Scallion grilling with seeds

As weird and different it may sound, it tastes amazingly well. And for those who don’t know what scallions are, these are green colored onions, also popularly known as spring onions used in salads and for dressing. They usually have a milder taste than most of the other onions.

Grab on your aprons and start working.

All ingredients you need is –

  • 8-10 scallions trimmed and cut half lengthwise
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hot sauce, and
  • Of course, sesame seeds (for serving)

Interestingly, you don’t even need to worry about the scallions. They are easily available and also can be grown very easily in your small garden. These slender shaped don’t need much space. Their tenderness is perfect to balance with the other greens for the salads. Grilling them makes it lose their harsh thing that onions tend to have.

Preparation time-

  • Preheat the griller by preparing it for medium-rare heat.
  • Now toss the scallions on the baking tray with oil and of course, with the seasoning of salt and pepper.
  • Grill the scallions on each side for about a minute until they become tender and soft.
  • After done, transfer them to a platter, pour some hot sauce over and top them with sesame seeds and it’s ready to be served.

Another yet delicious way can be by adding asparagus into the recipe.

  1. For this, you just have to prepare a mix by adding oil, vinegar, soya sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Whisk them all together and keep them aside.
  3. Casually put cooking spray on the griller and allow the griller to preheat on high.
  4. Now add asparagus and turn it to medium heat.
  5. Turn them frequently and let it grill for about 7-9 minutes so they are charred completely and from all sides.
  6. After done, transfer all the grilled asparagus to a shallow serving plate and pour the sauce that had been kept aside earlier.
  7. Toss over some scallions and sesame seeds to garnish. And the pretty starter is done to taste.
  8. A quick recipe to serve to your guests who come over immediately so you have time to prepare the dinner and yet too delicious to taste.

Another way to make your scallions taste good can be by adding Romesco sauce , preferably to be made at home.

  1. So for that, you just need to combine some chopped roasted almonds, cheese, garlic, oil, red-wine vinegar and salt and pepper, according to your taste.
  2. Blend all these in a blender until the paste becomes smooth.
  3. Refrigerate it by covering with a plastic wrap for at least an hour so that it settles down well and take out when ready to use.

It’s considered one of the traditional dishes in Barcelona. They also add onions to this recipe and grill them with scallions and use romesco sauce.

These scallions are very versatile. They can be used anywhere, may be with pork or turkey or beef since they add the required tenderness to your dish and enhance it. They are also a constant to be added in potato salads or even a side for grilled meats. So this recipe is surely one to try.

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Charred Caprese Sandwich

How to give a new life to a classic recipe? Well, simply chuck it on your grill and fire it up. Caprese sandwich is one such classic recipe and we seek to blow a new life into it using the technique of charring on a grill to improve upon it. Well, it is not as easy as just chucking it on the grill; it rather involves an elaborate procedure of grilling and some care to incorporate a tinge of flavor in your Caprese sandwich. Here, we take a look at how it is done. Let us move further into the topic.

  1. The time required

This recipe is profoundly vegan and so does not need much input of time into it. You may save much of your valuable hours of the day, yet cook a stunning sandwich for a quick break. Ideally, Charred Caprese Sandwich takes about 30 to 45 minutes to cook. As is evident in every grilled recipe, most of the time is spent on the grill.

  1. The required ingredients

There is a little basket you need to fill out in order to go on with the process of cooking. Grab the following:

  1. 4 ounces of mozzarella, fresh and whittled down into pieces
  2. Half a teaspoon of lemon zest
  3. Half a cup of parsley leaves
  4. A cup full of basil leaves
  5. Some black pepper, freshly ground
  6. 3 cups full of cherry tomatoes
  7. 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  8. A half baguette split lengthwise in half
  9. 3 tablespoons of vinegar, red wine
  10. A finely ground garlic clove
  11. A large shallot, slice it into rings
  12. Some kosher salt
  13. A teaspoon of lemon juice, fresh
  14. 2  teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  15. Half a cup of mayonnaise
  16. Some red pepper flakes, crushed

With these ready, let us move on to the procedure involved.

  1. The procedure of cooking

Stick to the following steps:

  • Blend together lemon juice, mustard, and mayonnaise in a bowl. Season this mixture with salt.
  • In another bowl, bring together vinegar, garlic, and shallot.
  • Allow this mixture to stay for about 10 minutes.
  • Drain the unnecessary liquid.
  • Preserve vinegar and shallots separately.
  • Fire up your grill on a medium high flame. Apply some oil on the bread and place it on the grill. In about 2 minutes on each side, it would appear lightly charred.
  • Use salt to season this bread and allow some time for it to cool.
  • Heat up a skillet made of cast iron.
  • Mix the tomatoes with the remnant oil, cook for some time in a pan. In 3 minutes, tomatoes should appear charred.
  • Now bring back the vinegar that was kept aside and add these tomatoes to it. Add some pepper and salt to this mixture. Allow the contents to cool down.
  • To this, add lemon zest, parsley and basil. Mix everything up.
  • Apply mayonnaise mixture on the baguette halves. Use mozzarella to top these.
  • Add some red pepper flakes, shallots and tomatoes.

