Friday, July 30, 2010

Grilled Fish and Grilled Veggies

Summer is definitely the time of year to experiment on the grill.  In years past I have even made pizza on the grill, I will share that with you another time.  So last night I was craving a good steamed fish, with farm fresh veggies!  If you are fortunate enough to live in a place to get farm fresh veggies, do it!!  You can't beat the quality, taste, or price!  Plus, you are helping local people, in which I am a HUGE fan of supporting local business.   And as the saying goes: "It's Keene to shop locally"!

Steamed pocketed Haddock

1 3/4 lbs. Haddock (2-3 haddock fillets)- I bought ones with skins on for more flavor.
2 lemons (zest one)
bunch of fresh dill
Aluminum foil

Place one haddock fillet on 2 ft. or so of aluminum foil, sprinkle 2 tsps or so of lemon zest on fillet.  Rip 2-3 tbs of fresh dill and sporadically place along the fillet. Cut up half the lemon and squeeze then place them on the fish.  Fold up the aluminum foil so it pouch like (and no juices can leak out).  Place on a preheated gas grill for 12 minutes.  The fillet should be juicy and flaky!!

*This is a super fresh meal, and the lemon and dill together are truly a dynamic duo!!!  You can use any white fish when using this recipe.  It is super easy, cheap and delicious!  It would be really fun to make these at a dinner party with your friends, because it an easy clean-up and you can look like a professional when you use this cooking technique.

Grilled summer squash

2 or more medium summer squashes
olive oil (enough to coat)
salt +pepper

Cut the summer squash in half, then cut each half into four long strips (thick enough to be put directly on the grill) In a 13x9 inch pan place the cut up summer squashes, drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Flip with tongs to get coated well.  Place on the grill and flip once.  Grill both sides for 4 minute each (or until golden).

*You can't beat fresh veggies on the grill, and by adding only olive oil and salt and pepper you really keep the purity of the veggies.  The summer squash has a (light) smokey flavor and it simply melts in your mouth!!!

Buon appetito,

Mary Proulx

Ps.  A special thanks to Mark who does the grilling part!!!!

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