Grill Your Dinner

Ingredients

1 ea rib eye marinated and seasoned
1 ea romaine Heart
2 ea lemon

Assorted Veggies to Grill

Asparagus
Squash
Corn
Peppers

Preheat grill to high on one side and medium high on the other.  Grill meat 3-4 minutes per side on the hot side and Toss the vegetables in olive oil and season with salt and cook on medium-high side until tender.

Slice the hearts of Romaine and season with olive oil and salt and grill on the hottest spot on the grill until slightly charred.  Chop and season with olive oil and lemon juice.

Tips and Tricks

When using a grill always have two different zones of heat.  On the High Heat side you can finish grilling your corn or crisping up the burgers or steak.  On the medium heat side you can cook vegetables thru without charring the outside.

When mixing spices always check the expiration date.  Previously ground spices are “awake” for 3 to six months after they have been ground.

When grilling bread, brush the bread with nice finishing olive oil and place on the hottest part of the grill.  Brush a stroke of garlic clove over the bread once it comes off of the grill.

When grilling always start with clean grill plates.  To achieve this every time when you are done grilling turn the heat all the way up and shut the lid.  Leave the lid down for 5 minutes and turn your grill off and brush clean.

Steak spice mix: Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Basil, Cumin
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Garlic Roasted Chicken

So simple and so yummy!

You will need:

1 4-5 lb. whole chicken
8-10 whole cloves garlic – or more if you like
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Creole Seasoning
Soy Sauce
Butter

Wash and pat chicken dry.  Rub with butter, salt and pepper.
Place garlic cloves inside cavity of chicken.
Place a couple of sliced cloves under skin of breast.
Spray or coat chicken with a thin layer of olive oil.
Sprinkle creole seasoning over chicken.
Shake soy sauce over chicken.  (You decide how much.)

At some point in your preparation, place the chicken in a dutch oven.  Bake in preheated oven uncovered at 425 for 1/2 hour. Reduce heat to 325, cover and cook for another 45 minutes to an hour.  You can uncover and baste as you like or just leave it.  Chicken will be moist and delicious.  Cut pieces and serve with the whole cooked cloves of garlic from the cavity.  Serve alone or with your favorite veggies.  Pairs nicely with a Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. Enjoy!