Summer grilling

Posted in food, home cooking at 11:34 am by wingerz

Grilled zucchini

For my birthday (a few months ago), Jess and Cy got me The Cook’s Illustrated Guide To Grilling And Barbecue. I’ve spent some time flipping through it and tried a handful of its delicious recipes and helpful techniques. So far, I’m quite impressed. Yesterday I made the best-looking zucchini of my life, along with 3 pounds of soy-maple salmon (both from the book). I also grilled chicken marinated in Trader Joe’s Soyaki sauce and some Whole Foods rosemary and mint lamb kabobs. At some point I realized that there was going to be plenty of food for 6, so I put the steak tips and sausage that I was also planning to cook into the freezer.

There are so many things that make grilling so satifsying – cooking under the open sky, hearing sizzling sounds, seeing beautiful grill marks, and, of course, eating wonderful food.


  1. Brandon said,

    August 27, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    You’re makin’ me jealous here with your grilling stories — especially the soy-maple salmon. My mouth is watering right now thinking of that. I guess we could actually use the two nice grills our apartment building has downstairs. But communal grills are somehow unappealing to me, hehe.

  2. Cy said,

    August 27, 2006 at 11:53 pm

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the grilling book so much! Our masterful plan to get you to cook us food is working wonders! ;)

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