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Hungry Girl Today: 7.27.12
GIRLS BITE OUT
Our very best grilling tips 'n tricks, recipes, and more are all right here... You might want to bookmark this one!
Hungry Grill 101
Making kebabs and using wooden skewers? Soak the sticks in water for 20 minutes beforehand so they don't catch on fire. Good (and important!) to know.
Prior to firing up the grill, use a grill brush to scrub the grate free of charred bits. Remove the grate, and spray it well with nonstick spray. This will reduce the chance of your food sticking and eliminate the need to add a lot of oil to your food.
Speaking of nonstick spray, always apply it to the grate before lighting the grill, even if it's just a spritz. (We're not fans of giant flames.)
Have a large unused plate ready to place your food on once it's cooked -- if you brought out raw meat, putting your food back on the same plate is a big NO-NO.
Appetizers and Side Dishes
BBQ Veggie Pasta Salad - This isn't just any old pasta salad to accompany grilled eats... There are grilled veggies in this scoopy salad!
Spiced Butternut Squash on a Stick - B-nut fans will be pleased to learn that it ROCKS on the grill.
Grillin' of the Corn - Did you know that teriyaki sauce is amazing on corn? Now you do.
Hot Couple: Corn on the Cob + The Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge - Another easy way to dress up your corn cob. Cheese tastes a lot better than that corn-husk skirt you've been making for it...
Hip-Hip-Hooray Chicken Satay - Skip the Thai restaurant -- try this recipe on the grill, complete with our slimmed-down peanut sauce. YUM!
Hot Couple: Large Shrimp + Cocktail Sauce - This app goes a step beyond plain ol' shrimp cocktail... It's grilled shrimp infused with cocktail-sauce flavor!
Foil Packs, Grill-Style!
When it comes to cooking HG foil-pack recipes on the grill (instead of in the oven), stick with this formula... Grill for about half of the time given in the recipe, grill cover down, according to this nifty temperature conversion info:
375 degrees in oven = medium heat on grill
400 degrees in oven = medium-high heat on grill
425 degrees in oven = high heat on grill
And now, the recipes!
Jump for Choy! Fish Pack, Mega-mazing Veggie Pack, and Cha-Cha-Cherry BBQ Chicken Pack - You might not think of these as "on the grill" recipes... but foil makes grilling 'em totally possible!
So-Fancy Fish Pack, Chicken-with-a-Kick Pack, and The Rat(atouille) Pack - These foil-pack recipes aren't old; they're classic!
Woohoo! Bayou Fish Pack, Steamy Creamy Squash Packet, and Hot Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes - Get a little crazy with these fun creations. You know you want to!
Stuffed 'n Squashed Mushroom Foil Pack, Do the Cabbage Pack!, and Hustle 'n Brussels Foil-Pack Attack - These recipes actually have their own grilling instructions. Hooray!
Girl on Grill Veggie Wraps - Vegetarians, we've got something for you -- some of our favorite veggies are GREAT on the grill.
Saucy BBQ Seafood Skewers with Not-So-Secret BBQ Sauce - BBQ sauce isn't just for chicken, people. Put it on your seafood!
Chicken D'lish Kebabs - Chicken marinated in yogurt is awesome; add some fun seasonings, and you're set!
Unique Greek Turkey Burgers - These poultry patties are in a league of their own. Try them soon, and you'll see what we mean!
Teriyaki Tofu Kebabs - More veggie-friendly goodness! If you've never tried tofu on the grill, do it ASAP.
Naked Buffalo Chicken Kebabs - We L.O.V.E. hot wings, and these tender chunks of chicken have all of the flavor without any of the greasy fried coating.
Grilled Fruit... It's What's for Dessert!
Hungry Grilled Pineapple with So-Good Cinnamon-Vanilla Yogurt Dip - Serve the rings with dip for dunking OR spoon it on top, and eat the pineapple with a fork and knife. (If you're proper like that -- we're not.)
Hot Couple: Grilled Peach + Fat-Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt - The blackened peach halves, the cool 'n creamy yogurt... Get ready for a face full of YUM.
Grilled Juicy Fruit Kebabs & Dip - Make the dip, and cut 'n skewer the fruit; then grill and dunk. BOOM -- so easy!
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