Grilling gives even an ordinary, weekday evening a relaxed feel. Grilling also offers advantages to traditional cooking methods, including lower energy costs, more intense flavor and healthier options. With so many options and great grilling recipes to choose from, it's quick easy to make any weeknight pop.
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Grilled veggie kabobs
12 large fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup Italian dressing
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 medium zucchinis, cut into 1 inch diagonal slices
4 cherry tomatoes
Place mushrooms in a medium bowl and cover with boiling water.
Let stand for 1 minute then drain.
Combine dressing, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.
Thread alternating mushrooms and zucchini on skewers.
Grill kabobs over medium heat for 10 minutes, turning frequently and brushing with dressing.
Remove from heat and thread cherry tomatoes onto the ends of the skewers.
Continue grilling for an additional 5 minutes, turning and brushing with remaining mixture.
Simple grilled fish recipe
4 white fish fillets
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh marjoram
Combine the olive oil and herbs.
Rub fillets with the oil and herb combination and marinate in refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes while grill is heating.
Grill for 3-4 minutes per side, or until fish flakes.
Grilled sweet potato wedges
4 sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
Peel potatoes and wash thoroughly.
Cut each potato into small wedges and place in a plastic bag.
Add black pepper, salt and paprika and shake the contents to thoroughly coat the potatoes.
Place potatoes on grill plate and cook until tender.
Easy grilled shrimp skewers
2 lbs shrimp
1/2 cup Italian dressing
Clean, shell and devein shrimp.
Marinate in dressing for one hour at room temperature.
Thread shrimp on skewers.
Place skewers on grill, turning and basting with dressing several times.
Cook until done (about 4-5 minutes); do not overcook since shrimp will become tough.
Grilled lamb cutlets with dip
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 small container ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried mint
Place lamb cutlets in a dish.
Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over lamb, coating evenly.
Refrigerate and let marinate for 2 hours.
Grill cutlets on high for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Serve with dip.
Gourmet grilled chese
How to make a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich
Grilled cheese fans will love this grilled cheese sandwich from celebrated chef Terrance Brennan. Use gourmet cheeses and bread and Terrance's special extras to to make the best gourmet grilled cheese sandwich you've ever tasted.