Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New addition to the HHPTC

No, I didn't add on a bathroom or get a dog. However, my dad got me a gas grill for my birthday... just in time for football season! Although my birthday was a few weeks ago, I only finally finished putting this Char-Broil Commercial Series 500 Four-burner with Sideburner beast together on Saturday.
  • Four burner grill with covered sideburner
  • 50,000 BTU main burners
  • 13,000 BTU sideburner
  • Durable porcelain steel lid and firebox
  • 500 sq in porcelain grates
  • 680 Total sq in cooking area
  • Electronic ignition
  • Improved temperture gauge
  • Front panel
  • 4 Wheels

Needless to say, after finally getting it assembled it has been pretty awesome. The first victims were some beef kabobs on Saturday. I chopped up a red onion and squash from my CSA box and picked up some pre-cut sirloin cubes and grape tomatoes from Publix. After four skewers were full, I threw them on the grill and only a few minutes later they came off, ready to be inhaled.

The fun continued Monday night when I grilled some marinated zucchini, squash, red onions, and chicken. After removing from the grill, I chopped the veggies and chicken and threw them on some romaine lettuce. The salad was finished with some more of the marinade (from the veggies, not the chicken...) as a dressing, grated Parmesan, and some pieces of chopped avocado.

Recipe for the marinade:
2 tbs orange zest
juice from 3 orages
juice from 3 limes
2 tbs honey
2 tbs EVOO
1/4 tsp salt

Its a little a late for summer grilling but still nice in the evenings. And best of all, just in time for football season!

1 comment:

Paulo Sousa said...

Everytime you feel like steak, the Earth's average temperature goes up one degree... ;-)