Atomic Candied Bacon

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Sep 112016
 

Atomic Candied Bacon

Atomic Candied Bacon

You heard me right. That’s what I actually call these Bacon-wrapped goodies. Atomic Candied Bacon. Amazing, huh?


Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Total Time: 30 min


Ingredients

  • 12 slices bacon, about 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to about medium-high (about 400°F to 450°F).
  2. Lay out the bacon on a baking tray. Make sure that the pieces aren’t overlapping.
  3. Sprinkle each piece of bacon with a light coating of turbinado sugar.
  4. Sprinkle each piece of bacon with red pepper flakes. Add enough for you heat tolerance.
  5. Turn bacon over and spread each with a thin coating of Nutella.
  6. Sprinkle each piece of bacon with a generous coating of light brown sugar.
  7. Roll each each piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick through the center.
  8. When grill is ready place the bacon rolls over indirect heat and grill.
  9. Rotate the bacon rolls after 10 minutes. The whole process should take about 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from the grill and serve.

By Gags

 

BLT Hot Dog On The Grill

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Aug 302016
 

BLT Hot Dog On The Grill

BLT Hot Dog On The Grill

Serves 6
Just like the name says, these are your classic grilled hot dogs with bacon, lettuce, tomato and topped with mayonnaise.


Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min


Ingredients

12 Hot Dogs (All beef)

  • Bacon slices (one slice per hot dog)
  • Tomatoes
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to high (about 450°F to 500°F).
  2. Wrap each hot dog in a strip of bacon. Place the hot dog on the bacon at one end. Roll the bacon and hot dog around and around until the bacon covers the whole hot dog.
  3. When grill is ready place the hot dogs over indirect heat and grill.
  4. Rotate the dogs every 5 minutes. The whole process should take about 20 minutes.
  5. Place hot dog inside a good toasted or grilled hot dog bun.
  6. Top with chopped cherry or diced tomatoes and romaine lettuce.
  7. Drizzle with mayonnaise.
  8. Serve immediately.

Notes

Optional: Place a strip of bacon over indirect heat when you first start grilling. When the bacon is crispy, the hot dogs should be done.

By Gags

Adapted from Family Circle

 

Rotisserie Onions

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Sep 182015
 

Rotisserie Onions

Rotisserie Onions

The gentle rotation makes the onions extra sweet and tender inside and deliciously caramelized on the outside.

Ingredients

  • 1 or more medium (8 ounce) onions, about the size of your fist. Root and stem end trimmed but skin left on.
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Skewer the onion through the root end; if you have an extra spit fork, use it to secure the onion to the spit. Then spit and secure the main course.
  2. Be sure to test that your food freely fits and spins on the rotisserie. It is crucial to test this out before you preheat the grill.
  3. Set the grill up for indirect high heat (450° to 550°F) with the drip pan in the middle of the grill.
  4. Put the spit on the grill, start the motor spinning, and make sure the drip pan is centered beneath the main course. Close the lid and cook until the onion is blackened on the outside and tender all the way through, about 1 hour.
  5. Remove the onion from the rotisserie spit. Be careful – the spit and forks are blazing hot. Cut the blackened skin away from the onion and discard. Dice the cooked onion, sprinkle with salt, and serve.

By Gags

Adapted from Weber

 

Grilled PB & J

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Sep 172015
 

Grilled PB & J

Grilling PB & J is the way to go! A big glass of cold milk is mandatory!

Ingredients

  • Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • Strawberry Jam
  • 2 slices bread

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to about medium (about 350°F to 400°F).
  2. Spread peanut butter and jam on bread. Press together to form sandwich.
  3. When the grill is ready place the sandwich directly over the heat and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes per side or until browned.

By Gags

Adapted from JIF

 

Bacon Wrapped Sausage

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Sep 172015
 

Bacon Wrapped Sausage

Sweet and very savory, this irresistible recipe features sausage nestled in strips of bacon covered with All-Purpose Rub.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wrap each sausage in a strip of bacon. Place the sausage on the bacon at one end. Roll the bacon and sausage around and around until the bacon covers the sausage.
  2. Season each sausage evenly with the rub.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high (about 400°F to 450°F) using a two-zone fire. You can add wood chunks or chips to the coals after the grill is heated.
  5. When grill is ready place the sausages over indirect heat and grill.
  6. Rotate the sausages every 10 minutes. The whole process should take 30 to 40 minutes. The internal temperature of the sausage should be about 165 degrees when ready. Usually if they are firm, they are done.
  7. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Serve on a good sandwich roll.

