Thursday, June 26, 2008

Grilled Chicken Divan

This recipe is from Becky...THANKS!

Chicken Divan
2 chicken breasts cut in strips
1 C uncooked instant rice
1 sm can cream of chicken soup
1/2 C water
2 C frozen broccoli florets
1 C Fresh Mushrooms, sliced
4 Ice cubes
1/2 C grated cheese

Use two sheets of heavy duty tin foil and create two packets of food. Grill on covered grill for 14-16 minutes or until chicken is done. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Marinated Grilled Salmon

  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 lb salmon fillets (or mahi mahi or orange roughy work too)
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar (balsamic is best)
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 6 cups fresh spinach, washed
  • 4-5 Tbsp feta cheese (optional)
  • 20-30 grape tomatoes
  1. Open pineapple and drain juice into a cup. Combine 1/3 cup pineapple juice with soy sauce, garlic, ginger and brown sugar. Stir to blend
  2. Cut salmon into 4-5 serving and place in shallow dish (I try to find skinless fillets to make it easier). Pour marinade over fish. Marinade each side 15-20 minutes
  3. Heat grill or broiler in oven. Remove fish from marinade, keeping marinade. Spray fish with non-stick spray; grill or broil 3-4 minutes per side (10 min per 1 inch) Grill pineapple slices at the same time.
  4. While fish is grilling, place marinade in small saucepan and bring to full boil ( I usually let it boil for a good 5 minutes because I'm a nervous nelly about these kind of things) Remove from heat, cool, and whisk in vinegar and oil.
  5. Serve on bed of spinach with tomatoes and slice of pineapple on top. Pour "dressing" over top and add feta if desired

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Caramelized Beef Skewers

Mmmnn.. I love to grill, the food always seems to taste so good! I tried this recipe tonight and it was excellent. Steve gave it two thumbs up:) I really liked it because I had all the ingredients on hand. We are also big A-1 steak sauce people so when I saw it was in the recipe I had to try it. This came from Kraft.

Caramelized Beef Skewers

1 lb beef (sirloin works best) steak, thinly sliced
1/4 C. A-1
1/4 C BBQ sauce
1 tsp. Dijon mustard

Marinate steak in 2 T. steak sauce and BBQ sauce. ( I did a lot more than that, I did about 1/8 of a cup of each) I marinated mine for about 4-5 hours, it would have probably been even better if I did it overnight.

Make sauce mixture using 2 T of steak and BBQ sauce and 1 tsp. Dijon mustard set aside for grilling.

Grill skewers until steak is cooked through, turning about every 3 minutes and brushing generously with the sauce mixture.

A tip using wooden skewers: soak them in water for about 30 min. so they do not burn.

Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs

Since it is summer and nobody likes to slave over a hot stove in this hot weather I decided to have the theme be grilled meals. I got this recipe out of the Kraft magazine. I haven't tried it, but I thought it looked really good and easy!

1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups 1 1/2 inch fresh pineapple chunks
1 each, red and green pepper, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
3 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

Preheat grill to medium-high. Using 8 inch wooden skewers (2 side by side for each kabob), thread chicken alternately with pineapple and peppers onto skewers to make 4 kabobs. Mix BBQ sauce and juice concentrate, brush some of sauce onto kabobs. Grill 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, turning and brushing occasionally with the remaining sauce mixture.

Makes 4 servings, 1 kabob each