Grilled Fish Tacos

These Fish Tacos are as simple as they are delicious.  The thing that really, really makes them is the toppings - Fresh Homemade Guacamole, Homemade Pico De Gallo, Chipotle Mayo -  and Cotija cheese.  The perfect treat for a summer evening. Ingredients 2-3 lbs Mahi Mahi (figure 8-12 oz per person) Medium sized corn tortillas … Continue reading Grilled Fish Tacos

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Rice Pilaf and Summer Greens

Other than salmon, Mahi Mahi is my favorite fish to cook with.  It is firm, but not too firm, flaky, but not too flaky.  Meaty like swordfish but tender like cod.  Really, it's the perfect fish.  Perhaps most important, it is currently not over-fished and is therefore a sustainable option.  It works well pan fried, … Continue reading Grilled Mahi Mahi with Rice Pilaf and Summer Greens

Lamb Kebabs, Rice Pilaf, Homemade Hummus

Ingredients For the Hummus: About 3 tablespoons tahini (unsweetened natural almond or peanut butter will work in a pinch)2 cloves garlic, finely minced3 cloves roasted garlicJuice of 1 lemon1-2 teaspoons cuminWhatever other spices you'd like to add, just don't overdo it1 can garbanzo beans, drainedOlive oil For the Rice Pilaf 1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 white … Continue reading Lamb Kebabs, Rice Pilaf, Homemade Hummus

Steak Fajitas

Steak soaked in a zesty citrus marinade and then grilled to perfection; serve with pico de gallo, homemade gaucamole, sour cream, roasted peppers and onions and Mexican cheese.  Easy, cheap and delicious. Ingredients: For the Steak 2.5lb London Broil or Tri-Tip Roast 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup lime juice (approximately 6 limes) Zest of 1 … Continue reading Steak Fajitas

Honey Glazed Chipotlé-Lime BBQ Chicken

This BBQ Chicken is tangy, sweet, spicy and fresh.  All the right flavors and a unique twist on classic BBQ chicken.  Searing the chicken in a hot skillet ahead of time renders out a good bit of fat and leads to perfectly crispy skin.  Finish either on the grill or in the oven and follow … Continue reading Honey Glazed Chipotlé-Lime BBQ Chicken

Argentine Steak with Chimichurri on Crostinis

This classic gaucho-style steak is a sure crowd-pleaser and is a unique way to serve grilled steak on a warm summer evening.  Because it uses an inexpensive cut of meat, it's also easy on the wallet. Time: 60 - 90 Minutes Level: Easy Cost: $6-8/plate Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: For the Chimichurri Sauce: 1 bunch flat … Continue reading Argentine Steak with Chimichurri on Crostinis

The Best Grilled Chicken

Chicken - especially chicken breast - is one of those things that tends to strike fear into the heart of every enthusiastic backyard griller.  Grilled chicken though, should be moist and delicious and a simple alternative to burgers and dogs.  Never fear, this fool-proof recipe can take as little as 45 minutes to prepare start … Continue reading The Best Grilled Chicken

Hack Your Gas Grill: Use it as a Smoker

If you've got a gas grill, you can still turn out some truly amazing, authentic BBQ.  Here's how. I know there are those people out there who are going to hate this post.  Trust me, I understand.  But ultimately, I'm about results - And if the technique yields sound results, then it's a sound technique.  … Continue reading Hack Your Gas Grill: Use it as a Smoker

Seared Lamb Loin with Garlic and Lemon

Lamb tends to be one of those things that people either love or hate.  For a long time, I hated it because the only way I'd ever had it prepared was slow braised in a crockpot, stew-style, and served with mint jelly.  While that may be some people's cup of tea, it wasn't mine.  Then … Continue reading Seared Lamb Loin with Garlic and Lemon

BBQ Chicken Quarters with ‘Bama White Sauce

Served with an authentic but lesser-known Alabama White Sauce, this BBQ chicken is succulent and tender on the inside with crispy, bite through skin on the outside.  Daintily eat with knife and fork, or gnaw off the bone caveman style.  Your choice. Time: 120 Minutes Level: Intermediate Cost: $2-3/plate (chicken only and sauce only) Serves: … Continue reading BBQ Chicken Quarters with ‘Bama White Sauce