Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Camper Grilling



I have had a hard time staying motivated to cook in our camper. I love to cook, but the tiny prep space and the even smaller area for cleaning dishes have had me dragging me feet.

Since it has gotten cooler (let's be real, it's been downright cold), I have decided to make more of an effort and make use of our grill {mostly because there is less clean-up involved}. I am not a griller. I have almost no experience grilling. I have dabbled with it, but as a grown woman, I figured that I am perfectly capable of honing my grilling skills.

So this week's menu has included grilled steak with baked potatoes {cooked in the microwave} on Monday; grilled salmon and asparagus with brown rice {cooked in the microwave} on Tuesday and tonight I will be grilling hamburgers with blue cheese and sweet potatoes {cooked in the microwave}.

I am actually pretty proud of my grilling so far. Thanks to grilling suggestions that I found online and the Neelys suggestion to let your steak rest at room temperature for 30 minutes, then season with salt and pepper right before throwing on the grill {to keep from drying the steak out}, I made a pretty sweet steak.  

Last night my salmon turned was pretty good too. I found an online recommendation on how long to cook the salmon and I made up a marinade of olive oil, soy sauce and sesame seed oil. I also flavored my brown rice with a hint of sesame seed oil and used EEOO and cracked salt and pepper on my asparagus. This meal turned out to be delicious and incredibly healthy.

I am really starting to enjoy the grill. Hopefully I can get back into the habit of cooking more regularly – we are both getting sick of eating out so often.

3 comments:

  1. Good on ya! We had sweet potatoes and cabbage from our garden tonight and Dad cooked some tederloin pork steaks that he bought at a bargain price. Love Mom

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  2. I have only ever attempted to grill once (because Robert was running late and I really wanted steak) ...I didn't have a clue about how hot to get the coals and put way too many on so by the time R got home he grilled anyway - since he is so good at it, I always want him to grill!
    I really like the new header - the photos and font are fun! shows more of your adventurous nature!

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  3. Thanks Ang! I wanted to keep the background but make the header more interesting.

    Our grill is propane, so I don't have to mess with the coals - I wouldn't have a clue how to do that!

    Mom - you guys are doing great with your garden :)

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