Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summertime Meals and Two New Grilling Recipes



We've had some beautiful summer days recently -
not too hot, just about perfect ...
making our patio our favorite place -

A place to relax at the end of a work day,
and the place we prefer to enjoy our meal
together - just the two of us.

Grilled meals are the best these days
and in recent weeks, I've come across
two new recipes to add to my collection ...

Grilled Asparagus and New Potatoes,
and also Bacon-Wrapped Tilapia,
both using our grilling basket.


Grilled Asparagus and New Potatoes


Bacon Wrapped Tilapia

Sharing these two recipes, 
adding them to my "Family Recipes" 
collection here on my blog ...


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little photos to print ...

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Grilled Asparagus and New Potatoes




Source: bettycrocker.com
Course: Side Grill
Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 30 min
Yield: 1 Serving
Serves:
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 6 small red potatoes (about 3/4 lb) unpeeled, quartered
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus spears trimmed
Directions
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large shallow bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the lemon-pepper seasoning. Add potatoes; toss to coat. Place in grill basket.
  2. Place grill basket on grill over medium heat. Cook 15 minutes, shaking grill basket occasionally to turn and mix potatoes.
  3. Meanwhile, place asparagus spears in same shallow bowl. Add remaining tablespoon oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning; toss to coat.
  4. Add asparagus to potatoes in grill basket. Cook about 10 minutes longer or until potatoes and asparagus are tender, shaking basket occasionally to turn and mix vegetables.
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Bacon-Wrapped Tilapia



Source: hy-vee.com
Course: Main Grill
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 27 min
Total Time: 30 min
Yield: 4
Serves:
Ingredients
  • 8 small new potatoes
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 8 slices Hy-Vee sweet smoked bacon
  • 4 (6 oz each) tilapia fillets
  • 2 tsp Hy-Vee canola oil
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 12 tsp Hy-Vee paprika
  • 14 tsp Hy-Vee black pepper
Directions
  1. Spray grill rack and grilling basket with nonstick cooking spray. Heat grill to medium-high.
  2. Bring a pot of water to boiling. Add potatoes and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until they can be pierced with a knife, but not quite tender. Drain and pat dry.
  3. Place 2 sprigs thyme on each fillet. Wrap each fillet with 2 slices of bacon, covering as much fish as possible.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine oil, onion salt, paprika and black pepper; add potatoes and toss gently to coat.
  5. Arrange fish and potatoes in prepared grilling basket. Grill 8 to 10 minutes or until bacon is browned. Flip basket over and grill an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp and potatoes are fork-tender.
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