Friday, May 25

Fire Up Your Imagination by Grilling Unusual Foods

Chances are good that you'll be firing up your grill this Memorial Day weekend, you and 71% of Americans. Chances are also good you'll be grilling hot dogs, hamburgers, steak and corn. But how about grilling some unusual suspects, like watermelon, sweet potatoes, even cake?

You can. Find out how in my latest article for the San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fire Up Your Imagination," which includes recipes for:

Italian-Inspired Grilled Pound Cake

Grilled Chipotle-Lime Sweet Potatoes

Smoky Grilled Guacamole

Spicy Grilled Watermelon, Cucumber and Jicama Salad, pictured below

What foods do you love to grill? Please share with us here or online at the U-T! 

Photo credit, FCC, mccun934.


Jacqueline Meldrum said...

You are so right, we should try to be more creative with our grills. I will have to get my thinking cap on :)

Ashley Blom said...

Salting watermelon is also apparently delicious. I need to try grilling it too!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Your grilled watermelon looks absolutely luscious!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

No grilling for me. Apartment dweller. :-( Oh well, going on vacation starting Sunday anyway. I couldn't grill even if I had a yard. I really do love the flavors in your chipotle-lime sweet potatoes. I must do a non-grill adaption of that ASAP!

Kate said...

I've done grilled Guacamole for many years now and just love the smoky edge it takes on.

My favorite unusual item to grill is angel food cake, and then of course, it has to be topped with grilled fruit like peaches, bananas or nectarines. Or all three. A few summers ago, I grilled just about everything that crossed my plate. It was amazing and delicious fun.

Gwen said...

Wow! I love to grill fruit like peaches and pears but I never thought to grill watermelon! Love the salad. I love all grilled veggies and grilled king crab legs, grilled hearts of romaine and fish.

Sarah said...

I once tried grilling pizza using a baking stone in a BBQ. The bottom became crisp before the top was ready-still need to work on it.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

jacqueline-I bet you'll look cute in it. :)

bee-It is, trust me.


sdoc-You can bake them in the oven or use a grill pan on top of the stove. Enjoy!

kate-Grilled guacamole is a revelation, isn't it? So happy to hear you're a grilling maverick!

gwen-You'd be amazed! Love grilled romaine too. Ooh, so good.

sarah-I've never used a stone on the grill. Interesting. Let me know if you have success. Good luck!