By Gags

 

Cornish Game Hen On The Grill

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Sep 172015
 

Cornish Game Hen On The Grill

This simple recipe produces chicken that is extremely juicy with crispy skin.
Absolutely delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 Cornish game hens, about 1 1/4 pounds each
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground white pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, lemon zest, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and crushed red pepper. Mix to combine and set aside.
  2. Spatchcock the Chicken
  3. Place the hens on a cutting board. With a boning knife, cut along the backbone and remove. Place the hens breast-side down and using the heel of your hand, push down to break the breastbone and flatten. Tuck the wing tips behind the joint of the wing that meets the breast.
  4. Place in a 9 by 13-inch, non-reactive baking dish and add the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours, turning occasionally to evenly coat.
  5. Preheat the grill to about medium (about 350°F to 400°F). Optional: You can add wood chunks or chips to the coals after the grill is heated.
  6. When the grill is ready place the butterflied birds directly over the heat skin-side-down and cook for about ten minutes with the lid closed. After the first five minutes, use grilling tongs to rotate each bird 45 or 90 degrees.
  7. After the full ten minutes, turn the birds over so the skin side is up. Brush very lightly with olive oil and continue grilling with the lid closed for another 20 minutes.
  8. Remove the birds from the grill when the internal temperature (measured away from the bone) is 160 to 165 degrees. The skin should be browned, and the meat moist and tender.
  9. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

By Gags

 

Grilled Doughnuts

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Sep 172015
 

Grilled Doughnuts

Something that you never thought of from Better Homes & Gardens.

Ingredients

  • 8 glazed doughnuts
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 recipe Mint Julep Dip
  • 1 recipe Strawberry Basil Dip

Strawberry Basil Dip

  • 6 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (1/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon packed fresh basil leaves

Mint Julep Dip

  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon packed fresh mint leaves
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened (3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine sugar and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon mash mint and sugar until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  2. In a blender container or food processor combine sugar mixture, cream cheese, milk, and bourbon. Cover; blend or process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary.
  3. Serve immediately.

By Gags

 

Grilled Crispy Bacon

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Sep 172015
 

Grilled Crispy Bacon

Making perfect crispy bacon on the grill is really easy and takes almost no effort. Follow these instructions and you’ll have perfect crispy bacon every time.

Ingredients

  • Bacon (Any kind and as much as you need)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to about medium-high (about 400°F to 450°F).
  2. Lay out the bacon on a baking tray. Make sure that the pieces aren’t overlapping.
  3. When grill is ready place the baking tray on the grill over direct heat and close the lid.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes or until crispy.
  5. Remove from the grill and serve.

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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

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Sep 172015
 

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

There is no easier and better way to utilize bacon on the grill.

Ingredients

  • Hot dogs (All beef)
  • Bacon slices (one slice per hot dog)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to about medium-high (about 400°F to 450°F).
  2. Wrap each hot dog in a strip of bacon. Place the hot dog on the bacon at one end. Roll the bacon and hot dog around and around until the bacon covers the whole hot dog.
  3. When grill is ready place the hot dogs over indirect heat and grill.
  4. Rotate the dogs every 4 to 5 minutes. The whole process should take about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Serve on a good hot dog roll with coleslaw, cheese, mustard, onions, relish or whatever other condiments you enjoy.

By Gags

Grilled Eggplant

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Sep 172015
 

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

This is an amazingly easy recipe and ever so savory!

Ingredients

  • 4 Japanese eggplants sliced lengthwise
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Instructions

  1. Rinse and dry the eggplants.
  2. Slice them into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
  3. Combine eggplant slices, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a large shallow baking dish and mix well. Let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour before grilling.
  4. Heat the grill to about medium-high (about 400°F to 450°F).
  5. When the grill is ready, place the eggplant slices directly over the coals and grill until golden-brown grill marks form. About 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Turn the eggplant and grill until tender and well marked on the second side, 3 to 4 minutes more. The interior should be grayish and soft rather than white and hard.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Grilled Country-Style Pork Ribs

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Sep 172015
 

Grilled Country-Style Pork Ribs

Grilled Country-Style Pork Ribs

Country-style pork ribs, which come in both boneless and bone-in varieties, are meaty enough to cook like pork chops with a few minutes on a hot grill.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Instructions

  1. Season the Country-style pork ribs with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
    Let the ribs sit at room temperature for 1 hour before grilling.
  2. Heat the grill to medium (about 350°F to 450°F).
  3. Place the ribs on the grill with the larger, flatter side down, cover the grill, and cook until the pork is browned on the bottom, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Flip, cover, and cook until they are browned on the other side, about 5 to 7 minutes more.
  5. Rotate the ribs so that they are resting on a thinner side (you may need to prop them up against one another), cover, and cook until browned, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  6. Flip to the other thinner side, cover, and cook until browned or an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thickest rib registers 145°F, about 4 to 6 minutes more.
  7. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

By Gags