch bonnet sauce.

            Heaven in yo mouf.

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            1. re: linguafood

              I love it when my Trini wife makes Chinese chicken.

              :0)