No matter the time of year some foods always taste better when they’re cooked on the grill. Grilling is a time honored tradition in my family. We firmly believe that everything can and should be grilled, with the exception of maybe a can of soup. If you are just starting out with your grill or are simply looking for a few new ideas, here are some of my favorite recipes that you might want to try out.
Of course one of my favorite recipes has to do with dessert. Grilled pineapple is sweet, delicious and easy to make. It is even better when it is glazed with a mixture of Nutella and mascarpone cheese. All you have to do is cut the pineapple and place the slices on the grill, which should be set at medium heat. Grill the pineapple for about 3 minutes on each side and place on a plate when finished.
In a bowl you will want to mix 6 tablespoons of whipping cream with ⅔ cup of Nutella. In another bowl you want to combine ⅔ cup of mascarpone cheese with ½ of vanilla extract. Cover the grilled pineapple with the Nutella mixture and add a dollop of mascarpone on top. Garnish with a few hazelnuts and you have a delicious and relatively healthy dessert.
London Broil (Grilled Steak)
This recipe is quick, easy and almost guarantees that your steak will turn out tender and delicious. This first step is to marinate the steak for 2 hours in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, ketchup, balsamic vinegar, rosemary and thyme. One tip is to let the steak marinate at room temperature. Not only does this shorten the time it needs to marinate, but it also helps the steak to cook more evenly when it is placed on the grill.
Before placing the steak on the grill you want to make several diagonal cuts in the sides. This will help the steak cook faster, while also retaining its juices. This little trick will also help prevent the steak from turning an unappetizing grey color. Before placing the steak on the grill liberally coat it with pepper and paprika. Now all that’s left to do is grill the steak for one minute on each side, constantly flipping until it has reached an internal temperature of 125 to 130 degrees depending on how rare you like your steak.