Blackened_Salmon_Sandwich

Blackened Salmon Sandwich

1 pound wild salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions
2 teaspoons blackening or Cajun seasoning
1 small avocado, pitted
2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
4 crusty whole-wheat rolls, split and toasted
1 cup arugula
2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

 

Oil grill rack; preheat grill to high.
Rub salmon on both sides with blackening (or Cajun) seasoning. Grill until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Mash avocado and mayonnaise in a small bowl.
To assemble sandwiches, spread some of the avocado mixture on each roll and top with salmon, arugula, tomato and onion.

 

Adobo_Pork_&_Potato_Packets

Adobo Pork & Potato Packets

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 small sweet potato, peeled and very thinly sliced
1 medium yellow-fleshed potato, peeled and very thinly sliced
1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
4 bone-in pork loin chops, (1 1/2-1 3/4 pounds), trimmed of fat

 

Preheat grill to high.
Combine oil, vinegar, paprika, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender; process until creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Place sweet potato, potato and onion in a medium bowl. Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 3 tablespoons of the sauce; toss well to coat. Rub both sides of pork chops with the remaining sauce.
To make a packet, lay two 24-inch sheets of foil on top of each other (the double layers will help protect the contents from burning); generously coat the top piece with cooking spray. Spread half the potato mixture in the center of the foil in a thin layer. Bring the short ends of foil together, fold over and pinch to seal. Pinch the seams together along the sides to seal the packet. Make a second packet in the same fashion with the remaining potato mixture.
Place the packets on the hottest part of the grill and the pork chops in the front or back. Cook the pork for 3 to 4 minutes per side and the packets for 5 minutes per side. Transfer the chops to plates and let rest while the packets finish cooking. Open the packets (be careful of steam) and serve the pork chops with the vegetables.

 

Brazilian_Grilled_Flank_Steak

Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak

STEAK

6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 small hot pepper, such as jalapeño or serrano, minced
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 pounds flank steak

SALSA

1 14-ounce can hearts of palm, drained, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
4 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 small hot chile, such as jalapeño or serrano, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

 

Preheat grill to high.
To prepare steak: Combine garlic, hot pepper, oil and salt in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on both sides of steak.
To prepare salsa: Combine hearts of palm, tomatoes, onion, hot pepper, cilantro, vinegar and salt in a medium bowl.
Reduce grill heat to medium and grill the steak 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut the steak across the grain into thin pieces. Serve with the salsa.

 

Grilled_Shrimp_Remoulade

Grilled Shrimp Remoulade

REMOULADE SAUCE

1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, such as mustard

SHRIMP

2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
36 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)

 

To prepare sauce: Mix mayonnaise, yogurt, parsley, mustard and hot sauce in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
Preheat grill to high.
To prepare shrimp: Combine cumin, paprika, coriander, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat with spices. Thread the shrimp onto four 12-inch skewers. Oil the grill rack. Grill the shrimp until just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Carefully remove the shrimp from the skewers. Serve immediately, with the sauce.

 

Grilled_Filet_Mignon_with_Vegetable_Kebabs

Grilled Filet Mignon with Vegetable Kebabs

1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
16 cherry tomatoes
10 ounces white mushrooms, stemmed
1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1-inch pieces
1 small red onion, cut into wedges
1 pound filet mignon steak, 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick, cut into 4 pieces

 

Preheat grill to high.
Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini and onion to the remaining marinade; toss well to coat. Thread the vegetables onto eight 10-inch skewers. Drizzle the vegetables and steak with the reserved marinade.
Grill the steak 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Grill the vegetable kebabs, turning frequently, until tender and lightly charred, 8 to 12 minutes total. Remove the vegetables from the skewers and serve with the steak.

