Archives: Grilling/BBQ

Grilled Vegetable Platter with Picnic Vinaigrette

August 20, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Vegetable Platter with Picnic Vinaigrette | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Recipes, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

It’s time to seek out your nearest farmers’ market or farm stand and load up on fresh produce! This versatile recipe for grilled veggies is a perfect way to take advantage of the wonderful summer harvest, and can be served as a side dish to any grilled meat, or added to pastas and paninis. Simple flavors, but oh so tasty! The recipe […]

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Big Tony Brown BBQ Sauce

July 14, 2012 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Products I Love, Summer

In Portland, we’re surrounded by great food and excellent locally-made products…and Big Tony Brown BBQ Sauce is absolutely one of my favorite local finds! My family loves it so much that they use it in place of ketchup now (I’m not kidding!). The sauce has a great balance of flavors — slightly sweet with a little […]

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Grilled Portobella Sandwiches with Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil

July 2, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Italian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Vegetable, Vegetarian

I made this Italian-inspired sandwich recently for a friend’s birthday lunch. It’s hearty, delicious and a creative way to enjoy a meat-free meal! Think of a caprese salad (tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar) in the form of a sandwich with the addition of a grilled portobella mushroom…Delish! To prep the portobella mushrooms, cut off […]

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Lemon-Pepper Rub and Horseradish-Chive Sauce

June 30, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood, Summer

I love, love, love salmon that’s been cooked on a cedar plank! Every time I’ve used this cooking technique, the fish has been moist and delicious with a wonderful hint of smoky flavor. This particular recipe features a simple lemon-herb-pepper rub and a tasty horseradish-chive sauce…YUM! It’s definitely a great summer dish that is perfect for entertaining! […]

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Al Fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

June 15, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Al Fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage | Filed in Grilling/BBQ

Summer entertaining should be relaxed and easy going. It’s okay to have elaborate menus for some festivities, but sometimes you just want to keep it simple. Recently, Al Fresco (the all-natural chicken sausage people) asked me if they could send me some FREE coupons to try out their sausage for a dinner party. I thought […]

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Blue Cheese-Grilled Chicken over Balsamic Tomatoes

August 24, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

One of the beautiful things about summer is the abundance of fresh-tasting recipes like this one for Blue Cheese-Grilled Chicken over Balsamic Tomatoes. It’s super easy to make and a great way to feature those sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes. If you don’t like blue cheese, a good substitute would be slices of fresh mozzarella. Serve the grilled […]

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Skirt Steak Fajitas

July 30, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Beef, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes

I love grilling recipes and am always looking for new ways to grill a meal. These Skirt Steak Fajitas are super easy and delicious! The steak is rubbed with a spice mixture which I then let marinate for a few hours before grilling it. Set out your favorite fajita makings (salsa, guacamole, etc.) and you’ve got a […]

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How to select the best steak

June 29, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on How to select the best steak | Filed in Beef, Fun Food Facts, Grilling/BBQ, Handy Hints

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a Prime, Choice or Select steak was? Here’s an explanation of this USDA grading system and what you should look for when buying steaks. How to Select the Best Steak http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/tip/how-to-select-the-best-steak.html   No matter what the cooking method, the same criteria apply to choosing steaks. Look for meat […]

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Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins

June 17, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes

This recipe for Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloins is a definite go-to entertaining recipe. It’s easy, delicious and doesn’t break the bank! The marinade gives the pork great herb/citrus flavor (just be sure to let it marinate for at least 3 hours…longer is even better). I grilled the tenderloins instead of searing and roasting them in the […]

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Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts

May 29, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern

I’m always on the look out for new grilling recipes. These Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts are easy to make and perfect for the summer season. Serve with black beans, and a salad dressed with Southwestern Vinaigrette. Enjoy! Southwest Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts -recipe from Sunset Magazine Even within the same variety, chiles can vary […]

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