On the grill

Grilled Oysters

Grilled Oysters with Monterrey Jack and Pico de Gallo

Living on the Gulf Coast has its perks. The ability to garden nearly year-round, swimming the afternoon before Thanksgiving, and having access to some of the freshest seafood anywhere. The trade-off is hurricane season, mosquitoes the size of rats, and wicked humidity. We deal. There’s usually booze involved. But we deal. Oysters are among my [...]

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Grapefruit Marinated Fajitas

Grapefruit Marinated Fajitas

Most Friday nights, you’ll find us on the back patio, margaritas in hand, listening to the sizzle of fajitas on the grill. And for the 6 weeks out of the year that it’s too cold to grill, you’ll find us at one of our favorite Tex Mex restaurants, trying to talk over the sizzling order [...]

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Grilled Naan

Grilled naan

Every group of ethnic foods seems to have at least one gateway food – something that is at least partially recognizable to the uninitiated. Something that isn’t so scary. Grilled naan is one of those foods. The promise of a tall pile of soft, buttery, garlicky grilled flatbread was enough to get an Indian-inspired dish [...]

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Honey-Glazed Chicken, Peach, and Sweet Potato Skewers

Chicken, peach, and sweet potato skewers

Are you tired of grilled foods? Me, neither The 30-day streak of 100+ degree weather, now that’s a different story. But not the foods that come along with it. Sweet, juicy peaches and sweet potatoes are excellent grilled. And they’re even better when skewered and paired with a tangy glaze and crunchy, spiced pecans. Don’t [...]

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Maple Vinaigrette

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Maple Vinaigrette

The outdoor thermometer read 108 degrees yesterday. One hundred and eight. But despite the fact that summer is still going strong and southeast Texas is only going to get hotter (waaaah!) before it gets cooler, we’ve started seeing just the faintest hints of a distant end to summer: “Meet the teacher night” announcements on the [...]

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Grilled Indian-Spiced Chicken

Grilled Indian-Spiced Chicken with Tomato-Yogurt Sauce

Jason and I, we’re a team. I cook, he cleans [update: AHAHAHAHAHAHA]. I whinemention that the kitchen stinks, he takes out the garbage. We share “early days,” alternating who gets “lucky” and has to get up with the toddler at 6 am. And we share menu planning duties. The process is very technical. I ask [...]

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Ribeyes with Grilled Tomatoes

Ribeyes with Grilled Tomatoes

Today, we’re guest-posting over at The Novice Chef for her Foodie Block Party series! Jessica’s is one of my favorite blogs – check out her site and get a new 20-minute dinner recipe!

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Grilled Zucchini & Red Onions with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Grilled Zucchini & Red Onion with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Our garden continues to crank out zucchini like there’s no tomorrow. Luckily, “we” like zucchini! One of our favorite sides is grilled zucchini. But not just plain grilled zucchini. Noooo. We grew tired of plain grilled zucchini very soon after our plants started producing 3 baseball-bat sized zucs a day. Grilling the zucchini caramelizes the [...]

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