 

Asian_Halibut_&_Brown_Rice_Packets

Asian Halibut & Brown Rice Packets

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 cups instant brown rice
4 scallions, sliced, whites and greens separated
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 pound halibut fillet, skin removed, cut into 4 portions
1 large ripe plum, cut into 12 wedges

 

Preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
Heat 3/4 cup water, 1 cup orange juice and soy sauce in a small saucepan until just simmering. Pour into a medium bowl; stir in rice and scallion whites and set aside, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Whisk hoisin sauce, ginger, sesame oil and the remaining 2 tablespoons each of water and orange juice in a small bowl.
Stack two 20-inch sheets of foil (the double layers will help protect the ingredients on the bottom from burning). Coat the center of the top layer with cooking spray. Place one-fourth of the rice mixture in the center. Set a piece of fish on the rice. Arrange 3 wedges of plum on the fish. Top with one-fourth of the hoisin mixture and sprinkle with one-fourth of the scallion greens. Bring the short ends of the foil together, leaving enough room in the packet for steam to gather and cook the food. Fold the foil over and pinch to seal. Pinch seams together along the sides. Make sure all the seams are tightly sealed to keep steam from escaping. Make 3 more packets with the remaining ingredients.
Place the packets on a gas grill over medium heat or on a charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cover the grill and cook until the fish is opaque in the center, 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness. (When opening a packet to check for doneness, be careful of steam.) Use a spatula to slide the contents of the packet onto a plate.

 

Blueberry_Beef_Burgers

Blueberry Beef Burgers

2 slices whole-wheat country bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
1/3 cup fresh or frozen and thawed blueberries
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef

 

Place bread in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl. (No need to wash the workbowl.)
Add blueberries, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic, salt and pepper to the food processor; process until pureed. Scrape into the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Add ground beef and mix well with a potato masher. Divide the mixture into four equal portions; form into 1/2-inch-thick patties, about 4 inches in diameter.
Meanwhile, preheat broiler or heat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium-high. If using the broiler, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. If using a grill, oil the grill rack by rubbing it with an oil-soaked paper towel. Cook patties until browned and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 160°F. Serve immediately, with or without rolls and toppings.

 

Grilled_Pizza_with_Pesto,_Tomatoes_&_Feta

Grilled Pizza with Pesto, Tomatoes & Feta

1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
1/2 cup prepared pesto
4 ripe plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, torn

 

Heat grill to medium-high.
Meanwhile, place dough on a lightly floured surface. Divide into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into an 8-inch round crust, about 1/4 inch thick. Place crusts on a floured baking sheet. Carry crusts and toppings out to the grill.
Lay crusts on grill (they won’t stay perfectly round). Cover grill and cook until crusts are lightly puffed and undersides are lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
Using tongs, flip crusts. Immediately spread pesto over crusts. Top with tomatoes. Sprinkle with feta and pepper. Cover grill and cook until the undersides are lightly browned, about 3 minutes more. Sprinkle with basil and serve immediately.

 

Grilled_Tuna_with_Olive_Relish

Grilled Tuna with Olive Relish

Olive Relish
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup chopped pitted imported black olives, such as kalamata
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

GRILLED TUNA

1 3/4 pounds tuna steak, trimmed and cut into 6 portions
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Lemon wedges, for garnish

 

To prepare olive relish: Combine parsley, olives, celery, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
To grill tuna: Preheat grill to medium-high.
Rub tuna all over with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the tuna until seared on both sides and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with Olive Relish and lemon wedges.

 

Chipotle_&_Orange_Grilled_Chicken

Chipotle & Orange Grilled Chicken

2 tablespoons orange-juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons unsulfured molasses
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts,trimmed
Salt to taste

 

Preheat grill or broiler.
Whisk together orange-juice concentrate, chipotle pepper, vinegar, molasses and mustard in a small bowl.
Lightly oil the grill or broiler rack. Season chicken with salt and grill or broil for 2 minutes. Turn, brush with the glaze and cook for 4 minutes, brushing occasionally with glaze. Turn again, brush with the glaze, and cook until the center is no longer pink, 1 to 2 minutes longer.