Saturday, July 27, 2013

Grilled Banana Split™

This is a great desert recipe for summer. I've used firm bananas which will hold up to the grill. 

4 bananas
1 - 2  T vegetable oil
1 T. cinnamon sugar (optional)
1 c.  each: chopped strawberries, chopped fresh pineapple
4 - 8  T. Chocolate sauce
Low fat whipped cream
Ice cream 

Peel bananas. Slice bananas in half lengthwise.

Brush both sides of bananas with oil. Use a spoon to sprinkle cinnamon sugar over both sides of bananas.

Heat grill pan to medium high heat, lower heat to medium.

Place bananas on grill cut side down. Grill for 1- 3 min on one side. Flip over and grill for 1 - 3 min more.

Remove bananas from grill and arrange in a dessert dish. Arrange 2 scoops of your favorite ice cream over bananas. Top banana splits with your favorite toppings.

Serves 4.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Grilled Thai Style Chicken ™

This is an easy recipe for grilled chicken. I've used chicken thighs, but this also works with chicken breasts. 

1 lb chicken thighs
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1/2 tsp each: diced fresh ginger, sesame oil
1 lime zest and juice
1 clove garlic crushed and chopped
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp turmeric
2 T low sodium soy sauce
2- 3 T oil (olive or canola)

In a shallow dish combine chicken thighs, salt, pepper, ginger, sesame oil, lime juice, lime zest, red pepper flakes, garlic, turmeric and soy sauce.  Flip chicken over a few times to coat both sides. Cover dish with plastic wrap and let marinate in refrigerator for a few hours.

Heat grill pan to medium high heat, lower heat to medium  and add oil. Place chicken and grill for 10-12 min on 1 side. Flip chicken over on other side and grill for 10 - 12 min or until done. 

Serves 4.