Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summertime Means Grilltime

At our house, we will occassionally grill in the winter, but the snow sometimes gets in the way, but the summer is primetime for the grill. One nice thing about the grill is that you can excellent flavor without warming up the house with the oven or stove.

Much of what we make is very basic - Cheeseburgers, Barbeque Chicken, Steak, Hot Dogs and the like. Sometimes we will mix it up and grill Marlin or prepare a special spice rub or marinade for our chicken or steak.

One such marinade that we enjoy, primarily on chicken, but can be used on pork or beef, is Citrus Balsamic Grill.

Citrus Balsamic Grill

1/3c Lemon Juice
1/4c Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tbsp Baslsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 tsp garlic, finely chopped
2 1/2 # chicken or beef

Combine marinade ingredients and mix well. Place mixture over meat. Marinade for 2 hours or overnight in refrigerator. Grill until done as desired.

Serve with griled peppers, onions and tomatoes. If desired, split the marinade and put some on the vegetables.

Then for dessert, try these. I am a huge S'mores fan - I think it is the warm, gooey marshmallow with the chocolate that is melting that I find so appealing.

Grilled S'Mores

2 graham crackers, broken into halves
1 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), divided in half crosswise
2 marshmallows

For each S'more, top one graham cracker square with one candy bar half, one marshmallow and another graham cracker square. Center the S'more on a sheet of aluminum foil. Create a foil packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Grill 4 to 5 min over a medium grill.

I use the shelf in my grill, so that the graham crackers aren't too close to the heat source. This recipe can easily be doubled and more.

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SnoWhite said...

What a great idea with the s'mores! Our version of s'mores often is a saltine + peanut butter + marshmallows... bet that would taste delicious on the grill too! Thanks.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Yum, s'mores are always a fave!! :D I haven't had one in ages!!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Great recipe! We love s'mores at our house, we even have a s'more maker for indoors.
Thanks for sharing!