Breaking the Ice


Old 05-31-07, 12:36 PM
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Breaking the Ice

I grill about every evening when the weather permits. I just (today) bought a new Weber (E-320) to replace my existing Weber grill that has sat on my deck (uncovered) for nearly 18 years. Nothing wrong with the old one, I just needed a bigger, hotter grill. I'll assemble it tomorrow and have it ready to go for a family cookout Saturday.

Now we're trying to figure out what to throw on the new grill for it's first fire up. I'm leaning towards BBQ baby backs and the wife wants grilled lobster with a mini tenderloin. Any other suggestions?

BTW - I hope this turns into a forum for swapping grilling tips and recipes.
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Old 05-31-07, 02:45 PM
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Ribs and lobster sounds like a plan to me.

I think the 1st thing I grilled on my new Weber was T-bones.

Last weekend it was t-bones, ribeyes, strips, burgers, dogs, ribs, and beer can chicken. It was a pure meatfest. I used the Weber gas, the Weber charcoal, and the smoker. My wife also made her world famous meatloaf.
Old 05-31-07, 02:55 PM
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There are so many good things to fix on the grill. I have memories of grilled salmon and tuna. I love veggies on the grill. And, there's nothing that beats a platter of burgers and kielbasa.

Grilled Asparagus

1 pound asparagus
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray

Prepare grill.
Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Combine all ingredients except cooking spray in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate for 30 minutes. Remove asparagus from bag, and discard marinade. Place asparagus on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until asparagus is done.

4 servings
Old 05-31-07, 08:13 PM
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I couldn't wait until tomorrow. I put the new grill together after dinner tonight. We burned our last burgers on our old Weber and I put it out by the road with a "free" sign on it. It was gone in less than an hour.

Twelvepole - I agree you can't beat grilled veggies - except maybe grilled fruit. Try mixing a little OJ, brown sugar and honey in a bowl. Split some ripe peaches in half and grill them cut side down. Baste often with the OJ mix. Extra good with served hot with a little brandy and vanilla ice cream.

I use the same mix on fresh pineapple rings. grill them until they are nearly black and serve them with shrimp kabobs.
Old 06-03-07, 07:01 PM
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Oh - I love the kabobs too - especially when you alternate the veggies and meat on them (lamb, beef, shrimp, whatever). I get some of the best grilling ideas from off their recipe search. Its awesome that if you throw in one idea it spits you back a million new things to try.
Old 06-04-07, 06:24 AM
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I love marinated grilled greek veggies - a good greek style vinagrette with red peppers, zuchinni, eggplant, tofu or chicken for those who want it... mmmmmm.

Grilled asparagus is soooo good.

Made a greek marinated chicken breast this weekend, but it turned out kinda tough (well my piece did, but it was a small one and likely got overcooked)

And the best? Grilled corn on the cob. yumyumyum.

I tried making naan on the grill once but they just burned. Need to try it again.... I think the burner was too high.
Old 06-04-07, 06:40 AM
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I had the same problem the first few times I made pizza on the grill. It took a while to get the temp and time right. Try indirect heat at same temp as a regular oven. Slide the bread over a burner for a few minutes to finish up.
Old 06-04-07, 06:54 AM
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Ive just discovered cedar plank salmon , "nector of the gods "

I like to slice some sweet onions and put them around the edges while I grill/smoke when put the onion slices in a bag and they really spice up salads latter in the week with a good Smokey flavor

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