Sunday, August 22, 2010

Yummy meal on the grill

Before summer is over, you MUST make this chicken on the grill.  Simply deeee-lish.
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 lime

Combine all ingredients.  (clean garlic, smash and incorporate into marinade.  Wash and dry cilantro, remove stems, finely chop and incorporate into marinade). Add a few cleaned chicken breasts and let marinade at least 30 minutes (or overnight).  Cook over open flame and baste with remaining marinade.

Great sides on the grill:

Pouch-grilled Potatoes and Garlic 
  • 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes, halved (or cut into wedges - cooks faster)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1-2 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • lime
Place potatoes and garlic on large double layer of foil, drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper, lime spray and cilantro.  Fold foil around potatoes and crimp edges to form a packet.  Grill directly over heat source, rotating packet often, until potatoes are tender, 20-25 minutes.  After grilling, toss with additional cilantro, salt and pepper and any remaining lime taste.

Grilled corn with sour cream and cotija cheese
  • 4 ears corn, husks left attached
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija or feta cheese (1 ounce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • course salt and ground pepper
Wrap each ear corn with a 2 inch band of foil to keep husks in place.  Soak corn in a large bowl or cold water for 10 minutes.  Remove from water and shake off excess.  Grill corn directly over heat, turning often, until husks are charred and kernels are tender...8-12 minutes.
Transfer corn to a platter.  Peel back husks and spread sour cream over cobs with a butter knife.  Sprinkle evenly with cheese and paprika.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

And for dessert?  Grilled (over indirect heat) S'MORES.  And BONUS - try using a peanut butter cup in place of a Hershey bar.  Wow.  Wow.  WOW.


Nikkers said...

Super cute blog look. Grilled chicken is on the list for this week. We may have to try this!

une autre mère said...

Yum! We'll have to try this soon! Well, as soon as we're able to have dinner together again... which may be after football season. But you understand all that. ;)

We did s'mores this summer with Reeses cups and I agree - WOW!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Yum! Love how the meal all ties together with "thematic" flavors! (Does that make me sound nerdy?) We actually have all these ingredients on hand! Thanks for a great meal idea!

peter marie said...

Yum. Yum. YUM! I'm so glad I can read your blog again.

Glad you made a trip to the fair. It's a funny place. When I think about it I think I'm a fair-lover...when I'm actually there I have some major doubts, once I'm in the car driving away I'm in love again. Make sense?

Anonymous said...

The chicken is AWESOME!! I know, I have made it. One tip to add...make enough marinade for a second batch, add chicken, freeze and have it all ready for another day.

We will have to try the potatoes and corn next time. And I am sure my kids (especially Emme) will have no objections to making S'mores on the grill...with peanut butter cups. That is if any are left after cooking the marshmallows.

a.k.a Karla's Kastle, or by Seth and my favorite "Karla's House"