Tag Archives: grilling

Grilled Truffled Fingerling Potatoes

By Katherine I would say these are too simple to post, but grilling potatoes can be tricky. OK, here’s the trick — parboiling. So that’s not tricky at all. Parboiling keeps the potatoes crisp, lets them pick up some grillin’ … Continue reading

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Grilled Figs Topped with Heaven

We’re not getting free figs like last year, but the ones from the farmers market are worth their weight in gold. (Good thing they don’t charge that though.) Grilled Figs with Honeyed Ricotta 12 figs, washed, stemmed, halved For Marinade … Continue reading

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Grilled Shrimp and Polenta with Peaches and Peppers

Why save fruit for dessert? It’s best to use polenta made the night before. If you’re making a fresh batch, make sure the polenta is very firm before you cut and grill it. If you have time to devein the … Continue reading

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Grilled Romas

By Katherine Each year we go through the same song and dance when it comes to choosing the tomatoes  for the garden. I say Early Girl; he says Roma. I say Big Boy; he says Roma. I say cherry; he … Continue reading

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Grilled and Butterflied Pork Loin

Make sure to cook this over direct moderate heat by regulating the air over the coals. Butterflying the pork will help it cook faster without it drying out due to the low amount of fat to keep the meat moist. … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday: Fourth of July Edition

It’s hot as the blazes, dickens and Hades down here. We’re talking 105, 106, 109… (Celsius people — just think a few degrees cooler than the surface of Mercury.) We sweat just looking outside, never mind stepping into the inferno. … Continue reading

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Carne Asada and a Cinco de Mayo Roundup

A very important holiday is coming up: Cinco de Mayo. Like most holidays we celebrate in America, it has historical significance. But it’s used mostly as an excuse to eat and drink. (See Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s Day and my birthday.) … Continue reading

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Blackened Shrimp Tostadas with Emergency Refried Black Beans

By Katherine When we lived in San Diego, and Greg messed up dinner, this was years back, we’d walk down to Ranchos. Our favorite Mexican joint was remarkable for a few reasons. It managed to cover almost every square inch … Continue reading

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Orange chicken skewers

Mandy over at The Complete Cookbook inspired this recipe. Her recipe uses broccoli, which we used up the night before, and mustard. And it sounds just great. We always keep our vegetables and meat on separate skewers since it takes … Continue reading

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Strip steaks with port and balsamic reduction

Normally I prefer steak to just be served plain. Every once in awhile, usually on my birthday, it gets a little fancy. The sauce is fantastic and very easy to make. When the meat is done cooking and resting on … Continue reading

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