Your Charred Caprese Sandwich would so be ready.

Now, go take a break!

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Grilled Tofu

Vegan cuisine has its own delights and tofu is one of them. Tofu comes loaded with nutrients, essentially including protein. It is also an excellent source of amino acids, calcium and iron and other vitamins and minerals. Grilling tofu makes its flavor stand out with smoke and also puts it in direct competition with grilled meat with an equally delectable flavor. It is considered an easy to make the recipe and the flavor on the platter is mesmerizing. To soothe your senses with taste and fulfill your vegetarian approach, this guide helps you come up with the perfectly grilled tofu. Without many further wordings, let us take a look at how you can carve out a delicacy.

  1. The time required

Tofu, being a vegan recipe, does not test your patience on the grill and goes easy on preparation as well. You can make about 2-3 vegetarians happy with this sublime recipe in a total time of an hour and 25 minutes. 10 minutes would go into preparing the ingredients and 15 minutes would go into the process of cooking.

  1. The ingredients required

Grilled Tofu needs a little package of items on your kitchen shelf in order to be perfectly made. And, these items are as follows:

  • 14 ounces of drained tofu; has to be extra firm
  • A quarter teaspoon of black pepper
  • Half a teaspoon of marjoram, dried
  • Half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Half a teaspoon of kosher salt
  • A teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/3 of a cup filled with extra virgin olive oil
  • Half a cup of soy sauce, low on sodium
  • Half a cup of sherry vinegar

With these ingredients ready, you might want to move ahead with the process of cooking.

  1. The procedure of cooking

This process is mostly a cinch. Just follow the step by step guide below to end up an almost perfectly grilled tofu.

  • Use some weight on tofu wrapped in a clean towel for draining it. Give thirty minutes for this process to take place.
  • While the tofu is being drained, bring together black pepper, marjoram, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder, olive oil, soy sauce and sherry vinegar in a bowl. Create a marinade out of this.
  • Cut the tofu into slices of the desired size and use the marinade on it. Refrigerate for some time(anywhere between 30 minutes and 48 hours). A short time would not affect your recipe much.
  • Fire up your grill and let it preheat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Let it be on high heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Now lower down the flame and let the temperature reduce to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Then use some oil to grease the grates of the grill.
  • Transfer your tofu on to the grill and cover it. Cook until brown grill marks appear. This should take about 10-15 minutes. Make sure that you the grill marks do not blacken.
  • Chuck this tofu on the plate.
  • Boil some of the marinades and pour it over the grilled tofu.
  • Ready to serve.

Hence, a healthy vegan recipe is ready on your platter.

What is worth waiting for? Just get up, fire up the grill and get going!

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Rib eye beef recipe

As creepy and strange the name may sound, it tastes amazingly well too.

And for those who don’t don’t what’s a rib eye, it’s the beef steak from the rib section of the body with the rib bone attached. These usually include the longissimus muscle. It’s full of flavors and very tender since it comes from the lightly worked area of the rib part. And it surely has more moisture.

So to make your mouth water, here we present an easy level recipe, able to serve at least four to five people is coming down to be an add-on on your list.

So to enjoy this interesting dish, collect all the required ingredients.

  • rib eye steak pieces (The thicker it is, the more friendly it is to cook at home)
  • rib eye rub, it’s a mix of all the spices that you will use to season your steak, can be according to your preferences
  •  Salt
  •  Black and cayenne pepper
  •  Chilies or chili powder
  •  Peanut oil
  •  Thyme springs
  •  Butter
  •  Crushed garlic cloves

So after you have all the ingredients at your side, begin with the process. Place all the rib eye steak pieces on a big plate and season it with the rub on both sides, thoroughly. If they are taken out from the refrigerator, allow them to rest for a while after coating a bit of oil on them and then seasonings. After seasoning them, transfer to the already pre-heated hot grill and let if cook for about four-seven minutes each side for medium rare, or if you prefer to use longer rare, you can use that too provided you don’t burn the steak and they are cooked to perfection. After may be, two or three minutes you can add thyme and garlic over it and let it grill again. After grilling, remove the rib-eye steaks from the griller and let it rest for about five – ten minutes before serving.

After may be, two or three minutes you can add thyme and garlic over it and let it grill again. After grilling, remove the rib-eye steaks from the griller and let it rest for about five – ten minutes before serving.

After grilling them, you can toss them in butter over a pan for just about a minute to add more flavors and texture into it. Butter helps give your steak a more dark and crisp crust and much faster, though.

Interestingly , another way to season the steak can be that if you are willing to eat them immediately then season them well with salt and  pepper and slide them into a plastic bag and put it in water for a while and pat it dry before grilling it and if you want to freeze, then leave the salt and pepper , it can be done later. Simple yet so good in taste. A recipe which is easy to cook, all ingredients easily available and not time-consuming is here for you to try on.

Rib eye steaks are considered one of the most elegantly flavourful and delicious steaks. So they give startling outputs.A protein rich dish with an excellent amount of B12 and B6 vitamins is ready to get into your grillers.

