Now that spring is here and summer will be here before we know it, I have lots of grilling recipes to share. To be honest, we grill a lot more in the winter than we do during the summer, but that’s the beauty of living in Florida – gorgeous, sunny weather most of the year. Yes, we love it!
I always feel really bad posting tantalizing pictures of grilled chicken, all sorts of kebabs or grilled vegetables in the middle of winter, when I know many of you are shoveling snow and bundling up in below zero weather. Now I can finally happily share some of the new recipes that we’ve been enjoying throughout the winter months.
Kebabs are probably what we grill most often. There are endless variations of kebab recipes and I will enjoy trying out many of them. It’s usually a challenge to cook meat and vegetables on the same skewer, since most vegetables take a longer time to cook than any kind of meat, poultry or fish. I usually just prepare the meat and vegetables on separate skewers and just cook the vegetables longer. This time, I knew that everything would cook through at the same time, so it was extra fun to pair them all on the same skewers. It looks so much prettier that way, doesn’t it?
You will love these kebabs, I’m sure. What could be more wonderful than steak, mushrooms and potatoes together? The steak has a really great marinade, with soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, red wine and garlic. Since I cut the pieces really big, they stay nice and tender. Mushrooms take no time at all to cook, and they get really roasted, and are really juicy on the inside. I precooked the potatoes and tossed them with garlic and lots of herbs, so all they need is some charring on the outside. Everything comes together in a really indulgent dinner. Make a quick salad, and you have an entire meal that looks elegant and tastes like a steakhouse special. [Read more…]