A Little Grilling

July 27, 2010 · 2 comments

If you were paying attention to my Twitter feed last night you’ll know that I participated in the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Better for You BBQ Taste & Tweet event. I was asked to participate in the event a few weeks ago and was sent a really cool grilling pack from the company that included BBQ tongs, a corn buttering dish, corn holders, a coupon for a free I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! product and a $25 American Express gift card to purchase food for the grill. Pretty cool!

As you can see, I put the grill pack to good use:


I started off by using my chimney stack charcoal starter. Two pieces of newspaper and a match is all that is needed to get perfect coals. If you are still using lighter fluid then stop right now and buy a Weber Chimney Starter.

I would say that I bought all the food courtesy of the $25 gift card but alas my grocery store wouldn’t take it so I’ll have to spend that elsewhere. But on the menu for evening was grilled lamb (by request of my son and I’m glad he did - boy I love grilled lamb), grilled chicken breasts (I don’t know why I insist on doing chicken breasts on the grill as I never like the outcome), grilled corn on the cob, a mushroom kabob (I used butter instead of olive oil like I normally would, it turned out fine) and for dessert, grilled pineapple.

I ended up eating a grilled lamb steak, 2 pieces of corn on the cob (sprayed with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spray) and the mushroom kabob. Oh, and grilled pineapple:

Grilled Pineapple

I started by making a glaze with one and a half cups of orange juice, a half a cup of dark rum and a cup of brown sugar. Put over heat and reduced until I had about a third of the total starting liquid. Boy was it yummy. Chopped up a pineapple giving myself some nice slabs (with plenty leftover for snacking later), and skewered three of them for dessert kabobs. I glazed two and left one dry. Once I had all the food off the grill I scraped it clean and put on the kabobs, they ended up taking a lot longer to cook than I thought but of course by then the coals had died down a bit too. Added more glaze when I pulled them off.

Didn’t have any ice cream but I think that would have gone well with the glazed pineapple. This doesn’t come as a surprise but I much preferred the glazed pineapple to the plain grilled pineapple, although it was still quite good. I’m definitely doing this one again and hopefully staying clear of too much glaze.

All in all a good grilling, thanks to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!

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Core Fitness: James Thompson July 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

That looks really good. I’m not a big fan of corn on the cobb, but the lamb and pineapple look delicious.

Steve v4.9 July 28, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Looks awesome, John! Lamb on the grill is fantastic. It’s also good to see someone cooking with charcoal. Around here everyone cooks on gas or has a Traeger (wood pellet cooker).

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