A recipe for the quickies, for dinner or just when you have guests coming over to your place for dinner. And of course, a well-prepared steak is a beautiful sight.

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Grilled Clams

No one can deny the richness that comes loaded with seafood. When it comes to clams, they are high in protein and low on fat, ensuring a proper healthy diet. Also, it is seafood and that means that it also has essential vitamins and minerals on the top of everything. Flavor is fabulous and it is going to be enhanced further with the help of grill. So, we made sure that you have a platter that is rich in essential nutrients and flavor while keeping unwanted fats and cholesterol down. Let us take a look at how this can embellish your platter with the recipe that follows.

  1. The time required

This recipe serves as an appetizer and does not require much time. The recipe we are going to discuss here would serve about 4-6 people and could be ready in about 30 minutes. So, it does not, in any way, consume a large chunk of your time yet stupefies you with an exquisite flavor.

  1. The required ingredients

There sure are a few things that would keep you on your toes, possibly running to the store to stock your kitchen shelf with a few items. Here is a little list you need to work upon before proceeding with the cooking procedure:

  1. About 24 clams, littleneck and scrubbed
  2. Some lemon wedges
  3. Some kosher salt
  4. Some black pepper, freshly ground
  5. A tablespoon of lemon juice, fresh
  6. A tablespoon of scallion, chopped
  7. A tablespoon of dill, fresh and chopped
  8. A tablespoon of parsley, flat-leaf and chopped
  9. Half a cup of unsalted butter

With these items occupying your kitchen shelf and ready to take a little bath on the grill, you may look further into the process involved in cooking them together.

  1. The procedure of cooking

This process is literally easy to pull off yet it is enough to surprise you with an eloquent slide of flavor on the tongue. Stick to the steps that follow to pursue perfection.

  • Grab a medium sized bowl. In it, blend together lemon juice, scallion, dill, parsley and unsalted butter. Here you create a herb butter.
  • Season this mixture with some pepper and salt, according to your taste.
  • Fire up your charcoal grill with a medium high flame. Consider high heat if using a gas grill.
  • Chuck the clams on to the grill grates and lower down the lid.
  • Continue to grill the clams for about 6 to 8 minutes. Clams should just open up at this moment.
  • Transfer these clams to your platter, ensuring enough care so as to keep the juices from spilling out.
  • Now use the herb butter mixture to dot the clams. The heated clams would make the butter melt.
  • Once the butter melts, clams are ready to be served.
  • Embellish the platter with lemon wedges around the clams.

Here, your Grilled Clams would be ready.

When there is so much goodness calling on you, why would you wait? Just jump out of your couch now!

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Smoked meat loaf on electric grill

Although slow yet one of the most amazing dishes to die for. Smoked meat is usually one of the best recipes to cook for they not only taste marvelous but are rich in proteins and other vitamins and minerals.

Collect all the ingredients you need and put on your chef’s hats and start working.

  • Tomato paste
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Chipotle powder
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Eggs
  • Crushed garlic cloves
  • Onions
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Turkey
  • (One pound each)
  • salt
  • Black pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Corn chips

Once you have all the ingredients around the table, you can start cooking.

  1. Prepare your electric griller according to your preference.
  2. You can soak the woods in water for a while and then let the water drain.
  3. Now add tomato paste, tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and chipotle powder and vinegar in a big bowl.
  4. Take about one-third of the mixture and set aside.
  5. Add the corn chips in a food processor until ground finely and then transfer them to a bowl.
  6. Now add eggs to the mixture and also some ketchup.
  7. Stir it for a while till the corn chips become soft for about an 8-10 minutes.
  8. Add pork, beef, and turkey with garlic, salt, pepper, garlic, and onions.
  9. Mix it well, so the flavors get all into each part. You can even use your hands for that matter.
  10. Lay down a sheet of foil and shape the entire meat mixture in the form of a loaf with rough estimates of about 10-inches long and 2-3 inches thick.
  11. Cover it with another sheet of foil, enclose it from sides and also poke some small holes into the foil on both sides.
  12. Now by the time it rests, prepare your smoker, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  13. Now after its heated smoke the meat loaf for about a one and a half hour at somewhere near 200-230 degrees Fahrenheit.
  14. Remove the foil and check it and then smoke it accordingly for about one hour more so it’s cooked to perfection with no over cooking. The thing to note here is that total time will depend on the thickness of the loaf and the temperature the electric smoker incorporates.
  15. Once it is done, remove it and let it rest for while before serving. Now slice them into pieces and serve. Add a mint sauce or some salads to give it more texture.

At the same time, you can always add some vegetables to enhance the dish more. Just add some bell peppers, onions, celery in a pan. Add oil first and when it’s hot, add these vegetables and sauté them for a while. Cook them until they start becoming a little soft. Remove it from the pan and put it on a plate. And then add these vegetables in the mix for making the loaf. You can use any other sauce as you like, may be barbecue sauce too.

Thus although this recipe takes the time to cook the result of it is worth waiting for.

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