Pop into any beach bar along the southern coast of Spain and you'll find sardines on the menu. Fresh-caught sardines are a delicacy native to the region where they're served grilled, seasoned only with chunky salt crystals. Recently, I attended a barbecue where a Spaniard taught me how to make sardines. Read on for the procedure.
This Summer my father and I have been incredibly adventurous when grilling. While we love classics like grilled chicken and grilled pork, we also enjoy experimenting with grilled pizzas and grilled cheese. Bacon, avocado, corn — you name it and we are tossing it on the grill. How about you? Are you unconventional when it comes to grilling?
Summer weather is winding down, so it's time to grill as much as you can before it gets too chilly. Since I don't always have time to light up the grill after work, I like to grill up a bunch of veggies on Sunday so I'll have extra for the week. They taste great on their own, mixed with pasta, as a pizza topping, or in a sandwich.
All you have to do is wash an array of vegetables such as mushrooms, carrots, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, and zucchini. Then slice them so they're still in big chunks since they tend to shrink once they're cooked. Place the veggies in a big bowl and mix them with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then pour them into a grill basket and periodically stir them while they cook. After about 40 minutes, you'll have savory, roasted veggies that melt in your mouth. Enjoy some for dinner and store the rest in the fridge in an airtight container.
If you're sick and tired of the average steak dinner, consider giving this creative recipe a whirl. The preparation is simple and straightforward grilling, but the combination of ingredients — tri-tip, fennel, lemons, and mozzarella — is out of the ordinary and unexpected. Each element serves a purpose: the hearty, charred steak is juicy, the anise-flavored fennel is crunchy, the soft, melted cheese is creamy, and the tangy, caramelized lemon is sour. It makes for an exciting meal that comes together in just 20 minutes. Pour a glass of wine and let the weekend begin! For the recipe please, read more
Steaks aren't the only thing that can be cooked on the grill — extra-firm tofu is exceptional when imparted with a smoky flavor. This recipe flash-marinates the tofu in a mixture of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and oregano. The tofu is topped with a produce-filled, Mediterranean-inspired salad consisting of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, olives, and parsley. However, feel free to substitute your favorite in-season vegetables. For the effortless, flavorful recipe, read more
Like many of you, I find myself pressed for time, but still crave a somewhat sophisticated meal. This week I came up with a recipe for Mediterranean chicken that didn't cramp my schedule or my style. It's also wholesome, with the Peruvian grain quinoa, which has a high protein content. Next time I make it (which will definitely be soon), I'll stir in the basil at the last minute to prevent wilting. If you're not a fan of raw garlic, sauté it for a minute to mellow out its flavors. To look at the recipe, read more
Last week many of you entered our Ultimate Grilling Giveaway. While the prize package included grill essentials like a charcoal chimney and barbecue spatula, thermometers were not mentioned. To properly enjoy her prize, keensa00 will need grill thermometers. Let's head off to market in search of durable and reliable grilling thermometers like these adorable steak buttons. Save the temperature-reading devices in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Grilling Thermometers. On behalf of keensa00 and myself, thanks for your help!
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A huge round of applause for TeamSugar member keensa00 who won last week's Ultimate Barbecue Giveaway! Upon hearing she was chosen as the winner keensa00 said, "Oh my goodness . . . I never win anything. Thanks!"We'll be sending her a green Weber barbecue and a bunch of amazing accessories like a grill basket and cedar grilling planks. Let's hope she shares her delicious grilled creations with us. In the meantime, please say congrats to keensa00!
While I love to barbecue with friends, I don't have a grill to call my own — yet. There isn't room outside my apartment for a grill, so I asked you to point me towards indoor options. You looked for indoor electric grills in any color, shape, or size and you bookmarked everything you found in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Indoor Grills.
I love this Griddler by Cuisinart, because it has four separate grilling options: a contact grilll, a flat grill, a griddle, and a panini press. The plates are also removable, so they can be easily cleaned! For more grilling ideas, check out the appliances below.
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After writing the Summer seafood quiz this week, I can't stop thinking about bold, briny flavors. Today, I'll be firing up the grill for a seafood bake that calls for cod, shrimp, corn on the cob, and potatoes. The best part: I'm looking forward to using day-old bread to soak up all those seaside seasonings.
If you can't find cod fish at your neighborhood market, replace it with another mild white fish, such as halibut or mahi-mahi. To check out the recipe, read more