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Saffron Chicken

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This recipe called for plain yogurt, but to my dismay, I realized I bought a flavored yogurt instead of plain yogurt, so I needed to improvise at the last minute! So…I used a little milk instead of the yogurt and it turned out great!

Ingredients:

A pinch of saffron threads

1 T. warm water

1/4 c. milk

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 c. lemon juice

Package of chicken parts (with bones)

Butter

Directions:

Dissolve the saffron in the warm water for about 5 minutes. Stir in the onions, milk, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place them in a Ziploc bag. Add the chicken and marinate for a few hours.

Heat the grill to high. Place the chicken on the grill and sear them on all sides. Turn down the heat and continue cooking the chicken until the inside registers 165.

Melt some butter and add another pinch of saffron. Pour the melted butter over the chicken and serve.

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Grilled Peaches

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We made this, in addition to strawberries, and served it as a shortcake over angel food cake. This would be equally delicious served over ice cream!

Ingredients:

4 ripe peaches, cut in half and pit removed

3 T. butter

2 T. sugar

1 T. cinnamon

2 T. liqueur, such as Grand Marnier, Amaretto, or Cointreau (optional)

Directions:

Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Let it sit out for the butter to soften.

Rub some oil over the peaches. Grill them, cut side down, until they are soft.

Turn the peaches over and place the butter mixture into the center of the peach. Cover the grill and let the butter melt.

Remove from the heat, being careful to save as much of the butter mixture as possible. Cut the peaches, drizzling all the butter mixture on top. Add the liqueur if desired. Serve over shortcakes (with a dollop of whipped cream and some toasted slivered almonds) or over some ice cream.

 

Grilled Pork Chops

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These were really good – and always, really easy! The important thing is to plan ahead and marinate them for at least 6 hours!

Ingredients:

2 bone in pork chops

1/3 c. white vinegar, divided

1/3 c. soy sauce

2 T. brown sugar

2 T. canola oil

2 bay leaves

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 serano chile, seeds removed (wear gloves!)

1/4 c. thinly sliced green onions

Directions:

Combine 2 T. vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, bay leaves, red onions and serano chile in a Ziploc bag. Add the pork chops and mix well to coat the chops. Marinate in the refrigerator for several hours.

Remove the pork chops and onions from the bag. Strain the liquid into a sauce pan, discarding the solids.

Add the rest of the vinegar to the strained marinade. Reduce it down to about half on the stove, resulting in a syrupy consistency.

Heat the grill. Grill the chops well on both sides, brushing them with the reduce marinade.

Plate the chops. Top with the onions and green onions. Pour the remaining marinade over the top.

Sausage and Vegetables

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This is so simple, but yet so tasty! It’s a perfect outdoor cooking event!

Ingredients:

2 sausages

1 red pepper, sliced into thin rings

1 green pepper, sliced into thin rings

1 yellow onion, cut into rings

1 fennel bulb, sliced

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Grill the sausages until done. Slice into bite size pieces.

Coat the vegetables with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Grill the vegetables. We used a grill basket for the onions and fennel so that they wouldn’t fall through the slats. When done, cut them into smaller pieces.

Mix everything together and serve.

Steak Tacos

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The marinade for the meat is delicious!

Ingredients:

1 lb. flank steak, tenderized

1/2 c. soy sauce

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 c. olive oil

1 t. cumin

1 t. oregano

Salt & pepper

Directions:

Combine the steak and the rest of the ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Toss to coat. Marinate for a least an hour.

Remove the steak from the marinade and toss the marinade. Grill the steak until done.

Serve with corn tortillas, cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo.

Korean Beef

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Make sure that when you buy the flank steak at your butcher’s, you ask them to tenderize it. It made all the difference in the world!

Ingredients:

1/4 c. soy sauce

2 T. sugar

2 T. white wine

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 T. toasted sesame oil

2 t. crushed red pepper flaces

2 lb. flank steak, sliced against the grain

8 green onions, sliced or whole (depending on where you will be grilling the meat)

Directions:

Combine all the sauce ingredients (minus the onions) in a bowl and mix well.

Marinate the meat with the sauce for at least 4 hours.

Working in batches, grill the steak until it is browned and cooked. Remove from the grill and keep it warm while the rest of the steak is cooked. Remove from the grill and keep warm.

If you are using a gas grill, grill the green onions whole until softened. If you are grilling in a grill pan, saute the sliced green onions until soft.

Place the green onions over the steak and serve over rice or ramen noodles.

 

Grilled Indian Chicken

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If you’re looking for something really easy to make, this is it! The flavors are tasty and it takes just a very short while to make.

Ingredients:

6 boneless skinless chicken thighs

1 t. cumin

1 t. turmeric

1 t. garlic powder

1 t. salt

1/4 t cayenne pepper

Directions:

Wash and dry the chicken thighs. Combine all the seasonings into a zip lock bag. Add the chicken thighs and mix well.

Heat a grill pan. Oil as necessary. Place the chicken thighs on the pan and brown well on both sides. Reduce the heat, cover, and cook until done.