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Grilling this summer?

post #1 of 18
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Anyone grilling this summer? I know a lot of people grill year round, but in the summer time you can have cookouts and make all kinds of things :chef:
post #2 of 18
We grill quite often in summer. We've had two cookouts with invited guests, and have made lots of meals for our family already. I can't wait until the garden starts producing so I'll have fresh squash, peppers, etc. to grill along with proteins.
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I grill almost every night
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1 1/2 inch thick pork chops tonight with potatoes roasted in a foil packet. Nice and simple.
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marinated tri-trip cooked over oak and cedar wood coals, grilled asparagus and a lentil salad. nummy num.:D
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post #6 of 18
Grilling during the summer? Novel idea!

As soon as I get my sorry self away from this computer, I'm going out to get the charcoal started. Tonight is turkey burgers with sharp provolone and red bell pepper. Also a test batch of a grilled eggplant and portabella salad that may be what I take on this tuesday's dinner hike, we'll see how it turns out.

Too bad I forgot to get decent charcoal yesterday, have to suffer with that Kingsford stuff for tonight, drat!

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post #7 of 18
What can I described for the summer time...Is meaning Grilling time for me!

In the summer, all my family members and relatives will gather on a villa, then we will starting the "Grilling Party".

Note: It's a all night long Grilling party, yeah it's kind of crazy but it's a fact.
post #8 of 18
I'm one of those Grill Year Round people. I've grilled and watched the snow melt as it gets close to the grill :) If it can be cooked, it can be grilled. I've found that out through plenty of experimentation. Most common Grill fare though are Ribeyes, filet mignon, Fish, chicken and flank steaks. When grilling make sure you have the best quality meat available. I will only buy my steaks at costco unless I have no other choice. Costco meats are USDA Prime, unfortunately the best I can get anywhere else around here is USDA Choice. I've gone to the local grocery and had steaks, and I just can't beat the quality, flavor, size and price of the cuts at costco.
post #9 of 18
Yep.

New weber S-320 this year too to replace my older hand-me-down base model genesis.












some SPICY chicken







heck I'll cook anything outside....


quesadillas!





even breakfast the next morning!!

some steak and eggs
post #10 of 18
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RPMcMurphy those pictures look really yummy! Safeway has a grilling website that has some great recipes and desserts on the grill. I've never had a Grilled Banana split before, but I definitely want to try one. Heres the site, may you'll see something else you can grill and post the yummy pictures :)

SAFEWAY
post #11 of 18

We're busting out the grill tonight because, well, it's summer!  Planning dinner tonight inspired me to think about my favorite things to grill...  What are yours?

 

I'll start....  a nice cut of prime rib, just thrown on the BBQ with a generous sprinkle of coarse salt and pepper, plus fresh corn and grilled sourdough.  Mmmmmmm....  

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post #12 of 18

Add another one to year-round grilling.

 

I've used only charcoal until recently, when I broke down and bought a gas grill---just makes it easier when you're only cooking for two most of the time.

 

Tonight will be grilled swordfish chermoula served on a bed of curried grilled corn puree, with grilled bok choy as a side.

 

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post #13 of 18

last night, grilled up some molasses-mustard (and honey) glazed tenderloin skewers with cherry tomatoes, portabellas, and yellow bell peppers...saved about half the tenderloin to grill, glazed, itself.  so delicious!

 

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post #14 of 18

Bought a bunch of whole chickens on sale for grilling. first on the list is a jerk chicken. we're using the recipe from "the barbecue bible's sauces, rubs and marinades". sounds like it's gonna be a winner.

not sure about the rest of them, 5 more in total. I'm definitely thinking smoke a whole chicken...

post #15 of 18

yum, smoked chicken sounds delicious. let us know how it works out - and, if so, what the winning recipe is!

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post #16 of 18

I love to grill eggplant and onions, but tonight it's some rather thin pork chops that I rubbed with my own mixture (brown sugar, salt, smoked paprika, etc.). The sweet corn, trucked in from I don't know where- northern Georgia, maybe- and some cubed canteloupe, and it's a typical summer meal for us. Corn is a treat, as its carb content is rather high for me, so I savor it. RPMcMurphy and lolamb10, my grill is a battered old Weber gas grill that I hope to replace next year. I want one that has the gas burners arranged so that I can use indirect heat more easily. The burners now run across the width- there's little room to cook a roast or turkey.

 

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post #17 of 18

Mezz, take a look at the gas-grill thread over on the equipment forum.

 

You can get some great deals on gas grills right now. Maybe not the Webers---which tend to be high-end and price controlled. But there are other quality makers out there, at more affordible prices.

 

My new Char-Broil, for instance---5 regular burners, a sear burner, and a side burner. Regular price at Meijer: $259.

 

Last night I did a pork loin, using indirect heat, and it came out perfectly.

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post #18 of 18

RPM - nice looking 'que and great pics too, the food looks beautiful.

 

We had both a gas one and a charcoal one before we moved and almost always opted for the gas.  Flavour not quite as "authentic" as the charcoal, but time always seems short around here.

 

Favourite bbq foods - too many to mention, but some are:

 

- lamb loin or chump chops (leave the fat on please!) marinaded any number of ways

- chump chops cubed  and marinated in greek or asian (e.g. Teriyaki) flavours, we leave these to soak in fridge overnight

- halved lemons/;i,e. done cut in half face down on bbq till caremilsed  to squeeze over the lamb once done.

 

- Same sort of ideas for chicken & pork as for lamb.

 

- Vegie kebabs - mushrooms, zucchine, toms, onions, capsicums etc etc.  Pimeapple I don't use (don't like it) but many use it. Seasoned with pepper makes it interesting.  For non-vegetarians some bacon rolls inbetween other pieces on skewer are verrrry nice.

 

- big meaty tomatoes halved, seasoned, sprinkle cut side with a little brown sugar

 

- Haloumi cheese works nicely, doesn't melt away, just oil and season.

 

- Fish (either whole or fillets) in foil with slivered ginger, spring oinions, teriyaki sauce - that sort of thing.

 

- and last but not least - scotch fillet steak, just oiled and seasoned.  Get it nice and blue just basically the grid marks, sear  the edges quickly, take off pronto.

 

 

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