Monday, February 16, 2009

Now We're Cooking with Gas!

Last November, we ran out of gas for the grill and just let it go. I've had problems with frozen gas lines before, and wanted to avoid that with my new grill. Well, we've had some warm weather recently, and I felt the primal need for food cooked over a fire. So off I went to get a new tank of gas on Friday morning, and never looked back. This weekend we have eaten hamburgers and barbeque chicken sandwiches for lunch, but I was particularly pleased with dinner last night. We had ribeye steaks, Yukon Gold potatoes, and grilled asparagus. I have a steel grill bowl, and just brushed EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) on the asparagus and placed the bowl over the fire. The asparagus absorbed a lot of the smokey flavor from the steak, and had just enough crispness to avoid being overcooked.

Speaking of EVOO, on Thursday night we had dinner at Carrabba's Italian Grill, and I was inspired by my appetizer to try something new. I picked up some bruschetta relish (tomato, red onion, garlic, and basil) and brushed hamburger buns with the olive oil and toasted them on the upper level of the grill. I spread mozzarella cheese on the burgers and covered them with the relish, and presto! We had Bruschetta Burgers.

Are you hungry yet?

1 comment:

Theresa said...

YES. :D~