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New Summer Time Grilling Recipes

It is that time of the year across the country.  Here in South Florida we have the honor of being able to grill outside almost year round.  The summer time months, to many, are synonymous with grilling and cookouts. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, steak and chicken sizzling away on the grill with the guys gathered around the coals with a cold drink in hand all “knowing the best way it should be done”.  For me I think of clams, lobsters, mussels. No matter what it means to you it usually evokes memories of good times past and thoughts of those to come.

I’ve decided to shy away from the usual recipes and give what I hope will become some new favorites.  All are quick and easy. Most important is they are Tasty!

Fire up the grill, whether it is gas, electric, brisket or natural charcoal (my choice) and let’s get ready for some good times.

Haddock Fillets (sub tilapia, red snapper, ling fish)

Serves 4

4 fish fillets
1 tsp/5ml fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp/30ml parsley, chopped
2 tbsp/30ml canola oil
juice of 1 ½ lemons (about 1 tbsp/15ml)

Mix all ingredients  except the fish together in a pan large enough to hold the fish side by side.  Marinate the fish for 10-15 minutes turning once. Line the grill bars with lightly oiled foil, over medium high heat.  Place the fish on the grill cooking for 3-4 minutes per side.

Chicken Wings      
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serves 4

½ cup/125ml soy sauce
2 tbsp/30ml brown sugar
1 tsp/5ml fresh ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp/30ml rice wine vinegar
24 chicken wings or drummets
sesame seed to sprinkle

Mix marinade ingredients together.  Toss wings in marinade and keep covered in the refrigerator for 15 minute up to half hour. Place wings in the microwave for 10 minutes.  Brush grill grates or foil lined grill with oil. Grill chicken for 7-10 minutes per side brushing with marinade until brown and chicken is cooked.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Lamb Skewers        

Serves 4

1 lb/450g lamb, cut int0 bite sized chunks
juice of one lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp/15ml olive oil
wooden skewers, soaked in water

In a large bowl toss all ingredients together and let marinate for 10-15 minutes.  Thread onto the skewer. Heat grill to medium to medium high heat. Oil the grates.  Place the skewers on the grates and cook turning every 3-4 minutes until all sides are cooked. Serve with tzsaziki or your favorite sauce

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Rings   
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Serves 4

1 ripe pineapple, cored and cut into rings*
1 tsp/5ml red pepper flakes
1 tbsp/15ml honey
1 tbsp/15ml canola oil
¼ tsp/1ml sea salt

Place pineapple on medium hot oiled grill.  Cook for 1 minute each side. Turn over and brush with sauce.  Cook for 2 minutes, flip and repeat.

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