Sunday Funday Recipes For The Grill

By this time in the summer, your grill has most likely had plenty of use from all of those BBQs. Here are some very easy recipes to add to your lunch or dinner menu today (and for labor day weekend, too)!

barbecue-820010_640Some grill tips before and during cooking:

    1. Clean and oil your grill grates and preheat
    2. Make sure your grates didn’t get too hot with a piece of veggie or a small piece of meat. If they brown too quickly, let the grill cool down a bit.
    3. While cooking, make sure to periodically check your doneness of whatever is on the grill. If you have company over and tend to get distracted (guilty!), set a kitchen timer every time you leave the grill for a few minutes.

Note: These recipes do not have exact measurements, review the recipes first and then shop for the amount of ingredients based on your number of guests.

6785080427_8ed367effd_oGrilled Romaine Salad

What you will need:

Romaine Lettuce Heads, 1 for every 2 people

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Parmigiano-Reggiano

Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette (from foodnetwork.com)

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon of lemon zest

3 tablespoons of lemon juice

2 tablespoons of anchovy paste

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

(Place all dressing ingredients in a container and shake up until mixed well)

STEP 1: Pat dry lettuce and cut in half, length-wise

STEP 2: Brush grill grates with olive oil (or brush directly onto romaine lettuce wedge) and place on grill. Turn a few times throughout the duration of cooking, about 5 minutes.

STEP 3: Place grilled wedge on a plate and drizzle dressing over top.

OPTIONAL: To make this dinner, add some grilled chicken, steak, or shrimp

 

4825631194_0764661f94_oGrilled Pizza/Flatbread

What you will need:

Room temperature pre-made pizza dough (you can find this at your local supermarket or Italian market)

Your favorite pizza sauce (vodka or pesto sauce is a fun choice for the summertime)

Mozzarella cheese

Toppings of your choice

STEP 1: Grill your favorite toppings first. Whether they are summer vegetables or some chicken, anything goes! Once finished, set aside.

STEP 2: Lightly stretch out your pizza dough. Be careful not to overwork the dough as it may become ‘rubbery’ and become unusable and also, watch for making holes! You can make a round pizza or square – just make sure the dough is stretched out softly and evenly. If your kids are around, have them help you!

STEP 3: Oil both sides of the dough and stretch over the grill grates.

STEP 4: When the dough is cooked underneath, it will loosen off the grill grates and allow you to flip it, keep an eye on it but this takes about 5 minutes.

STEP 5: Once you flip, you can start to top your pizza with the sauce, cheese, and grilled toppings. Close the grill lid to allow cheese to melt.

STEP 6: Once the underneath of the dough releases from the grill grates and the cheese on top melts, the pizza is ready to be served! Sprinkle on a little fresh parsley or basil.

 

2713098020_95d0ec18f9_oGrilled Peaches with Ice cream

What you will need:

Some peaches, halved with the pits removed

Butter

Brown sugar

Ice cream

STEP 1: Melt some butter in a bowl

STEP 2: Toss the peaches in it and then dust with some brown sugar

STEP 3: Grill peaches until they are develop grill lines and a char, which takes a few minutes on each side.

STEP 4: Serve with ice cream!

 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and grilling!

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