Monday, May 26, 2008

Grilled Duck with Soy Lime Sauce


INGREDIENTS

4 skinless boneless duck breast halves
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 small onion, sliced
1 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
Nonstick vegetable oil spray

DIRECTIONS

Whisk first 5 ingredients to blend in 8 x 8 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Add duck breast and onion. Cover and let marinate at room temperature 1 hour or refrigerate up to 3 hours, turning duck breast occasionally.

Prepare barbecue. Remove duck breast from marinade. Strain marinade into medium saucepan; add broth. Boil about 14 minutes.

Meanwhile, spray duck breast with vegetable oil spray. Grill or broil until just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to platter.

Spoon sauce over duck breast and serve.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Grilled Spicy Calamari with Mango Sauce



INGREDIENTS


Grilled calamari :
8 pieces fresh calamari
Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons pepper
1/4 teaspoons chili plakes

Mango Sauce :
1/2 cup cubed mango
1 whole mango
1 1/2 inch knob fresh ginger
1 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoons bourbon
1/4 cup water
zest and juice of half lime

DIRECTIONS

Clean calamari and remove the tentacles. Make slits in each calamari.

Mix olive oil, lemon juice, chilli flakes, salt and pepper in a non reactive bowl. Marinated calamari for about 10 minutes only.

Preheat grill or barbecue. Grill calamary, 3 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, scoop the roasted mango out of the skin. Place in a saucepan with the cubed mango, cornstarch, ginger, bourbon and soy sauce. Heat, stirring occasionally until a thick sauce forms.

Serve the calamari with mango sauce

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Grilled Turkey Breast


INGREDIENTS

1 (4 pounds) turkey breast
1/4 cup fresh parsley sprigs
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
1 medium orange, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon pepper


DIRECTIONS

Using fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of turkey breast. In a food processor or blender, combine the parsley, basil, butter, garlic and salt; cover and process until smooth. Spread under turkey skin; arrange lemon and orange slices over herb mixture. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks.

Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place turkey over drip pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1-1/2 to 2-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees F and juices run clear. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour pan drippings into a measuring cup; skim fat. In a saucepan, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth. Add the orange juice, orange peel, lemon peel, pepper and pan drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard the skin, lemon and orange slices from turkey breast. Remove herb mixture from turkey; stir into gravy. Slice turkey and serve with gravy.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Grilled Chicken with Beer and Lime Juice


INGREDIENTS

1 lime, juiced
1 (12 fluid ounce) can light colored beer
1 teaspoon honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


DIRECTIONS

In a bowl, mix the lime juice, beer, honey, garlic, cilantro, and salt and pepper until the honey dissolves. Pour the mixture over the chicken, cover and marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.

Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess; discard remaining marinade. Grill chicken until tender and juices run clear, about 7 minutes per side.

Grilled Duck with Black Pepper


INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 skinned, boned duck breast halves


DIRECTIONS

Stir together the Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, hot sauce, garlic, and pepper. Add the duck breasts, and toss well to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to overnight.


Preheat a grill for medium-high heat.


Grill the duck to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-well, depending on the size of the breast, and the temperature of the grill.

Grilled Salmon with Brown Sugar Marinade


INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
lemon pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste

DIRECTIONS


Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.


In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Preheat grill for medium heat.


Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.