Sunday, March 14, 2010

The grill of my dreams

Now that Daylight Savings Time has arrived, it's time to drag out the grill from winter hibernation. The extra daylight and warmer weather means we can even grill our dinner on weekdays. A barbecued steak or chicken, and some grilled vegetables make a perfect and easy meal. I love grilling season.

Fish, of course, is excellent on the grill, and you can couple it with vegetables. I especially like asparagus on the barbecue. The smoky flavor of the crisp grilled asparagus is hard to beat. I like to drizzle it with olive oil, a little balsamic vinegar, and garlic salt before grilling. When corn comes into season, it's great on the grill and you might even consider red potatoes, which can be par boiled and then finished on the grill for that smoky flavor. Yum.

But just about any vegetable can be grilled, and you can pair it with your meat choice. Toast some garlic bread on the grill, toss a fresh salad and you're done. A nice wine will finish the meal off and your family and friends will love it.