Sunday, March 28, 2010

Grilling Season Can't Come Soon Enough

I grilled a chop the other night and basted it with a black bean sauce. This combination is really fantastic!

I like to grill onions and for that matter, any other vegetable. They just taste like you want to eat a lot of them when you grill them.
I also love potatoes on the grill. I grilled them on my little veggie board but sometimes I make up potato packages. Here is the recipe that is both so trouble-free and tasty.

Grilled Potato and Onion Packages

2/3 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 pounds white-skinned potatoes (about 4 large), peeled, sliced 1/4 inch thick

2 large red onions, halved, sliced 1/2 inch thick

Nonstick vegetable oil spray

Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)

Combine oil, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper in large bowl. Whisk to blend well. Cover and let stand at room temperature.

Prepare BBQ (medium-high heat). Add potatoes and onions to mustard oil. Toss to coat. Set six 18 x 9-inch sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil on work surface. Spray foil with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Divide vegetables among foil sheets, placing in center of left half of each. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold right half of foil over vegetables. Fold edges of packages together to seal tightly.

Place packages on the grill. Grill until potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning occasionally, about 25 minutes. Remove packages from grill. Slit top of foil and fold back. Garnish potatoes with thyme sprigs.

Bon Appetit!