Friday, September 16, 2011

Grilling Up Summer's Abundance

What to Do with Extra Corn on the Cob and Ripe Tomatoes?

The abundance of ripe tomatoes and bushels of sweet corn is upon us at the end of the summer. Don't say no to that co-worker or friend who offers up a pile of vegetables- say YES and grill them!

Meathead's Grilled Marinara Sauce!
Meathead of grills his way to the best Marinara sauce possible!  This recipe delivers wood-fired flavor and is a great way to cook up that pile of ripe tomatoes and other fresh vegetables into the best sauce you've ever made!  Read the full article and recipe here.

GrillGrate CORN on the COB!

Grilling corn on the cob is easy with GrillGrates, just shuck it and grill it.
  • 8-10 minutes at 400-450F lid down
  • Lay shucked corn lengthwise along the rails
  • Rotate regularly for 8-10 minutes.
  • Brush with melted butter at the end or at the table.

Grilled Corn Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce from Nibble Me This Food Blog:

This recipe is perfect for extra or left-over grilled corn.  It's a two-part grill too. First grill the corn on the cob then grill Chris's Great Corn Cakes!  I particularly appreciate Chris as he wrote me the most amazing letter!  (An Open Letter to Brad Barrett)
 Nibble Me This is a blog worth subscribing to.  Chris's recipes and photography is mouthwatering!

Linda Orrison- aka Mama Shed from The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint shared her great recipe for grilling corn.  
  • Keep the husk on
  • Remove the silk fibers
  • Coat corn with mayonnaise and spices- we choose Cavender's Greek Seasoning
  • Wrap corn back with husk....grill on GrillGrate 
Now that was some sweet, juicy corn with a perfect bite courtesy of Cavender's!  Thanks Linda!

Stuffed Zucchini
Courtesy of Bob & Deb from Delevan Wisconsin, Stuffed Grilled Zucchini . This is my kind of veggie recipe!  Add a little meat and rice to the equation to get  me to eat more green and yellow.
Bob & Deb were Instant winners in our Grate Moments in Grilling Contest!

Yes you can grill more and eat less... At least I'm trying!
That's my promise to myself- call it the grillers diet!  I'm often firing up two grills because one is filled with Vegetables!  Vegetables are at their most delicious and most healthy with GrillGrates and a little olive oil and seasoning.  The GrillGrate website gives you a complete run-down of grilling vegetables.

This 2 minute video on grilling vegetables with GrillGrate is the latest addition to the GrillGrate video library.

What a way to celebrate the end of summer by grilling up the best of summer's abundance!  GrillGrate, Eat Well!  and Eat Your Veggies!

Monday, September 5, 2011

August Winners of Grate Moments in Grilling Contest

We have FIVE Grrrrrrrrate Winners in August: 
1) Instant Winner Bob & Deb S from Delavan, WI who submitted a recipe for Grilled Stuffed Zucchini 1 & 8 Balls which we just published on
Sausage & Rice Stuffed Zucchini

2) Julie H. with a top-notch tailgate using a Wally world disposable grill.  Now that is using your GrillGrates Julie!
Disposable grill made fabulous with GrillGrates
3) Robert C. for his Chicken Ceasar Salad

4) A new twitter / food blogger friend Albukirky for his grilled halibut steaks.
Grate Grilling, Great Photography
 5) Tim S. for his Top Sirloin Cap (Picanha) cooked with some mesquite chunks.

CONGRATS! and let us know the prize you'd like:

Please share your Grate Moments in Grilling with us. 
TWO Ways to Win:
  1. Share a comment or photos with us via email (info AT or on Facebook
  2. Submit a recipe with photos and if its published on you are an instant winner. 
GrillGrate, Eat Well, Share More!