Saturday, June 23, 2007

Me happy


Me happy
Originally uploaded by dieselboi.
Got me a real man's bbq the other day. Someone else got shoes, but me, I get grill. We built it yesterday and grilled up some veggies and fish. And today, I got some cool grill toys. Send the marinade recipes now!

Oh and mark the calendars for Brettenium VIII. Those of you in the know know when it shall be.

4 comments:

Betsy said...

Oooohh - marinades.

They're easy if you follow a basic ratio:
3 parts flavorful liquid, 2 parts sweetener, 2 parts acid, 1 part oil (if needed for veggies; can go less here) Then add in seasonings, mustards, or other pastes.

Like this:

Soy sauce+honey+lemon juice+toasted sesame oil - great on grilled veggies or fish

Leftover wine+maple syrup+balsamic vinegar+olive oil (plus rosemary, sage, thyme and a shot of honey mustard) for chicken or pork. (If I don't have wine I'll just up the balsamic, which I really like on grilled veggies as well.)

I also do pastes for marinading - blend your fresh herbs together in a green paste, mix with some acid & a little oil, rub it all over your meat/fish, and let sit.

Finally - I'm a huge fan of two spice mixes from Trader Joe's: 21 seasoning salute and their steak/chop spice mix.

jonashpdx said...

welcome to the world of propane!

Gaile said...

my default marinade is great on salmon: tamari, rice wine vinegar, garlic and ginger, and a little honey. if you have ginger garlic paste, even better.

Anonymous said...

I vicariously live in Portland through you. Is that creepy? What's going on these days?
Throw me a bone! : )

Girl who hates the south