Independence Day Grilling Review
|July 16, 2012||Posted by Chris M. under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Recipes|
My Independence Day meal was a huge success. I went with thinner cuts of Ribeye steaks instead of thick cuts, which were ready only after about 2 minutes each side on the grill for medium rare. I had a bag of Florida red potatoes that I found in my pantry and tried to pick ones of similar sizes so they would all cook in about the same amount of time. They tasted very homely and ended up being my favorite part of the meal. The pineapple slices were perfectly caramelized, and I also noticed that they were not as acidic after being cooked on the grill. This was a plus because they ended up tasting tangy, sweet and surprisingly very good when hot.
Overall, I’m very glad I decided to grill because the preparation was very simple and straightforward, and everything tasted great.
Here’s the recipe I created to grill the potatoes:
Grilled Garlic-Herb Red Potatoes
- 12 Florida-Grown Petite Red Potatoes, washed and halved
- 4 tsp Garlic-infused olive oil (you can peel several garlic cloves and put it in the oil dispenser and let the garlic flavor disperse over several days)
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Freshly-Cracked Black Pepper
- ½ tsp Dried Parsley
- ½ tsp Dried Rosemary
- ½ White Onion
Preparation: Place washed and halved potatoes with half an onion in large mixing bowl. Next add oil and seasonings and toss/mix until potatoes and onion are well-coated and seasonings are well-integrated.
Cooking: Place whole-half of onion face-down on grill along with potatoes. Cook for 2-3 minutes directly over coals before flipping them once. Cook another 2-3 minutes before moving them to the edges of the grill away from the coals. Cover the grill and let them cook for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Finish: Remove potatoes and onion from grill. Chop up the onion and mix it with the potatoes in a serving bowl and then serve. Feeds 2-3 people, depending on size of entire meal and appetites.
Let me know what you think about the recipe!