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Old 05-04-2014, 10:46 AM   #1
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Grilling advice

Steve Virgadamo celebrating the end of a long winter. Back to back near 70 degree days in Ct, time to fire up the grill today. I'd like to prepare entire meal on grill. Looking for advice and recipes to marinate and grill chicken, other menu items include fresh veggies. What will grill well and how should I prepare.

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Old 05-04-2014, 12:00 PM   #2
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Hi, Steve. We're going to be grilling today, too. The temp will be heading up to 80!

Check this thread for ideas on grilling veggies: Favorite way for tasty fresh veggies?

I also just posted a recipe for Grilled Lemon Chicken Kebabs, which is also linked from the thread above.

A really simple dish I make sometimes is to brush pork chops with a mixture of about 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard and 1/2 tsp. dried or 1 tsp. fresh thyme, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then grill. Or you can grill a steak with just salt and pepper, then top it with a compound butter or steak sauce or chimichurri sauce, which is a Peruvian sauce made with red wine vinegar and parsley (there are variations, but that's my favorite).

Grilled fruit for dessert is delicious! Pineapple, peaches and nectarines are really good. You can brush them with maple syrup or balsamic vinegar for extra flavor.

If you have other questions, just ask We have lots of enthusiastic grillers here.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:20 PM   #3
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Going even more simple with this one. Pork chops seasoned simply with salt and pepper. Whole sweet potatoes, 1 per person. Grilled asparagus spears.

Get grill situated with a solid bed of charcoal, or use all burners. Microwave the sweet spuds for 5 minutes while the grill is getting hot. Wash the asparagus.

Combine vinegar and a tbs. or so of oil in a plastic zipper bag. Add the asparagus and shake to coat. Place the chops directly over the fire, with the sweet spuds to the side, not directly over the heat. Place the asparagus onto a patch of aluminum foil on the other side of the chops. Cover and cook for 4 minutes. Flip the chops, cover, and cook 4 more minutes. Check to make sure the juices are running clear on the pork chops. If needed, close the lid and cook another couple of minutes. Remove all and serve.

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Old 05-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #4
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Hi Steve, and welcome to Discuss Cooking. Sometimes we talk endlessly about grilling. I'm fairly new to the method as my late husband did all the grilling, but my new husband of 7 years does none. He claims I'm better at it than him..clever man that he is.

You'll have lots of response to your post on the subject and when they run out you can always go here, where there's an endless amount to read...
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:42 AM   #6
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Steven Virgadamo says thanks to all. The first grilling session of spring a huge success.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:12 AM   #7
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Steven Virgadamo says thanks to all. The first grilling session of spring a huge success.
What did you make?
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:49 AM   #8
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Steven Virgadamo - first grilling day 2014

It was delightful to be with Virgadamo's for first grilling day of 2014. The counsel many here provided Steven Virgadamo helped to create a meal of balsamic chicken breasts, grilled asparagus, roasted red peppers and warm roasted potato salad.

Include a fine Chardonnay and it was memorable.

Thank you ..... I am looking for recipes on grilling other vegetables. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 05-07-2014, 08:03 AM   #9
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Steve, I'm very happy your first day of grilling for this season was a success. I have a favor to ask. Could you please stop announcing yourself in every post. Use the pronouns; I, me, etc. It will make you sound more natural.

Example: "I have a favor to ask." Or, I could have written; "Chief Longwind has a favor to ask."

Even in the first phrase of my last sentence, I could have written: "Chief Longwind could have written; "Chief Longwind has a favor to ask."

I would sound very pompous without the use of pronouns. My sentences would also be more difficult to read.

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Old 05-07-2014, 09:29 AM   #10
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Hey guys, I intent to buy a new grill for this summer.
so I recently did some research and found this stat:

• U.S. grill usage frequency during the season by type of grill, 2011 | Survey

well as I experienced, often the things the main amount of people do is not automatically the best thing to do:)

so what do you think?

Glas, electric or charcoall?

thx in advance!
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