Balsamic Maple Grilled Chicken and Summer Veggies

All the flavors of summer, grilled and glazed with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Easy and completely delicious. INGREDIENTS ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon of your favorite spice blend.  I’m a Savory Spice Shop junkie, so I used three different spice combos to see how they would taste:   Georgia Boys […]

Finding Religion Grilled Ribeye, Adam Perry Lang

I wrote recently about Charred and Scruffed, one of my very very favorite cookbooks by Adam Perry Lang — remember?  Okay, so don’t be scared, and you’re GONNA be scared when you look at the recipe below because it looks so long — but this is the steak version of Judy Rodger’s Zuni Chicken — […]

Four Seasons Blend

Do you barbecue? Do you have Charred and Scruffed,  by Adam Lang — one of my top three cookbooks ever?  You don’t?  THEN YOU DON’T BARBECUE!  You just don’t! This book is a BIBLE — yes it is.  And I don’t dare approach the grill without having prayed with Adam Lang for a while.  I […]

Yogurt, Aleppo Pepper and Lemon Marinated Chicken

Simple.  Delicious.  Tons of flavor.  So grab a lawn chair, arm yourself with barbecue tongs, and GRILL THIS CHICKEN!  Super easy to make, packed with flavor and the perfect amount of heat.  This recipe will make Aleppo pepper your new best friend. Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons Aleppo pepper, easy to find at Penzeys spices or Whole foods, […]

Mucha Cerveza Marinade

Another yummy steak marinade. . . ribeye for me, please. 1 bottle (8 ounces) dark Mexican beer 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 medium-size onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 to 2 (four for Mike) jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped (again — for Mike, leave the seeds in) 1/4 c. chopped cilantro […]

Bourbon Soy Marinade

Beef and bourbon . . . perfecto. Loved this with ribeye steak.  But then I love anything with ribeye steak!   1 cup bourbon 1 cup soy sauce 3 T. dark sesame oil 2 T. sugar 2 cloves garlic 1 T. minced, peeled, fresh ginger In a bowl, combine the bourbon, soy sauce, sesame oil, […]

Ribeyes with Goat Cheese, Watercress and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

It’s summer time again . . . and even if the livin’ ain’t easy, ribeye steak always makes you THINK it’s easy. This is another DELICIOUS Bobby Flay recipe . . . I’ve made it three times — and each time as I’m enjoying every bite, I’m imagining that Bobby (yes, we’re on a first-name […]

Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

My favorite summer salad! ~~ Trisha Makes 4 servings 2 ears fresh sweet corn, shucked ¾ c. halved cherry tomatoes 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks ¼ c. sliced red onion 3 T. crumbled goat cheese, divided 2 T. lime juice or white wine vinegar Kosher salt and pepper to taste Ancho chili […]

Jimtown Grilled Steak with Backyard Bourbon Marinade

6 c. water                                   1 t. Tabasco sauce 1 ¼ c. regular (not reduced-         1 t. freshly ground black pepper sodium) soy sauce                     1 (2””  thick) rib eye or top round steak 1 c. bourbon                                   (about 2 ½ lbs.) […]

Grilled Brined Shrimp with a Grilled Corn Salsa

Serves 6 Brine: 1/3 c. each kosher salt (or sea salt) and brown sugar 1 qt. water Marinade ¼ c. light olive oil 2 t. finely chopped garlic 1 T. chopped parsley ¼ t. red pepper flakes 2 T. dry white wine 1 ¼ lbs. large shrimp (16-20 count) or enough for 4 shrimp per […]