Posts Tagged ‘grilling’

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Honey-Lime Dressing

March 21, 2015 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Life in Oregon, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood

I recently bought a beautiful fillet of sockeye salmon at the grocery store. Not knowing exactly what other ingredients I’d use with it, I knew that I’d at least be grilling it that evening. As soon as I got home I did a quick search through my grilling cookbooks and landed on this recipe for […]

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Grilled Sausage and Balsamic Onion Sandwich

June 13, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich

Until about five years ago, I was never that excited about sandwiches. Then all of a sudden I started finding creative recipes for them all over the place, like this one that combines simple ingredients in a fresh new way:  Grilled balsamic red onions and flavorful Italian sausages, juicy tomatoes, and peppery arugula served on lightly toasted ciabatta rolls. It’s a great […]

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Red Pepper & Caper Sauce

June 7, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes

Salmon — famous in the Pacific Northwest — is my favorite type of fish, and cooking it on a cedar plank is my favorite method of cooking it. The plank not only keeps the fish moist because it protects it from the direct heat of the grill, but it infuses the salmon with a wonderful smoky flavor. The […]

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Indonesian Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango-Peanut Salsa

June 3, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Asian, Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes

A simple spice rub and a fresh mango salsa turn ordinary grilled chicken thighs into a vibrant, super-flavorful meal. I loved the combination of sweet, ripe mango, the spicy heat of the jalepeno, and the pungent cilantro…delicious! If you don’t use coriander or turmeric on a regular basis, it’s best to buy only what you’ll need for […]

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Grilled Fish Tacos

May 1, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes

I love fish tacos, and this version is easy to make and full of fresh flavors. This recipe features chile-marinated grilled fish served with fresh Pico de Gallo salsa and a super tasty Lime-Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce. You can make almost everything ahead so it’s perfect for entertaining…just grill the fish right before serving. The recipe […]

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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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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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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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