Let’s Get Grilling!


I love this time of year, because I’m able to use my grill without standing outside and freezing myself in the process.  I have both a charcoal and a gas grill, and enjoy using both of them.  I grill meat, fruit, vegetables, and sometimes cake, like in this Grilled Pound Cake with Berries recipe.

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Grilled Pound Cake with Berries

6 Servings  Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 slices pound cake (about 1 inch thick)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, 2 tablespoons sugar and mint; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Beat in remaining sugar. Add lemon juice and peel; beat until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Spread butter over both sides of cake slices. Grill, uncovered, over indirect medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until light golden brown. Serve with berry mixture and whipped cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cake slice, 1/3 cup berries and 1/3 cup whipped cream equals 377 calories, 27 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 193 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Last summer, I tried this Grilled Romaine Hearts recipe, and immediately marked it as a “keeper” in my recipe box.
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Grilled Romaine Hearts

12 Servings  Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Daily Chef 100% Pure Olive Oil
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 romaine hearts, halved lengthwise with cores intact
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk oil and vinegar. Generously brush over all surfaces of romaine. Grill romaine, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 1-2 minutes or until slightly charred and wilted, turning once.  Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 romaine heart (calculated without added salt) equals 139 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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