Tag Archive | grilling

Grilled Avocados

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Not only are they delicious, but they are so pretty on a plate. Yes, grilled avocados. I get asked questions like, “Don’t they melt?” Um, no, no they don’t. I cut one in half, brush with a bit of olive oil and lime then put on a medium-high grill for about 3 or 4 minutes then turn 90 degrees for nice grill marks. Watch for flare-ups. I serve them with A1 steak sauce in the middle. I know, I know, you’re thinking, “What?!?!” But, hold on a second. My mom did this, and even though I don’t really like A1 steak sauce it really does compliment an avocado. Don’t want to use the sauce? Just go for grilling, they look awesome and taste wonderful. Enjoy 🙂

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Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Baby Spinach and Peppers with Alfredo Sauce

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This idea struck me out of the blue. I LOVE big, juicy portobello mushrooms. A lot. First, I marinated them for a few hours, sans stems, in olive oil, oregano, garlic and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Save the stems, cut, and sauté; they’re awesome and shouldn’t be wasted. Next, I grilled the mushroom concave side up, and then flipping them, I dumped the liquid on the ones I already flipped over. I used the indirect-grilling method so as not to have flare-ups from the olive oil. Then, I spooned in a small amount of Alfredo sauce. You can use homemade or store-bought, your choice. Finally, I topped with a mixture of baby spinach and diced bell peppers. You can just load everything, and grill if you want, or bake, or broil, whatever. I just prefer grilling the mushrooms first; but that’s just one of my little quirks. They taste awesome and make such a pretty and colorful presentation. Marinating the mushrooms really makes this dish though 🙂