Tag Archives: Grilled

Gettin’ Fishy On The Grill: Salt Block Cod with Lemon, Butter, and Caper Sauce

The impending storms were part of an ongoing forecast that promised rain nearly everyday this week. Nary a drop had come during this stretch, so without hesitation I prepped a meal for the grill. I had been craving something a little out of the ordinary, and decided on a couple of cod filets, salt block grilled, […]

BBQ Goodness, Family Get Togethers, and a T-Rex After Party

It was in the tradition of an old school “Sunday Supper” at Grandma’s house, complete with too much food, stories of the past, and plans and dreams for the future. When our family, that is currently spread out literally from coast to coast, was able to meet in the middle and sit down for a […]

Fajita Lime Stuffed Avocado Boats with Roasted Corn Pico De Gallo

The avocados received their mesquite smoked baptism, responding with just enough char to complement the freshness of the pico, and it all tied together with that lime and fajita based beef.

Fiesta on the Grill, Chorizo Sliders With Pickled Cactus Slaw and Bacon Wrapped Poppers

With a day full of street parties, margaritas and strolling Mariachi bands, it’s easy to get distracted. I’ve found over the years that the best way to handle these distractions is to just go ahead and let my mind wander, knowing that it’ll come back when it’s good and ready. And it did. And it was […]

Grillin’ Steak, Enjoyin’ The Day

  There’s a particular feeling of satisfaction when a person can go outside early in the morning and feel comfortable in shorts and a T-shirt. And that’s just how this morning started. Everything smells new again, and we are on our way to the longer sunlight, more active days and evenings. And you know that means. […]

Bacon Wrapped Pork Steak Stix

It was one of those ideas that just wouldn’t go away. Stuck like a peanut butter nugget on the roof of a puppy’s mouth. “What if?” I asked myself. I get different and sometimes unusual ideas on a regular basis, and somewhere between those ideas that I wouldn’t dare say out loud, and those that […]

Jerk Shrimp With Blackened Salmon. Simple Is Best

The breeze was easy on this particular day. And the old man, retired I’m thinkin’,  sat motionless on his covered porch out in the country, a bright orange can of Prince Albert tobacco poking out of the chest pocket of his well-worn KEY overalls like a blossoming flower announcing itself to the world. His rough, working-man hands […]

Burgers, The Neighborly Thing To Do.

I’ve been reminiscing a lot lately, which I suppose happens when you’ve been around enough years to have things worth reminiscing about. Casual thoughts, I might add, of the so-called good ol days creep into my brain whilst sitting around in an idle state, you know, generally pitside with a pleasurable libation in hand. But I’m getting ahead […]

Pecan Smoked Jerk Pork with Grill Roasted Beets

Water droplets hung like lingering teardrops from a bad relationship. It was, of course, the rains. Day after day, sometimes heavy, sometimes like today. Just a swirling mist that mimics an ocean spray. Not biblical proportions mind you, but enough that area residents have started counting the days. Enough also, that an habitual griller can’t simply […]

Grilled Flatbreads: Satisfying The Craving.

According to the Good Book, “Man cannot live by bread alone”. But all this man wanted, at this particular time, on this particular day, was bread. Just bread, man. Bread alone. Fresh baked, all yeasty smelling. Crusty, chewy bread. The kind of bread that teases you into anticipation, then puts up a resistance to your bite, only […]