Friday, September 25, 2009

How to Grill Lobster

I grilled lobster for Jaclyn and Jason and I must say it's better grilled! It was
delish, easy and quick, you should defiantly try it. Lobster prices have come down, I bought my tails for $4.50 a piece, which isn't bad considering last year we were paying over $9 a tail.


TIP: I stick skewers underneath the belly to keep the tails from curling
  1. Rinse lobster and cut a slit in the top so when you brush the butter on it falls down onto the meat. I baste them in butter, garlic, and salt before sticking them on the grill.
  2. Place each lobster, shell side down, on a grill that has been pre-heated to medium temperature.
  3. Baste the exposed lobster meat with melted butter or oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. For added flavor, use seasoned oils, or add garlic, herbs and spices or lemon or lime juice to the butter.
  4. Grill lobsters for about 10 minutes. Be sure to check the meat at the thickest part of the tail in order to determine that lobsters are completely cooked. When the meat is white and opaque, your grilled lobsters are ready to eat.
  5. Serve grilled lobster with melted drawn butter and a slice of lemon.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Grilled Steak Tacos

I found this recipe on our blog friend & Girls Grill follower Lynn's blog. Sounds DELISH, so yall dust off the ole grill this weekend and get to cooking. Be sure and share your fabulous recipes with us!


What you need..
1/2 cup cola
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 limes, plus lime wedges for serving
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 pound skirt steak, cut into 4 portions
2 tomatoes, finely chopped (I substituted with 2 cans of rotel, drained)
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 jalapeño chiles, finely chopped
8 crisp taco shells (I used a mix of soft corn and flour tortillas, it's what we had on hand.)
2 cups shredded slaw mix (from a 1-pound bag)
1 avocado, cut into 8 lengthwise slices

What you will do...
In a resealable plastic bag, combine the cola, olive oil, 2 tablespoons lime juice, the chili powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Add the steak and let marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.In a large bowl, toss together the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeños and remaining lime juice; season with salt.Preheat a grill or grill pan to high. Grill the steak, turning once, about 15 minutes for medium-rare; let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the steak against the grain and toss with the tomato salsa. Fill each taco shell with some slaw mix, an avocado slice and steak with salsa. Serve with the lime wedges.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Cool Grilling Accessories

HAPPY FRIDAY! FIRST, I want to start off and say that Allie will be getting on a plane today and flying to Florida to GRILL with me all weekend! Our plans, grilling filet mignon, shrimp, mussels, and vegetables! Don't worry, we will take plenty of pictures.

SECOND, I wanted to share some of the stuff on my grilling WISH LIST! Read below!!

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend! Please take pictures of you grilling this weekend and we will post it next week!


A set of two flexible skewers have a stay-cool handle that hangs outside the grill. When marinating, the skewers fit in a bowl or bag so all of your food is covered.

Meatball Grill Basket
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all when it comes to grill accessories… a new, crazy one comes out. If, for some reason, you want your meatballs to taste like grilled hamburger meat, then the Meatball Grill Basket is for you. The stainless steel basket has space for 12 meatballs and has open holes that allow for fat drain and smoke soaking. It’s very simple to use as well. It opens up for loading and unloading the food, while the long handle makes it easy to flip. So, whatever food you like that’s shaped like a golf ball, the Meatball Grill Basket now makes it easy to grill with.

Monogrammed Steak Brand

I HAVE THESE!! My great uncle made us some for our wedding in the letter, "P"

From beef to tuna steaks, personalized entrées make an impression ($40);

Cedar Grilling Papers
Wrap fillets of fish, shrimp, or veggies in these thin pieces of cedar wood ($10) to enhance your meal with a mild smoky flavor;

Bar-B-Que Grips Grill-N Mitt
When flames flare up, keep your hands safe inside these puppet-style grill mitts, which withstand heat up to 500ºF;