|It tastes better with leaves and bugs
Grizzle on the Griddle
Outdoor food is one of my favorites. Anything cooked outside just seems to taste better, but my grill has a nasty wasp’s nest on the underside that I just discovered, so it’s been primarily indoor food for me lately. I couldn’t really do much outdoor cooking this week, so here’s a few easy but maybe unexpectedly good meals to make outdoors.
The only hard part is tossing the dough. Using pre-made dough is easier (usually available at Trader Joe’s but brand loyalty isn’t important), just make a fist-sized ball and do like they do on TV. Spin it with your fists in the air, duh. OK, it’s harder than it looks.
But once you’ve got the pizzas, brush the bottom with olive oil and pop it on a clean, hot grill. Put your favorite toppings on and close the grill for about 10-15 minutes, until the crust is done.
Or you can put frozen pizza on the grill like you can in an oven. Kinda silly, but fun.
Grilled chicken pasta
Yes, entirely on the grill, you can make grilled chicken pasta. Get a good pot and boil some water on the hottest part of your grill. Put some chicken breast on the grill and cook them at the same time as your water.
When the pasta’s done, drain it. Slice your chicken into strips when it’s done and put it into the pot with the drained pasta. Add a little olive oil, some capers, lemon, salt, pepper and maybe some herbs of your choice (like oregano or rosemary)
The return of Spam
OK, it’s not the most healthy food, but it’s tasty when you grill it and combine it with eggs. Scramble eggs in a frying pan on the grill. Slice the spam into 1/4-inch thick rectangles and grill it up. Spam is already cooked so you’re basically just heating it and getting nice grill marks.
Chop up the Spam into small pieces and add it to the eggs. The salt in the Spam takes care of any seasoning you need to do to the eggs.